Will Facial Gesture Unlocking Give You the Right to Act Weird in Public?

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Google had debuted a key security feature called Face Unlock on the Android 4.0 software release, but users eventually found out that holding a picture of the owner’s phone up to the device’s front-facing camera would unlock the device, supplanting the security benefits. At its core, however, Face Unlock does offer a lot of potential, […]

How to Setup Two-Step Authentication on Twitter

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After spending most of last fall and early spring defending its users from attacks by hackers who looked to exploit the ubiquity of Twitter’s login functions and turn users online persona’s against them, Twitter is now stepping up to the plate.. This week the social networking service, became the latest company to add support for […]

Google: Users are Still Tech’s Largest Security Flaw

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Members of Google’s security team believe that the company’s biggest security challenges still revolve around users themselves. That’s according to statements made by two of Google’s security experts and documented by CNET at Google I/O this past week. Eran Feigenbaum, the director of security for Google Apps, believes that users can help Google protect their […]

Congress Wants Privacy Issues Addressed With Google Glass

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Eight Congressmen on the Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus have sent a letter to Google asking the Internet search giant to address privacy concerns and questions surrounding the use of Google Glass by June 14th. Congress wants to know how Google will address privacy issues for users and owners of Google Glass, as well as for […]

Mobile Security a Hot Topic Ahead of iPhone 5S Launch

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Internet security, password, and two-factor authentication using a mobile phone are all beginning to become hot topics ahead of the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5S, a smartphone rumored to contain a biometric fingerprint scanner. In the past week, Apple, Google, and PayPal are all making headlines with broader security initiatives with tie-ins to mobile. PayPal’s […]

AT&T’s Digital Life Secures Your Home and Keeps Families Safe

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Though there has been third-party solutions in the past to automate, monitor, and secure homes, those efforts are sometimes bulky, costly, and often confusing. Enter wireless carrier AT&T, which is trying to leverage its experience in mobility to help customers not only secure their homes, but also monitor and control how that security is administered […]

Security Flaw in Google Glass Could Expose Users to Big Brother Surveillance

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iPhone jailbreak hacker Jay Freeman has recently discovered a potential security flaw on Google Glass that may expose users to unintended surveillance if malware makes its way onto the wearable computing device. In the Google Glass Explorer Edition that’s being shipped out right now from Google to developers, Freeman found that a lack of a […]

Samsung: Knox Security Suite Won’t Arrive in Time for Galaxy S4 Launch

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When I had reviewed the Galaxy S4 for Sprint Nextel’s U.S. network, I had noticed the curious omission of the Knox security suite that Samsung is actively promoting to gain enterprise and government customers to adopt the phone, and now we know why. The Galaxy manufacturer has confirmed that its Knox suite won’t be made […]

HTC One Setup Guide: Top 10 Steps to Get Started

Here are ten essential HTC One setup tips and tricks for a better experience.

The HTC One is up and running out of the box in minutes, but smart users will want to change the HTC One settings to deliver a better experience. In 10 minutes, this HTC One setup guide will show users how to improve the keyboard, secure the HTC One, get free storage and much more. […]

Number of Infected Android Devices Tripled in 2012

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Malicious code infections on Google’s Android operating system tripled in 2012. That’s according to mobile security firm NQ, who found that the 32.8 million devices running Android became infected last year. That’s a rise from the 10.8 million devices that were infected in 2011. In addition to the rise in infections, NQ also found that […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Ships With LoJack Tracking

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is shipping with a LoJack-style security feature that allows users to track a lost or stolen Samsung Galaxy S4 even after a hard reset. Samsung enhanced the security of the Galaxy S4 with a partnership with Absolute, a company well-known for making notebook security software, and the feature is rolling out with the […]

Y-Cam HomeMonitor Review: Monitor a House via Tablet or Phone

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Y-Cam HomeMonitor connects to a user’s home network via Wi-Fi and records video and audio to the HomeMonitor servers whenever the Y-Cam HomeMonitor senses movement in the person’s home. The company also provides an app and website to keep track of a home while away. The Y-Cam thus makes a great nanny cam. Some users […]

BlackBerry Deemed Not Secure Enough for British Government

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The British government dealt a major blow to struggling smartphone-maker BlackBerry by saying that its newest BlackBerry 10 operating system is not secure enough. BlackBerry has spent a considerable amount of time in developing BlackBerry 10 in the hopes of appealing to enterprise and government customers with the aid of the BlackBerry Balance feature that […]

iOS 6.1.3 Update Arrives with iPhone Lock Screen Fix

The iOS 6.1.3 update is now available for download.

iOS 6.1.3 is now available for the iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 4 and other iOS 6 devices with an important security fix that prevents malicious users from bypassing the iPhone lock screen. The iOS 6.1.3 update is now available as a small over the air download on devices running iOS 6. The update clocks in at […]

Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 Lock Screen Hack Secured with Lookout

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Lookout Mobile provides a free fix for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 security issues that let others bypass the lock screen on popular Samsung devices even with a pass code lock turned on. Last week we saw a Samsung Galaxy S3 vulnerability that let a malicious user gain full access to the smartphone, bypassing the lock screen. This vulnerability […]

As Apple Patches iPhone Security Flaws, Consumers May Be Biggest Losers

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When Apple introduced the iOS 6.1 operating system for the iPhone and iPad, it may be one of the biggest enterprise blunders released in recent history from the Cupertino, California company. While iOS 6.1 corrected some bugs, like wireless connectivity, it also introduced a fresh set of bugs that would have IT managers ripping their […]