Next iPhone Could Be Unlocked With Picture ID

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Apple has filed for a patent that could bring a new method to secure and unlock the next iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac computer by using and matching pictures with names. For example, the iPhone could choose a random picture–perhaps via your contacts in your address book or the tagged images in iPhoto through […]

Apple Patents Hidden Fingerprint Reader Ahead of iPhone 5S

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We had previously reported that the ‘S’ in the name of the Apple iPhone 5S could stand for security as it had been used to represent ‘S’peed in the 3GS and ‘S’iri in the iPhone 4S. Now, a recently filed patent shows that Apple is working on integrating more biometrics security components into mobile devices–including […]

Researchers Find Android 4.2 Built-In Malware Detector Underwhelming

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With the latest revision of the Android 4.2 operating system–also colloquially referred to as Jelly Bean like Android 4.1–Google had attempted to beef up security on its mobile platform by including a built-in malware detection engine. However, according to researchers at NC State University, the malware detector was said to be underwhelming. News of Google’s […]

Authentication Chip in Lightning Cable Made By Texas Instruments

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In an a teardown and analysis of Apple’s Lightning cable, which replaced the standard 30-pin dock connector cable on the iPhone 5, Chipworks found that a Texas Instruments chip is used inside the cable, likely serving as a security chip. The authentication chip found within the Lightning cable could have a big impact on Apple’s […]

How to Set a Passcode on Lock Screen of iPhone 5

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For security purposes it’s a good idea to set up a Passcode on Lock Screen for the Apple iPhone 5 or any iOS device like the iPad, previous iPhones and the iPod Touch. This requires the user to enter the Passcode before the user can reach the iPhone’s content. Without the Passcode, no one can reach private […]

iPhone 5 Setup and Security Guide

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The iPhone 5 is ready to use right out of the box, but GottaBeMobile recommends a few essential steps to set up the iPhone 5. These steps will make sure the iPhone 5 is set up securely and correctly. The iPhone 5 setup steps take a few minutes to complete, but are worth it to make sure […]

RIM Wants BlackBerry With NFC to Replace Security Badges

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While a lot of the attention behind NFC, or near field communications, technology has been focused with the digital mobile wallet in the past, Canadian smartphone-maker Research in Motion is putting an enterprise twist to the technology to enable mobile workers to replace their corporate ID badges. At many place of employments, employees use an […]

S in iPhone 5S Model May Stand for ‘Security’

While we still have to wait for Apple to announce the iPhone 5 come Wednesday, September 12, ahead of the device’s official announcement we are already hearing rumored specs for the iPhone model that succeeds the iPhone 5 in Apple’s lineup. If Apple keeps its historic sequential naming convention for the iPhone since the iPhone […]

Dropbox Increases Security with 2-Factor Authentication

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Dropbox now offers increased security for users that want to keep their files secure, Over the weekend Dropbox turned on two-factor authentication, a more secure way to log in to Dropbox. Two-factor authentication combines something you know, a password, and something you have, in this case a phone. When logging in to Dropbox with this security in […]

How to Password Protect Google Play Purchases on the Nexus 7

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Because the Nexus 7 is affordable, small and relatively durable it makes for a great tablet to share with the entire family, including younger users who can easily run up a high bill in the Google Play store. Reader Mara bought the Nexus 7 for her 5-year old son to use, and wants to make sure […]

Nexus 7 Setup and Security Guide

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Setting up the Nexus 7 is straightforward, but if you want to make sure you’re new Jelly Bean tablet is ready to rock here are 10 set up steps to perform right out of the box. This Nexus 7 setup guide covers the basics of getting the Nexus 7 configured and securing it for the […]

LinkedIn Loses 6.5M Passwords, What You Need to do Today

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LinkedIn lost 6.5 million passwords to a group of hackers this week, giving us another reason to not use the same password on multiple sites. LinkedIn is investigating the leak and taking action on accounts that may have been compromised, but if you use LinkedIn it’s a good time to go pick a new strong […]

Use Your iPhone to Secure Your Gmail Account

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If you use a Gmail account it’s easy to make your Gmail login more secure with your iPhone and two factor authentication. With all the information we keep in our Gmail accounts, the connections we have with others and the possibility of a hacker to scam friends and family it’s important to do all you […]

ADT Pulse for iPhone Review

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The ADT Pulse app is a rare iPhone app in that it actively protects families and property. The ADT Pulse app is reason enough for anyone considering an alarm system to take a look at ADT. The ADT Pulse system allows its users to manage their home security system from any web browser or smartphone. […]

Android the Target of 75% of Phone-Based Malware

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Android’s growth is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the extensibility and popularity of Google’s ecosystem has helped the platform grow, but with that growth, one security firm is reporting that the platform is now the target of 75 percent of the malware that’s directed towards mobile phones. Antivirus firm F-Secure reported that in the […]

Don’t Install Android Security Updates While Browsing the Web

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Surfing the web on Android is relatively safe, but a new threat tricks users into installing a trojan that calls itself a security update. Symantec discovered the Android.Notcompatible threat this week, calling attention to the new threat of user-initiated drive by downloads. Malware is a problem on Android smartphones, but it is typically reserved for infected fake […]

Fingerprint Scanners, NFC, New Lapdocks in the Future for Motorola

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With buzz around new Motorola smartphone such as the Motorola Droid RAZR HD (formerly referred to as the Droid Fighter), Motorola wants to still innovate on the ecosystem that differentiates its hardware from other competitors in the Android camp. The soon-to-be officially acquired company by Google gave a technology talk at the University of California, […]