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Was Your Password Hacked?

Password databases are getting hacked all the time these days, or at least it feels like. You might have recently read that Yahoo! lost over 450,000 unencrypted passwords. Sony had 77 million accounts breached in 2011, with over 1 million password without any cryptographic protection. A few months ago even the state of Utah had [...]


Do you know what to do if you lose your smartphone?

We’ve all felt that feeling, that moment of panic. Where’s my phone? Seriously, where? Did I leave it in the car? It’s got to be in the car, right? It is indeed almost always in the car or some other simple place where misplaced things go to hide. But what if your phone is really [...]

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Cops Can Get Into Your Locked Phone in 2 Minutes

Think your little four-digit security code on your iPhone can stand guard over your hidden plans to take over the world? Think again. Micro Systemation is a Sweden-based firm that creates tools to access data on smartphones of criminal suspects or military prisoners. They had posted a video that has since been taken down that [...]


How to secure your new iPad’s personal hotspot from data thiefs (by @jkhowland)

If you’re like me, one of the driving factors to getting the new iPad was the blazing fast internet and personal hotspot capabilities of the newest model. In fact, in my area, Verizon LTE is faster than Comcast Xfinity. We’re loving our iPad. The problem is the new iPad’s data plans are a bit of [...]


Adorable Bag Clip Keeps Others From Eating Your Chips

Innocent looking makes it work to Keep yo hands off my momma, keep yo hands off my Doritos. Sometimes for security to be most effective, it can’t be obvious. In fact, the more innocent it looks the more surprised you are when it slaps you in the face. Take a look at this Singing Bird [...]

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Major iPhone Security Flaw Lets Thieves Act As You on Stolen iPhones

One of the highly touted features of the iPhone is the feature set that helps you should your iPhone get lost or stolen. Find My iPhone allows you to track, send a message, or remotely wipe your iPhone in case it is misplaced or it falls into untrusted hands. So, if you’re iPhone is stolen, [...]


iMessage Bug Causing Problems With Stolen iPhones

As if having your iPhone stolen isn’t distressing enough, it is becoming apparent that a bug within the iMessage feature, part of the iOS 5 rollout, is complicating things even further.  A story recently surfaced about a stolen iPhone 4S that continued to send and receive iMessages under the Apple ID belonging to the original owner, even [...]

Samsung Gets Off Easy With Big Security Flaw

These types of issues are unbelievable to me. Mostly, because if this were Apple it would hammer every tech site on the web, and would probably even end up in the Wall Street Journal. I guess we don’t expect much more from Samsung. There are versions (read: AT&T) of the recently released Samsung Galaxy S [...]

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The Holy Grail of Cloud Security?

Everything is slowly moving to the cloud, and one can’t help but wonder about security. Sony’s network was hacked this summer, exposing one million passwords. Anonymous is hacking various entities. There are even rumors of Anonymous taking Facebook down on November 5. (…And what would we be like without Facebook?) Well, rumor has it that [...]

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Too easy — How To Hack A Phone Number and How To Protect Yourself

How hard do you think it is to steal somebody’s phone number and get access to all of their voicemails? Not very hard. Check out the video: How to hack like the World reporter Let’s recap, just in case you are to busy (or lazy) to watch the video. How to hack into a person’s [...]

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