News tagged: Security
Smartwatch for kids are becoming very popular lately, but it looks like there is a lot of room for improvements, especially when it comes to security. Because of the latter, Germany's telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale
Wrapping aluminum foil around your router's antennas to increase speed isn't pseudoscience, it actually works. Research from Xia Zhou, an assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, has found a customized aluminum reflector on a router's antennas boosts speed.
Essential is among first to release Google's latest Android security patch. Available as build version NMJ32F, the update is only 57 in size and as we said brings Android fixes for the month of November. Aside from that, Essential has also done some improvements.
Afghanistan's telecom regulator contacted regional ISPs last week ordering them to block two popular messaging apps, Telegram and WhatsApp. Some users have reported trouble accessing the services, but it appears the order had little impact on accessibility.
Most Amazon Prime subscribers aren't interested in a product that gives delivery people access to their home, according to a report from Survey Monkey completed on behalf of Recode. 58% of Prime users are totally against Amazon's Key product. Just 5% are supportive.
Facial recognition technology is slowly becoming a new standard. It is currently available only on flagship smartphones and companies still need to improve it a lot, especially in terms of security, but the technology will slowly make its ways to mid-range models as well.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is turning to tech companies to see if facial recognition can be developed that'll work against people in moving vehicles. It wants to identify individuals as they cross the border without them having to leave their vehicle.
Even Google's bug tracker tool isn't free from vulnerabilities. Security researcher Alex Birsan found a flaw in the company's Issue Tracker, which is used to list all of the bugs and feature requests in Google's products that still need to be addressed.
Samsung is bringing its upgraded Enterprise Edition of the Galaxy Note 8 to the United States. It has just announced the phone's availability for the market, where it'll be sold for $994. You can order it today through "authorized Samsung channel partners."
The WannaCry malware that spread early this summer has been publicly blamed on North Korea by UK officials. According to Security Minister Ben Wallace, who spoke on the topic during a BBC interview, North Korea is the most likely state actor. The investigation wasn't detailed.
McAfee halted its practice of allowing foreign governments to review its antivirus source code earlier this year, the company has confirmed to Reuters. Governments, such as Russia's, ask for access to source code with the claim that they're checking for backdoors.
Apple has responded to a senator's inquiry about Face ID's security, providing more information about the biometric security feature. It provided more info directly in response to a letter from Senator Al Franken who voiced concerns about security and privacy last month.
Individuals using the latest beta versions of iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS shouldn't have to worry about the recently revealed WiFi vulnerability, known as Krack. Apple says the betas of those operating systems, which are available to developers, are protected.
A devastating security flaw has been discovered in the main WiFi security protocol, putting millions of people at risk. Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher with imec-DistriNet, discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol, which is used by essentially all WiFi devices globally.
OnePlus has some great flagship smartphones, but there are also some things many users didn't know. According to Chris Moore, owner of a UK-based security and tech blog, the company is secretly collecting user data without their permission. He found out that his phone
Before the private information of 148 million people was stolen, Equifax knew about security vulnerabilities in its system. The company first learned of the issues in March 2017, before the attack took place. Former CEO Richard Smith testified in front of Congress.
Mozilla's Firefox browser will no longer be supported on Windows XP or Vista come June 2018. It announced on Wednesday that support would be fully ending. No more security updates will be provided after that point, giving people a big reason to upgrade their OS.
Yahoo severely underestimated the impact of its 2013 security breach, parent company Verizon revealed on Tuesday. Rather than affecting 1 billion users, it turns out Yahoo's entire user base of 3 billion accounts was affected. It's the largest breach in history.
As if having 143 million people affected by a breach wasn't enough, Equifax has revised its figure to include an extra 2.5 million affected consumers. The company released new information on Monday after Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm, concluded part of its investigation.
Samsung has a new partnership with home security company ADT. They've come out with a smart home product that's powered by Samsung's SmartThings platform and is connected to ADT's home monitoring services. Their home security kit comes with a few items for $549.