Security
Computing

Antivirus software has evolved a lot recently, and we need it more than ever

Everyone says you need it, but really is antivirus software, and how does it work? It depends on who you ask as different digital security companies employ different techniques to combat the latest malware threats.
Computing

Protect your digital identity with these four easy steps to online anonymity

You don't have to be a secret agent or a notorious hacktivist to care about anonymity. Consult this guide to learn tips, tricks, and best practices for staying anonymous and keeping your online activity private
Computing

Apple CEO demands Bloomberg retract its Chinese surveillance story

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on Bloomberg to retract a story alleging that Apple had purchased compromised servers that allowed the Chinese government to spy on Apple. Apple's investigation found no truth to the story.
Emerging Tech

You’re so vein: Palm-based biometric system could help confirm your identity

Move over, Face ID! The next biometric security systems could rely on analyzing the unique vein patterns in your palm print. Here are some of the ways the technology could prove useful.
Social Media

Tumblr promises it fixed a bug that left user data exposed

A bug on blogging site Tumblr left user data exposed. The company says that once it learned of the flaw, it acted quickly to fix it, adding that it's confident no data linked to its users' accounts was stolen.
Computing

Personal info of 30,000-plus Pentagon employees compromised in contractor breach

The Pentagon is facing another security problem after it was discovered that a contractor was responsible for a leak of data that affected more than 30,000 Pentagon employees, both civilian and military.
Computing

Was your Facebook account hacked in the latest breach? Here’s how to find out

Facebook now reports that its latest data breach affected only 30 million users, down from an initial estimate of 50 million accounts. You can also find out if hackers had accessed your account by visiting a dedicated portal.
Deals

CLEAR vs. TSA PreCheck: How to reduce time spent in airport security

Several security programs have emerged to help fliers enjoy more relaxed and reliable travel: CLEAR, TSA PreCheck and Global Entry. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about the three services.
Emerging Tech

A.I. security camera can identify guns with 99 percent accuracy

Athena Security developed a smart camera system which is 99 percent accurate at spotting guns in video footage. It can then be used to alert the cops automatically, potentially saving lives.
Computing

‘LoJax’ rootkit malware can infect UEFI, a core computer interface

Security researchers at ESET have discovered a malicious rootkit, known as Lojax, that can infect the UEFI of host machines, surviving operating system reinstalls and even complete internal drive replacements.
Computing

Wi-Fi vulnerability could allow attackers to steal your data on unencrypted sites

A 20-year-old security flaw in the design of the Wi-Fi standard and how computers communicate using the transmission control protocol could allow hackers to perform a web cache poisoning attack to steal your data and login information.
Computing

Newegg was cracked, customer data has leaked, and security is clearly scrambled

Online electronics retailer Newegg has found themselves at the heart of an online security breach as the company's payment system was breached, giving hackers of the notorious group, Magecart, potential access to confidential customer data…
Computing

Windows improves handwriting-recognition skills at the peril of users’ security

A Windows file that is designed to help improve the platform's ability to translate your handwritten notes into readable text may be a security concern. One researcher found it contained passwords and email contents.
Emerging Tech

Crazy vending machine swaps computer art for your permanent selfie

Coder artist Matthias Dörfelt's camera-equipped vending machine swaps unique prints of computer-generated faces for the rights to upload your selfie onto the main Ethereum blockchain.
Smart Home

California passes bill that regulates security for Internet of Things devices

California recently became the first state in the country to pass a bill that regulates Internet of Things security. The bill requires manufacturers to include "reasonable security" measures on devices produced in the US.
Computing

ProtonVPN and NordVPN patched up vulnerabilities before they became known

Both NordVPN and ProtonVPN have released statements saying that they have already patched out the bugs which were recently discovered in their respective services and everyone using them should be safe.
Smart Home

They ain’t pretty, but these sensors helped me feel safe in my smart apartment

Sensors are an easy way to make you feel a little more secure in your smart apartment, especially when it comes to arming your windows and doors. They can also provide peace of mind when it comes to leaks and air quality.
Mobile

Google’s Titan Key ensures your phone and apps are virtually unhackable

Google believes passwords aren't enough to protect users from phishing schemes. Thats why it is created a new security key called Titan Key to encourage its users to adopt stronger two-step verification.