Security

The Phone Insurance Claim System for Major Wireless Carriers is Laughably Easy to Defraud

The Phone Insurance Claim System for Major Wireless Carriers is Laughably Easy to Defraud

We have all been there, you are buying a new smartphone and the sales associate asks if you would like to purchase phone insurance -- you know, in case of an accident. You weigh the pricing options for a moment and think about your … [Read more...]

How To: Protect Your Smartphone from Hackers and other Threats

How To: Protect Your Smartphone from Hackers and other Threats

It’s common knowledge that safeguarding your smartphone against cyber thieves is necessary in today’s highly technical and mobile world. In a matter of seconds, your device can be hacked and all of your personal information stolen … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Windows Hello and Passport

Microsoft Announces Windows Hello and Passport

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its plans to release Windows 10 in 190 countries around the world in 111 languages this summer, though the exact date is still unclear. The company also announced Windows Hello, a new biometric security … [Read more...]

Lawsuit Filed Against Lenovo Over Superfish Fiasco

Lawsuit Filed Against Lenovo Over Superfish Fiasco

That didn’t take long: this week, Ars Technica reported that a lawsuit has been filed against Lenovo for its Superfish adware, which compromised users’ security in the name of pumping targeted advertising into their web browsers. The … [Read more...]

New Lenovo Computers Had “Superfish” Adware Pre-Installed Since September

New Lenovo Computers Had “Superfish” Adware Pre-Installed Since September

If you bought a new Lenovo computer between this past September and January, you might have a problem. Today, news hit that adware called “Superfish” had been installed on Lenovo computers starting late last year, which has been now … [Read more...]

Don’t Freak Out: Samsung SmartTVs Hear You, But They Don’t Care

Don’t Freak Out: Samsung SmartTVs Hear You, But They Don’t Care

Samsung has grand plans for its upcoming line of SmartTV sets – specifically, they’ll be equipped to respond to voice commands and provide you with on-demand content. However, as was the case with the Xbox Kinect a few years ago, … [Read more...]

USA Hacked North Korea Four Years Ago

USA Hacked North Korea Four Years Ago

  So how did the United States know that North Korea was responsible for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment last year? Well, it seems that’s because the United States had actually hacked North Korea first, back in 2010, and … [Read more...]