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Unlock Your Smartphones Using Palm Scan Technology [Video]

Written on October 04, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Mobile company, KDDI, unveils an android app that scan's a users palm print to unlock smartphones.

Mobile manufacturer, KDDI, has recently launched an Android app that increases the security of smartphones. The app was unveiled at the recent conference in Chiba, Japan. KDDI has created an biometric app that utilizes the smartphone’s exisiting camera to scan an individual’s unique palm print.

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Unlock Your Smartphones Using Vein Authentication

Written on September 04, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Japanese mobile network Softbank Mobile uses vein authentication to secure your smartphones

The usual security lock for smartphones requires the owners to enter a passcode or a pattern to protect it from misuse. However, such options are easily bypassed.

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Employees at the Pentagon Are Banned From Browsing Porn Using Government Computers

Written on August 02, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Pentagon's Executive Director of the Missile Defense Agency, sent out a memo to the government workers discussing why they are not allowed to view porn

All kinds of employees should know that their office computers should not be used to view inappropriate things. Who would think that vital employees of the Pentagon should be reminded of such office rules.

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Android Allows Forced Pop-Ups and Phishing

Written on August 08, 2011 by Lulu

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Android is said to allow unwanted app switches and pop-up adds.

New research presented at the DefCon event this weekend revealed that a core design feature of Android could be used to annoy and possibly cheat the users.

Trustwave’s SpiderLabs head, Nicholas Percoco, warned the public that a standard Android API does not only push an app to the front and steal focus from another — but disable the standard back button command. It might create pop-ups within an ad, and CNET saw examples of apps that would appear legitimate but quickly becomes fraid to phish information.

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Tips: How To Make a Strong Password

Written on July 14, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Seven simple steps on how to create a strong and secured password for your personal or email accounts.

Most Internet users often use passwords that are too basic, such as their surname, birth date, or child’s name. What they don’t know is through that way, they are letting cyber hackers attack their personal accounts easily. Without using any special tools, a hacker may try out all potential passwords, which could be their basic information.

In order for you to create a notable yet secured password, you must follow the steps posted after the jump.

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Three Reasons to Get over with ‘Virtualization’

Written on May 29, 2011 by Adam Eve

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In case you do not know 'virtualization', let GADG help you by giving you three reasons to get over the confusion.

Almost everyone find the word ‘virtualization’ more confusing than ‘the cloud’. But when you think about what it can possibly do, you’ll realize that it’s pretty simple. For instance, a user can run Windows on his Mac through virtualization. Another, a virtualized smartphone app can be isolated in case your mobile device gets stolen or forgotten on a bus.

So to get over with the confusion, posted after the skip are three reasons why you should give virtualization a break.

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Sony PSN Offline Again!

Written on May 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's the end of the world for PSN users! Another hack exploit another down result.

Another round battle for Sony team to fix several problem issue. PSN is currently down due to another hack incident, PSN password reset page could be violated using info stolen in original hack. The exploit allows people to change users’ password via the “PSN password reset page” using only a PSN account email and date of birth – both of which were obtained by hackers in the original breach. As a result, PSN sign-in is now unavailable on a number of Sony’s sites. The site that password reset emails direct users to has also been taken down. “Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being,” a Sony statement confirmed. You can go to this link to have news and update for this incident.

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Sony President Expresses Apologies for PSN Breach

Written on May 06, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From Sony, with love.

Kazuo Hirai along with a string of Sony executives have already expressed their apologies last week, and now the Sony President – Howard Stringer – himself has released his letter of apologies through the PlayStation blog. Stringer expresses his sorries for the huge inconvenience the PSN (PlayStation Network) security breach has caused, and reaffirms that they’re using all of their resources in fixing the problem the soonest possible.

Howard Stringer’s statement reassures though that there have been “no confirmed evidence any credit card or personal information has been misused, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.” He didn’t clarify if the allegations that the breach was caused by outdated and un-firewalled system servers was true though.

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PSN Armageddon: Sony Admits Personal Informations Have Been Breached

Written on April 27, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Better start canceling your credit card or debit card on PSN, before hackers get a chance to retrieve them. Just like what they did with your personal information.

It may not be the end of the world yet, but in Sony’s own realm, it may very well be. The company has recently admitted that PSN (PlayStation Network) has been hacked like there was no tomorrow, and member’s personal information may have been compromised after days since the service has been offline.

You name it, the hackers may have gotten it. Even if Sony has elaborated that credit card data has not been compromised, still information ranging from a member’s name, billing addresses, and even PSN login names and passwords have been breached. And it looks like Sony’s shrinking into embarrassment with all the mess that’s going on.

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Skype for Android, Unable to Protect Your Personal Information from Hackers

Written on April 15, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Android users got another thing to worry about, as Android Police unveils that the Skype app can easily give away personal information with little effort from hackers.

Android Police has unveiled that Skype’s Android app client is vulnerable to hacks, thus potentially leading to massive personal information leaks once the right people starts prying into it. According to security website, Skype neglected to encrypt and enforce permissions on its SQLite3 databases, the place where personal informations and chat logs are stored.

Android Police subjected the Skype for Android app under a security test using it’s own rogue app, Skypwned. And – wow – did the app work like a charm, as it was able to gather personal information without the need for root or special information — just a username. According to the website, Skype is now investigating the situation, so expect some updates about the issue soon.

For the meantime, checkout the video demo from Android Police on its successful attempt in getting information from Skype after the break.

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