security

F-Secure KEY password manager lets you have one password to rule them all

Password best practices would have us create different and slightly complicated passwords, but having to remember all those passwords across different websites and devices can be quite a chore. For this reason, services such as LastPass has created a significant market and, now, anti-virus maker F-Secure wants a piece of that pie with its new F-Secure KEY password manager.

US Carriers kill Samsung’s kill switch anti-theft measure

Smartphone theft and muggings have reached an all time high, costing customers more than $30 billion last year and causing law enforcers to derisively refer to the wave, at least as it relates to iPhones and iPads, as "Apple picking". Samsung offered a rather drastic proposal to help improve the situation but was shot down by major wireless carriers in the US.

Hackers rake in large bounties for security exploits

Who says that being naughty doesn't pay, especially when it's for the good of everyone. That is exactly how a handful of hackers have been able to rake in thousands of dollars as part of some companies' attempts to turn hunting down security bugs into a contest. With crash prizes, of course.

LastPass 3.0 update brings new design and new features

A LastPass update has recently landed. This is the v3.0 update and those using the service will notice the change on the web, and if they are a Premium subscriber, also on mobile. Basically, this is a rather big update for LastPass. To begin with, there is a new look and feel that includes a Holo experience. Thankfully though, while the app and service has a new look and feel -- the core experience remains the same.

NSA taps into Google and Yahoo cables outside the US

If recent revelations about the US governments spying activities still has sent shivers down your spine, this latest bit just might do it. At least it did for some Google employees. It seems highly probable that the NSA has been utilizing its broad overseas reach to tap into Google's and Yahoo's lines to intercept data being exchanged not only between Americans but with other nations' citizens as well.