security

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.

IBM proposes NFC-based dual-factor authentication system

Dual-factor authentication is becoming a popular trend in keeping online accounts and services secure. However, IBM is claiming that current systems are already getting a bit old and should be updated to a mobile device era. And the technology that will do just that is already present in most Android phones: Near-field communications or NFC.

Pebble Locker app: PIN locks your phone upon Pebble disconnect

The Pebble smartwatch has a decent amount of functionality straight out of the box, however there are more than a handful of apps available by way of the Play Store to expand upon that. We have taken a look at some of these in the past. One app was Canvas for Pebble which allows users to create dynamic watchfaces. Today though, we are looking at an app called Pebble Locker. And as the name implies, this deals with locks. In this case, the lockscreen of your phone.

HTC One max fingerprint collection policy clarified

New technology seems to bring new questions. In this case we are looking towards fingerprint technology which has recently been showing up on some smartphones. Apple launched the iPhone 5s and more recently, HTC launched the One max. Similar to what we saw following the Apple launch, some began questioning what HTC was doing with the data.

HTC One Max official with 5.9-inch display, fingerprint scanner, more

Coming as an end to what seemed like a never-ending series of leaks and rumors, the HTC One Max has been officially announced. As the recent rumors had implied, HTC had an announcement event and the One Max is now official. Similar to having advance knowledge of the announcement, these specs and features are going to sound familiar to those who had been following along.