security

Become a security guru with the White Hat Hacker Bundle [DEALS]

More than ever, security and privacy has become by-words in the tech industry, especially after Edward Snowden dropped his bombshell of a revelation. But security isn't as simple as flicking a switch. And sometimes, knowing how hackers act and think can just be as important as knowing how to defend yourself. Never fear! Now you can learn all about that with our White Hat Security Hacker Bundle, designed to empower you with knowledge and skills to become a security expert, and hopefully not a hacker.

Secure your online presence with 2 years of TigerVPN [DEALS]

These days, one cannot be too careful when going online, especially in some countries where governments have been known to bend the law to fit their needs. So what is a regular Internet user to do to remain safe and private on the Web. Well, there are many means and tools, but one of the most popular is the use of a Virtual Private Network of VPN. And to kickstart you on your way to Web privacy we have here a sweet deal courtesy of TigerVPN.

AOL OnePoint Mobile helps keep online identity protected

With so many websites that require registrations and logging in, you are bound to have numerous usernames and passwords. That's okay because because people are assured of secure transactions most of the time but remembering all those online passwords can be quite a challenge. Honestly, I don't write down my passwords. I just try to store them in my memory. If I have no choice and am given a difficult to remember code, I write it on Notepad. Not a good idea I know but it's the most convenient way for me.

Power consumption info can be used to spy on you

Most people think that data leaks often happen through those apps that require the phone users to allow GPS, WiFi, and other possible entryways to be hacked. Some apps that can now track your every move via GPS are most likely to be open to hack attacks but researchers recently discovered that Android smartphones actually reveal information about one's location to every app installed on device through the power consumption.

Malware infected about 16 million mobile devices last year

Not that we don't know this one yet but millions of mobile devices have been infected by malware last year. According Alcatel-Lucent, a French telecommunications equipment company, malware affected about 16 million gadgets in 2014. The figure saw a 25 percent increase compared to the previous year. Mobile devices' malware infection rate is still at 0.68 perfect but mobile spyware is on the rise.

Authy 2-Factor Authentication app gets Material Design

One of the best ways to keep your online accounts safe is via two-factor authentication. With that sort of authentication in place, hackers can’t get your password alone and gain access to your accounts. They also need your smartphone or other device to get the authentication code.

Google Drive rewards 2GB for Security Checkup takers

Having extra space in the cloud is always a good thing for file hoarders, heavy media collectors, or just plain old busy people with a lot going on. Google Drive is dangling that reward for its users, but it's all for a "good cause". The cloud storage will be giving extra space for those who will voluntarily undergo their Security Checkup, as part of their contribution to the Safer Internet Day and to ensure that all is fine and dandy on your cloud drive.

Confide app for Android now available, ready to make docs disappear

There are many apps and tools available for Android and other mobile platforms that businessmen and professionals find very useful for work. One of the more reliable apps today is Confide because it allows people to be worry-free while using the tool to record important business transactions. The development team promises end-to-end encryption of documents, messages, text, and photos from sending to viewing to sharing.

Verizon now allows users to opt-out of Supercookies, online activity tracking

Verizon has been offering new data plan options and deals for all subscribers. The carrier has also been releasing new mobile devices and early software updates for Verizon variants. However, the company has been receiving several complaints and criticisms from privacy advocates about some of their regulations which caused Verizon to revise its mobile ad-targeting program. Apparently, the network is believed to be tracking users for ad-targeting purposes.

LG G3 discovered to have hidden App Ops feature

Remember App Ops? Maybe not, especially after the heyday of Android Lollipop. It popped up, accidentally according to Google, around Android 4.3 as a way to let users make fine-grained changes to each app's permissions, without requiring root. Google eventually closed off access to App Ops in subsequent updates and we've never heard from it since. Until now. Apparently, LG has the same functionality hidden in the G3, which some have now been able to access, much to the rejoicing of power users.
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