TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports

TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports It's never a nice experience to stand in line at the airport for hours just to get a pat down when you get to the end. Hopefully, TSA's new biometric fingerprint tech could make air travel a more pleasant experience for most people. Starting this wee… […]

Report Reveals In-App Purchase Scams in the App Store

Report Reveals In-App Purchase Scams in the App Store An investigation into App Store developer pay-outs has uncovered a scamming trend in which apps advertising fake services are making thousands of dollars a month from in-app purchases. In a Medium article titled How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store, Johnny Lin […]

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy… Source: Engadget Link: Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Researchers use rideshare vehicles to uncover stingray use

Researchers use rideshare vehicles to uncover stingray use It's a badly kept secret that law enforcement uses fake cell phone towers, called stingrays, that can track phones and eavesdrop on communications. But one research team has taken it upon themselves to sniff them out — and at a reasonable cost, repo… Source: Engadget Link: Researchers […]

'Rime' goes DRM-free after hackers crack the game in days

'Rime' goes DRM-free after hackers crack the game in days That didn't take long. Rime developer Tequila Works promised earlier this week that it would remove Denuvo, the anti-tampering/DRM system on the Windows version of Rime, if someone cracked it. Just five days later, and that's already happened and the… Source: Engadget Link: 'Rime' goes […]

Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing attempts

Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing attempts Google has just added a bunch of new security features in order to protect Gmail users from spam and phishing messages. Though they didn't say as much, the bumped-up protection is likely in response to the phishing scam that went around earlier this… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion Facebook has picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security page. Source: Engadget Link: Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion

Nest Announces Cam IQ, a $299 4K Smart Home Camera With Facial Recognition

Nest Announces Cam IQ, a 9 4K Smart Home Camera With Facial Recognition Nest unveiled a new smart security camera today called the Nest Cam IQ, an indoor 4K device capable of increasing footage resolution when it detects unusual or suspicious activity in the home. Using built-in smart capabilities powered by Google’s AI for facial […]

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June An exploit that the "WannaCry" malware used to encrypt computers worldwide first appeared in a leak from "The Shadow Brokers," a group that claims to have stolen a number of tools from the NSA. Now the Shadow Brokers are back with a new blog post […]

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step aft… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft patches […]

F-Secure Acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac Security App 'Little Flocker'

F-Secure Acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac Security App 'Little Flocker' Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired Little Flocker, the behavioral analysis-based monitoring app for Macs, developed by iPhone forensics expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, who joined Apple last month. The Helsinki-based firm announced the news in a press release posted to its site, where it […]

Apple says it's already patched 'many' Wikileaks iOS exploits

Apple says it's already patched 'many' Wikileaks iOS exploits Less than 24 hours ago, Wikileaks published a large cache of documents detailing top secret CIA operations conducted by its Center for Cyber Intelligence. Included in the 8,761 documents and files, referred to was Vault 7, are references to zero-day… Source: Engadget Link: Apple says it's […]

Is This the CIA's Most Shocking Hacker Tool Yet??

Is This the CIA's Most Shocking Hacker Tool Yet?? Even though the news is only a few hours old, some are already starting to wonder if the big WikiLeaks release of CIA hacking documents revealed anything “technically surprising.” Well, how about this: CIA hackers are obscenely well-versed in Japanese one-line ACSCII art. Read more… Source: […]

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi Your home wi-Fi network might be a glorious model of high-speed, rock-solid internet connectivity, but is it safe? Even after you’ve got all of your various computers and devices hooked up, you still need to make sure the network’s secured against unwelcome visitors, and here’s exactly how […]

President Trump Reportedly Still Using His Favorite Unsecured Cellphone [Updated]

President Trump Reportedly Still Using His Favorite Unsecured Cellphone [Updated] Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on “the world’s most secure” telephone system, joking, “The words just explode in the air.” According to that same report, however, the President is also using what […]

Trump Staffers Are Reportedly Using Private Email Accounts

Trump Staffers Are Reportedly Using Private Email Accounts Remember how Donald Trump hammered on Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State? During the election, Trump went as far as wanting to put “Crooked Hillary” behind bars, because having staffers use emails not monitored by the government could […]

Snowden's preferred email provider, Lavabit, has been resurrected

Snowden's preferred email provider, Lavabit, has been resurrected Lavabit, the encrypted email provider Edward Snowden favored, has risen from the ashes with more security features than before. If you'll recall, company chief Ladar Levison shut it down in 2013 instead of complying with the government's demand to ha… Source: Engadget Link: Snowden's preferred email provider, […]

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, 2009, the federal government was in the digital dark ages. Even as late as 2011, he was complaining that the White House was 30 years behind. Among other things, Obama was the first presid… Source: Engadget Link: Obama's […]

Monitor Your Home From Anywhere With Yi's Security Camera, Just $30 Today

Monitor Your Home From Anywhere With Yi's Security Camera, Just Today Yi, manufacturer of your favorite affordable action cam, also makes a home IP security camera, and Prime members can pick it up for just $30 today, albeit with a backorder. If you want it faster, or aren’t a Prime member, it’s also available for […]

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open source his autonomous-car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat… Source: Engadget […]