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There’s almost a million fake apps targeting your device

Image Source Fake apps dressed up to look like official ones but actually designed to steal user data are increasingly targeting Android phone users, according to a study by Trend Micro. The company looked at the top 50 free apps in Google’s Play Store and then searched Google’s app store and others to see if … Continue reading

‘Smart’ luggage will text you when it gets lost

When an airline loses your luggage, it can take hours or even days to get someone to tell you where it ended up — if it ever turns up at all. Wouldn’t it be easier to hear from the luggage itself? That’s the promise of “smart luggage,” in which GPS tracking chips are embedded in … Continue reading

Google Glass Wearers Can Steal Your Password

Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet using video from Google’s face-mounted gadget and other video-capturing devices. The thief can be nearly ten feet away and doesn’t even need to be able to read the screen — meaning glare … Continue reading

Yahoo Mail and Heartbleed: How to Secure Your Account

The Internet is still reeling from the Heartbleed bug, a recently discovered flaw in the OpenSSL encryption library that many websites, including Yahoo, use to secure Internet data. Today (April 9), Yahoo confirmed to reporters that it had upgraded its OpenSSL to a safe version and fixed the flaw on most of its servers. You … Continue reading

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