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BlackBerry 10 Devices Approved By US Department Of Defense

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The DoD has officially approved the use of BlackBerry 10 devices and the devices running Samsung Knox on its network.

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Sony Xperia Z Bug Makes it Easy to Get Past the Lock Screen

The Sony Xperia Z may have recovered from it's random death bug, but now a security bug has surfaced that makes it easy to get past the lockscreen.

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No One Can Hack Chrome OS at Pwnium 3

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Google is constantly working to improve its security and one way that they go about doing this is by holding hacking competitions. They turn to the hacking and security community, seeing if they can hack their way through Chrome with a prize pot of over $3 million. And no one could do it.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Bug Allows You to Bypass the Lock Screen

A smartphone is as sacred as your diary, and much like your diary you want might want to keep all your personal details, private messages, saucy apps and photos to yourself. Thankfully most phone users can simply set up a password protected lock screen and your secrets will be safe, but owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 aren’t so lucky. ...

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RIM Hopes to Boost Device Security with New Patent

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This week, RIM has applied for and received an interesting new patent. With the recent picture leaks of the BlackBerry 10, RIM has created technology that would make the blurry inconspicuous photo a thing of the past.

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Security Threat: Unencrypted Cookies in Instagram iOS App

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If you're using Instagram to share vintage-style pictures of your cat on your iPhone, you may be opening yourself up to hackers. A security hole has been discovered in the Instagram iOS app that can allow bad guys to gain access to your account, giving them the ability to get data and delete photos.

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Mastercard’s New Credit Card has LCD Display

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Security flaws and breached accounts are a big issue when it comes to banking, and many banks take sturdy routes to avoid this, but usually ends up with the public using complicated methods to ensure the safety of their bank account.

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ElcomSoft Forensics Tool Snoops Through Your iCloud Data

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Yes, the iCloud online backup service is convenient for you, but also means that inquiring minds can effectively gain access to a near real-time copy of all that data.

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Windows 8 To Have Picture Gesture Passwords

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finger gestures on a sensor screen. On legacy devices, like signing off your purchase, or a receipt, it's similar to a digital signature. But this time, in Windows 8, it's more fun, even if Microsoft Developers' blog puts a lot of serious calculations and figures behind it.

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Anti-Theft Car Seat Identifies Driver With 360 Sensors

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If someone steals your car remote, they can get in, start your car, and drive off with it. There has to be a better way to protect your vehicle from theft and that's exactly why some researchers in Japan have come up with a way to use your butt as a protective measure.

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iVigilo iOS App Remotely Monitors IP Security Cameras

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The iVigilo Smartcam Pro app has you covered with a truly mobile security camera solution that includes a built-in webserver to broadcast your iPhone or even iPad's camera signal to the internet.

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Google Street View was sharing cell phone and laptop locations

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It seems that the Google Street View cars were not only taking pictures of the streets and buildings; they were also collecting (and sharing) the locations of millions of laptops, PCs, cell phones, and other WiFi-enabled devices. This goes beyond the sharing of unsecured WiFi networks that they already collected and shared.

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Upgrade from Parrot AR Drone to Datron Scout Quadricopter

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By now, you've surely seen the AR Drone from Parrot. It's that remote-controlled quadricopter that comes with a built-in camera. Well, for people who want something a little more serious, the Datron Scout might be a better fit.

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Why You Should Turn Off WiFi Auto-Connect On Your Android Phone

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Uh oh. There's a certain price that you have to pay for convenience and, in this case, it looks like that price is severely reduced security. It turns out that almost all the Android phones and tablets out there are vulnerable to a very easy attack.

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TomTom Caught Selling Customer Driving Activity Data

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We already know that your iPhone secretly records your geolocation data, but it's largely keeping this information between it and your computer. Such does not appear to be the case with TomTom personal GPS navigation devices.

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