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Shame on you! We’ve all seen a good public shaming in the form of celeb gossip or a scorned ex online, but shaming apps with lax security? That’s something new…. Software engineer, Tony Webster, got fed up with a number of mobile app developers not taking security seriously enough—just look at Snapchat being under fire […]

When I first heard the term “Internet Safety” about 12 years ago, despite its serious nature,  I thought to myself, “Ugh. Could there be a more booooring topic?” It sounded about as interesting as the manual that came with my new vacuum cleaner. It took a while, but over time parents—myself included—became more aware and […]

Identity theft gets all kinds of buzz in the news. It’s not hard to see why—in 2012, over 16.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft. What most people don’t know is that identity theft is much more than just stealing your credit card number. In other posts, I discussed how thieves use your identity […]

Have you installed CyanogenMod on your Android device? If yes, you’re likely vulnerable to a newly discovered zero-day threat (an attack that takes advantage of a previously unknown vulnerability). If you have no idea what CyanogenMod is—don’t worry, chances are your device is secure. At the Ruxcon Security Conference in Australia last week, a security researcher presented […]

When thinking about biometric security, one might picture Mission Impossible-like retinal scanning or fingerprint reading technology a la the iPhone 6. But did you know that your voice can be a key to your security as well? Major banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, are employing recorded voice messages to help protect your hard-earned […]