Samsung and Huawei Fingerprint Scanners Hacked By Printer

Fingerprint scanners on phones were supposed to herald in a new age of security, replacing password entries. But the new technology took a step backwards as it was found that Samsung and Huawei fingerprint scanners hacked by printer. Researchers from Michigan State University found that by using simple methods, involving an off the shelf inkjet printer

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Google Can Remotely Unlock Your Smartphone

It has been revealed by a District Attorney that Google can remotely unlock your smartphone, along with Apple, if they had to. In a court case in New York, the revelation came as it was announced that if a court order has been issued then as long as the device has not been encrypted, law

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Affected by Numerous Bugs

Google have announced that their specialist team of security experts have found that the latest offering from Samsung is far from secure as the Samsung Galaxy S6 affected by numerous bugs. As what is standard practice for Google and their Project Zero security team when they test new hardware for errors. When they began testing the

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World’s Top Companies Failing at Data Privacy

In an exhaustive report on data protection, privacy and censorship on some of the world’s largest tech companies have shown an alarming trend. None of them offered an adequate level of disclosure on their levels of privacy and censorship, resulting in the highest scoring company only at 65%. As the report shows the world’s top tech

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Cybersecurity Bill Could Fail to Protect User’s Privacy

A controversial new bill is under review and set to be receiving a vote from the Senate later this month. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is set to allow companies to share its user’s personal data with the US government as a way to provide immunity from internet regulators as well as the Freedom

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Samsung Suffers Hack on Pay System

A small upstart company in Massachusetts, USA, came up with the idea that would later be bought out by one of the world’s biggest electronic brands, Samsung. This technology, called LoopPay, would later evolve into what underpins Samsung’s mobile payments system, to rival Apple Pay. But Chinese hackers attacked the small subsidiary a number of

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Car Owners Warned as Hackers Take Control

The addition and innovation of on-board computers within cars, allowing for remote control of certain controls and features, inevitably led to unauthorised access. It was only a matter of time before hackers would find a way to access the computer remotely, potentially setting a dangerous precedent for any further implementations of remote access to cars. UConnect,

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Google Accidentally Reveal Right to be Forgotten Data

Google introduced the right to be forgotten’ back last year in an effort to protect the identities of anyone who wished to have certain personal details removed from internet search results. Google implemented the request system back in May 2014, allowing anyone to send a request detailing the reason why their information is to be removed

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Google Funds Free Wifi Zones in Phone Booths

With more than 10,000 telephone booths lying dormant throughout New York City for almost a decade, a plan has been hatched in order to turn these once much-relied relics into a modern purpose. Google funds free Wifi zones in phone booths all across the city, in a move that will see more and more New

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Google to Crackdown on Ad Injection Software

Search engine giant Google has announced that one in 20 online users are infected with a new kind of malware which places unwanted adverts within web browsers. These malware install themselves within internet browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox or any other browser. These malicious applications can also install themselves onto the system as

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