Hackers Put a Backdoor in a Ruby Password Strength Checking Library screenshot

Hackers Put a Backdoor in a Ruby Password Strength Checking Library

Password strength meters were created for all the best reasons. Their idea is to alert people to the danger of weak passwords and to encourage them to better protect their data. Unfortunately, they are not perfect. In... Read more

July 9, 2019
A Badly Designed Payment App Causes $500 Thousand in Damages for Japanese 7-Eleven Customers screenshot

A Badly Designed Payment App Causes $500 Thousand in Damages for Japanese 7-Eleven Customers

As we all know, Japan is often among the first countries to embrace a new piece of technology and to implement it in people's everyday lives. In light of all this, many of you will probably be surprised to learn that... Read more

July 9, 2019
New Study Finds That Passwords Can Impact Your Mental Health screenshot

New Study Finds That Passwords Can Impact Your Mental Health

According to Todd McKinnon, the CEO of identity management solutions provider Okta, 'passwords have failed us as an authentication factor'. His company recently published its 'Passwordless Future' report, which tries... Read more

July 9, 2019
The Maker of a Gay Dating App Gets Fined After Leaking Private Photos screenshot

The Maker of a Gay Dating App Gets Fined After Leaking Private Photos

Should software developers and online service providers be held accountable when they fail to protect users' data? Of course they should. Is this happening in the real world? Well, Online Buddies, Inc. the maker of... Read more

July 9, 2019
Will All of Your Security Woes Disappear After Switching from Passwords to Biometrics? No, They Won't screenshot

Will All of Your Security Woes Disappear After Switching from Passwords to Biometrics? No, They Won't

In 2004, almost exactly 15 years ago, IBM launched the ThinkPad T42 – the tech giant's first laptop with a built-in fingerprint reader. Big Blue officials expressed their confidence that their biometric system will... Read more

July 9, 2019
How to Change Privacy Settings on Instagram for Maximum Privacy screenshot

How to Change Privacy Settings on Instagram for Maximum Privacy

Decided that you want to make your Instagram account private? That's smart, especially in this day and age. Not everyone should be allowed to see your content, after all. There's really no reason not to considering... Read more

July 9, 2019
A Chinese IoT Company Exposes More Than 2 Billion Records in an Insecure Database screenshot

A Chinese IoT Company Exposes More Than 2 Billion Records in an Insecure Database

Several months ago, VPN review website vpnMentor gathered together a group of security researchers and organized a web-mapping project. The team is headed by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, and their task is to scan blocks... Read more

July 8, 2019
Muraena and NecroBrowser Prove That Automated Phishing Attacks Can Bypass Two-Factor Authentication screenshot

Muraena and NecroBrowser Prove That Automated Phishing Attacks Can Bypass Two-Factor Authentication

Our infinite dependence on passwords is one of the reasons researchers are looking for new methods to ensure cybersecurity. Multi-factor authentication or two-factor authentication is one of those security features... Read more

July 8, 2019
Here's What You can do if you are Unable to Update the Password on Windows screenshot

Here's What You can do if you are Unable to Update the Password on Windows

Making sure that sensitive information on your PC is safe is paramount these days – and let's be honest, who doesn't have something or other that's not meant to be public knowledge on their PC nowadays? Whether it's... Read more

July 8, 2019
How to Remove or Deactivate Unwanted Devices From Your Netflix Account screenshot

How to Remove or Deactivate Unwanted Devices From Your Netflix Account

Pretty much everyone has a Netflix account these days. With such a rich catalog of both classic movies and tv shows as wells original productions, Netflix has redefined the streaming service. There's always something... Read more

July 8, 2019
What Is Patch Tuesday and Why Do You Need to Install Security Updates Right Away? screenshot

What Is Patch Tuesday and Why Do You Need to Install Security Updates Right Away?

Some users see the installment of security updates as a nuisance or waste of their time. However, even though it might interrupt your activities for a bit, it is crucial to get the latest security updates as fast as... Read more

July 6, 2019
How to Reset Forgotten NETGEAR Router Default Password (With NETGEAR Default Password List) screenshot

How to Reset Forgotten NETGEAR Router Default Password (With NETGEAR Default Password List)

Netgear Inc. (stylized NETGEAR) is an international computer networking firm based in San Jose, California. NETGEAR has offices in 25 other countries. The company manufactures networking hardware for consumers,... Read more

July 6, 2019
How to Find Your Router Password and Change It Right Away screenshot

How to Find Your Router Password and Change It Right Away

It happens all the time. You decide to get a new router, but it has to be set up according to your ISP's network settings so that you can share your broadband network to more than one device. Usually, the manufacturer... Read more

July 5, 2019
Beware of Fake Hotel and Flight Deals If You Do Not Want Your Vacation Ruined screenshot

Beware of Fake Hotel and Flight Deals If You Do Not Want Your Vacation Ruined

Did you find a way cheaper deal for your dream hotel or received an offer via email? Before taking what might seem to be an excellent opportunity to save on your vacation costs, you should ask yourself whether the... Read more

July 5, 2019
What Are Productivity Apps and How to Use Them Safely? screenshot

What Are Productivity Apps and How to Use Them Safely?

Have you ever thought about using a productivity app? Never heard of them? We actually think that you have, just perhaps you weren’t aware that this one particular product is a productivity app. There are all sorts of... Read more

July 4, 2019
Beware of Schemers Introducing Themselves as BT Group (British Telecom) Operators screenshot

Beware of Schemers Introducing Themselves as BT Group (British Telecom) Operators

If you’re reading this entry, you probably know what BT is, but for those who stumbled upon this entry accidentally, let us just tell you that BT Group (formerly British Telecom) is a British multinational... Read more

July 4, 2019
Scammers Use Instagram's 'Verified Account' Status to Steal Users' Credentials screenshot

Scammers Use Instagram's 'Verified Account' Status to Steal Users' Credentials

What do the (usually) blue tick badges placed next to the names of some Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook profiles do? Technically, they indicate that the social network has verified the account owner, but for many... Read more

July 2, 2019
New Steam Scam Promises a Free Game and Steals Users' Credentials screenshot

New Steam Scam Promises a Free Game and Steals Users' Credentials

Most of you know very well that when you're offered something for nothing in the real world, you should be more than a little careful. Online, however, things are a bit different. Far too many people are used to the... Read more

July 1, 2019
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