Nope 2.0 is a Tiny Magnetic Shield Aimed at Securing Your Webcam

Nope 2.0 is a Tiny Magnetic Shield Aimed at Securing Your Webcam    

It was only a while ago that the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was seen with his personal laptop that had been taped on a microphone and the webcam lens. While some might dismiss this as being paranoid the truth is it is one of the basic security measure. Hackers have earlier accessed many devices with the help of Trojans […]

     
 
 

The Best 5 Anti-Malware Tools for Mac OS to Enhance Protection

The Best 5 Anti-Malware Tools for Mac OS to Enhance Protection

Security wise, the Mac OS is considered more secure than Windows will ever be, and that’s something that has to do with the mode in which the platform itself has been written, and maintained. For instance, both platforms offer software updates that fix loop-holes and cracks into the surface, but those delivered onto the Mac OS platform are more comprehensive, […]

 
     
 
 

5 End-to-end Encrypted Messenger Apps That You Should Try

5 End-to-end Encrypted Messenger Apps That You Should Try

Over the past couple of years, specially after Edward Snowden revelations, people have started to take privacy and security a little more seriously. Since then, several popular instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Apple’s iMessage and more recently Line have endorsed End-to-end encryption in order to ensure that any communication through the app is transmitted safely without being interrupted by […]

     
 
 

Network Vulnerability Allows Anyone from Anywhere in the World to Eavesdrop on Your Calls and Track Location

Network Vulnerability Allows Anyone from Anywhere in the World to Eavesdrop on Your Calls and Track Location

Cellphones in general and smartphones in particular have become the treasure trove of personal information and this is increasingly attracting the hackers attention. The data in cellphone speaks so much about the individual that it can be admitted as one of the most comprehensive set of information you could probably scrape off a person. Aussie based TV program, “60 minutes”, […]

     
 
 

Crazy! Most Android Phones can be Hacked with a Simple MMS

Crazy! Most Android Phones can be Hacked with a Simple MMS

Security expert Joshua Drake, vice president of platform research and exploitation at mobile security firm Zimperium has developed an exploit which can hack virtually any Android phone out there just by sending a slightly modified multimedia message (MMS). According to Drake, for the exploit to work you only to know the victim’s phone number. The vulnerabilities were found in a core Android component called Stagefright, […]

     
 
 

Facebook Partners with Kaspersky to Launch a new Malware Removal Tool

Facebook Partners with Kaspersky to Launch a new Malware Removal Tool

Facebook is the world’s largest online social network, which makes it a very attractive target for hackers and other malevolent parties. We’ve talked about quite a few Facebook scams here on Technology Personalized, so by now you probably know that these are quite serious, as there is a big risk of getting your computer infected with malware if you fall prey. There […]

     
 
 

This New Password Reset Scam Allows One to Hack Your Email With Minimal Details

This New Password Reset Scam Allows One to Hack Your Email With Minimal Details

Security firm Symantec is warning us about a new scam wherein vicious minds are tricking users into turning their webmail account access. The attack devised by the hackers requires only an email address and assorted phone number in order to pull this trick. This new scam affects all popular webmail services including Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo among others. In what […]

     
 
 

Serious iPhone Security Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Steal All Your Passwords

Serious iPhone Security Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Steal All Your Passwords

No matter how many security precautions one doesn’t take, there’s still the risk of being hacked or having your information exposed to malevolent parties. The most recent event which comes to my mind is when Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab got hacked, a reputed maker of antivirus software. It seems that the hackers have gone as far as to steal certificates from […]