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Security first: WhatsApp begins rolling out two-step verification for its users

Security first: WhatsApp begins rolling out two-step verification for its users On Friday, the Facebook-owned messaging service announced the implementation of two-step verification to improve security for its more than 1 billion monthly users.Once activated, you’ll have to enter a six-digit security code alongside your phone number and text or voice call verification.

Google might be working on a security system that knows when you’re not home

Google might be working on a security system that knows when you’re not home These are continuations of previously filed patents, and they outline plans for a highly advanced security system.We have to manually set the security system – like by pressing a keypad on our way out the door — to activate these various modes.

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate 3, privacy was the hot topic of debate among many in India, thanks to a tweet that showed random people being identified on the street via Aadhaar, India's ubiquitous database that has biometric information of more than a billion Indians.The government dialled techies, people like Nandan Nilekani, a founder of India's mammoth IT firm Infosys, for help.

Google is finally fixing a creepy Gmail security bug

Google is finally fixing a creepy Gmail security bug Well, we certainly didn't expect Google to ask for this data.Some Android users have been experiencing a weird bug in their Gmail app that demands access to "Body Sensors" before allowing them to send email.

Nest can now show you the door, thanks to latest security software update

Nest can now show you the door, thanks to latest security software update In an update to its security cameras and the companion Aware app, Nest has added automatic door detection and animated push notifications for premium customers.With these new features, the Nest will learn what doors look like, and mark them as “Activity Zones” that are correlated with specific notifications.

Analysis of internet-connected devices reveals millions are vulnerable to attack

Analysis of internet-connected devices reveals millions are vulnerable to attack Why it matters to you While we're all familiar with the need to be more careful in securing our devices, a recent analysis shows just how widespread the threat of cyberattacks actually is.For anyone involved in information security and combating the incredible breadth and depth of malware that’s constantly aimed at stealing our most important information, it’s not enough to simply know whether a given machine is compromised.

Google’s virus-scanning Verify Apps feature for Android now reveals its secrets

Google’s virus-scanning Verify Apps feature for Android now reveals its secrets Googls’ Verify Apps feature is a valuable tool against folks who mean your phone — and the data it contains — serious harm.That’s why in the interest of transparency, Verify Apps will begin reporting a list of the apps it’s most recently scanned.

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery

This privacy app may work for White House aides, but it's still a mystery Second, the texts disappear as soon as they're read.This all fits with the app's motto of sorts, which is that they believe texts should be as private as "the spoken word.

You can track someone's live location and where they live for just a couple of dollars

You can track someone's live location and where they live for just a couple of dollars There is a black market offering deeply personal information on people in China, and all you need is $30 and their phone number to check up on someone.Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has uncovered a mine of personal data on social media offering up shockingly detailed information such as people's identity card numbers, home addresses, and even live location data, based off their phones.

New Android virus poses as an Adobe Flash Player update

New Android virus poses as an Adobe Flash Player update If you use an Android device and happen upon an update for Adobe Flash player, you’d best not download it.A new strain of malware posing as an innocuous software upgrade is spreading like wildfire via social media and compromised websites.

German watchdog: Parents, destroy these creepy smart dolls right now

German watchdog: Parents, destroy these creepy smart dolls right now You know how the saying goes: Keep your friends close unless those friends are Wi-Fi connected dolls, in which case you might want to destroy them.A German government watchdog is urging parents to be on high alert for an unconventional personal security threat that may be lurking in their own homes — a children's doll called "My Friend Cayla.

Many Android connected car apps hackable, allowing entry but not ignition

Many Android connected car apps hackable, allowing entry but not ignition Be wary of Android connected car apps.The researchers discovered that seven of nine connected car apps they tested were hackable.

How the UK government can hack your personal data

How the UK government can hack your personal data From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.Here's a provisional guide: Before you land, your data has already been sent to the UK's border agency for risk assessment.

This Flter device promises to protect you from the internet’s prying eyes

This Flter device promises to protect you from the internet’s prying eyes We’re all aware of the importance of online privacy and security, but not all of us make the effort to protect ourselves and our information.A new company wants to simplify security with Flter, an unassuming network device that they claim will “filter” the internet.

Patch Tuesday may have been delayed, but Windows still has an update for you

Patch Tuesday may have been delayed, but Windows still has an update for you That’s slowly changing with Windows 10, but for now, Patch Tuesday remains pretty entrenched.It’s definitely an unusual occurrence, but it now appears that the company isn’t completely withholding all Windows updates, as Betanews reports.

It's about time: Half of all websites are now encrypted

It's about time: Half of all websites are now encrypted About half of all websites are now encrypted using HTTPS, in a development the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has labeled a significant milestone.The nonprofit EFF and other privacy advocates have been encouraging wider adoption of HTTPS for years but progress has been relatively slow.

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading.As with any major security vulnerability, it will take some time before we can fully comprehend the level of destruction caused by Cloudbleed.

Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately

Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately For years, Cloudflare has provided a variety of services, including content delivery, DNS, and protection from DDoS attacks.Now, the company has announced that a serious flaw in its software may have served account logins and passwords inadvertently.

New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks You’ve probably heard about tech support scams and ransomware attacks separately, but there’s a new breed of malware that includes elements of both.The latest breed of support scam substitutes a human “support rep” in place of a ransomware bitcoin payment.