Question by Maggie: iPad Antivirus Software – Is there an Antivirus for iPad or similar Security Apps? I’ve heard about the Mac/iPad antivirus program Virusbarrier x6. Is there anything else I can use for extra protection?
Answer by iamrlkIf there are any they would be in the app store!!!!!
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This is a Master Chief stained glass window made by MartianGlassWorks, the same man behind all this other video game inspired glass art. Now listen Chief — I want you keep an eye on the house while I’m out drinking. And if you could let me back in when I get home that would be great because I’m probably going to lose my keys. “Go easy tonight.” I DON’T TAKE ORDERS FROM A PETTY OFFICER. “Please.” Dammit Chief, one more word out of you and I’m going to put a baseball through you like those neighborhood kids did the kitchen window. “I won’t say another word.” Those counted — THOSE COUNTED. *bats ball at window, misses, breaks TV*
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Russian hackers have discovered a security hole in Skype’s password recovery tool that allows a third party to take control of your account. All the hackers require is your Skype username and the email address that Skype account is registered to. With those details, they’ll be able to access your account and change the password in a matter of minutes. The Next Web has tested out the five-step hack and reports that the process worked across several accounts, something which we’ve independently confirmed. The site says it contacted Skype several hours before going public with the story.
It’s worth noting that your account is only vulnerable if the would-be hacker knows your email address. If you’re worried that your address may be common…
Microsoft recently issued its “Security Bulletin Advance Notification” for this month, detailing which operating systems and software will be updated on November 13th. While many products are being addressed, including Office for Mac, newly released Windows 8 and RT are the most notable entries on the list. The first patches since they hit the market will fix “critical” issues which open them up to “remote code execution.” Microsoft hasn’t gone into specifics (obviously), but you can register for a webcast being held on the 14th (see source link) should you want enlightening. If you thought your fresh machine or slate was flawless, we’re afraid to say it’s just another member of the ‘Patch Tuesday’ club.
Security firm Vupen has uncovered a zero-day bug in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10. The discovery of such a flaw in your software of choice is usually a mixed blessing: yes, there’s a bug that could lead to security issues, but the public disclosure of it will often lead to a patch within a day or two. The problem with this case is who has identified the issue. Vupen makes its money by discovering security flaws and bugs and selling the information to “vetted governments and companies.” It does not disclose the weakness to the company that developed the software — in this case, Microsoft. Whoever buys the bug will then be able to protect themselves from hackers, and in some cases, according to IDG News, use it to attack others as…
Validity Sensors, the San Jose-based maker of fingerprint scanning sensors and authentication technology, announced today that it has closed $ 10 million of a $ 20 million series E financing round. (It will close the second half in the next month.) The investment was led by TeleSoft Partners, with participation from Validity’s previous investors, including Crossslink Capital, Panorama Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Venture Tech Associates. The round brings Validity’s total funding to $ 78.6 million.
While there are tons of security apps and password lockers that help keep mobile devices, computers and sensitive digital info secure, the prevailing form of authentication still comes in the form of good ole passwords and PINs. Of course, most people use the same password for multiple different accounts, or have a tendency to forget the complex ones login pages ask them to create.
As we’ve all learned, these forms of authentication are difficult to remember, ineffective and fairly easy to hack. With the exploding growth of mobile payment transactions and cloud-based services, new (or better) forms of security are needed to protect our data both in the cloud and on the go, especially considering the expected growth of mobile payments — and how frequently we’ll be using our phones to pay bills, receive coupons and coupons and location based offers etc in the next few years. That’s where Validity Sensors wants to enter the picture.
Validity and companies like it believe that, even with advances in multi-factor authentication technology (facial, voice, etc.), fingerprints are still the best and simplest way to verify identity. The company has developed fingerprint sensor tech that enables authentication, device login, access to digital and mobile wallets, password management, app launching and so on — for smartphones, tablets and notebooks.
In the future, this tech will move to allowing content control for home media usage and home automation and monitoring, and really access control to a wide range of things (namely robot butlers). Collectively, all these apps need a simple way to securely authenticate the user’s identity — that isn’t going away any time soon.
The company’s mobile fingerprint solution provides handset designers with a solution that can identify users, protect mobile payments and launch (and log user into) email, social networks, shopping and banking — just by swiping their finger. Partners can then integrate Validity’s technology in under-glass solutions or add it to home and power buttons on mobile devices and notebooks. Currently, Validity’s solutions support Android and Windows operating systems.
Since launching its products in 2008, Validity has shipped more than 30 million sensors to OEMs, focusing initially on PCs. More recently, it has turned its attention to the smartphone and tablet markets, and its new $ 20 million round will be used to support that push.
Another few potential up-sides for Validity? In May, the company nabbed the former head of PayPal’s mobile ecosystem, Sebastian Taveau, making him CTO.
Secondly, in July, Apple bought its largest competitor, AuthenTec, for $ 356 million. Among other things, AuthenTec is known for making fingerprint sensor chips that are embedded in computing devices to enhance security and identification — sounds familiar, right? Apple’s acquisition came about a month after the company had signed a deal with Samsung to become its security and device management partner for its Android devices.
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Cars wired with ethernet may conjure thoughts of roving internet hotspots, but that’s not what Hyundai and Broadcom have in mind in this case. Traditionally, infotainment consoles, safety systems and the like are built on multiple in-car networks, but the duo will rig vehicles with modified ethernet cables to unify some of the disparate systems on a single network. Dubbed BroadR-Reach, the tech uses a single pair of unshielded wires to offer 100Mbps connection speeds and could scale up to 1Gbps. Though Hyundai and other automakers joined with Broadcom’s standards group for the technology last year, the firm is now the second car manufacturer to pledge that its autos will get the tech. As of now, there’s still no word on which models will be lined with ethernet or when they’ll roll off assembly lines.
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The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging citizens to be prepared for a zombie outbreak, not because they think there’s going to be one, but because they think the preparations you’d make for zombies are similar to those you’d make for a natural disaster or terrorist attack, and it’s just much more fun to stock up pretending the undead are coming.
“The zombies are coming!” the Homeland Security Department says.
Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you’re prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.
I mean, sure, in THEORY it sounds like a decent plan, until you actually see the preparations I made. “Let’s see here — zero food and water, no spare clothes or medical supplies, two shotguns, an assault rifle and a shit-ton of ammo.” F*** yeah, LET’S DO THIS THING.
Thanks to hamburglar, who will steal cheeseburgers too, so don’t think those are safe.
Everyone knows that your primary email account is the lynchpin of your digital security: if someone gains access to that it’s likely you could face quite a bit of damage, not unlike what happened to Mat Honan earlier this month. Your Dropbox account is a close number two, however, especially if you have passwords and other private files synced with your account, so we’re glad to hear that two-step authentication is now available as an optional extra security feature. You’ll need to download the latest beta version of the desktop software to try the feature out. Once you do, visit this link to activate yourself in the beta, and follow the steps to turn on two-step authentication. Just like Google’s popular version of the security feature,…
If you haven’t already seen it, this is a Coca-Cola ad featuring a bunch of positivity caught on security cameras instead of the typically bad stuff you normally see. Now listen: I don’t care if you hate Coke, love Pepsi, or give yourself root beer enemas — it’s a cute commercial. For a minute and a half it reminded me that the world isn’t so bad, that people are kinder than I give them credit for, and that maybe, just MAYBE, I shouldn’t nuke the planet like I’ve been planning all these years.
Hit the jump and not want to watch the world burn for 1:31.