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FBI tried and failed to unlock 7,000 encrypted devices

In an 11-month period, the FBI failed to gain access to around 7,000 encrypted mobile devices, <i>BBC News</i> reports, which is about half of those targeted by the agency according to FBI Director Christopher Wray. In a speech given at the Association of Chiefs of Police conference yesterday, he said that …

Privacy

The psychology of passwords: 'You won't change until you've been hacked'

We all know the risks of not changing our passwords – yet somehow it is never a priority. Louise Chunn explains why few people bother<p>You know you should; you know you must! But for some reason you just don’t ever seem to get around to changing your passwords. You could simply start using a password …

Information Systems

When Apps Secretly Team Up to Steal Your Data

An analysis of the top 100,000 Android apps found tens of thousands of pairings that leak sensitive data.<p>Imagine two employees at a large bank: an analyst who handles sensitive financial information and a courier who makes deliveries outside the company. As they go about their day, they look like …

Apps

Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3, 9.3.2, More With Pangu On iPhone And iPad [Updated]

Jailbreak update: iOS 9.3.3, 9.3.2, 9.3 to 9.2 jailbreak is out. Pangu works on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5s, SE, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 1, …

How to stay anonymous online

Anonymity networks protect people living under repressive regimes from surveillance of their Internet use. But the recent discovery of …

MIT

Seven Hidden Features On Your iPhone That You May Not Know About

The iPhone has been out since 2007, yet there are still a lot of hidden features many people just don’t know about. Whether it’s calling your …

Judge says suspect has right to review code that FBI has right to keep secret

At issue is Tor malware that enabled the FBI to bust child porn ring.<p>A US federal judge in Tacoma, Washington has put himself in a Catch 22: ruling a …

Why Apple is right to resist the FBI

The FBI wants Apple to do something no private company has ever been forced to do: <i>break its own technology.</i> Specifically, the FBI wants Apple to build a new version of its mobile operating system (iOS, or GovOS) so that the contents of an iPhone can be removed from an iPhone used by Syed Farook, …

Privacy

The FBI confirmed it screwed up and reset the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud password

The FBI has shed more light on its involvement in what is shaping up to be the most controversial piece of evidence in the investigation of San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook: his iCloud account password.<p>Hours after Farook's iPhone was recovered by law enforcement, the password to his …

Manhattan DA: Smartphone Encryption Foiled 120 Criminal Cases

Crooks and terrorists know: Everything on their late-model smartphones is encrypted. Could one small change both preserve privacy and help …

4 WAYS TO FAIL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

I. Why projects fail?<p>The state of Oregon has recently canceled work on its massive online health exchange program and switched of to the federal …

Learn to master one of the most beginner-friendly and useful programming languages on the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock As we move forward in the technological age, coding will only become more prevalent, and having at least some knowledge …

G Data Secure Chat is the newest way to encrypt your texts

G Data, an internet security company based out of Germany, is releasing its own SMS client that hopes to bring the highest level of security to your …

Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOGL.O) is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.<p>A Google self-driving vehicle is …

New cryptoware title borrows page from drug dealers

Ransomware that encrypts entire hard drive allows one free decrypt.<p>In the 14 months following the advent of Cryptolocker, there has been a rash of …

Folr Helps Keep Tabs on Your Kids

The mainstream adoption of smartphones has brought with it many benefits. As well as putting the internet in your pocket, communicating with others has never been easier — that doesn’t just mean text messages and phone calls, but location sharing too.<p>As a parent of two young kids, I think LG is on …

Algorithm tweaks don’t change the bottom line: Facebook is in charge of what you see

Facebook (s fb) seems to be trying to get more transparent about how the algorithms behind the social-networking site function, with a statement on …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

Researchers find way to hack Gmail with 92 percent success rate

Researchers at the University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe to exist across Android, Windows, and iOS operating systems that could allow malicious apps to obtain personal information.<p>Although it was …

Apps