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Apple Officially Announces Fingerprint ID: Could They Give the Feds Your Biometric Info?

Apple’s event at its California headquarters Tuesday confirmed many rumors that have been building in the past months and weeks. One of them is a futuristic fingerprint identification system, which has been concerning some, especially in light of the National Security Agency’s collection of data …

Hacking Leap Motion apps: Security researchers spoof biometric auto-login system

<i>Updated August 14 with new data from Battelle and Leap Motion</i><p>Innovative gesture-control gadget Leap Motion, which just released to the public three weeks ago and has already seen more than a million app downloads, might have to check some of those programs a little more carefully.<p>Security …

Biometric scanner code spotted in latest iOS 7 beta

Code sniffer identifies code that suggests Apple plans to add fingerprint recognition to the home button.<p>Apple's long been rumored to be working on adding fingerprint scanning technology to its gadgets, something that appears to be confirmed in a new version of its iOS software that went out Monday.<p>…

Is the future of work robots and biometrics? [video]

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Having a robot greet you at the door of Elance’s Mountain View, Calif., offices is a little strange at first. Especially when …

Latest iWatch rumor: Biometric sensors, not arriving until late 2014

This wearable tech revolution that we hear so much about keeps getting delayed. First it was Google Glass, which was once expected late this year but …

Wearable Tech

Auxo 3 review: a legendary tweak inches closer to perfection

After much anticipation, I finally have my hands on <b>Auxo 3</b>—exactly two years to the day of the original Auxo release date. This is a jailbreak tweak a …

Anchor lets you place spaces between Home screen app icons

If you’ve been around jailbreaking for any decent amount of time, then you’re no doubt familiar with Gridlock—a jailbreak tweak that allowed you to …

Apps

Aoraki a multi-functional virtual button tweak that tries too hard

<b>Aoraki</b> is a newly released jailbreak tweak that places a virtual button on the screen at all times. This button allows you to access a heaping …

'Harbor' brings an OS X-inspired dock to the iPhone

Imagine having 30+ app icons in your iPhone dock, and being able to view them all at the same time and easily launch them all with no issues. This is …

Microsoft Cancels Internet Explorer

Microsoft marketing chief Chris Capossela has announced the company will phase out it’s web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), and exclude it from the …

Internet Explorer

Microsoft to Leave Internet Explorer Behind

After hinting at the move for months, Microsoft has finally confirmed that it will move its famed<p>After hinting at the move for months, Microsoft has finally confirmed that it will move its famed Internet Explorer browser into semi-retirement this year. An iconic piece of the Microsoft portfolio of …

Software

What Is Microsoft Really Doing with Internet Explorer?

With Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a new web browser—currently codenamed Project Spartan—over its legacy Internet Explorer. But it’s not clear …

Windows 10

Australians are betting on the name of the new Internet Explorer

Australians are having a punt on the new name of Microsoft's next generation browser.<p>Despite worldwide celebrations that Internet Explorer had been …

The Vast World of Fraudulent Routing

As network security engineers have attempted to categorize blocks of IP addresses associated with spam or malware for subsequent filtering at their …

Security

Uber Trouble - Govt Mulling IP Address Ban Making Uber App Unusable

Having run into rough weather ever since one of their drivers was accused of raping a female passenger in December in the national capital, the ride …

Operation Camouflage: How to Hide Your PPC Ads from Competitors

The benefit of hiding your PPC (Pay-Per-Click) ads from competitors is pretty obvious.PPC advertising is extremely competitive. You compete not only …

AdWords

How to Backup and Restore the Windows Registry

Any time you make a change to the Windows Registry, any responsible article will probably tell you to backup the registry first. But how do you do …

Microsoft Windows up to RT 8.1 Registry Virtualization privilege escalation

CVSSv3 Temp Score<p>Current Exploit Price (≈)<p>3.9<p>$5k-$25k<p>A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Microsoft Windows up to …

Information Security

Windows Registry (What It Is and How to Use It)

The Windows Registry, usually referred to as just <i>the registry</i>, is a collection of databases of configuration settings in Microsoft Windows operating …

Microsoft updates Xbox app for Windows 10 with remote Xbox One control, game-clip viewing, and more

Microsoft has updated its Xbox app for Windows 10 by adding more features that flesh out services such as recorded game play.<p>Xbox evangelist Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced that more features are now available on the Xbox app on Windows 10 as part of a monthly effort to make Windows 10 as …

Microsoft patches up FREAK and Stuxnet security flaws on Windows

While the FREAK security vulnerability is mainly associated with Apple's Safari and Android's stock browsers, it apparently affects Windows PC too. Thankfully, Microsoft has issued an update that will patch up the vulnerability in its SSL/TSL implementation called Schannel. As we've mentioned in …

Windows explorer crashes on startup and can't be restarted

The problem could be this module:<p><i>LoadedModule[50]=C:\Program Files\Synergy\synwinxt.dll</i><p>In Safe Mode with Networking go to the C:\Program …

Smart window startup View is raising another $75M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of View.<p>A year after raising a $100 million financing round, smart window startup View (formerly called …

How Apple's new MacBook stacks up against 'ultra-thin' Windows PCs

Apple's new MacBook might well be the blueprint for tomorrow's notebooks, but it's not the only ultra-thin and light laptop out there.<p>It has a very …

Windows And Linux More Secure? Mac OS X And iOS Top List Of Most Vulnerable Operating Systems

Conventional wisdom in years past was that hackers didn’t bother to exploit Apple’s OS X operating system because its relatively insignificant market …

Operating Systems

OS X and iOS are the Most Vulnerable Operating Systems (Said No One Ever)

Call it bullshit reporting or a publicity stunt, but according to security firm <i>GFI</i>, Apple’s Mac OS X is the most vulnerable operating system of 2014, …

OS X

How to quickly share files in Windows 10

There's no more Share charm, but there is a Share button in File Explorer.<p>Here's the scene: You're browsing through your photos in File Explorer, when you see an adorable picture of your dog that you absolutely must upload to Facebook right now.<p>If you're using Windows 8, you can swipe open the …

Apps