White House Cybersecurity Czars want Selfies to Replace Passwords

Passwords could soon be a thing of the past, if Whitehouse adopts Michael Daniel suggestion to kill Passwords and replaces them with selfies. Speaking at Event dubbed “Building a Cybersecurity Roadmap: Developing America’s Edge” —  hosted by the Monitor and The Center for National Policy, Michael Daniel, the cybersecurity coordinator at Whitehouse said selfies are …

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12 year old Chinese Hacking Prodigy joins the League of World’s Youngest Computer Hackers

Wang Zhengyang, a 12 year old Chinese “computer whizzkid” may be the youngest hacker in China. Wang broke into his school computer system and a shopping website but claims he was only looking for flaws. Wang hacked into his school system then notified the software company that offered this same software to other schools. “I …

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JPMorgan Cyber-Attack Scares Obama Administration

Recent Cyber-attacks at JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest bank, unsettled Obama’s administration. Whitehouse freaked-out especially after preliminary investigations suggested the attack originated from Russia. White house is yet to establish the motive of the attacks or any clear connection to Putin’s’ administration. A source in the Obama administration familiar with security briefing on the JPMorgan case …

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Xsser iOS Trojan Spying on Hong Kong Protesters

Lacoon Mobile Security unearthed a sophisticated iOS Trojan named Xsser mRAT (mobile Remote Access Trojan), used to target pro-democracy protesters, in the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong. Trojan or Trojan horses are malwares that masquerades and as legitimate and useful apps, only to create a backdoor for unauthorized access to files in an infected …

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Jennifer Lawrence Broke Her Silence Over Photo Hacking

At last Jennifer Lawrence broke her silence over her leaked nude photos. The Oscar winning actress called the incidence “a sex crime”. In an Interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer Lawrence tells contributing editor Sam Kashner the Law should change to have all those involved in the hacking saga said held accountable for the sexual violation. …

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Apple’s New Policy and the Return of Crypto Wars

Edward Snowden’s revelations of massive intrusion of privacy by US National Security Agency, may have marked the beginning of another round of crypto wars in the techie world. Earlier this month, Apple announced a new privacy policy under its new release iOS 8. Under the policy, user’s data will be protected under a customer’s passcode, …

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Over 190,000 Mobile Phones are Lost in London Taxis Each Year

Over 190,000 mobile phones are lost in London taxis each year, in what ESET refers to as a technology “black hole”. A survey by ESNET involving 300 cab drivers, found out that an average taxi driver in London discovered approximately eight forgotten mobile phones in the back of their cabs each year. Majority of the …

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Google Eric Schmidt hits back at Apple’s Tim Cook

Google’s love-hate affair with Apple took a new twist this week, Chairman Eric Schmidt sparked a war of words with Apple’s Tim Cook, over what many view as a never ending supremacy battle. Apple’s Tim Cook seem to have started the war with Google. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Cook said Apple was much …

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Apple to Launch iPhone 6 in China in October

Apple will finally launch iPhone 6 models in China, after weeks of unexplained delays. Apple had initially planned to launch iPhone 6 models in China and the wider Asian market on September 26th, before unexpectedly pulling out China from the international launch list. The iPhone maker is now ready launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone …

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