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American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online

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In the “more scary than you thought” department, even the largest credit card companies are not immune to making large, gaping mistakes in online security. Unix man Joe Datamo has recently uncovered what appears to be a flagrant abdication of even the most basic rules of security online by American Express....
American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online
Apple beefs up iCloud, Apple ID security with two-step verification

Exclusive: Microsoft account to get two-factor authentication soon

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Last month we exclusively reported one of the new security features coming to Microsoft account – enhanced account aliases, aimed to replace the account renaming feature currently in place. Whilst Microsoft has recently silently switched back on the account renaming feature, the new account aliases feature has yet to make...
Exclusive: Microsoft account to get two-factor authentication soon
4 mobile payments startups to watch
Discover plays nice with Google Wallet, adds easy signup method and other amenities

Amazon Lets Thieves Shop With Stolen Credit Card Numbers, Says Report (AMZN)

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Amazon has been publicly outed for letting thieves shop with stolen credit card numbers. The retailer doesn't ask for the security code on a credit card when setting up a new account, reports U.K. journalist Benjamin Cohen in an investigative report. A criminal can simply open a new Amazon...
Amazon Lets Thieves Shop With Stolen Credit Card Numbers, Says Report (AMZN)
Apple Whack-a-Mole: One day after Apple patches 2 lock screen bugs, another one pops up

How to set up two-factor authentication for Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more

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Two-factor authentication may not be as sexy as the latest Android phone, but the technology is capturing news headlines, and deservedly so. Last week, Microsoft began rolling out this security tool for its some 700 million Microsoft Account users. Tuesday Wired reported Twitter is working on two-factor authentication as well....
How to set up two-factor authentication for Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more

Apple Reveals a Virtual Home Button and a Cool New Way to Access your Apps without having to unlock your iDevice

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On April 4, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new quick access feature allowing users to access a specific set of applications without having to enter an unlock security code on their future iDevices. In some cases the new user...
Apple Reveals a Virtual Home Button and a Cool New Way to Access your Apps without having to unlock your iDevice

Hack the diagnostics connector, steal yourself a BMW in 3 minutes

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Your BMW comes with a $160 key with a computer chip and security code inside to make the car hard to steal. The common thief can’t steal your Bimmer, but in Europe, at least, hacker-thieves apparently have been able to subvert the car’s intrusion alarm in a separate step to...
Hack the diagnostics connector, steal yourself a BMW in 3 minutes

Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"

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Roughly a month after Dropbox said it would offer two-factor authentication, the cloud-based storage company has quietly done so in an experimental build of the application. In the wake of the Mat Honan hack and Dropbox’s own security problems, the company seems to have taken a stronger tactic for hardening user accounts. In...
Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"
Bought My Mother's Day Flowers With Affirm, And Here's What It Was Like

FBI issues warrant to Google to force Android phone unlock

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The FBI has issued a warrant to Google asking it to unlock an alleged pimp's Android-powered smartphone. The phone's OS kept the agency from accessing personal information stored on Dante Dears' phone after the FBI's computer forensic experts had made too many mis-keyed attempts to enter its security code. A...
FBI issues warrant to Google to force Android phone unlock
Facebook steps up security on mobile

SlideShark now lets you broadcast presentations live from your iPhone or iPad

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As if SlideShark’s ability to accurately replay your PowerPoint presentations from the cloud on iOS devices wasn’t useful enough, the app can now let anyone watch along live as you present your slides. The new SlideShark Broadcasting feature is launching today as part of the free SlideShark 3.0 iPhone...
SlideShark now lets you broadcast presentations live from your iPhone or iPad
Apple patent suggests face unlock may come to the iPhone and iPad
Good Technology Acquires AppCentral To Bolster iOS, Android And WP App Security, Manageability And Distribution In BYOD Era

Twitter Ups Account Security With Optional Two-Factor Authentication Via SMS

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After hundreds of thousands of accounts were compromised a couple months ago, Twitter today launches two-factor authentication through SMS to protect people from hacks and phishing scams. You can enable the feature in your Account settings. From then on, after you type in your name and password to login, Twitter...
Twitter Ups Account Security With Optional Two-Factor Authentication Via SMS

Facebook helps you log back in with a little help from your Trusted Contacts

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Facebook wants you to log in. Real bad. But the social network hasn't traditionally gone out of its way to streamline password recovery. The site's finally make things a little smoother with Trusted Contacts, a redesign and rebrand of its Trusted Friends offering. Go into Security Settings and you...
Facebook helps you log back in with a little help from your Trusted Contacts

Oracle reveals plans for Java security improvements

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Oracle plans to make changes to strengthen the security of Java, including fixing its certificate revocation checking feature, preventing unsigned applets from being executed by default and adding centralized management options with whitelisting capabilities for enterprise environments.These changes, along with other security-related efforts, are intended to "decrease the exploitability...
Oracle reveals plans for Java security improvements

Jony Ive's iOS 7 Flat Design Overhaul Reportedly Features A Lot Of Black And White

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A new report from 9to5Mac and its usually well-connected sources today adds a little more color to what we’ll be seeing from the big iOS 7 redesign rumored to be making an appearance at WWDC this year in June – and what we’ll apparently be seeing is a lot less color....
Jony Ive's iOS 7 Flat Design Overhaul Reportedly Features A Lot Of Black And White

Apple's security code of silence: A big problem

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Security industry insiders have long known the Mac platform has its holes. The Flashback Trojan is the first in-the-wild issue that's confirmed this, and big-time. More will follow unless Apple steps up its game. [Read more]...
Apple's security code of silence: A big problem
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