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Secretly take a photo of the snoop trying to access your Android with Lookout
AT&T's Digital Life home automation system launching in March
Researchers create synthetic iris that can defeat eye-scanning security systems

Skyhigh Networks raises $20M to control unauthorized cloud programs used in the enterprise

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It’s hard to ignore the promise of the cloud. But it’s still tough to get adoption from many large enterprises because of security concerns that have to do with unprotected company data on offsite storage centers. On top of that, it’s hard to keep track of just what cloud-based...
Skyhigh Networks raises $20M to control unauthorized cloud programs used in the enterprise
Google gives update on 'war against account hijackers'

Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Household

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With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring you a series of CES preview posts, forecasting what you can expect when the...
Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Household

What we can learn from a young boy’s cardboard arcade

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By now, many of you have probably seen the video clip of a nine-year-old boy who built his own elaborate boardwalk-style arcade out of cardboard and other scavenged material at his father’s auto-parts business in Los Angeles. The story of Caine Monroy and his wonderful creation has “gone viral,”...
What we can learn from a young boy’s cardboard arcade

Google's 'Bouncer' Service Aims to Toughen Android Security

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Google has released details on a security system it is using to defend the Android app store from software that can harm its users. Called Bouncer, the service analyzes apps for suspicious activity and flags them before they have a chance to get into the store....
Google's 'Bouncer' Service Aims to Toughen Android Security

Apple Granted 4 Design Patents & an all-new Online Shopping Security System that has yet to Surface

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our first granted patent report of the day we cover Apple's four new design wins covering a docking station and three iOS elements. Yet the big surprise this morning is...
Apple Granted 4 Design Patents & an all-new Online Shopping Security System that has yet to Surface

I got hacked (and so can you)

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Think you have a fool-proof security regime? So did I. By Ryan Bradley, senior editor FORTUNE -- My password security system is top-notch to the point of being borderline crazy: On or around the first of the month I change all the big ones--Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Paypal,...
I got hacked (and so can you)

Security researcher claims to have bypassed Samsung Galaxy S4′s secure boot check on AT&T and Verizon phones

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Security researcher Dan Rosenberg claims to have found a “design flaw” in Samsung’s secure boot system for the Galaxy S4. When exploited, the security hole allows the owner of the device to install another operating system other than the version of Android used by Samsung. The S4, which has already...
Security researcher claims to have bypassed Samsung Galaxy S4′s secure boot check on AT&T and Verizon phones

OS X Mountain Lion Limits Apps to Mac App Store, Signed Apps by Default

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One of the significant new features in OS X Mountain Lion is Gatekeeper, a new security system to help keep users from installing nefarious applications on their machines. The new system relies not only on Mac App Store distribution as means of vetting apps, but also on a new "identified...
OS X Mountain Lion Limits Apps to Mac App Store, Signed Apps by Default

Booting Up: Google's Plan for Motorola Starts With Massive Job Cuts Edition

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(Photo: Inner-active.com) How did big data become a meme? Here’s a hint: a catchy, non-technical name helps. [New York Times] Larry Page’s big plan for his “boldest” acquisition involves laying off 20 percent of Motorola’s work force–and nearly a third of its 94 offices around the globe–on his way to becoming a...
Booting Up: Google's Plan for Motorola Starts With Massive Job Cuts Edition

Apple urges developers to get Developer IDs ahead of Gatekeeper launch

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With the expected summer release of OS X Mountain Lion just a few months away, Apple on Monday sent out a mass email to Mac developers urging them to apply for a Developer ID in preparation for the new operating system's Gatekeeper security system....
Apple urges developers to get Developer IDs ahead of Gatekeeper launch

Does Facebook Need Its Own Anti-Malware Service?

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Shared by Jesse Stay Either that, or open up the messaging API more so apps like SocialToo can do it. Does Facebook need to run its own anti-virus and anti-malware security system? That's a question that may need to be addressed in the near future as the now almost 500...
Does Facebook Need Its Own Anti-Malware Service?

The Password Fallacy: Why Our Security System Is Broken, and How to Fix It

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Our password system is broken, and it's about time we change it....
The Password Fallacy: Why Our Security System Is Broken, and How to Fix It

Set up an iOS-powered spycam with Presence

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Presence is a new iOS app from People Power. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store. An Android version is reportedly on the way. Presence is a simple but sensible idea: it turns iOS devices into remotely-viewable security cameras with motion detection capabilities, making it an...
Set up an iOS-powered spycam with Presence
RoboteX private security robots gets $2.06M backed by Peter Thiel
Nation-sponsored malware with Stuxnet ties has mystery warhead

Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

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Both finding success by crowdsourcing funding for their new smartphone-enabled products, Lumawake and Lockitron have teamed up again to extend the capabilities of their respective intelligent sleep recognition system and connected door-locking mechanism to secure your house the minute you fall asleep. The partnership sees Lumawake tune its motion-sensing sleep...
Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

Canada vaguely hints it'll block Huawei from government projects, citing security concerns

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After the hammering Huawei received from the US Congress, it was probably hoping to catch a break north of the border. Unfortunately for Huawei, Canada's government has obtusely hinted that it, too, would block the company from bidding to build its new secure network. Andrew MacDougall said that it...
Canada vaguely hints it'll block Huawei from government projects, citing security concerns

LG readies Whisen air conditioner with its own NFC-aware mobile app, direct voice recognition

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We'll be frank: it takes some pretty special features for an air conditioner to pique our interest. Consider us intrigued, then, when LG unveils a truly tech-savvy cooling system. A 2013 Champion-style Whisen unit is reportedly the first to directly take voice commands from as far as 16 feet...
LG readies Whisen air conditioner with its own NFC-aware mobile app, direct voice recognition

Canada's 'National Security Exception' Could Pose A Problem For Huawei and ZTE

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The Canadian Government has announced that it may block firms hoping to construct the country's secure telecoms network if it considers them a security risk. The fact that this comes just 48 hours after the official release of a U.S. Congress report that fingered Huawei and ZTE, two tech firms...
Canada's 'National Security Exception' Could Pose A Problem For Huawei and ZTE

Android Apps also have a backdoor to your photos

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Recent investigations into the untidy state of smartphone app permissions have led to a startling discovery—Android apps can siphon photos off your phone as long as you give the app permission to access an Internet connection. After throwing Apple into the fire for allowing social networking app Path to...
Android Apps also have a backdoor to your photos

Swann Platinum-HD security system packs four 1080p cameras, 2TB DVR for $1,600

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We don't follow the surveillance space as closely as we do, say, smartphones or tablets, but this four-camera HD system from Swann Security does in fact seem to be the first 1080p-capable consumer product of its kind, so we're here to bring you the news. "Coming soon" to Fry's...
Swann Platinum-HD security system packs four 1080p cameras, 2TB DVR for $1,600

TSA Bad At Security; Leaves Security Status Data On Boarding Passes Unencrypted

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You would think, given that "Security" is literally the organization's middle name, that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would actually have some sort of clue about the basics of security. Apparently not. This week, someone noticed a ridiculous security flaw in the TSA's pre-screening process for "expedited" lines. This is...
TSA Bad At Security; Leaves Security Status Data On Boarding Passes Unencrypted

Smart home company Alarm.com raises $136M

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A ten-year-old company that makes wireless security and energy management systems called Alarm.com has just closed a round of $136 million in equity according to a filing. The company confirmed the round with me, but wouldn’t disclose any more details. A couple years ago investors ABS Capital, Equis Capital and...
Smart home company Alarm.com raises $136M

I Tried Hacking Bitcoin And I Failed

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Two years ago, I tried to hack BitCoin. I failed. This was very exciting. It is a fairly open secret that almost all systems can be hacked, somehow.  It is a less spoken of secret that such hacking has actually gone quite mainstream.  Everybody hacks ... sometimes.  But I am...
I Tried Hacking Bitcoin And I Failed

Hackers fool bank security system

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Criminal hackers have found ways around new security devices used for online banking, the BBC has learned....
Hackers fool bank security system
AT&T finally brings its Digital Life home automation service to 15 markets
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