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    Nsauditor Network Security Auditor is a shareware suite of comprehensive protection that you will identify vulnerabilities for Windows based PC.

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You can now disable Verizon's tracking 'supercookie' on your smartphone, but you'll have to be proactive and follow a few simple steps.

Tutorial - OCTOBER 24

The only problem with a new drone is that you may not be sure what the rules are for using one. After all, commercial and military drones have both...

news - MARCH 30 0

We've all heard how insecure connected cars can be, yet few people are willing to fix any of it. Enter I Am the Cavalry.

news - MARCH 26 0

Security researcher Randy Westergren hacked Trivia Crack to give out the answers, and has put his cheaters' version online.

news - MARCH 26 6

It's trivially simple to connect to strangers' fitness bands and extract sensitive personal information from them.

news - MARCH 25 56

AV-TEST, which evaluates how well different brands of antivirus software perform, put Microsoft at the bottom of the barrel once again.

news - MARCH 24 0

Cyberthreats always evolve, but the way people think about security is often years behind. Here's how to keep up with current threats.

news - MARCH 23 1

Major flaws have been found in cheap DLS gateways overseas, but it's likely that U.S. models are just as insecure.

news - MARCH 23 0

A new Android Lollipop feature seems to be able to tell when your phone is on your person, keeping it unlocked for easy access.

news - MARCH 20 0

High-resolution photos of people contain enough detail to defeat biometric authentication such as fingerprint and iris scanners.

news - MARCH 20 0

Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari all fell quickly to white-hat hackers at the 2015 Pwn2Own contest in Vancouver.

news - MARCH 20 0

Many OS X applications are vulnerable to a common hacking attack eliminated in Windows years ago. It's not clear if the flaw can be fixed.

news - MARCH 16 1

Ghostery's mobile browser is now featured on Blackphones, but other Android and iOS users can pick it up free of charge, too.

news - MARCH 15 0

Cybercrime is going to get more sophisticated in the years to come, an author says, and the solutions are almost as radical as the problems.

news - MARCH 13 25

TeslaCrypt deliberately encrypts Windows gaming data, asking victims to pay at least $500 to regain their files.

news - MARCH 12 1

Mobile fingerprint readers like the iPhone's are easy to fool, but a new type of print scanner boosts security with high-res images.

news - MARCH 11 3

The CIA has been trying to hack iPhones, the latest Snowden documents reveal, but by all appearances, the agency has largely failed.

news - MARCH 11 1

Exaggerated media reports about data breaches may scare people away from thinking they can improve their own personal security habits.

news - MARCH 6 6

The Xiaomi Mi4 LTE, a popular smartphone in China, comes with malware built-in and a highly vulnerable version of Android.

news - MARCH 5 0

Widespread credit card theft recently hit the ritzy Mandarin Oriental line of hotels, which could mean a lot of money for cybercriminals.

news - MARCH 5 0

Scammers have been hiding links to malware in otherwise safe Google Books, promising free game downloads or in-game currency.

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