News & Reviews: Security
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2020
It seems that TikTok's USA woes are not about to end yet. The app was built by Chinese company ByteDance and the US government doesn't like that, citing it as a national security risk. US President Donald Trump said that the app may be banned, but is also considering alternatives for it.
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Apple's Face ID is probably already doing a good job making sure that their products' users are protected, and it's hard for us to think of which part of the system can be improved. However, it looks like the tech giant has figured it out, as a patent filed by them revealed that the Face ID would be able to map users' veins in the future.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2020
TikTok just can't seem to catch a break, from May until now, the app has gotten into a lot of trouble particularly with the India government. In case you missed it, the app actually got banned there due to security reasons and the United States is also considering the ban.
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2020
If you're paranoid about your Facebook inbox messages being seen, then you'll probably like what the company is currently testing. Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature that lets you add some security to the Messenger app. Specifically, it's said that the company is working on allowing you to add another layer of protection over your inbox.
Last Updated: May 14, 2020
Other than screen refresh rate and cameras' megapixels, strong security is also another feature that we want in a smartphone for reliability and safety purposes. For years, Samsung always has the Knox promoted as a service that will protect their consumers' data and personal information, and it does! Now, the Korean tech giant is collaborating with a telecom company in the country by adopting a new security solution to the Samsung Galaxy A Quantum, and it's packed in a Quantum Random Number Generation (RNG) chipset.
Last Updated: May 05, 2020
If you're an iOS and Google Drive user, you might want to update the app to the latest version now. Just a few hours ago, the new update appeared and according to the description, there is a new Privacy Screen feature option which requires a Face ID, Touch ID or passcode when login into the app. It's also available on the iPadOS.
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2020
Among the gaming platforms, Epic Games Store is one of the regular platforms that consistently give away free games during the MCO. Over the past few weeks, they have given us Just Cause 4, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Dark Siders series, World War Z, and many more. However, the company has implemented a Two-Factor Authentication for every user to claim free games for now.
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020
Recently, Xiaomi unveiled their latest MIUI 12 Android skin which will be available on all Xiaomi and Redmi devices very soon. In terms of new features, the updated Android skin comes with new animations, new navigation gestures, cleaner UI, as well as various security features to keep the user's private information safe.
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Zoom has been working on improving its platform in recent weeks. It has to, after all the bad press it's gotten for accounts being stolen, Zoombombing, and more. In the latest piece of news, the company has announced the release of its version 5.0 update, which comes with important security improvements.
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2020
Based on an article by wired.com, it seems a security flaw in car immobilizers could allow hackers and car thieves to access the car and drive it away. This can be done by scanning the key fob using an RFID reader, copy the data and have it disable the in the cause it to access the victim's vehicles without needing the original key fob.