As simple as the concept is, the passcode required to access an iPhone was an important security advance when it was introduced with the first version of the device in 2007. Because the iPhone is essentially a handheld PC and can store so much sensitive personal information, Apple shipped the device with a passcode feature. The default passcode was immediately posted all over the Internet, but it’s easy to change. Users also have the ability now to turn off the simple four-digit passcode and turn on a longer alphanumeric passcode instead, which adds more security to the system.
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Hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) vandalized Harvard University’s website Monday morning, presenting visitors to the Ivy League university’s homepage with an image of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad dressed posed in front of the nation’s flag in full army regalia.
British virtual private network (VPN) company Hide My Ass has taken a stand about their involvement in the arrest of an alleged Lulzsec member last week. In a blog post published on Friday, the company reiterated that they keep logs of their users’ history for 30 days and they will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if it’s become evident certain accounts have been used for illegal activites.
A new, exceptionally cheap botnet builder has surfaced called Aldi Bot and is for sale online for as little as US $8.
Cars with OnStar’s built-in technology will begin having their where-abouts monitored in December, even if their owners opt-out of the service, according to a new privacy statement issued by the vehicle navigation and emergency notification service this week.
The Morto Worm began to make waves just three short weeks ago after working its way through Windows’ Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) but now the worm appears to have an entirely new mode of transport: Jade Dynasty, a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) that is popular in China.
In hopes of revamping a law that was implemented over a decade ago, the Federal Trade Commission began to seek public comment this week on proposed revisions of rules that govern the privacy rights of children online.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is looking to enlist the help of India when it comes to contending with cyber threats from China, according to a recent report.
Attackers behind March’s RSA SecurID attack apparently used the same method to try to infiltrate two U.S. national security organizations according to data recently made public by file checking site VirusTotal.
A new faction of hacktivist collective Anonymous appears to be setting its crosshairs not on NATO or government contractors but on a much fatter (or is it fatuous?) target: celebrities.