Advertisement There are many myths and misconceptions about Bluetooth floating around 5 Common Bluetooth Myths You Can Safely Ignore Now 5 Common Bluetooth Myths You Can Safely Ignore Now Bluetooth has evolved over the past 20 years, and what you thought you knew about it is wrong. Let's dispel those Bluetooth myths. Read More . Since 1989 it has gone through many iterations, and many of the problems that existed back then are now irrelevant.But each new iteration also has the potential for new security holes and vulnerabilities, so it would be wrong to think that Bluetooth is now secure. It isn’t.We don’t recommend giving up Bluetooth entirely. It is, after all, useful in a lot of ways. For instance, Bluetooth speakers are super convenient The Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $25 and Up to $300 The Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $25 and Up to $300 You can't beat the convenience of going wire-free. Great audio quality may always … [Read more...] about Why Bluetooth Is a Security Risk and What You Can Do About It
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Though Internet Explorer 9 has made great strides in improving Internet Explorer's standard support, and version 10 is similarly set to include a whole range of new features, one thing that Microsoft hasn't even touched is WebGL, a specification that allows webpages to create 3D graphics using an API based on the venerable OpenGL API. A blog post today from the company's security engineers may explain why: they don't think there's any way to implement it safely. Three main concerns are enumerated in the post: WebGL exposes too much sensitive, privileged, or unhardened code to the Web; depends too heavily on third-party code for security; and is too susceptible to denial of service attacks. The first of these is perhaps most significant. Video hardware and video drivers are traditionally only exposed to relatively "trusted" code—programs that the user has explicitly chosen to install. Display drivers are notoriously unstable and buggy, and developers of 3D software have to go to … [Read more...] about Microsoft: no way to support WebGL and meet our security needs
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Advertisement WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, is one of the world’s most popular messaging apps. It is estimated that over one billion people use the app, sending over 65 billion messages per day.It’s no surprise then that security concerns, malware threats, and spam have begun to appear. Here’s everything you need to know about WhatsApp’s security issues.1. WhatsApp Web MalwareWhatsApp’s enormous user base make it an obvious target for cybercriminals, many of which center around WhatsApp Web. For years, WhatsApp has allowed you to open a website, or download a desktop app, scan a code with the app on your phone, and use WhatsApp on your computer.The app store on your phone—the App Store on iOS and Google Play on Android—are more carefully regulated than the internet at large. When you search for WhatsApp on those stores, it’s generally clear which app is the official one. That isn’t true of the wider … [Read more...] about Is WhatsApp Safe? 5 Security Threats Users Need to Know About
Advertisement The UK-based security company SecureData has released two hardware-encrypted portable data storage devices that feature secure wireless user authentication: the SecureDrive BT hard drive and the SecureUSB BT flash drive.Previous generations, like the secure USB KP, come with an onboard keypad to unlock the device using a PIN.Being the first of their kind, the SecureDrive BT and SecureUSB BT received a CES 2019 Innovation Award in the computer accessories category. They were also awarded in the cyber security and personal privacy categories.Users can unlock the AES256-bit XTS encrypted device using the DataLock mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS. For Apple users, the app supports TouchID, FaceID, and unlocking from the Apple Watch.By default, the app comes with a remote wipe feature. In a corporate or government environment, administrators can manage user device access, review access logs, and unlock additional app features through the secure … [Read more...] about SecureData Launches First Ever App-Based Unlock for Secure Data Storage