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Chicago-Area Metra Launches Security App

Chicago-Area Metra Launches Security App

Chicago Metropolitan Metra transportation system launches a smartphone security app to report safety concerns.

Lyft Adds New Security Measures for Riders

Lyft Adds New Security Measures for Riders

Lyft has announced two new features to enhance the security and safety of the riders using the Lyft platform.

Know Before You Go: Rideshare Safety

Know Before You Go: Rideshare Safety

There are several things riders can and should do before and during a ride to take charge of their own security and make sure that the vehicle is one they have booked.

Apple Pushes Security Fixes in New iOS Update

Apple Pushes Security Fixes in New iOS Update

Apple has announced massive security fixes in new iOS 12.2.

Security Flaws Already Found in 5G Technology

Security Flaws Already Found in 5G Technology

5G is the talk of the town, but is it free of security risks?

Investigation Finds Telecom Companies Sold Sensitive Customer GPS Data

Investigation Finds Telecom Companies Sold Sensitive Customer GPS Data

An investigation by Motherboard has found that an estimated 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to customer location data from AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

NYPD Demands Waze Stop Letting Users Log Police Checkpoints

NYPD Demands Waze Stop Letting Users Log Police Checkpoints

"Individuals who post the locations of DWI checkpoints may be engaging in criminal conduct since such actions could be intentional attempts to prevent and/or impair the administration of the DWI laws and other relevant criminal and traffic laws,” wrote NYPD acting Deputy Commissioner Ann Prunty in a Feb. 2 letter to Google.

Apple Tells App Developers to Disclose or Remove Screen Recording Code

Apple Tells App Developers to Disclose or Remove Screen Recording Code

Apple is telling app developers to either remove or properly disclose to users their use of code that allows them to record the way a user interacts with their iPhone apps—or face removal from the app store.



The Next Wave

The Next Wave

Originally designed as consumer devices, smartphones have become vital elements of both our personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, as sources and repositories of our most sensitive data, smartphones have quickly become a primary attack surface for hackers, cybercriminals and foreign spies.

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

Apple Disables Group FaceTime Following Reports of a Security Flaw that Allowed Eavesdropping

A glitch in Apple's FaceTime app let users hear—and see—the other person even if the recipient never accepted the call.

The Next Wave

Originally designed as consumer devices, smartphones have become vital elements of both our personal and professional lives.

Weather Apps Under Fire for Collecting, Selling User Data

Weather Apps Under Fire for Collecting, Selling User Data

Several weather apps have been found to harvest and use data from its users.

NY Times Report Shows Scary Side of Location Data

NY Times Report Shows Scary Side of Location Data

A new report from the New York Times details how personal and invasive smartphone location data can get.

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Charges Against Treasury Employee Show Weakness of Encrypted Apps

Encryption apps are only as secure as you make them.

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

WhatsApp Bug Allowed Hackers to Hijack Accounts

Facebook's WhatsApp says it has fixed a video call security bug that let hackers hijack accounts.

Google Revamping Gmail and Android Security

Google Revamping Gmail and Android Security

Currently, Google Account users grant an app a lot of permissions to access their Google Account data in one fell swoop. After the changes are implemented, consumers will be able to grant or deny each permission individually.

A Test and An Alert

A Test and An Alert

Americans are part of a FEMA alert notice

3 Ways to Use iOS 12 to Secure Your Device

3 Ways to Use iOS 12 to Secure Your Device

iOS 12 has several new security features that will allow your device to be more secure.

Newly Discovered Bug will Crash and Restart your iPhone

Newly Discovered Bug will Crash and Restart your iPhone

Simply visiting a website built by a security researcher will crash and restart your iPhone.

Future Smartphone Payments to Rely on Software Security

Future Smartphone Payments to Rely on Software Security

Study finds the growth of smartphone payments will increase the use of biometric security measures on mobile devices.

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