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Desperately Seeking Mo and Watching You

Are security folks paranoid? Sure we are. But, as the saying goes, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get us. It also doesn’t mean that we’re crazy or that we’re wrong. Over at welivesecurity there’s a good write-up of FBI hacker teams being able to watch us (you, too -not just us paranoid […]

The Year of the Fingerprint?

In its 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2014, Ericsson tells us that 52% of the 5,000 smartphone users polled ‘want to use their fingerprints instead of passwords.’ Firstly, is Ericsson tipping its hand on what it has in store for us with their 2014 line-up? We suspect that they might not be enthusiastic to disclose poll […]

Android Security: Remote Password Management

Android data security recently received an upgrade that allows for remote password protection. According to Computer World, it is now possible for users whose mobile devices have been compromised to update the password or pin by utilizing an Internet-based Google form. The Lock command, accessible from any laptop or tablet with a connection to the net, will […]