Category Archives: Security

privacy of millions of htc devices at Risk

  More than 18 million smartphones and other mobile devices made by HTC are at risk  vulnerable to many security and privacy issue. The Federal Trade Commission charged HTC with  customizing  the software on its Android- and Windows based phones in ways that let third-party applications install software that could steal personal information. The vulnerabilities […]

News : Google Play leaking app users‘ personal info

Concerns over a possible Google privacy issue have emerged as an Australian app developer discovered he had access to the personal information of users who downloaded his Android app in Google Play. Developer Dan Nolan wrote a blog post describing how he found a treasure trove of personal information such as email and mailing addresses […]

Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1dgoQJAt6Y&width=500&height=350 A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast […]

Facebook sued for ‘stealing‘ Timeline feature

Facebook  has reportedly been sued by a Chinese technology firm that claims the social networking giant has stolen its Timeline feature. Facebook recently made it mandatory for people to use Timeline, the new-look profile, which allows people to tell the story of their lives on a single page. Cubic Network, a four year-old Chinese technology […]

Microsoft Tightens Windows 8 Activation Policy

Microsoft is now working to minimize piracy of Windows 8. With all the previous scenarios and a Windows 8 leak last week, change in the activation policy is just the right thing Microsoft could do. According to the new policy, a unique activation key will be written in BIOS of each machine, keyed to the […]