Google Adds A USB Key Option To Two-Factor Authentication

Google has already been pretty great about supporting two-factor authentication. Now, the company is adding another option: authentication with a secure USB key.


Ask LH: Will Incognito Mode Save Me At Work?

Hey Lifehacker, If I’m working in incognito mode and using an app like Omegle or Chatroulette, can my employer track the chat?


Yes, Some ATMs Run Windows, But Don't Panic

How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long — viruses, worms and Trojans have forced computers to shut down, knocked South Korea offline and even overloaded Google’s servers. Now, how safe do you feel knowing that cash machines across the world run Microsoft Windows?


Tinfoil For Facebook Puts Your Mobile Browsing In A Privacy Sandbox

Android: Part of the problem with Facebook privacy is that you can still be tracked even when you’re not on Facebook itself. Tinfoil for Facebook helps prevent this by browsing the mobile Facebook site in a sandbox.


Patch Tuesday: All Three All Over You At Once

What’s more painful than a regular patch Tuesday? A patch Tuesday with vital updates from Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe.


Droid Protector Locks Apps, Hides Photos All In One App

Android: We’ve seen apps that lock other apps with passwords and ones that hide sensitive photos. Droid Protector does both, in a nice-looking package.


iWorm Hack Shows Macs Are Vulnerable Too

Picture: Nick Kellet The computer operating systems and applications we use today have often evolved over many years, decades even, and contain tens or hundreds of millions of lines of code. Flaws in that code — and there will always be some — give rise to security problems that, in an internet-connected world, are an increasing problem.


How Online Crime Thrives In The Darknet

Criminals have always done their best to use new technology to their advantage and the rapid development of new digital technologies and online markets has provided the criminal entrepreneur with as much opportunity for innovation as their legitimate counterpart.


Ask LH: Are Bugs Like Shellshock And Heartbleed Really Serious, Or Just Hype?

Dear Lifehacker, So Shellshock is the newest vulnerability that may “break the internet.” The last time they said that, it was about Heartbleed. Do I really need to be worried about all these bugs and vulnerabilities, or is this stuff tech companies need to care about? Can someone actually use these against me?


In-App iOS Browsers Are Insecure: Use Safari For Sensitive Browsing

iOS: In-app browsers like you find on Twitter or Facebook on iOS are great when you just want to browse content. But Twitterrific developer Craig Hockenberry shows off an exploit that allows any app to grab sensitive data that you type into it.