Top Stories Security
- How To Check If Your Mac Or Linux Machine Is Vulnerable To Shellshock
- How iOS, Android And You Can Improve Smartphone Security
- Why Social Engineering Should Be Your Biggest Security Concern
- Why iCloud Is Too Confusing For Most People
- The Essential Android Security Features You Should Enable Right Now
- Why It's Time To Stop Using Flash
Android/iOS: Disconnect, one of our favourite privacy-protecting browser tools, has a mobile app that keeps you safe on your smartphone as well. Disconnect Mobile blocks malicious ads that track your activities, blocks malware disguised as ads, and offers protection against suspected malware sites.
One of iOS 8′s minor new features is Touch ID integration with any app, so apps can be secured with your fingerprint instead of a passcode. Here’s a list of the apps that have updated to support it.
Sometimes the best way to avoid phishing is simply knowing what to look for. Ian Paul of PC World recommends checking the salutation if you’re unsure about an email.
Android: Facebook introduced a genuinely cool feature with Chat Heads, but there’s one problem with it; you can open it anywhere, so per-app security PINs aren’t very helpful. Chat Lock fixes this problem.
iOS: Today, one of our favourite password managers, 1Password, has been updated to support the newest version of iOS. To celebrate, it’s now going freemium.
There’s a new way for thieves to steal your ATM PIN code or find out which numbers you pressed on other keypads (like number door locks). All they need is an iPhone case that shows infrared. You can prevent it with a simple trick, though.