Sweat could soon unlock your phone

Sweat is so unique, it could one day be used to access smartphones in the same way we use a fingerprint or our faces. Amino acids in our “sweat print” could be used to identify someone wearing a mobile or wearable device, researchers have claimed. It could prove to be

Sweat could soon unlock your phone

Sweat is so unique, it could one day be used to access smartphones in the same way we use a fingerprint or our faces. Amino acids in our “sweat print” could be used to identify someone wearing a mobile or wearable device, researchers have claimed. It could prove to be

High-tech sex toy maker admits to secretly recording users

Sex toy fans who purchased a vibrator were horrified to discover their intimate sessions were secretly recorded on an app that comes with the toy. Lovense, the Hong Kong company behind the vibrator, reported a “minor software bug” after users discovered its remote-controlled vibrator app recorded sound files and

How Christmas tree lights could screw up your Wi-Fi

Christmas is almost upon us and you might be thinking about dragging your decorations down from the attic. But when deciding where to put your lights, make sure they don’t go anywhere near your Wi-Fi router. Routers placed by Christmas tree lights might be affected by signal interference, according to

Stalkers are using “commercial spyware’ to track their victims

Creepy smartphone apps which can trace your every move and access your camera and microphone are being used by stalkers.Police use “commercial spyware” to track down crooks, suspicious lovers can use it to track wandering partners, and parents can use it to keep an eye on their children. But, the

Facebook accused of outing porn stars and sex workers

Facebook has been slammed for allegedly exposing the true names of sex workers and porn stars.People who are paid to have sex have claimed that the social network’s “People You May Know” function has accidentally exposed their name or other private details.This system shows users pictures of people they may

Hackers can now get into any Wi-Fi connection in the world

Equifax and Yahoo disclosed major security breaches recently, which are quite scary, especially the former. But security researchers are about to unveil to explain how hackers could hack any existing Wi-Fi connection and spy on all of your data.The encrypted WPA2 protocol was just breached, putting at risk everyone who

iPhone X’s unique new feature is actually Apple’s plan B

No matter how well Face ID works when the iPhone X launches in November, there are going to be plenty of Apple fans who will continue to question the company’s decision to abandon Touch ID so quickly.Unfortunately, we’ll probably never have a definitive explanation as to why Apple decided to

Equifax has been accidentally sending hack victims to phishing sites

If you’re feeling lost and confused following news of Equifax’s recent data breach, don’t worry: not even Equifax’s own customer service knows what’s going on. Twitter customer service agents have been redirecting customers to a fake phishing site, not run by Equifax and with zero relation to the company.Agents are

Your cellphone porn habit isn’t as secret as you think

Porn lovers who visit X-rated websites on their mobile phones could soon have their filthy secrets exposed to the world.Adult websites are much more likely to expose your viewing habits if they’re accessed on a cell, smut-lovers have been warned.Tech firm Wandera issued this warning: “Watching mobile porn on your

Hacked celebrity nude website survives because of its secrecy

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are the most recent victims of a private photo leak to threaten legal action. However countless celebrities have fallen victim to their most private moments being made public and lately one website seems to be doing a lot of the sharing: Celeb Jihad.“Websites like Celebjihad.com

Control exactly how much Google knows about you

Google is storing a terrifyingly detailed record of your web browsing habits and day-to-day life.But did you know there’s a way to view all the little secrets it knows about you and delete the bits that you want to banish forever?You can tweak your settings to get more control over

Apple to make it impossible for cops to unlock your phone

The rollout of iOS 11 is fast approaching, and with the beta version of the new update already in the hands of many testers, we were bound to discover things that Apple had kept secret. One of those things happens to be an absolutely incredible privacy feature that lets you

Disney is spying on your kids through gaming apps: suit

Disney doesn’t need to create a villain for their latest story.A class-action lawsuit claims the Walt Disney Company has been collecting and sharing personal data from children without parental consent, according to a report in The Verge. More On: disney ESPN is dragging down Disney's stock Disney ditches Netflix deal to launch its own

Getting blocked by a celeb on social media is now a badge of honor

Model Chrissy Teigen’s most popular tweet this month isn’t a snapshot of her daughter or a video of her musician husband John Legend serenading her. It’s a photo of President Donald Trump’s account.On Tuesday, the television personality tweeted out a screenshot showing that she had been blocked from viewing Trump’s

Cyber criminals use fake profiles as “honey pot’ traps to lure men

Mia Ash is young, attractive and popular, with hundreds of social media connections.She shares your favorite hobbies, so when she adds you, you’re flattered and a little bit excited.After exchanging messages on LinkedIn, you’re happy to continue the conversation on Facebook and WhatsApp.There’s just one problem: Mia Ash does not

Hackers are threatening to make private photos public unless you pay

Smartphone owners have been warned about a scary new piece of “ransomware” designed to send victims’ private photographs to all the contacts in their address book.The tech security firm McAfee has sounded the alarm over a new type of virus called LeakerLocker.This creepy ransomware is capable of locking down someone’s

Russian porn fans are totally screwed

The largest porn site in the world will require Russian smut connoisseurs to sign in using their passport.Pornhub will require Russian users to sign in using social media accounts which are linked to their mobile numbers and official ID.The site was blocked in Russia last year over fears it was

Tumblr releases info of users who shared revenge porn

Tumblr has released account information for close to 300 anonymous users to a revenge porn victim in what online privacy advocates say is a major violation of the First Amendment.The 27-year-old New York victim, who first learned that an unauthorized video of her having sex with a boyfriend when she

Hackers are going after America’s nuclear power plants: report

Hackers have been targeting companies that operate nuclear power plants in the U.S. in recent months, according to a pair of reports Thursday.The Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., which runs a nuclear power plant in Kansas, was one company hit by cyberintruders, both the New York Times and Bloomberg News

Judge tosses lawsuit accusing Facebook of spying on users

Wary Facebook users aren’t going to “like” this.A judge has tossed out a lawsuit accusing the social media giant of spying on its users’ activity even after they’ve logged out.The plaintiffs in the California federal court suit claimed Facebook stored cookies on their browsers that tracked when they visited other

Cybercriminals could soon be hacking your brainwaves

Headsets that monitor your brainwaves could allow hackers to empty your bank account, scientists fear.High-tech helmets called electroencephalograms or EEGs are often used to diagnose epilepsy, but are beginning to appear on the toy and video game markets.You can buy devices that allow you control robotic toys or play video

The one thing you must do after a breakup

Breakups are messy and with so much of our lives conducted online, they have the potential to get even messier.With all the feels and general upheaval that comes with the end of a romantic relationship it can be easy to forget one important thing to ensure a clean split: change

AT&T could start charging you to keep your private data private

“Nice internet privacy you’ve got there! It’d be a shame if something bad were to happen to it.”That’s the kind of line you’d expect in a mob movie from a thug looking for his weekly fee for protecting your privacy. In real life, AT&T can’t be quite so conspicuous, but

Europe hit by massive cyberattack

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices, where one senior official posted a photo of a darkened computer

Here’s how much your personal data is worth to hackers

Crooks are likely selling your personal information on the dark web – but how much are they making?Cyber security experts have worked out exactly how much your stolen information is worth, and it’s pretty depressing.Chances are that your information is floating around on a difficult to access region of the

Hackers can ruin your life with just two numbers

Cybercriminals are using a simple trick to steal people’s mobile phone numbers, move them to a different carrier and use the stolen number to gain access to the victim’s other personal information, including their bank accounts.It’s a surprisingly easy thing to accomplish and can wreak havoc for those who unwittingly

Snapchat just made it a lot easier for your friends to stalk you

Following in the tradition of other tech heavyweights, Snapchat parent company Snap is launching its own mapping feature.Dubbed Snap Map, it lets users share their current location and then appears to your friends on a map, updated every time you open Snapchat. It’s part of an app update for both

Here’s how much your personal data is worth to hackers

Crooks are likely selling your personal information on the dark web – but how much are they making?Cyber security experts have worked out exactly how much your stolen information is worth, and it’s pretty depressing.Chances are that your information is floating around on a difficult to access region of the