Popular iPhone and Android app Secret has been hacked in a controlled experiment, allowing security experts to get hold of data.
The app, which allows you to post statements anonymously to your friends and friends of friends was hacked by security researchers at Rhino Security Labs who were able to reveal the identities of posters using a flaw in the app's security.
Personal details, relating to half of South Korea's population, have been stolen by hackers, including full names, account names, passwords and resident registration numbers.
The hack was revealed after 16 people were arrested for stealing data from a number of online game and movie ticket sites. They are said to have set up targeted attacks on registration pages of the sites to siphon off the personal details.
Berlin privacy start-up ZenMate today announced it has expanded its online privacy tool to mobile.
The service, previously only available as a web-based Google Chrome plug-in, is now available to download on the Android and iOS platforms.
ZenMate allows users to hide their IP address by changing their virtual location to somewhere else in the world. The company said the mobile app is able to encrypt and secure all internet traffic on a user’s smartphone whatever their connection.
Google today released a 64-bit stable version of its Chrome browser for Windows systems. The 64-bit support has been in testing since June, and as of Chrome version 37 it has made it to the mainstream version.
The 64-bit version offers three main advantages and one possible drawback. The browser's advantages are speed, security, and stability. Google claims that certain media and graphics workloads in particular are faster with 64-bit. It offers the example of VP9 video decoding—used for some YouTube high-definition streams—being 15 percent quicker compared to 32-bit.
Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s suppliers are preparing to manufacture the company’s largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.