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Titan Atlas | Mastercard rolls out selfie ID checks

Credit card firm Mastercard has confirmed it will accept selfie photos and fingerprints as an alternative to passwords when verifying IDs for online payments. It follows a trial of the software carried out in the US and Netherlands last year. The company told the BBC that 92% of its test subjects preferred the new system to passwords. One expert said that such biometric checks had the potential to cut fraud. However, some security researchers have questioned how easy it might… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Apple apologises for iPhone ‘error 53’ and issues fix

Apple has said sorry to iPhone customers whose phones were disabled after third-party repairs, and issued a fix for the problem.

Some users found that their iPhone stopped working following servicing by a non-Apple technician and saw an “error 53” message in iTunes.

Previously, Apple had said the error was a “security measure” taken to prevent fraudulent transactions.

Now, the company has released a software update to fix the error.

In a statement, Apple said that “error 53” occurs when… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Students hit by University of Greenwich data breach

Personal details about hundreds of London-based research students were posted online in an apparent breach of data privacy laws. The University of Greenwich has apologised and said it is in the process of contacting those affected. The matter was brought to the BBC’s attention by one of the students, who discovered the information could be found via a Google search. They also flagged the matter to the UK’s data watchdog. The Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed that an investigation is… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Glibc: Mega bug may hit thousands of devices

A major computer security vulnerability has been discovered – with experts cautiously warning it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices, apps and services.

However, due to the nature of the bug, it is extremely difficult to know how serious the problem is. “Many people are running around right now trying to work out if this is truly catastrophic or whether we have dodged a bullet,” said Prof Alan Woodward, a security expect from the University of Surrey. Google… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Phone software bug ‘eavesdrops and makes premium calls’

A VOIP software bug can enable scammers to eavesdrop on phone conversations and make high-cost calls on other people’s lines, security experts have shown. The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly used by businesses. Just by running a couple of lines of code on a website visited by the phone user, the researchers demonstrated how premium-rate calls could be made. A security expert said such bugs could make “millions” for the perpetrators     More >>>>

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Mobile Office with VOIP

Mobile Office with VOIP

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From the one-man-band to small / medium size businesses VOIP is proving to be a tremendous success bringing flexible voice communication solutions to both mobile, office, and home-office users.
VOIP (or voice over internet protocol) enables telephone calls to be made or received across the internet at seriously reduced rates. One of it’s major advantages over traditional PSTN lines is that it is portable, which means you can take your office extension home, on vacation, and… Continue reading

Office Anywhere with VOIP

From the one-man-band to small / medium size businesses VOIP is proving to be a tremendous success bringing flexible voice communication solutions to both mobile, office, and home-office users.
VOIP (or voice over internet protocol) enables telephone calls to be made or received across the internet at seriously reduced rates. One of it’s major advantages over traditional PSTN lines is that it is portable, which means you can take your office extension home, on vacation, and pretty much everywhere your… Continue reading

iOS 6 downloaded by 15% of iPhone and iPad users in 24 hours

Ad network’s research arm finds iOS 6 uptake much stronger than that of iOS 5 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. iOS 6 was installed on 15% of iPhones and iPads in the first 24 hours of the mobile operating system’s availability, according to Chitika Insights, which gets its data from millions of mobile ad impressions it measures on its network.

Apple released iOS 6 on September 19 over the air and through iTunes to mainly positive reviews, though the upgrade… Continue reading

AVAST the best-rated Android antivirus app

The new release comes just eight months after the introduction of avast! Free Mobile Security, which proved to be a breakthrough hit. “The free-but-full-featured Android antivirus and anti-theft app has become the highest-rated security solution on the Google Play store, with a score of 4.7 stars,” said Ondřej Vlček, CTO of AVAST Software. “We protect over 8 million active devices now and we are growing by 1 million active devices per month,” added Vlček. “We’ve now made that product even… Continue reading

Social Media | Pinterest iPad and Android Apps | Social Networking

Pinterest has unveiled new mobile apps for its social networking pinboard service, with the introduction of Android and iPad applications while refreshing its iPhone app.

The move comes shortly after Pinterest shed its invitation-only policy and opened its registration to anyone. Both efforts should help Pinterest increase its user base, which already shows strong user base numbers. Earlier this week, online traffic tracker Experian Hitwise reported that last month, Pinterest was the third most popular social network.… Continue reading

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