How To: Use an old smartphone or tablet as a security camera

Don’t throw away or retire your older smartphones and tablets. Deploy them as a security camera around your home or office.     We bet there will be many of you who have an old smartphone or tablet that is lying almost useless simply because either it under performs, is outdated hardware or there are … Continue reading

Firefox OS WhatsApp client may be in the pipeline

Cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp, which recently dismissed the notion of being bought over by Facebook and Google, may just be headed to Firefox OS. The app, which currently has over 300 million active users a month across more than a 100 countries, might be getting an official version released for the alternative OS before the end of the year, according … Continue reading

evasi0n jailbreak used on nearly 7 million iOS 6.0/6.1 devices

iOS 6 and 6.1 jailbreaking tool evasi0n has become the most quickly-adopted hacking tool for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch. The tool was the first jailbreaking software released for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1. The tool, which was released earlier this week, has been used on nearly seven million iOS devices since its launch, … Continue reading

Facebook updates ‘Nearby’ feature for iOS and Android

Facebook updates ‘Nearby’ feature for iOS and Android   Facebook updated both its Android and iOS apps with the ‘Nearby’ feature on Monday; the feature helps discover businesses close to where you are. According to Facebook, this update will try and make it easier for users to discover places favoured by friends nearby. Previously, when … Continue reading

Security weakness in Android App SSL Implementations

Security weakness in Android App SSL Implementations   The most common approach to protect data during communication on the Android platform is to use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. Thousands of applications in the Google Play market that are using these implementations. A group of researchers including Sascha Fahl, Marian … Continue reading

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