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Turn off biometric mobile access on Android if you fear it could be abused

Facial recognition and fingerprint scanning are convenient ways to tap into your phone quickly while providing security against unwanted access. If you worry the technology could be abused, however, you can easily turn off biometrics on Android. Under the “Lock screen & security” settings, select the appropriate section under Biometrics, and turn it off. Using […]

Enable Security Features to Protect and “Find My Phone”

Misplacing or having your devices stolen can put a damper on vacation plans. It can easily happen to anyone. Set up the “find my phone” feature on your devices. This will allow you to find, remotely wipe data and/or disable the device if it gets into the wrong hands. Make sure all devices are password […]

Lock down your login

Fortify your online accounts by enabling the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device. Your usernames and passphrases are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media.

Set a login code or biometric for your laptop

When you start up your laptop, do you have to enter a password to reach the home screen?  It’s good to implement these types of protections, but biometric options (fingerprint or facial scan, usually) are even better. They can’t be stolen or guessed like a password can, making them more secure. Windows Hello and Apple […]

Oops: iPhone 5s biometric ID has been compromised

Apple’s new iPhone 5s device keeps on being tested all over the place. Only few days after discovering a loophole in its lock-screen, a new bypass was found. One of the most interesting features introduced in the new iPhone is the biometric lock mechanism, which the company called – ‘Touch ID’. This is a mechanism […]