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Security agency recommends disabling Java, due to exploit

Internet users should consider disabling Java in their browsers because of an exploit that can allow remote attackers to execute code on a vulnerable system, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) recommended late Thursday.

Why I avoid iOS piracy

Legal and moral arguments about piracy will never die. But the practical implications of running illegitimate software are what really scares Marco Tabini.

Natural ID brings fingerprint recognition to phones, tablets

The fingerprint authentication technology, developed by Validity Sensors, may someday replace your smartphone’s passwords and pin numbers.

Review: Proximo lets you use your iPhone to find your keys

Kensington's Proximo uses Bluetooth-enabled fobs and tags that enable you to use your iPhone to find your keys or other valuables.

2012 in review: The year in Apple news

Mac and iOS may have dominated Apple news this year, but they weren't the only developments. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman recount the rest of what happened in 2012.

Review: 1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe

Agile Bits's from-the-ground-up rewrite of its popular password-management software brings many crucial improvements over its predecessor.

Examining Apple’s Security Efforts in 2012

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Security expert Rich Mogull runs down Apple's year in security over at TidBits. If it's detail you're looking for, it's here in spades.

Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account.

When password security questions aren't secure

What's your biggest password weakness? Probably the security questions that let you reset your passwords for iCloud, Gmail, and other services. Keep ahead of the hackers with these tips.

How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)

Even if you trust most of your passwords to a password manager, you'll have to remember a few. Here's the best way to make memorable ones without compromising security.