Three reasons to be excited about: Mobile Payments

While paying through a mobile device, wearable or digital card may seem like a high-tech near future, the reality is that mobile payments are already soaring around the globe. Earlier in April, GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) released its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services.  The report indicates that there […]

Why Netflix is spending millions on encryption

The popular streaming service Netflix recently announced in their quarterly letter to shareholders that they plan to secure their entire service with HTTPS. While some parts of Netflix already use encryption, such as the registration and payment services, the intention is now to encrypt the entire service for users on all platforms. This includes the […]

Five things we learned from Snapchat’s first transparency report

At the start of April, messaging service Snapchat revealed that they release a biannual transparency report. Transparency reports detail the requests for user data that received from governments around the world and what (if any) action was taken. Snapchat’s first report contains the first four months’ worth of data, as they didn’t want to delay […]

All four major browsers hacked at pwn2own

Last week computer hacking competition pwn2own once again took place at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver. During the competition, hackers and security researchers are challenged to exploit popular software and devices using previously unknown vulnerabilities. Successful hackers win the device that they exploited, a cash prize, and a “Masters” jacket celebrating the year of their win. Pwn2own 2015 was an incredibly […]