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WhatsApp security flaw should be a quick fix for Facebook

Worried that someone might be eavesdropping on your WhatsApp chats? Facebook might just have the solution. Earlier today, we reported on a security issue involving the Android version of mobile messenger WhatsApp. The vulnerability, discovered by security researcher¬†Bas Bosschert, basically involves extracting the app’s SQLite database from the phone’s microSD storage, which is usually accessible

Here’s how the NSA can listen in on your conversations

Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave us a peek into how far-reaching the agency’s digital spying activities are. US and foreign citizens alike decried how the NSA’s PRISM program can hone in on supposed enemies of the state and pick up relevant conversations — all in the name of national security, of course.

Russian Government Considering PlayBook or Android, iPad Banned?

According to the Financial Post the Russian government has growing concerns with the security options available on Apple’s iPad. According to reports the Russian government is looking for a tablet platform for it’s government workers that is more cryptographically secure.¬† RIM’s Playbook, Android or a device built by a Russian agency are all in contention