Archive for the ‘Security’ Category
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 20, 2014 under General Tech, Security
The US government is attempting to fight back against the new encryption technologies used on smartphones. An official at the US Department of Justice stated that tragedy would ensue if the authoritie... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 20, 2014 under Security
Whenever you find yourself setting up a home security camera, chances are it's to keep an eye on something precious too you. However unless you set a solid password on your camera's online feed, you c... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 19, 2014 under Operating Systems, Security
Microsoft has put out an emergency patch for the Kerberos Bug, which could allow an attacker to perform privilege escalation on all versions of Windows. This will mark the software maker's third emerg... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 19, 2014 under Security
WhatsApp has revealed that going forward, it will be encrypting every chat message sent via the service by default, signalling another step in the right direction for privacy online. The rollout was a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 10, 2014 under Security
The FBI is currently investigating an attack on the US Postal Service's employee data and officials are currently stating that China's government hacking groups are currently prime suspects in the on-... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 6, 2014 under Security
The old mantra for MAC and iOS systems, was that they couldn't get viruses. That was never true, but it was certainly the reality for most users when the world and his dog didn't have an iPhone. Today... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 4, 2014 under Security
One of the keystone shocks of the big Edward Snowden reveals last year, was that tech giants like Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and many others had been forced into handing over information to th... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 21, 2014 under Security
US office supplies company Staples has announced that it is currently cooperating with police to help it investigate a potential security breach which could have made payment card details of its custo... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 20, 2014 under Security
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have got off to a good start in China since last week but those attempting to connect to iCloud may face a nasty surprise as last night, the Chinese firewall began blocking all... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 17, 2014 under Security
Facebook has come to the realization that securing a server just isn't enough to keep passwords out of the hands of cyber criminals anymore, which is why the company is approaching security a little d... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 14, 2014 under Security
Late last night, an anonymous Pastebin user claimed to have compromised almost seven million Dropbox account credentials, including emails and passwords. The user posted the first 400 direct to Pasteb... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 13, 2014 under Security
Over the past year, the world has become much more aware of the way government's sniff out data on potential criminals: in short, everything is recorded. Edward Snowden's revelations about this have h... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 13, 2014 under Security
Late last week, the world learned that it isn't just celebrities that have been victim of a photo hacking scandal, but the public too. A large number of Snapchat users are said to have been affected,... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 8, 2014 under General Tech, Security
Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the US government, alleging that its First Amendment rights to free speech are being violated by rules that prevent the company from disclosing the amount of nation... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 1, 2014 under Security
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US, has charged four individuals with hacking into gaming companies like Microsoft, Epic Games and Zombie Studios, as well as the US army, and stealing... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 26, 2014 under Apple, Security
Ever since the Bash bug became public knowledge, companies have been scrambling to patch it up, plenty of Linux distros already have fixes and now Apple has promised to get a fix out for OS X soon. ... more.
61 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 25, 2014 under Security
A new exploit has been discovered for Unix-based systems that some experts are claiming could be more harmful than the SSL bug, Heartbleed, which was discovered earlier this year. This new exploit is... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 22, 2014 under Security
eBay hasn't been entirely upfront with its users this year when it comes to site attacks and information being stolen. Some eBay listings have been found to automatically redirect users to malicious ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 22, 2014 under Security
Startups are a great thing for any industry, as they bring in new people, new ideas and often that leads to innovation. However when it comes to smartphone apps, it can also lead to vulnerabilities an... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 19, 2014 under Security
In what is being described as one of the worst ever breaches of customer data, Home Depot, the US DIY supplies chain has announced that over a five month period, beginning in April this year, the deta... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 11, 2014 under Security
Earlier this week five million Gmail username and password combinations were posted on to a Russian forum site, 60 per cent of which were reportedly still active. It's bad but you don't necessarily ne... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 1, 2014 under Security
Kickasstorrents, one of the world's largest torrent search sites, has announced that it is now forcing SSL encryption for all visitors, meaning that it's now much, much harder for internet service pro... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 28, 2014 under Camera, Highlights, Security
Once upon a time, protecting your home with security cameras was a pipe dream for the paranoid. It was not just seen as unnecessary, but impractical, ungodly expensive and even if you did set up a net... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 15, 2014 under Mobile, Security
It turns out that an Android Smartphone's gyroscope can be transformed into a microphone capable of listening in on you without your express permission. The discovery was made by security researchers ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 14, 2014 under Security
Edward Snowden is back in the news again today, after detailing to Wired during an extensive interview, tha... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 12, 2014 under Security
British children of the future could be far more digital security concious than they are today, as a new scheme by American global aerospace and defence technology developer, Northrop Grumman, in coo... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 11, 2014 under Security
Yahoo has announced that along with search giant Google, it plans to develop an entirely secure, encrypted email service that will prevent hackers, governments or even themselves, from being able to r... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 6, 2014 under Security
According to US digital security firm Hold Security, a Russian criminal group has perpetrated the biggest hack in living history, stealing over 1.2 billion usernames and password combinations from ove... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 5, 2014 under Security
Back in June, security researcher, Joshua Rogers, discovered a bug in Paypal's two factor authentication system, allowing it to be completely bypassed by logging in through a 'special' page. Despit... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 4, 2014 under Security
China has continued its general consolidation inward when it comes to the internet and has announced that both Symantec and Kapersky anti-virus are no longer approved vendors. Instead, it's promoting ... more.
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