Archive for the ‘Security’ Category
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 21, 2014 under Security
Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke at a New York based hacking conference, Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) this weekend. Broadcasting himseelf via a video feed from Moscow where he currently resides un... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 18, 2014 under Security
One of the biggest problems I had with the recent Robocop remake, was that while the technology was impressive, it was so much less so than the original from back in the day. Sure robotics that can... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 17, 2014 under Security
Google has decided that enough is enough. Hackers, be they government sponsored security experts or bedroom nerds with a gift for social engineering, are the latest target of Google investment, as it ... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 14, 2014 under Security, Software & Gaming
EA might not have been this year's most hated company, but it looks like it might be gearing up to win next time around, as some redditors have discovered what appears to be covert snooping by the com... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 9, 2014 under Security
I'm not breaking any ground when I saw that a lot of people download media illegally. You've told us for one, but it's a widespread thing that continually shows up in the headlines when a new movie is... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 2, 2014 under Security
The business of blocking websites relating to The Pirate Bay has become old hat in the past year or so. We've seen the original blocked in countries all over Europe and proxies getting the same treatm... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 1, 2014 under Security
Breaking into places and getting caught doesn't usually land you a job, but that's exactly what happened to UN hacker Matthew Beddoes, who last year was sentenced to three years for trying to digitall... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 27, 2014 under Security
Steam accounts are under attack from a new phishing scam that tricks users in to downloading malicious software that bypasses Valve's Steam Guard system, according to Malwarebytes Unpacked. Valve lau... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 23, 2014 under Security
More than 300,000 servers are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites aren't bothering to patch it up. So far, only 9000 servers were patched last month, leaving behind plenty of vulnerable... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 16, 2014 under General Tech, Security
Usually when we report on a hacking, it has something to do with a retail store or a tech firm. However, this hacking group decided to go in a different direction and stole 650,000 passwords from Dom... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 12, 2014 under Security
A flaw in the TweetDeck plugin for the Chrome web browser saw over 80,000 twitter accounts automatically retweet a message yesterday, including big name ones like the BBC and one associated with the W... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 10, 2014 under Security
Another US firm has stepped forward to condemn China's military for its digital attacks on US companies. This time CrowdStrike, a technology security firm is accusing China's unit 61486 of the People... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 5, 2014 under Channel, Security
It was this very week in 2013 that first saw revelations of the NSA, GCHQ and the US government's advanced spying regime first hit the internet, as Edward Snowden divulged masses of secretive document... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 4, 2014 under Security
The FBI and National Crime Agency have given PC users a two week warning to update their anti-virus software or at least get some as the Gameover Zeus virus is going to start allowing more cybercrimin... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 26, 2014 under Security
A security breach at New Zealand's 34 terraflops supercomputer, FitzRoy, caused those in charge to pull the plug on it and disconnect it from the internet, keeping it away from the nefarious individua... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 26, 2014 under Security
For two years, Cinavia anti-piracy protection has been a thorn in the side of pirates the world over, by popping up a message that mutes audio and halts visuals on DVD and Blu-Ray players if an unauth... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 23, 2014 under General Tech, Security
You may have heard that eBay was hacked around March this year but the company has only just got around to asking all of its users to change their passwords this week. However, now it looks like someo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 23, 2014 under Security
If anything has been learned by the tech community over the past few years, it's that determined hackers will almost always get what they want. Whether you take a look back at Anonymous' impressive re... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 22, 2014 under Security, Software & Gaming
Dealing with hackers and cheaters is an endless battle for those running online multiplayer games. FPS titles are often some of the worst hit due to their popularity, with wall-hacks and aimbots somet... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 22, 2014 under Security
If you visit online auction site Ebay this morning, you'll be prompted to change your password due to what the site describes as a "cyberattack," that occurred earlier this year, giving the nefarious ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 20, 2014 under Channel, Security
The MPAA and other media lobby groups have seemingly tried everything when it comes to getting file sharing sites shut down. They've tried shutting down the servers, they've tried blocking the domains... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 15, 2014 under Security
It was bound to happen in the wake of the Snowden revelations last year, that let us all know just how much our goverments and others were keeping tabs on us, but we're only starting to see the data f... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 2, 2014 under Security
Earlier this week we reported on an Internet Explorer bug that could potentially hurt Windows XP users since the decade old OS was no longer supported. However, Microsoft decided that it wouldn't be a... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 28, 2014 under Security
If you're still clinging on to the 12 year old Windows XP operating system then you might want to think about upgrading as a new security flaw has been found that allows hackers to gain full user perm... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 17, 2014 under Security
The Heartbleed bug has been around for a couple of years but it caused quite a stir when it was publicly revealed last week. However, there had been no reports of people abusing the bug until now, a C... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 16, 2014 under Security, Software & Gaming
DRM is a controversial topic in gaming. Our console cousins don't tend to be too bothered by it, since it's rare it ever causes problems on those closed systems, but on the PC, where supposedly the ma... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 10, 2014 under Security
Heartbleed is bad. For those that haven't heard yet, it's a security flaw that's potentially opened up as many as two thirds of the world's websites to digital thieves and the worst part is that the f... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 9, 2014 under Security
Kaspersky Labs recently conducted a study on cyber criminal activity and found that last year the number of financial malware attacks rose to 28.4 million, which is 27.6 per cent more than 2012. Not o... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 8, 2014 under Security
Today is the day that Microsoft officially ends support for Windows XP, one of its most popular pieces of software ever and of course, everyone is trying to scare up a storm so that in the wake of no ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 21, 2014 under Security
After six months of investigation, in a joint effort between local police forces, the FBI and Riot games, a 21 year old Australian man has been charged with hacking into online MOBA League of Legends ... more.
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