Archive for the ‘Security’ Category
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.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on July 30, 2014 under Blackberry, Mobile, Security, Smartphone
Less than two weeks after Apple and IBM agreed to offer enterprise-tailored services with sophisticated security, BlackBerry, whose main customers are enterprises, governments and other organizations ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 24, 2014 under Security
Around 50,000 websites are currently vulnerable to malware and backdoor access thanks to a security hole found in a Word Press plugin, according to researcher, Daniel Cid. Security firm, Sucuri, say... more.
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.
14 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 ... 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... 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.
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