Archive for the ‘Security’ Category
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 23, 2016 under Security
Update: Following on from yesterday's news, Yahoo has officially confirmed that it suffered a major security breach in which the information of 500 million user accounts was stolen. This hack actually... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 22, 2016 under Security
It looks like Yahoo may have suffered a massive security breach recently, which could impact millions of users. So far, Yahoo has yet to publicly confirm the data leak but according to sources close t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 21, 2016 under Security
Tesla has released a hotfix for its Model S electric car to close a potentially nasty hole in its security, which could have allowed hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle's Controller Area N... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 20, 2016 under Online, Security
If you download the latest version of the Opera browser today, you'll be able to access the new built-in VPN feature which has been discussed for some time now. Originally made available in the develo... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 20, 2016 under Apps, Security
In another instance of a Pokémon Go player being attacked by someone unscrupulous, we have a near perfect video account of the crime, since the victim was livestreaming the whole time. In it we see t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 15, 2016 under Security
More athlete confidential files have been released by the hackers responsible for cracking into the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) servers and stealing away medical records. Although it appeared that... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 14, 2016 under Security
WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, confirmed yesterday that its databases had been hacked and confidential medical data, some of it on U.S. olympic athletes, had been stolen. Worse still, this hack i... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 8, 2016 under Online, Security
In the gradual disintegration of support for Adobe's Flash player, porn sites are some of the last hold outs, but not for much longer. With browsers like Chrome ending support for it in the near futu... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 6, 2016 under Security
During the 2015-2016 year ending in March, a total of 206 people were prosecuted utilising new 'revenge porn' laws introduced at the start of last year. This comes out of a Crown Prosecution Service... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 2, 2016 under Security
The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, has been sentenced to a total of 52 months in jail by a U.S. court, after extradition to the country earlier this year. He plead guilty to several charges relati... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 31, 2016 under Security
Way back in 2012, the Dropbox database was hacked, leading to 68 million users having their details stolen. At the time, Dropbox reported that user email addresses were in-fact stolen but didn't touch... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 26, 2016 under Security
In the wake of the Italian earthquake which has claimed the lives of several hundred people, local residents of stricken areas are being asked to remove the password protection on their Wi-Fi networks... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 26, 2016 under Security
In mid-July last year the Epic Games forum had been hacked, leaving thousands of users compromised. Now, just over a year later, history has repeated itself, this time though, over 800,000 logins have... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 25, 2016 under Security
The PlayStation network has historically not been the most secure. It has suffered at least one major breach over the last several years, during which millions of accounts were compromised. Now, it lo... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 24, 2016 under Security, Software & Gaming
Denuvo has spent the last year and a half standing tall amidst the pirate throngs that would tear it down, protecting games of all kinds from being played illegally. In recent weeks though it has beg... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 17, 2016 under Security
Yesterday the news hit that an organisation appeared to have hacked the command and control server for an NSA-tied hacking group, purportedly known as Equation Group. Looking at the information and to... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 16, 2016 under Security
Hackers are some of the most security conscious in the world. When you're trying to break safeguards all day, you have a good knowledge of how to protect yourself. So you'd assume a group of white hat... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 10, 2016 under Security
It looks like the official Dota 2 forum has been targeted by hackers as the site was apparently breached last month, with nearly two million user records accessed, which include email addresses, passw... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 10, 2016 under Online, Security
Following years of security leaks, the world and its dog have decided it's time we ditched Adobe's Flash web standard for good, but we can't just take it out back and shoot it, it needs to be a slow, ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 9, 2016 under Security
The bane of game crackers the world over, Denuvo, may have finally begun to weaken in the face of an onslaught of hacking attempts, as several titles protected by the game have now appeared on popular... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 4, 2016 under Security, Software & Gaming
Pokémon Go has shown that whether it's rushing around in parks, or rabidly speculating online, when rare Pokémon appear in one form or the other, people get very excited. Don't get too wound up thou... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 3, 2016 under Security
Bitcoin value has plummeted once again after $77 million worth of the digital currency was stolen during a hack on the Hong-Kong based exchange, Bitfinex. The security breach was discovered on Tuesday... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 3, 2016 under Security
In a move that can't please Yahoo or its potential new owners at Verizon, around 200 million of the web giant's customer details are said to be available for sale on the dark web. Yahoo has said since... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 2, 2016 under Mobile, Security
The battery status and longevity check built into HTML5 to allow web providers to display low-power versions of their sites to those without much battery left, has been hijacked by tracking APIs to ke... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 27, 2016 under Security
It looks like LastPass is facing a security issue as a dangerous zero-day bug has been found, which can apparently completely compromise user accounts according to reports this week. Right now, millio... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 7, 2016 under Security
Of the free anti-virus and anti-malware programs out there, Avast and AVG are two of the most popular. Now though whichever one you opt for, Avast will benefit, as it's purchased its rival anti-virus ... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 6, 2016 under Security
The FBI has announced that at the conclusion of its investigation into U.S. presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton, over her use of an unsecured private email server while Secretary of State, that the... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 1, 2016 under Security
Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, has become the latest technology executive to have his social media accounts hacked, with a particular individual claiming responsibility for it on Twitter, announ... more.
16 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 30, 2016 under Security, Software & Gaming
Denuvo is a name that sends shudders down the spines of pirates the world over, as it has meant that some games, no matter how hard people tried, have remained uncracked and unplayable for those not w... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 28, 2016 under Security
Over the past couple of years, the age old dominance of adware, spyware and trojans has begun to die off in favour of something new and far more malicious: ransomware. The evolution continues to this ... more.
- Retail leak shows specs of Intel Kaby Lake 7700K and 7600K CPUs... Filed under: CPU
- Samsung has exchanged ‘around half’ of Galaxy Note 7s in US... Filed under: Mobile
- Yahoo confirms ‘state-sponsored’ hack, 500 million accounts affected... Filed under: Security
- Assassin’s Creed won’t return until its ready, could miss 2017... Filed under: Software & Gaming
- Rocksteady is moving away from Batman after Arkham VR... Filed under: Software & Gaming