Archive for the ‘Security’ Category
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 12, 2016 under Security
Back in 2014, Sony Pictures suffered from a massive cyber attack, which had long-lasting repercussions for the company. Now, over a full year later, some new evidence has come to light, tying the atta... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 11, 2016 under Security
Earlier this week we learned that cracking group 3DM would be taking a year off to see if there would be any effect on game sales. However, many took this to mean that the group just couldn't break De... more.
28 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 11, 2016 under Development, Security
If you haven't heard of Denuvo, you're probably a law abiding game purchaser and deserve to pat yourself on the back - as long as you aren't pre-ordering too many titles. If you have though, you'll no... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 10, 2016 under Security
The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) of Parliament, a previously rather quite organisation has stepped out of the shadows to lambaste the British government over its proposed Investigatory Po... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 9, 2016 under Camera, Highlights V, Security
While a smart home was once thought the preserve of the uber rich today with wireless apps and plug-in security systems, anyone can have a connected household. All you need is something like the Smano... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 4, 2016 under Security
The official forums for Day Z have been hacked, with email addresses, usernames and passwords for all accounts made vulnerable. As a security measure the forums have now been closed while the flaw is... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 1, 2016 under Security
Despite David Cameron and Theresa May calling for a better insight into the websites we visit with the potentially fast tracked Investigatory Powers Bill, a committee of politicians has warned that it... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 25, 2016 under Security
While it is common knowledge at this point that Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, the company hasn't actually done much with the messenger app until recently. Just last week it was announced t... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 22, 2016 under Security
Microsoft is finally going to start hiding user IP addresses by default on Skype. It has been known for years now that there is an exploit within Skype that allows you to obtain an IP address, which c... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 22, 2016 under Security
Amid all the arguments about encryption ongoing in the press and government right now, it's easy to forget that it's something that GCHQ and other intelligence agencies have been railing against for s... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 22, 2016 under Security
As much as you have to applaud anyone for taking digital security seriously enough to attend a conference about it, you have to wonder how much they're taking in when they willingly give away their Tw... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 21, 2016 under Development, Security
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 19, 2016 under Security
Following its ending of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbour data exchange scheme last year, the European Union is demanding tighter controls and protections on how America requests information from EU companies... more.
21 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 18, 2016 under Security
In an effort to help obscure its communications from the many worldwide intelligence agencies trying to hunt them down, members of terrorist group Daesh now have their own encrypted chat application. ... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 13, 2016 under Security
If you access Facebook messenger, Twitter DMs, Skype or any other messaging service during work hours, be careful, as there is now legal precedent for your boss to look over your shoulder. In a landm... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 13, 2016 under Security
In yet another instance of top intelligence officials in U.S. agencies having their personal details revealed to the world, director of national intelligence, James Clapper has had his phone hacked, w... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 12, 2016 under Security
Independent public data rights authority, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has attacked plans by the government to push through the Investigatory Powers Bill, often called the Snooper's Ch... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 11, 2016 under Security
The recent power outages in Ukraine which saw upwards of 80,000 people left without electricity, are now said to have been caused by hackers. The BlackEnergy malware is thought to have been used in th... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 8, 2016 under Event, Security
Edward Snowden has made an appearance at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Not, as you might expect, in person, but on a display with its own locomotion, looking rather like the meeting room in D... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 7, 2016 under Security
Last year saw the launch of the Blackphone, a smartphone designed and built for the super security/privacy conscious. However, even a device built to be secure can run into problems as independent res... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 7, 2016 under Security
The second largest TV and broadband provider in the U.S., Time Warner Cable, has released a statement saying that around a third of a million of its customers may have had their email and passwords co... more.
19 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 6, 2016 under Security
Although stopping game-pirates has seen developers get creative with their methods, it often seems about as futile as copyright protections on movies and music. That may not be the case for much longe... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 31, 2015 under Security
If Microsoft thinks that intelligence agencies or governments from around the world are attempting to gain access to one of their user's email accounts, it has promised to issue a warning to that pers... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 30, 2015 under Security
It has taken a few days but Valve has finally explained exactly what went wrong with Steam on Christmas day, when a caching error allowed users to see someone else's account while visiting the Steam s... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 30, 2015 under Channel, Security
A group claiming responsibility for the leak of several high-profile movies, some pre-release, has apologised to director of The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino. It didn't mean to hurt anyone it sai... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 30, 2015 under Security
Passwords are problematic for many reasons. You know that, I know that, and John McAfee certainly knows it; digital security has been a major part of his presidential campaign after all. Perhaps it s... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 23, 2015 under Security
The British government's Department of Education, has called for new filtering and content control systems for school computers accessing the internet. Not only does it want better monitoring to make ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 22, 2015 under Security
Apple has once again raised concerns about the British government's plans to introduce the Investigatory Powers Bill, waiting until the final moments of the public consultation to submit its eight pag... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 16, 2015 under Security
Last year over the course of Christmas day, a group of cyber criminals launched a series of DDOS attacks on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Some involved claimed it was to force kids to appreci... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 15, 2015 under Security, Tablet PC
The person allegedly behind the recent hack of several million children's accounts on the VTech Innotab tablet has been arrested. The 21 year old from the UK was said to have exposed information, pict... more.
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