Archive for the ‘Security’ Category
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 28, 2015 under General Tech, Security
As much as modern technology is something that everyone can enjoy and benefit from, it's often the generations that grow up and help develop it, which understand it the best. Perhaps that's why, with ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 27, 2015 under Security
Valve had a bit of a panic moment last week as users discovered an exploit that allowed Steam accounts to be accessed using a username. For some reason, something over on Valve's end made it so that ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 24, 2015 under Security
As much as contactless payments with a debit or credit card represent a much easier way to go about paying for things you want, since you don't even need to remember your pin code, they represent a ma... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 22, 2015 under Highlights 2, Network, Security
Like with every aspect of our modern lives, securing your home is becoming as connected as the rest of it. There are apps and companion hardware available, which is exactly what we are looking at toda... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 21, 2015 under Security
One of the more controversial aspects of the Ashley Madison 'dating' website, was that it actually charged users to delete their accounts, a practice that many felt was exploitative. So did the hacker... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 20, 2015 under Channel, Security
Microsoft might have been trimming the fact over the past year, with thousands of employees losing their long standing positions with the company, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have the money to in... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 20, 2015 under Security
Dating sites often contain a lot more personal data on its users than your average website, so it's important they keep that information secret. That goes doubly so for sites like Ashley Madison, whi... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 15, 2015 under Security
It seems that Epic Games is the latest company to have its servers compromised. It seems that a hacker managed to get access to the Epic games forum servers and accessed username, email address, passw... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 14, 2015 under Security
Flash was once a mainstay of the online world, providing us with everything from animations, to games, to vibrating pop-up banners, but no more. With the advent of smartphones that dropped support for... more.
11 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 10, 2015 under Security
Earlier this week, Daybreak Studios CEO, John Smedley, went on a bit of a Twitter rant directed at a cyber criminal responsible for calling in a bomb threat on on... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 10, 2015 under Security
When the White House's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was cracked wide open by some unknown actors earlier this year, it was thought that as many as 4.2 million people had had their records copi... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 9, 2015 under Security
Another day, another leading public figure who's calling for the breaking of encryption so that it can effectively track terrorist organisations. This time it's the head of the FBI, James Comey, who s... more.
16 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 9, 2015 under Security
Daybreak CEO John Smedley is the man who's flight was downed last year when hackers called in a bomb threat and leaked his personal information. So you can understand that now one of those respons... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 8, 2015 under Security
A new draft law being considered by Chinese parliament could increase the censorship of its internet even more, making information harder for average citizens - without the knowledge of proxies - to a... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 6, 2015 under Security
When we first learned about the NSA's XKEYSCORE software back in the 2013 Edward Snowden revelations, it was clear that it was (and is) a pretty versatile piece of software, able to parse huge swatche... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 3, 2015 under Security
Plex, the service that allows users to stream videos stored on their local hard drives to other devices was hacked earlier this week. At the time, Plex said that it only believed its forums were affec... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 29, 2015 under Security
Last week, Samsung ran in to quite the PR nightmare when it was discovered that the company's own SW Update tool contained a little program titled 'Disable_... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 26, 2015 under Security
It looks like Valve is changing its policy on item recovery for trade scam victims. Ever since trading was implemented on Steam, phishing and scams have become a bit of a problem but up until now if y... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 25, 2015 under Development, Security
Using a bounty system to hunt out bugs has proven to be an effective system to get your community involved in the QA process of software making. The same goes for games as much as anything else, which... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 25, 2015 under Security
In the aftermath of revelations that the USA spent half a decade spying on France's presidents and members of its cabinet, discovering phone call meta data and occasionally content, many French polit... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 24, 2015 under Security
Apparently not content with snooping on the smartphone of the German chancellor Angela Merkel, the NSA also spent over half a decade spying on the last three French presidents, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 23, 2015 under Security
In the name of thwarting terrorism, British and US intelligence agencies have taken part in many questionable practices over the past few years. Of... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 17, 2015 under Security
Smart home devices have been making their way to the market for some time now but there is always room for improvement. This week, Paris-based tech company, Netatmo, is launching a new smart home secu... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 17, 2015 under Security
It turns out that Samsung's pre-installed version of SwiftKey for the Galaxy S6 has a security flaw, which is putting user data at risk of being snatched up. According to a US security firm, the issue... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 17, 2015 under Security
Bounties have proved an affective way of tackling security issues with software in the past, since it incentivises the kind of people who hunt out such things to report them, rather than using it to d... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 16, 2015 under Security
LastPass, a password management service designed to keep your many different passwords secure in one place, has been hacked, so the company is now advising users to go ahead and change all of their pa... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 15, 2015 under Security
Earlier this month, we learned that hackers - possibly from China - had infiltrated the White House Office of Personnel Management and had copied documents on millions of government employees. While t... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 15, 2015 under Channel, Security
Members of the British intelligence community, including MI6, GCHQ and the Royal Navy took aim at Edward Snowden last week, calling him a traitor and suggesting that by revealing secretive CIA documen... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 9, 2015 under Security
In the aftermath of the Edward Snowden revelations, the US tech industry took a big hit in consumer confidence, as it came to light that many of the biggest companies had been feeding the NSA and GCHQ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 8, 2015 under Security
One of the fallacies often pushed forward by marketers and policy makers, is that consumers don't mind data being gathered on them; whether that information is the meta data for their phone calls - "i... more.
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