Customers of Edinburgh City Council who have asked for debt advice in the past could find that their details have been stolen by hackers, they managed to get into the councils computer system and steal confidential records, the council recommends that anyone who has used this service in the past should keep an eye […]Read More Hackers Get Into Edinburgh City Council Computers And Steal Data
Have you ever wondered where all these idea for robots come from and indeed, where they are all leading to? Well it seems that the Robots App Store know exactly where the future is and have come up with this cool info graphic that really makes you think about the development of robots. Here is […]Read More Welcome To The World Of Robot Apps
It may be something to do with the amount of media coverage on the subject, but it seems that there are a lot of Facebook users who have noticed the “Other Messages” tab underneath their standard “Messages” tab, needless to say many people have found that there are messages in there that they had no […]Read More Suddenly Facebook Users Find They Have Hidden Messages
There are some interesting emails doing the rounds that offer more than season’s greetings, they come with an attachment with the title “License_key_ID[random number].zip” and yes open it at your peril becuase according to Sophos it contains a nice dose of the Troj/Bredo-MY Trojan horse malware. This is a sample of the text of the […]Read More Beware Of Emails Offering Your Adobe InDesign CS4 License Key
Anyone who has seen the film version of Dan Browns, The Da Vinci Code will know about the device that they needed to open in order to find the clue! Therefore, it stands to reason that this level of security would be ideal for a keeping data on a flash drive safe and that is […]Read More Da Vinci Code USB Flash Drive
We all know about ID theft, but do we know just how big a business this is and how much would the personal ID of someone be worth to the criminals. These are questions that can be answered as research in this area shows. Apparently the average persons ID is worth around $5,000 (£3,200), which doesn’t […]Read More Just How Much Is Your ID Worth?
The Australian regional airline Regional Express (Rex) has reported that on one of its internal flights from Lismore to Sydney a passenger’s iPhone 4 began to smoke and then glow red, it was extinguished before any serious damage could occur. In accordance to security procedures, the device has been handed over to the Australian Transport Safety […]Read More Australian Airline Reports iPhone 4 Explosion
Sometimes the European Union actually does do something that people want, or appear to want that is! Not that long ago we see that BT were ordered block certain sites, such as Newzbin at the request of copyright holders yet despite this ban having little effect, it seems now that internet users have the support […]Read More ISP’s Cannot Be Forced To Block Content
So you think that you have a cool and safe password! Well not if it is on the top 25 worst passwords of 2011 list. This is a list that has been compiled by SplashData, who are a firm that just happens to be in the business of developing password management apps! Never the less […]Read More Just How Good Do You Think Your Password Is?
When someone signs up for a social media, dating, or just about any other account online they are agreeing to the sites Terms of Service (TOS), but putting the wrong age or weight could soon be a crime under new legislation being sort by the US Department of Justice. Therefore, anyone under the eighteen who […]Read More Violating TOS Could Soon Be A Crime
The largest social network in the world, Facebook has been under attack with users being spammed by violent and pornographic images. However, Facebook do deny that they are responsible for a flaw in the system; in fact, they blame an unnamed browser with a vulnerability that was expolited. This issue has now been solved and […]Read More Facebook Clears Up Spam Images
Following reports that the computer systems inside some of the nuclear sites in Iran have been attacked by the Duqu virus, experts within Iran are starting to fight back according to a statement! The world was alerted to the virus by the security firm Symantec; they found a virus running a similar to Stuxnet. However […]Read More Iran Fights The Duqu Virus
It seems that the Steam game service run by Valve, has been attacked by hackers and although there is no evidence one way or the other that data has been taken, it is possible that credit card and other data belonging to the thirty five million users could have been compromised. The company is in […]Read More Valve Confirms Steam Was Hacked
Amazing as it may sound, malware, computer viruses or however you wish to describe them have been around since the 70’s! In fact, the first computer virus was the Creeper Worm created in 1970 and attacked Arpanet. Since then the virus has mutated many times until what we see today sophisticated programmes that can sometimes […]Read More How Malware Has Mutated Over Time
The FBI has announced the disbanding of a hacker group and their army of zombie computers, all four million of them! These computers could be in homes or in the workplace and the owners probably had no idea that their computer was part of this money making machine. However don’t fret there is a way […]Read More Did Your Computer Help To Steal $14 Million?