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  • Linkedin Passwords Leaked

    FIRST THINGS FIRST THIS MORNING, if you use the business networking site linkedin, before you read any further - log in and change your password now. Last night it was reported that an "encrypted" copy (actually a hashed version) of 6.5 million users passwords was posted on a Russian hacking site. ...

  • TicketWeb Customer Database Hacked

    Customers of UK ticketing agency TicketWeb, a subsidiary of TicketMaster, received phishing emails from the company over the weekend after its direct email marketing system was hacked. Users received an email that told them their current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader was out of date, and asked them to upgrade to ...

  • German Police Use FaceBook Photos to Hunt Down Crooks

    Police in the German state of Lower-Saxony will soon use their networks of Facebook “friends” to find missing persons and hunt out suspected criminals, according to the state’s interior minister. The decision to use social media in manhunts follows the completion of a pilot scheme in the northern city of Hanover ...

  • Safer Internet Day – 7th February 2012

    On Safer Internet Day, more than 100 events in 30 European countries will encourage children, their families and teachers, to discover the digital world together. This is the ninth annual Safer Internet Day, celebrated in more than 70 countries worldwide as part of a global drive to promote safer Internet ...

  • Saudi Group Hack 400,000 Israelis

    A Saudi Arabian hacking group claims it has leaked information on up to 400,000 Israelis, including names, addresses and credit card details. The data dump follows a reported attack on Israeli websites and has already led to fraudulent use of the sensitive info. Credit card biz Isracard said it had issued ...

  • iMessage Still Leaks Your Messages To Stolen iPhones

    Victims of iPhone theft have discovered that remotely wiping the nicked kit won't stop iMessage content being delivered to the thief, who can continue to respond under the owner's name. The flaw was spotted by one David Hovis, whose wife had her iPhone lifted and promptly deactivated the mobile number, remotely ...

  • Siri Allows iPhone Security Overide

    Siri - the Apple iPhones' voice controlled personal assistant poses a vast security threat to your data, if left in its default mode - even when your iPhone is locked. The default setting for Siri allows it to accept and execute voice commands on a locked iPhone.  Activating the app on ...

  • Microsoft Denies XBox Live Network Hack

    Microsoft have denied a claim that Xbox Live has been hacked. The Sun newspaper in the UK reported that hackers "hacked into thousands of Xbox Live accounts to steal millions of pounds"  this morning; but Microsoft have denied that the Live network had been compromised and had said that gamers who ...

  • Diaspora Co-Founder Dies Aged 22

    Open-source social network Diaspora has launched a redesigned alpha version of its software, with invites going out to users of the site hours before it was confirmed that co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy, 22, had died. Diaspora is considered by some to be an alternative to Facebook's silo effect, with users supposedly being given ...

  • Valve Confirms Steam Hack

    The recent Steam hack may have compromised users' credit card numbers and other personal information, according to a message sent to Steam users from Gabe Newell, head of Valve. The company is certain the hackers gained access to a database with this encrypted information, but don't know if they took ...

Linkedin Passwords Leaked

Posted by Adm Categories: Feed, LinkedIn
Jun
07
linkedinhacked

FIRST THINGS FIRST THIS MORNING, if you use the business networking site linkedin, before you read any further – log in and change your password now. Last night it was reported that an “encrypted” copy (actually a hashed version) of  [ Read More ]

May
28

Greystone Telecom, adopted child of TalkTalk and provider of telecommunications to the business community, is unwittingly sharing customer and contract details with the world: but TalkTalk doesn’t care. The details include customer and contract prices, copies of sales orders and  [ Read More ]

TicketWeb Customer Database Hacked

Posted by Adm Categories: Feed, Hacks
Feb
13
ticketweb customer database hacked

Customers of UK ticketing agency TicketWeb, a subsidiary of TicketMaster, received phishing emails from the company over the weekend after its direct email marketing system was hacked. Users received an email that told them their current version of Adobe Acrobat  [ Read More ]

Feb
09
facebook

Police in the German state of Lower-Saxony will soon use their networks of Facebook “friends” to find missing persons and hunt out suspected criminals, according to the state’s interior minister. The decision to use social media in manhunts follows the  [ Read More ]

Safer Internet Day – 7th February 2012

Posted by Adm Categories: EU, Feed
Feb
07
Safer Internet Day 2012

On Safer Internet Day, more than 100 events in 30 European countries will encourage children, their families and teachers, to discover the digital world together. This is the ninth annual Safer Internet Day, celebrated in more than 70 countries worldwide  [ Read More ]

Saudi Group Hack 400,000 Israelis

Posted by Adm Categories: Feed, Hacks
Jan
04
saudi arabia

A Saudi Arabian hacking group claims it has leaked information on up to 400,000 Israelis, including names, addresses and credit card details. The data dump follows a reported attack on Israeli websites and has already led to fraudulent use of  [ Read More ]

Dec
20
iMessage

Victims of iPhone theft have discovered that remotely wiping the nicked kit won’t stop iMessage content being delivered to the thief, who can continue to respond under the owner’s name. The flaw was spotted by one David Hovis, whose wife  [ Read More ]

Dec
05
Apple Siri

Siri – the Apple iPhones’ voice controlled personal assistant poses a vast security threat to your data, if left in its default mode – even when your iPhone is locked. The default setting for Siri allows it to accept and  [ Read More ]

Nov
22
Xbox-live-logo

Microsoft have denied a claim that Xbox Live has been hacked. The Sun newspaper in the UK reported that hackers “hacked into thousands of Xbox Live accounts to steal millions of pounds”  this morning; but Microsoft have denied that the  [ Read More ]

Nov
16
iPhone vs Blackberry

Mobile workers are giving up almost an hour every working day in sleep and exercise time, thanks to being able to work on the mobile devices which almost half of them had to pay for. The figures come from iPass,  [ Read More ]

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