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Linkedin Passwords Leaked

Posted by Adm Categories: Feed, LinkedIn

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 ]

TicketWeb Customer Database Hacked

Posted by Adm Categories: Feed, Hacks

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 ]

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

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

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Diaspora Co-Founder Dies Aged 22

Posted by Adm Categories: Diaspora, Feed

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  [ Read More ]

Valve Confirms Steam Hack

Posted by Adm Categories: Feed, Steam

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  [ Read More ]

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