Security


For The Second Time, Jamie Oliver’s Website Has A Virus 1

Jamie Oliver’s website was first reported to have been hit by malware in the middle of February with the issue apparently resolved upon discovery, however reports are saying that a second virus has been found on the website less than a month after the original was discovered, with 2 separate […]


Snapchat User Pics Leaked Online

Update: SnapSaved, the 3rd party site suspected of leaking the photos has finally admitted that they were the source. They took the site down immediately upon discovering their Apache server had been hacked due to a misconfiguration. They do however insist that only 500MB of photos were collected and that not […]


Weight Loss Spam Hits Snapchat 1

Hi-jacked Snapchat accounts have reportedly been sending weight loss ads to user contacts, initially being identified on Twitter by users across several different countries. This time around, accounts aren’t being breached by a hack, or at least that’s what Snapchat is telling users.


Google Gmail Data Leak Compromises User Accounts

Over 5 million Gmail user accounts have been reported to allegedly been hacked following a security breach. A list containing user email addresses and passwords was uploaded to a Russian forum however has since been removed. Question is, how has Google managed to keep this so quiet when it happened […]


eBay: Buyer Credentials At Risk With Spoof Ads

UPDATE: It has been discovered that the security flaw has actually existed since February. The number of ads identified has rose from 4 ads from 4 different eBay accounts to hundreds across multiple accounts overnight. Details show that the issue was identified and reported by multiple users in February however eBay […]


Malware Spread Across Twitch Chat Forums

For the first time since the release of Twitch, the gaming chat forum which was recently bought by Amazon, it has been reported that malicious software is being spread via the chat forums through scam links. The malware identified takes control of a user account, spending their money without any […]


APP PRIVACY: One Third Of Apps Take More Personal Info Than Needed

Research by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) has shown that the majority of popular apps on iOS and Android are failing at user privacy after monitoring 1,211 apps in total. The GPEN have since argued that users deserve to be in control of the data being taken regardless of […]


LinkedIn: 3 New Privacy Features That All Accounts Need

Following major hacks and security breaches this past week including the iCloud photo leak and the Home Depot breach, LinkedIn has announced the introduction of 3 new tools designed to give users top security and control over their accounts in order to protect them from their accounts being accessed by […]


Anti-Piracy: Police Replace Ads With Police Warnings

There are many methods being developed in order to crack down on piracy, however the police are now taking another step forward and attempting to hinder the web owner directly by completely cutting the ad revenue made by displaying adverts on their page. By replacing ads on illegal websites with […]


BT Warn Over Cyber Attacks

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have became increasingly more common over the years however less than 1 in 10 businesses strongly believe they have the resources in place to counteract an attack. Only 49% of UK organisations have a response plan in place however only 36% of organisations see […]


Apple Denies Any Backdoors On iOS

Accusations that Apple has many backdoors open to security risks and spying has been reported by a number of news pages after a man called Jonathan Zdziarski claimed he found many points of concern within Apple’s iOS. These rumours have been completely disregarded by Apple who have pristine explanations and […]


Canvas Fingerprinting Replacing Cookies On Well Known Websites

Canvas Fingerprinting is a novel tracking system used on thousands of websites which monitors what users do online by exploiting features of a page’s underlying code. The system forces a web browser to create a unique hidden image based on the computer/device’s individual setup in order to identify the user […]


Russian Hackers Attack CNET

The technology news website CNET has been hacked this week by a Russian hacker group who attained the usernames, encrypted passwords and email addresses of over 1 million users. But was this a malicious hack or a constructive one?


Maybe Smart LED Light Bulbs Aren’t So Smart 2

LIFX lightbulbs are smart bulbs that can be turned on and off by a smartphone app. The LIFX project originally started on Kickstarter – a crowd funding website that allows general members of the public to donate money towards the development of new products and designs. The project brought in […]


Lockdown On Hoax Government Websites

After over 5,700 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority and Citizens Advice, actions have finally been taken in order to protect individuals from rogue websites replicating official government pages in order to steal money and identities from oblivious users. Complaints were most commonly about government websites for vehicle tax, driving […]