security


Windows 7 Mainstream Support Ends Today

Windows 7 has been out for over 5 years now with its launch back in October 2009, however today is the day that mainstream support ends with only security patches being available from now on. Exchange Server 2010 will also be losing mainstream support today.


Lenovo Tablet 2 – Productivity At Your Fingertips

Sizing in at 9.8mm high and weighing under 600 grams, the Lenovo Tablet 2 is the perfect tool for enterprise, education and government. With full Windows 8 pro and enterprise functionality and an Intel Atom dual-core processor, you can guarantee that the Tablet 2 will be the perfect office companion […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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?


Kizon: Child Tracking Device

Parents are always torn between the comfort of knowing their child is safe without seeming like an overly clingy parent, therefore LG have developed a device that allows for a parent to track their child’s location which also works as a mini phone for when the child wants to contact […]


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 […]


Encryption Added To Microsoft Webmail Services

Microsoft have finally switched on new webmail encryption tools in order to make it more difficult for personal emails to be accessed by cybercriminals and government snoops. These encryptions have been added to outlook.com and all of Microsoft’s other mail domains such as Hotmail.


Private Health Company Investigated After Poor Patient Data Storage Procedures

Up to 10,000 patients may have been affected after a Birmingham based private health company called Diagnostic Health saved unencrypted NHS patient details onto Google Drive, allowing access across staff members using a singular password. The NHS used Diagnostic Health to refer patients for ultrasound scans.


Precautionary Measures Taken After Spyware Detected In Chinese Smartphone

The Chinese made smartphone, Star N9500, sold for about £120 on eBay and gained attention of users for it’s heavy resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst remaining one third of the price to the heavily branded smartphone. The phrase “too good to be true” can be used in many […]


Tests Produced To Guarantee Cyber Security In Banks

New tests have been developed by combining government intelligence about existing cyber-threats with those that the security industry assess to be risks in order to increase efforts to protect UK financial institutions. Hacking represents the growing risk within the financial sector therefore the new cyber-security strategy CBEST was created.


eBay User? Maybe It’s Time To Change Your Password 1

EBay, the online Marketplace with 128 million active users announced this week a cyber-hack that compromised their systems between late February and early March. Cyber attackers accessed the information after obtaining a small number of employee login credentials which was only discovered 2 weeks ago. The files accessed contained customer […]


Snapchat Security Breach 1

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced earlier this month that Snapchat, a popular image and video sending application, suffered an alleged security breach in January this year when the names and numbers of approximately 4.6 million users were said to have been collected from Apple iOS devices. It is reported […]


Now The XP Updates Have Gone Out The Window, Why Not Try Linux? 1

Now that Windows have stopped updates for XP, users are now stuck with the predicament of risking their PC’s protection or upgrading to a newer operating system. Windows 7 or 8.1 would be the first consideration for users, however older hardware may be unable to run the newer, more demanding […]