How to protect yourself from data breaches
Sep 20, 2014 at 11:31 | Source:
NEW YORK: Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said on Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals b...
Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords
Sep 19, 2014 at 11:16 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the de...
US military contractors 'hit by Chinese hackers'
Sep 18, 2014 at 23:07 | Source:
Hackers associated with the Chinese government broke into the computers of airlines and military contractors over 20 times in a single year, according to the US Senate. The attacks were allegedly targeted at systems that move troops and equipment. Th...
Canon printer hacked to run Doom video game
Sep 16, 2014 at 00:02 | Source:
A wireless Canon Pixma printer has been hacked to run classic video game Doom. The hack was carried out by security researcher Michael Jordon, and it took four months to get the game running on the hardware. He said he had undertaken the project to d...
Celebrity nude pics leak: Andrew Garfield blasts hackers as misogynistic
Sep 14, 2014 at 14:34 | Source:
London: Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield thinks the hackers who leaked nude photos of celebrities are 'misogynistic' and 'revolting'. The 31-year-old actor is the latest person to defend his fellow celebrities after the naked photos of female ...
5 million Google usernames, passwords leaked online
Sep 11, 2014 at 20:11 | Source:
NEW DELHI: After Apple's high profile iCloud fiasco, Google is the latest cybercrime victim with Russian hackers posting usernames and passwords of close to five million Google accounts online. The list was posted on bitcoin forum btcsec.com by a use...
Warning as hackers target Apple's iCloud
Sep 10, 2014 at 02:07 | Source:
Cyber-thieves are exploiting the furore around iCloud by launching a phishing campaign that seeks to steal Apple IDs. ICloud was at the centre of the stolen celebrity photo scandal last week as many of the images were grabbed by hackers that targeted...
Paypal unit to 'embrace' Bitcoin crypto-currency
Sep 09, 2014 at 23:17 | Source:
Paypal subsidiary Braintree has started working on ways to process payments using the Bitcoin virtual currency. The work is due to be completed within the coming months , said Braintree boss Bill Ready in a conference speech. It means that firms such...
A closer look at a second layer of online security
Sep 09, 2014 at 12:52 | Source:
NEW YORK : Recent hacks exposing nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are prompting calls for people to fortify their online accounts with a second layer of security. Thieves broke into the celebrity accounts at online storage ...
Symantec conducts mock drill to check cyber readiness of companies
Sep 09, 2014 at 05:51 | Source:
BANGALORE: Forty IT security executives from over two dozen companies last week saw themselves cross over to the other side — the executives who protect a firm's security system were instead trying to break into a website. Over four hours, the exe...
Apple to tighten online security after recent hack
Sep 05, 2014 at 22:55 | Source:
NEW YORK: Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Str...
Apple to add more security measures
Sep 05, 2014 at 22:26 | Source:
NEW YORK: Apple is planning to add more security measures to help protect its users following a celebrity photo hacking incident. CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal that Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to let users know when s...
Apple iCloud security exploit is a concern, experts say
Sep 05, 2014 at 19:52 | Source:
Apple's iCloud facility, which stores iPhone and iPad users' photos and personal data, has a fundamental security flaw , an expert has warned. The online service is under scrutiny after intimate images of celebrities were stolen and leaked....
Apple to tighten iCloud security after celebrity leaks
Sep 05, 2014 at 19:52 | Source:
Apple is to bolster iCloud security after intimate pictures of celebrities were stolen and published online, chief executive Tim Cook has said. Alerts sent to users will now include one when data is restored to a new device, Mr Cook told the Wall Str...
Charity turns away regretful viewers of leaked nude celeb pics
Sep 03, 2014 at 11:13 | Source:
Sydney: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has rejected donations by Reddit users who tried to absolve themselves of the "sin" after having looked at hacked nude photos of Hollywood celebrities."A Reddit user directed other Reddit...