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CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms
CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms
At the beginning of this week, it was reported that award-winning, hugely popular computer cleaning software CCleaner had been bundled with ...... 22 Sep 2017 - 5 comments
Piriform: CCleaner malware disaster was caused by a hacker
Piriform: CCleaner malware disaster was caused by a hacker
It was revealed recently that super-popular computer cleaning software CCleaner included malware with its official distribution package. Now, ...... 19 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Spotify was hacked! Check here if your Spotify account details were leaked
Spotify was hacked! Check here if your Spotify account details were leaked
We built a tool to check if your Spotify account has been leaked, along with its password details, to public. Today, a list of more than 6'000 ...... 24 May 2017 - 6 comments
Last Warning! - Evil scam targeting entrepreneurs and others in Facebook
"Last Warning!" - Evil scam targeting entrepreneurs and others in Facebook
During the past 24 hours, there has been a massive wave of phishing attempts targeting Facebook page owners, such as entrepreneurs and hobby groups. ...... 16 May 2017 - 4 comments
Valve confirms 77,000 Steam accounts are hijacked every month
Valve confirms 77,000 Steam accounts are hijacked every month
According to Valve, 77,000 Steam accounts are hijacked every month, and the company is trying to fight back. The company says when they launched ...... 12 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
Amazon finally adds two-factor authentication
Amazon finally adds two-factor authentication
Amazon has finally moved ahead in securing your account, adding two-factor authentication. Other giants like Google, Microsoft and Apple ...... 19 Nov 2015
Microsoft sets end-of-life for all Internet Explorer versions before 11
Microsoft sets end-of-life for all Internet Explorer versions before 11
Microsoft has selected an end-of-life date for older Internet Explorer browser versions, giving users until January 12, 2016 to use all versions ...... 08 Aug 2014 - 9 comments
Forget Java: Microsoft's Silverlight is now the most vulnerable plugin
Forget Java: Microsoft's Silverlight is now the most vulnerable plugin
According to Cisco's security research, Microsoft's Silverlight is now the most vulnerable and dangerous plugin, surpassing perennial list toppers ...... 23 May 2014 - 11 comments
Twitter adds better security including suspicious logins notifications
Twitter adds better security including suspicious logins notifications
Twitter has finally added new security features including the ability to reset their passwords via SMS, and the addition of suspicious logins notifications. ...... 11 May 2014 - 1 comment
150 million accounts leaked - check here if you are affected
150 million accounts leaked - check here if you are affected
About a month ago Adobe confirmed that their systems were breached and user account details were compromised. Security researchers and hackers ...... 05 Nov 2013 - 7 comments
Opening Windows 8: 5 Security tips for using Microsoft accounts
Opening Windows 8: 5 Security tips for using Microsoft accounts
A major focus of Windows 8 is convincing users to login using a Microsoft account (formerly Live ID) rather than a traditional local account. ...... 12 Dec 2012 - 5 comments
Apple buys AuthenTec for mobile security tech
Apple buys AuthenTec for mobile security tech
On Friday, Apple made headlines by purchasing the publicly traded biometrics company AuthenTec for $356 million. In doing so, it appears ...... 28 Jul 2012
Tip: Scan Windows Applications for Security Bugs
Tip: Scan Windows Applications for Security Bugs
How do you keep your (or a family member's) Windows PC/Laptop secure? Most of the time, the first answer to that question is to ensure that ...... 01 Jul 2012 - 10 comments
Another security researcher examines Carrier IQ - says keylogging concerns are unfounded
Another security researcher examines Carrier IQ - says keylogging concerns are unfounded
It appears the most serious allegations about Carrier IQ, the diagnostics software secretly installed and run with root access on a variety ...... 05 Dec 2011 - 7 comments
Apple adding new security personnel
Apple adding new security personnel
Thanks to its second high-profile case in which an employee lost a prototype of an upcoming iPhone, Apple is hiring two new security personnel ...... 20 Sep 2011 - 4 comments
Report: Security in embedded automotive systems is sorely lacking
Report: Security in embedded automotive systems is sorely lacking
A new report highlights several security deficiencies in modern automototive electronics systems. The report was released by McAfee in partnership ...... 08 Sep 2011 - 3 comments
Expert: Sony's network is still not secure, almost one month later
Expert: Sony's network is still not secure, almost one month later
According to Internet security expert John Bumgarner, Sony's computer networks are still not fully secured, even 28 days after hackers attacked ...... 14 May 2011 - 17 comments
How secure is your password?
How secure is your password?
BusinessWeek has posted a nice concise report on how secure most passwords are, and how long it takes even hackers to guess it. As it has ...... 08 Feb 2011 - 38 comments
Google adds alarm for hacked sites via search results
Google adds alarm for hacked sites via search results
Google has added a new layer of protection to search results, alerting users if they may be about to click on a site that has been hacked or compromised. ...... 20 Dec 2010 - 1 comment
     

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