Security

Facebook Putting Amber Alerts into Users’ Newsfeeds

Facebook Putting Amber Alerts into Users’ Newsfeeds

Whether or not you like what you see on Facebook, chances are pretty good that you check it regularly as a matter of course. Such is the nature of the social network. Because of that, Facebook is banking on your habitual … [Read more...]

Kim Dotcom Stops Christmas Hack on PSN & Xbox LIVE

Kim Dotcom Stops Christmas Hack on PSN & Xbox LIVE

If you tried to go online with your PlayStation or Xbox consoles yesterday – Christmas Day, when lots of folks were likely receiving said systems as gifts – you might’ve hit a pretty rough snag. Apparently the … [Read more...]

Sony Audit Revealed Security Holes Prior to Hack

Sony Audit Revealed Security Holes Prior to Hack

As you may have heard, a few weeks ago Sony Pictures was hit with a monumental data breach, in which rogue hackers unearthed a treasure trove of private information ranging from in-house memos, emails, and even personal … [Read more...]

Lizard Squad Takes Credit for Bringing Sony PSN Down Again

Lizard Squad Takes Credit for Bringing Sony PSN Down Again

If last night you tried to connect to Sony’s PlayStation Network – the service that gets gamers into online gaming sessions, and more – you might’ve been stuck in neutral. Apparently the PSN went down last night, … [Read more...]

Bash Bug Threatens Mac, Linux Security, and More

Bash Bug Threatens Mac, Linux Security, and More

It’s been a few months since we were too worried about general Internet security, so thankfully we have a new exploit to freak out about. Referred to as “the Bash bug” or the “Shellshock bug,” the exploit was … [Read more...]

Android L to Automatically Encrypt Users’ Data

Android L to Automatically Encrypt Users’ Data

We may be more connected than ever, but that connection has come at a cost. It seems every few days we hear about another hack or security breach on sites or services that we take for granted. The iCloud hack that … [Read more...]

Russian Hackers Leak 5 Million Gmail Logins

Russian Hackers Leak 5 Million Gmail Logins

It’s happened again: another security breach has hit the Internet, and your data could have been compromised. Yesterday, news hit that about 5 million usernames and passwords were posted to a Russian Bitcoin forum by … [Read more...]

Apple Improving iCloud Security Amid Denials of Blame for Recent Hacks

Apple Improving iCloud Security Amid Denials of Blame for Recent Hacks

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you probably heard that last weekend some lousy crumb-bums hacked into the iCloud accounts of several celebrities and leaked sensitive photos they had stored there all … [Read more...]

Celeb Photo Hack Points to Cloud Storage Insecurities

Celeb Photo Hack Points to Cloud Storage Insecurities

This weekend, a subject that’s usually reserved for the fevered dreams of adolescent boys hitting Google – that of nude celebrity photos – made national headlines. It seems that sensitive photos of celebrities like … [Read more...]

Sony PSN Hit with Massive DDOS Attack

Sony PSN Hit with Massive DDOS Attack

If you, like me, tried to jump onto your PlayStation 4 yesterday and spin up some games, you might’ve noticed some issues with that. As it happens, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) was targeted by a hacker group … [Read more...]