Security

Microsoft Announces Windows Hello and Passport

Microsoft Announces Windows Hello and Passport

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its plans to release Windows 10 in 190 countries around the world in 111 languages this summer, though the exact date is still unclear. The company also announced Windows Hello, a new … [Read more...]

Lawsuit Filed Against Lenovo Over Superfish Fiasco

Lawsuit Filed Against Lenovo Over Superfish Fiasco

That didn’t take long: this week, Ars Technica reported that a lawsuit has been filed against Lenovo for its Superfish adware, which compromised users’ security in the name of pumping targeted advertising into their web … [Read more...]

New Lenovo Computers Had “Superfish” Adware Pre-Installed Since September

New Lenovo Computers Had “Superfish” Adware Pre-Installed Since September

If you bought a new Lenovo computer between this past September and January, you might have a problem. Today, news hit that adware called “Superfish” had been installed on Lenovo computers starting late last year, which … [Read more...]

Don’t Freak Out: Samsung SmartTVs Hear You, But They Don’t Care

Don’t Freak Out: Samsung SmartTVs Hear You, But They Don’t Care

Samsung has grand plans for its upcoming line of SmartTV sets – specifically, they’ll be equipped to respond to voice commands and provide you with on-demand content. However, as was the case with the Xbox Kinect a few … [Read more...]

USA Hacked North Korea Four Years Ago

USA Hacked North Korea Four Years Ago

 So how did the United States know that North Korea was responsible for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment last year? Well, it seems that’s because the United States had actually hacked North Korea first, back … [Read more...]

If Someone Asks for Your Password on Camera…

If Someone Asks for Your Password on Camera…

Well, it should be self-evident, but if someone with a video camera and a microphone asks you for your password on the street, you probably shouldn’t tell them.That wasn’t immediately apparent for these folks, … [Read more...]

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 hacking … [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, and the … [Read more...]