Security

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 called … [Read more...]

Mimesis Aegis, An Invisible Android Shield That Encrypts Communication

Mimesis Aegis, An Invisible Android Shield That Encrypts Communication

A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been developing a new app called Mimesis Aegis––roughly “imitation shield” in Latin––that provides end-to-end encryption for Android communication apps. It is, … [Read more...]

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 B Usernames and Passwords

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 B Usernames and Passwords

Yesterday, news broke about a brand new Internet security threat. A post from cybersecurity firm Hold Security claims that a Russian “cybergang” of hackers has managed to illicitly gain access to over 1.2 billion … [Read more...]

Bleep, A Communication App That Leaves No Tracks

Bleep, A Communication App That Leaves No Tracks

BitTorrent––the company that invented the BitTorrent protocol and specializes in central server-less products––has opened the doors to their Pre-Alpha app Bleep. Bleep allows users to communicate through text or voice … [Read more...]

Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google is making it’s next move in becoming either a superhero or supervillian organization. Under the title Project Zero, Google is hiring a team of elite hackers to locate vulnerabilities in the software of the globe. … [Read more...]

Feedly, Evernote Hit with DDoS Attacks

Feedly, Evernote Hit with DDoS Attacks

It seems every day we hear about a new hack or security breach hitting one of the sites we like to use every day. Just last month, two high profile sites – Spotify and eBay – were subject to security breaches, with the … [Read more...]

Spotify Hacked! Android Users Take Note

Spotify Hacked! Android Users Take Note

Hot on the heels of news that eBay fell victim to a massive security breach, a new post on Spotify’s blog says that the music streaming service has likewise been hit. According to the post, the company has “become aware … [Read more...]

iPhones and iPads Hacked, Held For Ransom

iPhones and iPads Hacked, Held For Ransom

Owners of Apple devices across Australia have reported that their devices have been hacked and are being digitally held for ransom by hackers demanding payment before they will relinquish control, the Sydney Times … [Read more...]

Three States Launch Investigations into eBay Breach

Three States Launch Investigations into eBay Breach

Yesterday’s news of a major security breach of online auction house eBay brought plenty of trouble for the company in the form of annoyed customers, all of whom have been forced to change their passwords. But it seems … [Read more...]

eBay Hacked, Users Urged to Change Passwords

eBay Hacked, Users Urged to Change Passwords

This morning, news spread that eBay had been the victim of a cyber attack – though, the exact nature of that attack is still something of a mystery. One thing is clear: eBay account holders will soon be urged to change … [Read more...]