Security

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...]

Microsoft Upset with Google over Bug Report

Microsoft Upset with Google over Bug Report

It seems that Microsoft and Google aren’t getting along too well at the moment, at least when it comes to the best way to talk about bugs in each other’s products and services. A post on ZDNet points the way back to … [Read more...]

Take That, Terrorists: “The Interview” Earned $15M Online

Take That, Terrorists: “The Interview” Earned $15M Online

After some back and forth regarding how seriously they would take completely ridiculous threats of violence from cyberterrorists, Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to release The Interview in select theaters and online … [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...]

“The Interview” Hitting YouTube, Google Play Today

“The Interview” Hitting YouTube, Google Play Today

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that The Interview, the controversial comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen that may or may not have caused the huge cyber-attack that crippled the movie studio, will be … [Read more...]

Sony Allowing “The Interview” Screenings on Xmas Day

Sony Allowing “The Interview” Screenings on Xmas Day

It’s a Christmas miracle! I guess! The controversial movie The Interview, which depicts the fictional (and supposedly comedic) assassination of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, will be shown in select movie theaters on … [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...]

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...]