Topic: Security

Three States Launch Investigations into eBay Breach
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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...]

Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings to “Friends Only” Instead of “Public,” And More
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Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings to “Friends Only” Instead of “Public,” And More

Facebook is rolling back one of their long-standing privacy policies on its network. Starting today, your default privacy settings on Facebook (when you launch a new account) will be set to share with “Friends Only,” … [Read more...]

eBay Hacked, Users Urged to Change Passwords
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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...]

Chinese Gov’t Sticking with Windows XP Since Win 8 Costs Too Much
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Chinese Gov’t Sticking with Windows XP Since Win 8 Costs Too Much

Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard about how the British government had to sign a deal with Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP for another year while organizations throughout the UK switched to newer … [Read more...]

Obama Proposes Plan to End NSA Metadata Collection
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Obama Proposes Plan to End NSA Metadata Collection

This week, President Barack Obama has outlined his proposal to put a stop to the bulk collection of phone metadata. According to a post on the Verge, the president’s proposal will ultimately end the NSA’s routine … [Read more...]

Sony is Making a “Cyber-Thriller” Movie About the Target Security Breach
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Sony is Making a “Cyber-Thriller” Movie About the Target Security Breach

These days, Hollywood is constantly on the look out for the next hit movie, and Sony hopes they've got it. According to NBC News, Sony has purchased the rights to a New York Times article regarding how the Target … [Read more...]

Snowden Calls for More Encryption During SXSW Discussion
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Snowden Calls for More Encryption During SXSW Discussion

Today during an hour long discussion hosted by the ACLU and the Texas Tribune at SXSW, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke via web broadcast about the need for better security to be implemented by the services … [Read more...]

Another iOS Security Flaw Discovered
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Another iOS Security Flaw Discovered

Hot on the heels of news regarding major security exploits found in Apple’s iOS and OSX operating systems, it seems that iPhone users are still vulnerable to attacks. Even though the aforementioned security hole was … [Read more...]

New iOS Flaw Means Your iPhone is Ridiculously Hackable Right Now
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New iOS Flaw Means Your iPhone is Ridiculously Hackable Right Now

Do you sometimes connect your iPhone to public Wi-Fi networks? If so, you might want to stop doing that. According to Reuters, a flaw in Apple's iOS operating system could allow hackers or spies to intercept your … [Read more...]