Pirates make light work of Apple security
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 14 February 2019 11:38

Pirates make light work of Apple security


Distributing hacked versions of popular apps


Software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have found a simple way to distribute pirated iPhone apps without using Apple’s app store.

Huawei security issues will take five years to fix
Published in Network


Will spend 1.5 billion pounds to keep the Brits happy

The Chinese technology giant Huawei has said security problems raised in a government report could take between three and five years to fix.

Apple was warned about huge security bug
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:53

Apple was warned about huge security bug


Ignored it for a more than a week

Fruity cargo cult Apple knew about a killer bug on its iPhone software which allowed users to listen into their mates’ conversations for a week before it pulled the software.

Outdated software is the biggest security hazard
Published in News


Best before expired

Avast’s PC Trends Report 2019 found that users are making themselves vulnerable by not implementing security patches and keeping outdated versions of popular applications on their PCs.

Google+ shuts down faster after security breach
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Anti-social notworking

Google will shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule, after finding a software flaw for the second time this year that allowed partner apps to access its users’ private data.

Apple’s super security chip is all about lock downs
Published in PC Hardware


Attempt to kill third-party repairs

The Tame Apple Press has made much ado about the fruity cargo cult Apple’s super cool game-changing T2 security chip which is supposed to make Macs like Fort Knox.  But according to the Verge, the T2 chip is a nasty bit of DRM whose main job is to lock down Apple devices from third-party repair services.

Google gives another reason to uninstall Chrome
Published in News
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:59

Google gives another reason to uninstall Chrome


Chrome now uploads all your browser history

In previous versions of Chrome, you could visit Gmail, YouTube or other Google websites and log into them without Chrome automatically uploading all of your browsing histories to Google but "fortunately" Google has seen fit to correct this flaw.

Russian hackers break into air-gapped US networks
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Hacked vendors

US Homeland Security has found evidence that Russian hackers have broken into supposedly secure, "air-gapped" or isolated networks owned by utilities.

Companies don't have enough skilled security staff
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Things are going to get worse

Analyst outfit Gartner has warned that two thirds of companies do not have the in house staff able to deal with security issues.

China hacked US satellite operators, defence contractors and telcos
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Taking out the satellites

Insecurity experts Symantec have uncovered a sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia.