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Apple Rush To Fix Major Password Bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system.
The flaw in MacOS High Sierra – the most recent version – makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful administrator rights.

“We are working on a software update to address […]

Uber Data Breach!

Uber has given a figure for the number of UK-based riders and drivers affected by its massive mess up: 2.7 million.

The taxi hire firm has been slammed by regulators all over the world for keeping the hack, which happened in October 2016, quiet for the best part of a year, by paying the hackers.

To make […]

iPhone X Hacked!

On Friday, Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a blog post showing they’d cracked Face ID with a composite mask of 3-D-printed plastic, silicone, makeup, and simple paper cutouts, which in combination tricked an iPhone X into unlocking. That demonstration, which has yet to be confirmed publicly by other security researchers, could poke a hole in […]

The iPhone X’s touchscreen broke!

Apple’s $1,000 iPhone X may have trouble operating that new “Super Retina HD” screen in the winter weather.

This is according to multiple complaints from owners and an admission from the Cupertino idiot-tax operation itself that, in cold temperatures, the OLED touchscreen on the shiny new handsets can become unresponsive.

We’re told that, when taking an iPhone […]

Android Security Risk!

Crooks have come up with a strain of Android ransomware that both encrypts user data and locks victims out of compromised devices by changing PINs.

DoubleLocker combines a cunning infection mechanism with two powerful tools for extorting money from its victims.

“Its payload can change the device’s PIN, preventing the victim from accessing their device and encrypts […]

WhatsApp faked!

Once again Google’s Play Store has proved less than excellent at tackling malicious apps, after users found a fake version of WhatsApp messenger that was good enough to fool over a million people into downloading it.

The rogue program was spotted by Reddit users this week, and the software looks very much like the real deal. […]

Scam of the Week: It’s Not a WhatsApp Voice Mail!

Criminal hackers are constantly trying to trick people into clicking on links or open attachments they did not ask for. Their new “scam of the week” is to send you an email that looks like it comes from WhatsApp and claims it is a voice mail left for you. It’s not.

Do not click on the […]

Tips to Secure your iPhone following Ransomware scam that locks users out of web browsers

Apple’s recent iPhone update has fixed a flaw in iOS that enabled hackers to lock users out of the Safari web browser whilst demanding a ransom.
The bug created a scam pop-up that claimed users had been illegally downloading music or pornography, and went on to demand that users pay £100 in iTunes credit.

As part of the […]

Inside an Active Volcano with Google Street View

Google Street View has recently expanded to an extreme new location: the inside of an active volcano.

The 360-degree mapping service from Google announced in a blog post on Wednesday that it has launched an update that includes the island of Ambryn, part of a remote archipelago of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Users can explore […]

What is 5G and when will it launch?

Mobile data use has rocketed over the past five years – increasing 74 per cent alone in 2015 – taking the overall global figure to around 3.7 exabytes per month.

Underpinning this explosion is the growth of streaming services and people’s growing use of apps – all underwritten by the expectation of having a high-speed data […]