Snow – What Snow?!

Greetings from Narnia!

Despite today’s snowy conditions, we wanted to let you all know that we’re still here to support you.

Conditions “up North” are pretty grim, but we’ve got out big coats on and won’t let the snow affect the service we give you!

Stay safe!

The Stonegate team

Porn Adverts Populating Childrens Apps Due to Malware

Malware that displays explicit pornographic adverts has been found lurking in 60 apps available on Google’s Play store.

Many of the apps infected with the malware are aimed at children, and some have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.

The malware also promotes fake security programs and tries to get people to sign up to expensive […]

Windows passwords hacked!!

Google Project Zero’s Tavis Ormandy has turned up a howling blunder in a password manager bundled with Windows 10.

On Friday, Ormandy dropped the bug, not in Windows but in the third-party Keeper password manager. He wrote: “I’ve heard of Keeper, I remember filing a bug a while ago about how they were injecting privileged UI […]

Are Starbucks using your laptop?

Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation.

The wi-fi service provided by a branch of the company’s Buenos Aires outlets, who hijacked connected computers to use their processing power to create digital cash.

Starbucks said that it had taken “swift action” to address the problem.

But one […]

Apple inside your house?

The bug appeared in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS 11.2, and could have let criminals unlock internet-connected doors.

Apple said it had now disabled remote HomeKit access for shared users, as a temporary solution to the problem.

The company’s HomeKit framework lets iOS devices control internet-connected gadgets made by a variety of manufacturers.

Customers […]

Keyloggers found in HP laptops

For the second time this year, HP has had to create a patch for its laptops, after a security researcher found a driver-level keylogger – and this time, customers might have to check their own products, even if they’re not made by HP.

The debug trace was in the Synaptics Touchpad driver used almost across-the-board in […]

World’s First Bitcoin Billionaires

The twin brothers who sued Mark Zuckerberg claiming he stole the idea for Facebook are worth more than $1bn after capitalizing on the astonishing rise in Bitcoin.

An $11m investment in Bitcoin made by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss over four years ago has ballooned by almost 10,000pc after last week’s price surge. It is believed to […]

UK Government Security Breach

The British government has issued a warning about the security risks of using a Russian anti-virus software.

The National Cyber Security Centre is to write to all government departments warning against using the products for systems related to cyber security.

The UK cyber-security agency say the software could be exploited by the Russian government.

Security firm Kaspersky Labs, […]

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 […]