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. […]

Exposed! Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens

Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee.

The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population.

The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server.

Anyone […]

Mind your language: the translation tech helping the world speak to each other

The story of the Tower of Babel speaks of a time where the entire world was united under one language, before being split up again into a babbling mass of different warring cultures, dialects and diatribes. Could those linguistic limits be bested once more with a Tower of Tech?

A few dedicated gadgets have appeared in […]

Is my data safe in online drives, or should I back it up as well?

‘I use Google Drive and Dropbox to store all my data, and I assume that because my data is synced that it is safe. Is this the case or should I be backing it up as well?’

It’s very handy to have files synchronised with online services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, […]

Statement from Stonegate

International Ransomware Attack May 2017

So, we’ve all heard about the most recent Ransomware attack – you’d have to be living in a cave not to !!!

Whilst it’s a stark reminder of the potential vulnerability of computer systems world-wide, we’re proud to be able to say that after this most recent attack, we have a 100% […]

Best anti-ransomware tools: How can I remove ransomware from my computer?

Having Ransomware on your PC is an emergency. Here we name some tools that might help.

You’re a home or small business user and a dialogue box has just appeared telling you that your Windows PC’s files are now encrypted and you have 48 hours to pay £350 ($500) in Bitcoins to get them back. Fail […]

One in five SMEs have fallen victim to hack attacks in the last year

A new survey from the British Chambers of Commerce reveals that 21% of businesses believe cyber attacks prevent them from growing.

By all accounts, 2016 was the year of highly publicised hack attacks. Not only did hackers allegedly attempt to interfere with both the US presidential election and the Brexit vote but many British businesses have […]