Facebook Connect Twitter Connect RSS Feeds
  • Brands
  • Search
  • Contact

Articles tagged with: data security

Macbook Battery Firmware Vulnerability Revealed

Hacking ain’t a new thing but hackers are those stubborn fellas who constantly search for hitting upon something like a venerability, a backdoor, a leak or something related.

Apple’s Mac OS is widely considered to be a robust piece of code persistent against viruses and virus makers.But it remains no more unexposed…

Skype Vulnerability Allows Intruders, Fix Coming Soon

The popular Voice Over IP service, Skype, has a serious security issue that can allow a hacker to gain access into a contact’s account. The guy who discovered the serious flaw is Levent Kayan, and he claims that the vulnerability can even make the computer itself prone to a cyber attack.

The problem is based off a cross-site scripting vulnerability that enables hackers to embed JavaScript in the mobile phone field of the victims profile description.

Protect Your iPhone With VirusBarrier

If you’re feeling a little anxious about all the malware that has been showing up on Androids marketplace, you may be a little concerned over your iPhone as well. Although Apple is known to generally have less malware than PCs, that doesn’t mean they are immune to the baddies.

A new app called VirusBarrier seeks to protect your iOS device (ipod touch, iphone, or ipad). The maker of this app is actually from Intego, and once installed and launched, VirusBarrier performs a deep scan of all the files stored on your iOS gadget.

Tilera Announces 100-Core Processor, Draws 45 Watts Of Power

Tilera on Tuesday had announced a new CPU with 100 processing cores, which the company aims to break the duopoly in the processing market, dominated by Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). The new low-power 100-core TileGX 3100 chip was designed to handle large volumes of Internet transactions.

The chips operate at speeds between 1GHz and 1.5 GHz, drawing 48 watts of power. These chips are superior to Intel server chips because they can execute more transactions per cycle while using less power.

Skytap Will Support HP’s Lifecycle Testing Within The Cloud

At Monday’s HP Discover conference, the cloud provider Skytap, partnered up with HP to deliver better automated testing in the cloud. Skytap will improve HP’s Application Lifecycle Management products, allowing developers to use the cloud as complex testing environments.

By testing directly in the cloud, machines do not need to be re-imaged with new instances of Windows and Linux servers, and pre-existing VM collections can be modified to work with the HP test tools.

Microsoft’s IE Threat: Cookie Jacking

A computer security firm has found a flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser that allows hackers to steal credentials to access Facebook, Twitter, and other websites. The technique is called cookiejacking, an abbreviated form of cookie-hijacking. Once the hacker has the cookie, he or she can use it to gain access to the same website.

The vulnerability currently affects all versions of Internet Explorer on every version of Windows operating system. Hackers can exploit the flaw to access a data file, called a cookie, that holds the login name and password to a web account.

Protect Your Thumb Drive From Viruses, For Free!

Unlike floppy drives, modern USB devices do not have a protection switch that allows users to revert to a previous, uninfected state. So how do you protect your USB drive (thumb drive) from getting corrupted on an infected machine? USB Dummy Protect may just be your solution. USB Dummy Protect is a portable software that can be placed on any USB device.

The software is basically a fake file that takes up all the free space on the drive, and without any space left on the drive, viruses cannot write themselves onto it. The program can be run on any Windows operating system (sorry Mac folks, you’re not the center of attention here!)

Sony Delays PSN Launch For 3 More Weeks

We’ve been covering the Sony situation with Geohotz, Anonymous, and the lawsuits involved. We know that you’ve already waited long enough for the PlayStation Network to get back online, but according to Sony’s Press Release , they are still working on delivering a system that is secure enough not to get breached again.

Apple Does Not Track Movements, Android Does

According to Steve Jobs, Apple does not use any of the location data that is stored on an individual’s iPad or iPhone. Apparently the configuration file that was recently discovered is a bug and the info collected within that database file is stored on the device itself. When an iPhone user recently threatened Jobs that he would switch to an Android phone, Jobs claimed “we don’t track anyone, [Android] does.” I assume some worried consumers contacted Google because they recently admitted that they in fact do track Android users, but they do so anonymously.

A Google spokesman explained that Google tracks users’ movements to provide customized services such as maps, improved search results for nearby shops or restaurants, and to study traffic on various roads.