Macware has had a virus for years
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:00

Macware has had a virus for years


No one knew about it

A mysterious piece of malware has infected Macs for years and no-one new about it.

Hungarian company arranges arrest of helpful teen
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Causes PR meltdown

Budapest's public transportation authority is suffering from the PR format of arranging for the arrest of an 18 year-old who found an obvious security hole in its website. 

Intel based broadband modem has security hole
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Puma 6 is a "cat has trophy"

Chipzilla’s Puma 6 Intel cable modem variants are highly susceptible to a very low-bandwidth denial-of-service attack.

Smart TV’s vulnerable to wireless hack
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:00

Smart TV’s vulnerable to wireless hack


Spyware uses rogue DVB-T


A security hole in smart TVs which allows a hacker to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting -- Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV has worried a Swiss cyber security expert.

McAfee claims Iran hacked the Democrats
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Monday, 24 October 2016 10:28

McAfee claims Iran hacked the Democrats


And North Korea did DYN

Colourful internet character John McAfee claims that Iran, and not Russia, hacked the Democratic National Committee.

Pro-Trump hackers try to silence the press
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Monday, 03 October 2016 14:40

Pro-Trump hackers try to silence the press


Bury bad news under a denial of service attack

It seems that there is a crew of hackers which is determined to keep bad news about the orange misogynist tax-dodger out of the press.

Teen jail breaks iPhone 7 in a day
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:20

Teen jail breaks iPhone 7 in a day


Harder to hack but still a doddle.

Despite the usual security claims from Apple that its iPhone 7 is “the best, most advanced iPhone ever” it is still a doddle to hack.

Yahoo investigates mega breaches
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Friday, 05 August 2016 11:37

Yahoo investigates mega breaches


All your details belong to hackers

Yahoo says that it is investigating claims that its MySpace and LinkedIn sites suffered from megabreaches and details from 200 million Yahoo accounts were posted to a dark web site.

US counter-attacks Russian cyber efforts
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Monday, 01 August 2016 12:11

US counter-attacks Russian cyber efforts


NSA target Putin’s hackers

NSA hackers are targeting Russian government-linked hacking teams to see if they're responsible for the massive breach at the Democratic National Committee.

PS4 gets Linux
Published in Games
Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:50

PS4 gets Linux


We bet Sony is unhappy


A hacking group fail0verflow has worked out a way of getting the Linux kernel-based operating system on the PS4.