03/19/2013, EA hasn’t been having the greatest past couple of weeks as the recent SimCity fiasco has lead to gamers everywhere realizing just how much they despise the publisher and just yesterday, EA CEO John Riccitiello resigned from the company for reasons yet to be made public. Now, it looks like there may be a huge security flaw in its Origin platform. At a Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam last week, researchers […]
11/29/2011, So as far as the general public is concerned, our printers pretty much do one thing which is to print our documents, so it would never really occur to the layman that hackers could actually hack into our printers for malicious purposes, at least until now thanks to a group of researchers at Columbia University who discovered that a security flaw that affected printers.
09/20/2011, Skype is well aware of the XSS vulnerability that is apparent in iOS apps, and the VoIP company (which has been bought up by Microsoft by the way) is working hard on the situation in order to make sure it gets fixed as soon as possible. Those who use Skype for iOS on the iPhone or iPod touch will need to be wary, as a cross-site scripting vulnerability hangs around […]
09/08/2011, Heads up Mac OS X users, a security flaw has been spotted in Apple’s Preview application, the default app used to open image and PDF files. It was discovered by Christian Kienle, a developer for several Mac apps, and while it may not seem like a huge flaw, for those who deal with sensitive PDF files on a daily occasional basis this could be an issue.
05/12/2011, Researchers from Context Information Security have issued a warning that the WebGL standard might be doing its job well from a graphical perspective, but there is a dark side to it – it might just undermine the security concept that is practised by current operating system versions, opening up new avenues for external attacks over the Internet. For starters, in order to enable rendering of demanding 3D animations, WebGL will […]
05/10/2011, Symantec researchers, who spend their entire time waking up (or so it seems) searching for security flaws across the vast spectrum of operating systems, websites and programs, have just issued a statement to the masses, asking them to change their Facebook password even as you are reading this. Yes, apparently they uncovered an old Facebook bug which potentially is able to provide access to millions of user’s photos, profiles and […]
10/28/2010, Man your battle stations! Adobe has just announced that there are critical zero-day vulnerabilities in both Reader and Flash Player software, where an unpatched system could very well crash your system while opening up the opportunity to have an attacker take control of the affected system. This vulnerability currently affects the following :- Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems Adobe Flash […]
09/21/2010, Popular social media service Twitter has finally patched up a security flaw after a cyber attack that happened earlier today, sending some users over to Japanese porn websites. According to Twitter, there was no user information which was compromised, so all should be fine and dandy from now on. According to a tweet from Twitter’s safety chief at around 10:30 a.m. EDT, the attack has since been “fully patched” and […]
08/08/2010, Apple already has a patch that will be able to counter the security flaw which makes it possible to remotely hack or jailbreak the operating system, which is iOS that is found on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. There is no word on when the patch will be released publicly though, making us wonder why that is the case – perhaps Apple will only bundle it with the next […]
08/03/2010, For owners of the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, stay alert! Visiting a web page and loading a simple PDF file might actually kick off a security bug which affects all iOS 4-powered devices. The vulnerable is a no-brainer to exploit – all it needs is for the user to visit a web address using Safari, where the site will automatically load a simple PDF document that holds a font […]