09/27/2011, Paranoid about your iPad 2 being stolen when you’re not looking or every time you walk out of the room? Well, Griffin Technology has got the case just for you. Called the TechSafe, this case for the iPad 2 ensures that you’ll never have to worry about your tablet being stolen. In addition to protecting the iOS tablet from the usual bumps and scratches, the TechSafe also has a security […]
09/27/2011, While in general, Mac computers are less prone to viruses and malware, there are still a couple that manage to slip in under the radar from time to time. A while back we reported on a malware that disguised itself as part of Adobe Flash’s installation, which the user would unwittingly install if they did not know any better. It looks like yet another bogus Flash installer is back and […]
09/26/2011, We guess that it’s a generally accepted rule that cellphones aren’t allowed in prison, and we’re guessing it’s for a huge variety of reasons. After all the point of prison is to serve your time and rehabilitate yourself, and not to spend all day yakking on the phone, right? So how is it that in movies and television shows, prison inmates end up with cellphones? While the movies and television […]
09/22/2011, If you’ve recently noticed links on Facebook or Twitter about the death of Lady Gaga in a hotel room, don’t start panicking – she’s not dead. However some scammers have decided to use her fame as a way to spread a new scam. Clicking on the link lands you on a Facebook page which asks you to “Pay With A Tweet” (a legitimate app that grants you access to stuff […]
09/14/2011, If you’ve heard of the video message service “IF i DIE” that’s been getting quite popular on Facebook recently, you would know that it’s an app that lets you record a video message that will be played for your loved ones after your death. However, if you plan to use the service, be sure to get the app from “IF i DIE”‘s official Facebook page. There have been reports of malware […]
09/14/2011, A while back we reported on SpyEye, a trojan on the PC which was referred to as the “Swiss Army knife” of hacking toolkits. Through SpyEye, the hackers can issue commands to all the computers that have been infected, stealing information, causing chaos and whatever malicious reasons you can think of. The bad news is that it has apparently made its way onto Android handsets in the form of Spitmo.
09/13/2011, Bicycles are great for getting around the city as they don’t require fuel like motorbikes and they’re also considerably cheaper too, not to mention in some cities you can even bring your bike along with you while you ride the subway. Unfortunately due to the compactness and portability of a bicycle, it means that more often than not they end up getting stolen, regardless of how you lock your bicycle […]
09/08/2011, In the battle for supremacy, search engine companies are constantly introducing new features to make their services more appealing than others. This time instead of introducing something “fun”, Google has decided to improve the security of your search results with an encrypted version of Google called Google SSL. This version of Google encrypts your searches so that your search terms and search results are protected from third party interception. Currently […]
09/07/2011, RIM can’t seem to catch a break whenever it comes to issues of its customers’ privacy. The company has gotten into trouble with multiple governments before over its unwillingness to give up the privacy of BlackBerry users that make use of BBM to communicate. In the past it has happened before in Saudi Arabia, and in India and now – South Africa wants in on the privacy invasion too. According […]
09/06/2011, McAfee has published a report called “Caution, Malware Ahead”, which describes security threats in auto information systems. There is no doubt that we live in a world where the number of connected devices is set to explode. If you think that it has already exploded, wait and see what the next 10 years will look like. Last year, there was 1 Billion connected devices, and Ericsson expect that we’ll have […]
09/06/2011, Heads up Microsoft Windows users, it appears that a new ransomware was spotted by Panda Labs. For those unfamiliar, ransomwares are basically a form of malware that, as the name suggests, holds the user hostage, demanding a ransom before restoring the system back to normal.
09/01/2011, Great news for folks who are keen on using the Microsoft Xbox 360 for homebrew purposes. Last week, some hackers announced that they’ve been able to bypass the Xbox 360 security system to inject and execute their own code. The hackers even released a video clip on YouTube demonstrating the hack in action. And what makes this attack different from previous ones is that it is supposedly unblockable by future […]
08/29/2011, Are you paranoid about what goes on in your house when there’s nobody at home? Wish there was some way you could monitor what’s going on at home using your iOS device when you’re out of the house? At the moment there are solutions that use your laptop’s or computer’s webcam to stream video footage online but leaving your computer in plain sight is sometimes begging for it to be […]
08/26/2011, Scammers aren’t very nice people, in case you didn’t already know. They’re constantly taking advantage of the uninformed, seizing every opportunity to con a poor soul into revealing their personal details. One of their most common tactics are to take advantage of major events that draw people to their computers, like in this case – Hurricane Irene that’s scheduled to strike tomorrow. Fortunately there’s a solution to the problem of […]