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“Lady Gaga found dead in hotel room” is a scam

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...

“IF i DIE” malware app is bad for your computer (updated)

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...

SpyEye makes its way onto Android as Spitmo

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...

StayLocked destroys your bike if someone tries to steal it

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...

Google tests out encrypted search with Chrome beta users

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...

Automotive system security is the next battleground [McAfee]

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...

Windows ransomware poses as Microsoft

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...

Xbox 360 claimed to be permanently hacked

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...

iZON lets you monitor your home with your iPhone

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...

Beware of Scams Related to Hurricane Irene

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...

Apple patent suggests privacy glasses

08/26/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re sending an email or text message on your phone, or just surfing the web, and the person sitting next to you can’t help but keep peering over your shoulder? Some of you guys out there may not care, but for others...

Insulin pump maker ignores hacker’s warnings

08/25/2011, Remember the diabetic hacker, Jay Radcliffe, who exposed the security vulnerabilities of the insulin pump at the recent Black Hat computer security conference earlier this month? Well, Radcliffe thought he’d do the public a favor by informing the...

New method to defend against “man in the middle” attacks

08/22/2011, It appears that man in the middle attacks was a hot topic at the DefCon security conference this year, and it seems that researchers, Nickolai Zeldovich and Dina Katabi at MIT have come up with a simple and effective defense that can be implemented in our...