Monthly Archives: April 2017

Son of Russian MP thrown in US jail for hacking crimes

The 32-year-old specialized in stealing credit card data for sale on the Dark Web.  By Charlie OsborneApril 24, 2017 CBS | iStock   The son of a Russian lawmaker has been sentenced to 27 years in a US prison for a string of credit card-related cybercrimes. On Friday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) revealed…
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The godfather of ransomware returns: Locky is back and sneakier than ever

After a mysterious disappearance, Locky has reemerged -- and is borrowing attack techniques from Dridex.  By Danny Palmer | April 24, 2017   Locky is back with a new infection technique. Image: Cisco Talos       The ransomware that drove last year's boom in file-encrypting malware is back, and this time it's even harder…
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Uber rejects claims iPhone app tracked users after being deleted

The practice eventually led to Apple CEO Tim Cook threatening to remove Uber from the App Store.  By Charlie OsborneApril 24, 2017 File Photo   Uber has denied any wrongdoing following reports that the mobile devices of former users were tracked even after the Uber app was deleted. Uber has had more than a share…
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Samsung will commence software update for Galaxy S8 ‘red display’

Samsung will perform a software update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus following consumer complaints that their phones have a red tint on their displays.  By Cho Mu-Hyun | April 21, 2017       Samsung Electronics will commence a software update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus following consumer complaints that their…
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Free hacking tools start teens on path to cybercrime

Easy to use tools available free on the internet are one of the routes into online crime for some youngsters warn police.  By Danny Palmer | April 21, 2017   For some, modding PC games is a step to cybercrime... Image: iStock         Cyber criminals are likely to get started young, and…
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Terrified about cyber ninjas? You may be missing the real threat

The security industry has been urged to do more to help protect individuals from low-level attacks.  By Danny Palmer | April 20, 2017   Ignore the hooded hacker stereotype -- low-level attackers should be more of a security priority for most companies. Image: iStock       Companies are far more likely to be attacked…
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Your new iPhone could soon be made entirely from old iPhones

Apple is pledging to end its reliance on mining minerals altogether and make iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices entirely out of recycled materials, just not yet.  By Adrian Kingsley-HughesApril 20, 2017   Apple Park in Cupertino is on track to be the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America. Apple      …
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Still using Windows XP, Vista? No Firefox 53 for you

The latest Firefox release promises fewer crashes thanks to its new Quantum Compositor, and drops support for some antique operating systems.  By Steve Ranger | April 20, 2017 Image: Mozilla     The latest version of the Firefox browser shows off Mozilla's new process for graphics compositing, but also drops support for ageing operating systems…
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