Posted by A Ocean on August 26, 2013 ·
Hackers in China are reported to be at forefront of attacking and defacing other countries websites, the tide was turned yesterday when China’s Internet was hit with a major DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack Sunday morning that briefly disrupted and slowed access to sites carrying .cn domain.
According to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) attack was the largest [...]
Posted by A Ocean on August 15, 2013 ·
Google is going the Amazon way by adding encryption to it’s Cloud Storage, any data stored in the Google cloud will be first kept in RAM and encrypted via AES-128 before being saved, it was announced by Google on Thursday as a way to “make securing your data as painless as possible,” according to a blog post.
Data will then automatically be decrypted when accessed by authorized [...]
Posted by A Ocean on August 2, 2013 ·
Unable to find your Android phone?, Google is giving you an app to locate your phone. Google has announced that it will launch Android Device Manager, a device location and security service app for Android phones and tablets in the next few weeks, this feature was on the wishlist of many Android users who had to rely on third party apps like Where’s My Droid or Lookout Security & [...]
Posted by A Ocean on July 22, 2013 ·
Apple’s developer website has been inaccessible since Thursday last week and was rumoured to be compromised by hackers, Apple was tight lipped about it until this morning, yesterday Apple sent an email to developers explaining that it had detected a breach on its servers on Thursday.
The hacking may have leaked the users’ names, email addresses, and mailing addresses. On Internet, some [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 19, 2013 ·
Twitter has acquired Spindle, a social media centered start-up a local discovery startup which works on location and check-ins to find local places of interest near a user, Twitter has not surprisingly, shut down spindle, and plans to have the Spindle team work on Twitter’s local discovery service.
“We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 3, 2013 ·
Google Glass app called “Tits & Glass” developed by developers at MiKandi, a mobile app store for adult content which was launched on Monday was in the news for becoming the first sexually explicit app on Google’s revolutionary device, the app allows users “share racy content from their devices directly to other Glass users and online” .
Google updated its developer [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 30, 2013 ·
Evernote has today announced that they are beefing up security of their wildly popular app, rolling out two step authentication and two other features to ensure that the user is the only person accessing your Evernote account.
The updates come after Evernote was hacked few weeks ago and usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords were compromised.
Two-step authentication works by getting a [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 6, 2013 ·
The European Commission had made a preliminary antitrust finding against Google’s Motorola Mobility,it has sent Motorola, a list of complaints on how it had abused its market position by seeking and enforcing a patent-related injunction against Apple.
The EU Commission takes step to ensure that companies with huge patent chest do not prevent competitors from using technologies that are crucial [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 29, 2013 ·
After hacking the Twitter account of the Associated Press and tweeting out a fake news tweet that The White House had been bombed and President Obama hurt, Syrian Electronic Army has now targeted the The Guardian.
According to a blog post by the Syrian Electronic Army , 11 Guardian accounts were compromised over the weekend. Guardian’s Guardian Business and Sustainable Business had [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 23, 2013 ·
The twitter feed of news agency Associated Press (AP) was hacked, and “reported” that there was an explosion at The White House, injuring US President Barack Obama. The tweet came around 5 pm BST.
The tweet was identified as fake as no other news agencies are reporting any situation at the White House. The false tweets had it repercussions, the US stock market briefly tanked. The Dow Jones [...]