Android Malware Gooligan

1 Million+ Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan

Researchers announce they’ve uncovered a family of Android-based malware that has compromised more than 1 million Google accounts. 86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones. Check Point go on to say, “As a result of a lot of hard work done by our security research teams, we revealed today […]

Tesco Bank Robbery

Tesco’s £2.5 Million Refund. ‘Have you got your receipt?’

Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak Don’t panic! No personal data stolen – just £2.5 million pounds belonging to over 9,000 customers, say Tesco. – Okay, so just the bank robbery then. Immediately after the attack Tesco Bank Chief executive Barry Higgins told BBC Radio 4 that during the evening of November 5, the bank saw […]

Solid-State Drives On Test

SSD Reliability In The Real World

Using data from millions of drive days in Google datacenters, a new paper offers production lifecycle data on SSD reliability. Surprise! SSDs fail differently than disks – and in a dangerous way. Here’s what you need to know. Key conclusions Ignore Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER) specs. A meaningless number. Good news: Raw Bit Error […]

EU Charge Google with Anti-Trust Violations.

EU Officially Charges Google with Anti-Trust Violations over App Bundling & Android Contracts | Android Tablet Forum

The European Union has moved from investigating Google to charging them for supposedly violating anti-trust regulations. This charge is in reference to the way Google has bundled apps with Android, and for the aggressive contracts with Android OEMs which forced them to do so. Basically, the EU contends that Google’s contracts force Android OEMs to […]

Beware: Auto Update Breaks Windows 10

Some users of Windows 10 are reporting issues installing one of Microsoft’s first updates for the new operating system, which traps them in a reboot loop. The Microsoft 10, KB3081424 update, released on Wednesday, collects a series of smaller updates into one bigger patch designed to make the updating process for new users simpler and […]

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

“We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to.” “There is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across […]

Get Microsoft Windows 10 For Free

Microsoft is planning a big push for Windows 10 and will be giving away the new operating system to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8 users in the first year of release. “With Windows 10, we think of the operating system as ‘Windows as a service’,” said Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s VP of operating […]

Go Back In Time With Google

Search Google for the term “Google in 1998” and search the web nineties stylee. Google is celebrating it’s 15 years of existence, providing the service that brought the world together and made things easier for everyone. The search giant has come a long way since it was first launched in September 4th, 1998. It wouldn’t […]

Internet At The Speed Of Light

What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? Wi-Fi speed frustratingly slow? Why not utilise the speed of light and a common LED bulb? At TEDGlobal Dr. Harald Haas demonstrated for the first time, a device that can do exactly that. Sounding more like an April fool’s gag than a serious […]

Microsoft’s swipe’n’swirl pic passwords LESS secure than PINs, warn researchers

Windows 8 Picture Passwords Easily Cracked? Windows 8 and Windows RT come with a feature called Picture Passwords. Users can choose any picture, and then “annotate” it with three finger movements: tapping a point, drawing a stroke, or sweeping a circle. This pattern becomes a users’ means to open or unlock a device as an […]