Security

Microsoft issues security patch for Windows XP, also warns of cyberattacks

Microsoft issues security patch for Windows XP, also warns of cyberattacks

Today, Microsoft took another urgent step to help those users still using Windows XP and Windows Vista, with a number of security updates related to similar issues with WannaCry malware. Windows XP had its support ended back in April 2014 and since then the old OS, which was introduced back in 2001 has had a number of critical patches for security issues. WannaCry Just last month, Microsoft actually released a […]

Backblaze, committed to support TOTP by August 2017

Backblaze, committed to support TOTP by August 2017

Backblaze, if you’ve never come access the company is based in Silicon Valley, has been up and running for 10 years and offers an affordable solution to backing up your PC or Mac to the cloud. Security This week I was curious, I have been using the service for around a year or so now and noticed that that the login procedure supports two-step verification, however via SMS. While using […]

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Security on the the internet is becoming more important and surprisingly considering your Nest account has access to camera feeds, smoke alarm settings as well as thermostat the company is quite late to the game in adding two-step authentication to user accounts. But at least they have added it now, this week the Google owned company added the option to enable two-step authentication on accounts, but only via a text […]

Adobe admits critical vulnerabilities with Flash Player

Adobe admits critical vulnerabilities with Flash Player

Adobe have warned users over potential issues with Flash Player. Overt the years numerous people have criticised the software deeming it insecure. I personally don’t use the software and I can’t even remember a point in time when I have used it recently or needed to use it. Public figures such as Steve Jobs and the head of security for Facebook have openly spoken about Flash . Jobs commented back […]

Major flaw with Samsung phones allows hackers to control phones

Major flaw with Samsung phones allows hackers to control phones

It has been revealed that Samsung Galaxy phones have a weakness which allows hackers to easily break into the phone, spy on the users activity and control the device. The root of the problem is the packaged system keyboard which is essentially a redesigned version of SwiftKey. Every now and again, the keyboard requests new updates to see if any are available, currently with the exploit, hackers can easily intercept […]