Chaps, as you’ve probably noticed already, I’ve recently started reviewing some mobile apps that I’m sure you’ll find either fun or useful, or both! So following last week’s review of the fun Temple Run 2 mobile game, I’ve got THE new app for you… TapIN Pro.
How many different usernames and passwords do you have to remember on a daily basis? Too many, right?
Def Con is a long running conference for hackers to meet live and discuss all things hacking. Last year marked the second year for the Def Con Kids program, an initiative aimed at educating young children/hackers on the skills and ethics they will need. Topics include competing to find the most bugs in a mobile app, general hacking ethics to understanding digital forensics of an investigation of a crime scene.
Tempted by early booking or last minute offers? Have you ever received a travel offer via email and you don’t remember sending your details to any travel agencies? For nearly half the usual price, they offer you a wonderful and luxurious holiday and you must hurry up, because it’s a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ offer. Well, you’d better watch out – it might as well be a scam!
So it’s not just your Aunt that gets her email hacked and sends you bizarre spam emails about vitamins from China. It’s also President Bush Senior, Hugh Grant, Scarlett Johansson and the Chief of the CIA.
Since it’s launch in 1998, StarCraft has acquired quite the following. This pop-culture phenomenon can equate to six-figure salaries for the biggest players, and the live tournaments bring in crowds of thousands, on the web and live. However, millions were affected when a hack attack exposed email addresses of StarCraft players and users of other Blizzard games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo 3. Secret authentication questions and encrypted passwords were also hacked, although it is not believed that any credit card information was stolen, but users were encouraged to revise their security passwords and details on their Blizzard accounts.
Apologies for being a bit missing in action, but I’ve literally just been obsessed with the game Temple Run 2! It took me a minute to get the hang of it – paws and touch screens are a difficult combination – but I’m loving it now. I’m not sure I’ve shared my passion for mobile games with you before, but I am quite the fan. The last game I was enthralled with was Angry Birds Star Wars. Phew that was a good one!
Turning off your internet security protection in order to save all important computer resources for an outstanding gaming experience may leave a door open to cybercriminals that spot and exploit security flaws.
Facebook has over a billion users, but unfortunately some of them are scammers and hackers. And while Facebook is doing what it can to tackle the problem, these cybercriminals don’t give up easy. The best way to avoid these scams is to educate yourself on blogs such as this one, and to be smart about how you interact with social media. There is no such thing as a “free iPad,” no matter how much personal information you share!
It’s clear that the Surface Pro is heavier, faster and more expensive than its counterpart, proving that it’s very much an ultrabook and not a tablet. But it still has some holes.
Facebook didn’t come up with the ‘Like’ button, and that is the reason behind Facebook being sued this month. Rembrandt Social Media filed the lawsuit, stating that Facebook’s success was based on several of a Dutch programmer’s (now deceased) patents, which they now own. According to the paperwork submitted with the lawsuit, Facebook was aware of the patents for the ‘Like’ button and referenced them in their application to patent their own social networking tools.