You may have noticed that infographics have been all the rage the past couple of years. Everyone and his dog has been creating them. And with good reason. We’re visual creatures and they present a tranche of facts, in a colourful and pictorial way, that are easy to grasp and digest.
Do you use Wikipedia as a trusted resource for information and background on a variety of topics? If you answered yes, you might want to rethink that. Wikipedia editors recently revealed that potential hundreds of their entries are paid ‘sockpuppet’ entries. ‘Sockpuppet’ entries are fake, and used for promotional purposes – these are infact against Wikipedia’s policies.
We’ve just run a blog about the Adobe hack stating that 38 million personal records had been hacked. This was the figure the company gave. However, this appears to be incorrect and the true number is closer to a staggering 153 million or to be precise 153,004,874.
You may have heard of the Adobe hack which
was declared at the beginning of October. At the time Adobe estimated that almost
3 million personal details had been
compromised. Just a few days ago the company said that hackers had gained
access to 38 million encrypted accounts including credit and debit card
It’s a distressing subject and one that understandably most people want to turn their heads away from, but just a few days ago it was revealed that Terre des Hommes, a Swiss-based campaigning group, had snared 20,000 predators in an online honey trap.
New web domains were launched last week, but what on earth
does that mean for you and why should you care? Well, first off let’s start
with what a web domain actually is – the letters that reside at the end of a
web address, the most common one that we all use would be ‘.com’.
Researchers at the UK’s University of Sussex have discovered how to hack into contactless payment cards, also known as near field communications. The process, known as skimming, was carried out with off-the-shelf equipment bought from a hardware store.
Google has added parental controls to its
Chrome web browser that enable parents to monitor their children’s browsing behavior. This feature, which launched at the end of October is called ‘Supervised Users’ Parents, aka ‘managers’ can review users’ history, approve or deny access requests and even block specific sites.
Would you buy a car on eBay? If the answer
to that question is yes, you could have fallen for the latest fraudster and his
scam. Last week, the FBI went on the hunt for a man they have identified as
being behind a car scam on eBay. The man
in question, Romanian Nicolae Popescu managed to make himself $3 million simply
by selling fake cars.