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 details.
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.