Category: Tech News

10 Year Old Gets $10,000 Bug Bounty Reward

10 Year Old Gets $10,000 Bug Bounty Reward

A 10 year old boy from Finland recently uncovered a bug in Instagram that enabled users to input malicious code into the comments and actually delete other comments.  The bounty was part of Facebook’s bug bounty program that rewards ethical hackers for revealing code vulnerabilities to them.  It was started in 2011 and has paid […]

The Internet Of Things Can Be Risky

The Internet Of Things Can Be Risky

It’s a slippery slope, for sure.  Once a novelty, internet connected devices are becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives.  The problem, however, is security.  The latest court order from the FBI ordering Apple to hack into the iPhone belonging to the terrorist responsible for the San Bernadino shootings in 2015 has […]

Phishing Scheme Perpetrator Sentenced

Phishing Scheme Perpetrator Sentenced

Andrew Helton, a 29 year old man from Oregon, has pleaded guilty to heading up a phishing scheme that tricked users into giving up their Gmail and Apple account usernames and passwords.  Through this data he was able to obtain access to photos and other personal data, including at least 161 explicit or nude photos.  […]

Why Windows 10 may save you the Password Rigmarole

Why Windows 10 may save you the Password Rigmarole

Windows 10 recently hit the shelves and a good number of PC users around the world have already upgraded to the latest OS offering from Microsoft. And unlike Windows 8 and its variations, they seem to have gotten this one right. ‘How’ is a question for another day, but thus far, this operating system is […]

Drones on the Doorstep: Facebook and Amazon Lead the Way

Drones on the Doorstep: Facebook and Amazon Lead the Way

What if your Amazon packages were delivered via robot? Or what if your internet connectivity was made possible by a machine in the sky? That’s essentially what two giant companies, Amazon and Facebook, are working on right now with their drone programs. Is the world of science fiction closer than you think? Facebook’s Plan for […]

Anthem Data Breach: Data Not Encrypted

Anthem Data Breach: Data Not Encrypted

This week health insurance company Anthem was the victim of an extensive data breach that compromised the data of millions of their current and former employees and customers.  It has come to light that the particular data that was stolen (names, addresses, social security numbers, etc) was not encrypted.  The reason?  It’s not specifically required.  […]

Get Rid of Bad Tech Habits

Get Rid of Bad Tech Habits

Most computer users have a few bad technology habits. By neglecting a few tasks, data can be lost or compromised. With the ever-increasing threat of sites being hacked, the importance of developing good technology habits cannot be understated. Although there is no way to protect data from all potential threats, there are precautions users can […]

Protect Yourself With Strong Passwords

Protect Yourself With Strong Passwords

With data breaches becoming routine in recent months, the potential for additional breaches in the future is strong. Companies like Target, Staples, and others have experienced data breaches exposing customer data to hackers. Some of those instances provided a great deal of personal information to the parties stealing the data, subjecting them to personal losses. […]

Sony Pictures Cancel Release Of The Interview Due To Hacking Threat

Sony Pictures Cancel Release Of The Interview Due To Hacking Threat

In the latest development of the Sony Pictures hacking debacle, the company has now officially canceled the release of the film “The Interview” following a threat from the hackers of violence on theaters that showed the film as well as patrons that went to go see it. In a message released from the hackers on […]

New Technology Devices Come With a Loss of Personal Privacy

New Technology Devices Come With a Loss of Personal Privacy

As technology becomes more advanced and complex, it begins to walk a fine line between helpful and invasive. Many of the most popular technological devices today have features that enable the device to either see or listen to the user. Some even combine both of these technologies. While this type of technology offers many different […]