Monthly Archives: June 2011
With all the news lately surrounding hacking and loss of data it has never been more important to protect yourself online. However as a result of this many people have fallen victim to fake protection because they were worried their computer was infected or hacked. The Fake Anti-Virus scams are plentiful and vary in look but they all prey on the unsuspecting user who might not be so familiar with staying secure and what to look out for. Read the rest of this entry
The Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) was held last Monday 6th June. The conference saw a great turnout for developer’s eager to see what Apple has to offer for the coming year. Many wondered if the iPhone 5 would make an appearance but the main feature of the WWDC was Apple’s new iCloud service. Apple’s iCloud is the company’s way of trying to get the upper hand in the tech market and beat out competition from Android rivals such as Samsung and LG. According to recent reports Apple was not doing so well in the smartphone market dropping down to second place and coming fourth in mobile phone sales in the US. With Android smartphones providing a stiff competition for the company the iCloud service comes as Apple’s answer to the challenges which face them in the mobile market. Read the rest of this entry
Google’s Inside Search Conference has revealed the latest mobile and desktop details for the tech giant’s search engine. Read the rest of this entry
Check out this article from HuffPost Tech which describes the fears of the government that as a result of these various cyber attacks countries are now more susceptible than ever to Cyber Terrorism:
I will be going into more detail about this issue after i have done some research but just putting the information out now to see what people think of it? what’s your opinion? Are we truly sitting ducks in the limitless universe of the world wide web?
Please post your comments below…..
It has surfaced recently that the hacker group Anonymous were behind the PSN outage of last April. It has been stated that the Spanish police have apprehended members of the group in which they have found servers and other various equipment which suggest these individuals were part of the hack which cost Sony $173 Million in damages.
Blogs and websites alike have provided these same details but not much else is known at this time but more shall be revealed as the week progresses. It is believed that the individuals apprehended were also involved in various hacks on government and business websites also. No names have been released at present and no charges have been made public.
Also in other hacker related news, other gaming and governmental sites have suffered security breaches with hacker groups like LulzSec accepting responsibility for the recent Nintendo and even NHS cyber attacks. The news comes as no surprise and investigations are underway with both gaming companies and various other companies looking at stepping up their online security and pursuing these hackers to try to put a stop to these endless amount of cyber onslaughts
The last two weeks have been very interesting in relation to Microsoft with various previews of their latest OS systems for Tablet & Windows Phone. Windows 8 is the latest addition unveiled by Microsoft in their long line of Operating Systems. This latest addition sees Windows utilise the power of touch more so than with any previous operating system. Read the rest of this entry