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Hacker to Release Norton Anti-Virus Code

16.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

A hacker who goes by the name of 'Yama Tough' has threatened to release the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software this week. "This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will…

Facebook to Hit 1bn Users by August

16.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Facebook is set to reach 1 billion users by the end of 2012, according to analytics firm iCrossing. iCrossing has extrapolated data announced at Facebook's F8 conference in September and predict that the site will reach the milestone as soon…

New gTLDs – The Lowdown

12.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Today marks the day that the internet will change forever as ICANN launches the new gTLDs. No longer will we simply see .com, .net, .org or the 19 other current gTLDs, instead the internet world will now be flooded with…

January 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

11.1.2012 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in January’s advance notification post this month’s security bulletin releases are now confirmed to contain 7 bulletins addressing 8 vulnerabilities. The following table shows affected software by bulletin and the likelihood of an Operating System restart being required and the services…

Hackers Compromise NATO and MI6

9.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

Hactivists have published more than 450 email addresses of British Military staff and NATO officials after cracking into US and UK intelligence computers. The hacktivist cell, allegedly in allegiance with Anonymous, obtained thousands of British email addresses and encrypted passwords,…

2012 – The Year of Application?

9.1.2012 by Guest

This is a guest post from Marcus Hadfield, Group Director at McCann Worldgroup. McCann Worldgroup is the official marketing services provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. That's application, not applications. There’s a great piece from a couple…

Stratfor Hack Highlights Anonymous Weakness

6.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

The massive Christmas Eve hack on private intelligence firm Stratfor has not only exposed weaknesses within Stratfor but also in the hack's alleged perpetrators: Anonymous. The renowned hactivist group, along with AntiSec partners in crime LulzSec, shot into the limelight…

New Year, New Password

5.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

It's the start of a new year and the perfect time for a new password. As UKFast revealed in 2011, the extra firepower of cheap graphics cards leaves most passwords vulnerable. Having long complex passwords that are changed regularly dramatically…

January 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

4.1.2012 by James Crawshaw

Advanced notification blog Microsoft is starting off 2012 with 7 bulletins addressing 8 vulnerabilities. Bulletin breakdown: 1 bulletin is rated as critical 6 bulletins are rated as important 1 vulnerability could lead to a security feature bypass 2 vulnerabilities could…

‘Appy Holidays! Record Breaking Festive Season for Apple and Android

4.1.2012 by Alice Cullen

The Christmas rush for smart-phones has bolstered sales to record breaking highs with more than 1.2 billion apps downloaded in one week! Download figures for the Christmas week (December 25-31) smashed the month’s average of 750,000 per week and solidified…