A interesting piece of malware has been discovered to be infesting Twitch chatrooms. It spreads by using the traditional phishing scam that invites users to participate in a sweepstakes to win rare items from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Once the link is clicked, the malware then logs into the nearest Steam account and begins to clear it out.
It is not a secret that Microsoft is planning to unveil Windows 9 a.k.a Threshold to the world really soon. As we get closer to the rumoured date for the press event, two tech sites in Germany have published a set of screenshots from an early build of Windows 9 Technical Preview which provided an early look to the new operating system.
Apple is increasing security on the iCloud after the massive breach of security two weeks ago. The cloud storage service will now alert users via email when their account is accessed from a browser; even if the browser has been saved as a recognised device. This feature is not new on the internet, although this is the first time that Apple is implementing it.
Eventhough Apple claims that its iCloud and Find my iPhone services were not breached following the nude celebrity photo leaks, Tim Cook, the CEO of the Cupertino company has just announced that they will be beefing up the company’s security.
Samsung has announced yet another tablet at its press briefing at IFA 2014. The ruggedized Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is designed for productivity, yet is equipped with features that allow it to be taken into places that would be too unfriendly for regular tablets. It also has enterprise users in mind, which looks like it is meant for the travelling businessman.
Two weeks ago, it was revealed that the next version of Windows which is codenamed “Threshold” or more fondly known as Windows 9 might make its first official public appearance at the end of this month. While Microsoft has yet to make any official statement regarding that matter, it turns out that the company might have accidentally teases the new operating system to the world.
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Revealing photos of several Hollywood actresses were released on to the internet over the weekend after a hacker managed to overcome the security on Apple’s iCloud. The company is now actively investigation the breach in an attempt to prevent future attacks from happening. No details of the hack have been made public, although it appears that Apple has patched the flaw in the system.
Released in 2012, Windows 8 is barely two years old but it is widely known that Microsoft is already working on the next iteration of the operating system. Codenamed “Threshold” and referred by many as Windows 9, the new operating system is expected to be released to consumers sometime in 2015 according to early information but it seems like that we might be able to see it in action very soon.
We’ve seen this happen countless times: you go to a website to download software and reach a download page with several “Click to Download” buttons, where only one is the actual download link. Clicking on these misleading ads could be a nasty affair, where you could be redirected to a site that automatically downloads malware without your knowing, or even pop-ups that parade you with scareware, prompting you to download bogus anti-virus software. Worse still is when some sites are actually hosting malware that is disguised as useful software. Thankfully, Google is helping to clear that out.