A series of data breaches over the last year has caused the South Korean government to reconsider the national identification system. This is due to the fact that so many ID numbers have been stolen that it is putting the entire population at risk of identity theft. At the core of the issue is the ID number issued to each South Korean citizen above the age of 17; which is not randomly generated and contains details about the person associated with it.
In response to a recent snapchat leak, aptly named “The Snappening” took place over the weekend and a reported 200,000 users had their photos and videos compromised. A statement has been released on the company’s blog on the use of its unofficial API. As a result, Snapchat has taken zero responsibility on the photo leaks.
It has taken a bit longer than usual, but Nintendo is now selling games directly from its website. Until today, the only way to get digital purchases was through the Nintendo eShop, which is not exactly the best solution for online shopping. The website also offers the option of buying a download code instead of directly linking it to a Nintendo account, allowing people the option to actually buy games for each other; a feature that other systems take for granted.
Calling all fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has just been launched here in Malaysia for a retail price of RM2,499. As mentioned before, the device will go on sale starting this Friday, 17 October 2014 and as a consumer launch program, the company will be hosting a 3-days tour for the Galaxy Note 4 across five states in Malaysia.
Most of the details for the upcoming Android L have been revealed, and it is only a matter of time before it begins to ship on new devices. However, Google has been extremely secretive about the name of the operating system; and it only gets worse with the most recent video released on Youtube.
As you might have heard, BlackBerry Passport has landed in Malaysia during the weekend exclusively (until the end of this month) through Celcom. There was not much noise or fanfare accompanying the release of the new device into our market but apparently, the device has been selling quite well in our market.
Samsung’s U28D590D 4K monitor is potentially the future of desktop computing. Few other monitors are capable of competing with the 3840 x 2160 resolution. We sat down with the display for a few moments to discover if it really is worth the effort, or if the UHD resolution will end up being just another fad.
Sleeping Dogs is finally arriving on the PlayStation 4 today with the Definitive Edition. The next generation port of the 2012 sleeper hit also features all 24 previously released DLC for the game, including the horror themed “Nightmare in North Point”. There is also a new title in the form of Borderlands the Pre-sequel, which takes to the moon of the Borderlands world in order to stop a crazed maniac who has hijacked a giant super-laser.
Cyber-security company iSIGHT has revealed the details of a Russian cyber-espionage campaign conducted against NATO countries that has been conducted over the last year. The attacks were perpetrated by using a zero-day exploit in all supported versions of Windows, and Windows Server 20008 and 2012. Microsoft is aware of the vulnerability and is currently working on a patch.