Security News: Pentagon and Antivirus security vendor hacked; a third of the UK population are addicts

hackedThe past week has been full of stories about hacking military equipment and the potential for some sort of devastating cyber-attack. There’s also been the rather embarrassing incident for security software vendor BitDefender, who had a server hacked and customer details taken. And UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed what many people suspect, there’s a lot of smartphone addicts out there.

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Security News: Drones might be used to implement malware through Wi Fi and more

hackerThe fall-out from the hack of the Milan-based Hacking Team continues with all sorts of revelations about how the powerful would like to continue spying on the largely powerless. Adobe Flash vulnerabilities continue to be revealed while the US National Security Agency will be pretty hacked off following the discovery of its latest spying techniques. Meanwhile users of a website that facilitates affairs must be feeling nervous as hackers promise to spill the beans on names, addresses and even sexual fantasies. 

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Whoops… there goes another technology fail

technology failuresThere have been some spectacular advances in technology propelling the human race onwards and upwards. Of course, we naturally and correctly celebrate these successes. But there have also been some significant fails, but we don’t talk about them, do we? But others failures should be embraced as a way of saying welcome to the human race. And in that spirit here are some tech fails that will probably make you feel better about your own trips, stumbles and occasional headlong plunges into the abyss.

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Wearable Technology and Wearable Computer Devices

wearable devicesThe craze for wearable tech is just building up ahead of steam. But when interconnected wearables become common, today’s smart watches will seem like yesterday’s clunky grey box PCs. The enticing thing about wearable devices connecting with each other is the amazing potential but with great opportunity comes great risk and unless security is nailed down from the beginning we could see wearables becoming just as hackable as today’s computers.

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TOP 11 Window 8 tips and tricks

windows 8If you’re set to move to Windows 8 or 8.1 you may be shocked, appalled, delighted at the changes over previous operating systems. It might seem a bit late in the day to offer advice given that Windows 8 and 8.1 have been around for a while now but these operating systems are preloaded on a lot of new computers and if you’re in the market for a new device a little advice won’t go amiss. However, like anything new it can take a bit of time to get up to speed with all of the changes. Some of these are big improvements while some seem to be born from an innate need to tinker. But once you are used to it, there will be no looking back so here’s a few tips to speed you on your way.

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4 Questions Schools Should Ask Regarding Implementing BYOD

6a01a3fcba138d970b01a3fcd95cda970b-800wiGuest writer: Adam Andrews

 Adam is a teacher and blogger from Boston.

 The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) trend sounds like a great concept, and many employees love the idea of connecting to work via their own tablets and smartphones any time they want. BYOD in the workplace push is certainly growing, as witnessed by a survey of 1,000 ZDnet and TechRepublic readers earlier this year which concluded that 44 percent of companies already have BYOD policies and 18 percent plan to add them in the next year. Though more employees are requesting this approach, IT directors still struggle with issues like security and compliance.

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Apple iPhone 6 rumors (updates)

Apple iPhone 6 rummorsWith the beginning of each New Year, comes the latest round of iPhone rumors. When will the next one be launching? What will it look like? What will it be called? We fully expect more concrete updates in June, coming out of Apple.

New Apple’s iPhone 6 Launch

According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple has 2 iPhones to launch this year. The difference? They will both have substantially larger screens – imagine something between an iPhone and a mini iPad, a so called Phablet. Reportedly the screens will be 4.5 inches and 5 inches.
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