Facebook WARNING:Avoid fake Haiti Earthquake fundraisers

Fake fundraising efforts for the Haiti disaster are spreading like wildfire on Facebook. Dozens of fan pages have been set up, urging users to join and promising a $1 donation for each member. One group this weekend attracted 1.5 million members before it was disabled. Meanwhile, during the weekend, Facebook officials had to beat back… Continue Reading …

Google China To Shut Down Or To Stop Censoring Google.cn After Gmail Hacking Attacks

“We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having… Continue Reading …

Lenovo explains stolen and cracked Windows 7

Lenovo issued a statement to The Inquirer after Windows 7 Ultimate was cracked last week. An edited email says: “An ISO image (loaded on a Lenovo system) containing the Windows 7 RTM (release to manufacturing), OEM key and marker file, was stolen and placed on a hacker forum in China. The pirated OEM key is… Continue Reading …

WARNING iPhone Users: SMS Virus Alert

A security vulnerability is set to be exposed later this afternoon that potentially threatens every iPhone via an SMS message. Apple is yet to release a patch, and although leading security software vendors like Symantec and McAfee are both working on iPhone and Apple-related virus protection, nothing is yet available to protect you from the… Continue Reading …

10 ways hackers can breach your system and how you can fight back

You may have all of your software patched, and you may have anti-virus software protecting your PCs, but is that enough? No single approach will save your network from being hacked, but the more measures you take, the harder you will make it for attackers to infiltrate your systems — and the more likely they… Continue Reading …