The daily deals service LivingSocial has been hacked and will begin sending notifications out to users this afternoon. Fifty million of the company’s 70 million users were affected.
A war between a loosely organized anti-spam group called Spamhaus and one of the Web hosts the group publicly identified as a spammer escalated last week, at times threatening some of the basic infrastructure of the Internet, according to a security firm’s account.
In an eerie echo of a data breach that occurred over the summer, Dropbox users have reported receiving spam at email addresses they use exclusively for the cloud storage service, starting about two days ago.
Few facts, but many assumptions, have emerged since Facebook revealed on Friday that it had been hacked. SocialTimes asked Facebook for further details, but was pointed to the same blog post we’d already reported on. So we’ve scoured the news reports to see what’s in them. Sadly the facts are few: Both Facebook and Apple claim staff laptops were infected by visiting a site on mobile development. The malware argeted Java plug-ins running in the browser.
With all the credit card charges during the holiday season, it signals the time of year when consumers are once again at the highest risk of becoming victim to hackers and scammers. Their schemes have been known to trick even the most seasoned online consumers. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Attacks infographic advises web merchants and consumers on how to avoid falling prey to hackers and scammers.
Infographic by Veracode Application Security
Yesterday was the 4th birthday of the iPhone and to celebrate we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the fun iPhone tricks, hoaxes and hacks that have hit YouTube over the past four years.
If Kinect for Xbox 360 isn’t on your holiday wish list it just may be after seeing these awesome videos. Xbox’s new controller-free gaming experience not only looks cool on its own, but since its launch it has inspired a major hackathon, with computer geniuses making the Kinect do all sorts of amazing things, from controlling old school Nintendo games to recognizing objects and more. If you are already a fan of Kinect these videos are a must see, and if you aren’t, these videos are sure to make you go crazy for Kinect.