Yet again, if you have not followed in my footsteps in deleting your Facebook account, maybe you will now. Facebook is in the news again with hackers having published 81,000 users private messages and reportedly stolen details of 120 million user accounts. They are also offering to broker access to profiles for as little as 8p, (thats 10¢ USD for those of us in the states). A further 176,000 accounts displaying personal information was also released. Many of these profiles included information users may set public themselves such as emails and phone numbers.
BBC News asked cyber security firm Digital Shadows to verify the claims made
Google announces Project Stream, will let testers play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free
Google has announced Project Stream, a game streaming service that it is calling a “technical test” with the aim of solving the issues around interactive video streaming. The company has partnered with Ubisoft to stream Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to a test group of users through its Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop.
Earlier this year, The Information reported that Google was looking into developing a game streaming service that would stream to Chromecast devices. Google says it wants to address issues like graphic degradation and buffering that Read more...
Well, two big things this week with Facebook. Facebook has confirmed it does use phone numbers that users provided them for security purposes, specifically for 2FA, (2FA = Two Factor Authentication), a security technique that adds a second layer of authentication to help keep accounts secure, to also target them with ads. Facebook as well had a security breach with up to 50m accounts attacked.
I will start with the data breach here. The data breach was discovered on Tuesday where attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as "View As" to gain control of your account. Users that were affected were prompted to re-login on Read more...