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419m phone numbers leaked in Facebook data breach

Over 419 million records containing phone numbers and Facebook ID have been leaked online. Some records also contain names, gender and location information. Over 18 million records relate to UK users and over 133 million records for US users - a significant portion of the respective populations. It looks like this data was scraped at a time when Facebook would allow searching by phone number... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Sep 5, 2019

Biometric Data leak reveals over 27m records

Over 27 million data records such as facial recognition profiles, fingerprints, usernames and unencrypted passwords have been found openly available on Suprema Inc's Biostar 2 biometric access control system servers. This security firm powers access control for over 1.5m installations, including governments, police and banks. Two Israeli researchers working for a VPN company found unsecured... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Aug 20, 2019

Windows Defender gets top AV awards

AV-Test, the independent anti-virus testing lab, have released their latest results for home anti-virus products. Microsoft Windows Defender (the free and default solution that comes with Windows 10) has received joint highest scores alongside Kaspersky, F-Secure and Norton. When Windows Defender was first released, it was poorly regarded - but it has steadily improved in recent years, to the... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Aug 12, 2019

Neuralink Brain-Machine Interface

Not content with owning a rocket company and electric car manufacturer (among with many other business ventures), Elon Musk has launched Neuralink. This neurotechnology company aims to create an implantable brain/machine interface which works by implanting thin threadlike electrodes in to the brain. If this works as expected, you could end up with a USB-C socket attached to your head in the... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jul 19, 2019

DisplayPort 2.0 Released

VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) have announced the release of DisplayPort 2.0, a high-speed alternative to HDMI (which many TVs and Monitors use). This updated standard uses a more compact connector, which can also carry other data signals (USB, etc...). The raw data rates increases from 32.4Gbps to 80Gbps, which is high enough to power 8K@60Hz HDR displays. Although many... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jun 27, 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 Released

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 4, a tiny computer that is easily capable of running Linux and other operating systems. It is a significant upgrade over the existing model 3, featuring a boost in CPU and GPU speed, USB-C power, but most importantly it is now available with differing amounts of onboard RAM (1GB, 2GB and 4GB). Pricing starts at £34 for... [Read the rest here]

By Ian Cunningham, published on Jun 24, 2019

E3 2019: Xbox and Bethesda

E3 2019 is currently underway in Los Angeles, California. So far we have had press conferences from both Microsoft and Bethesda, where they shared their latest news concerning upcoming games and hardware. Read on for more... Next generation Xbox Microsoft have been teasing snippets about the next generation of Xbox since this time last year at E3 2018, known as Project Scarlett. According... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on Jun 10, 2019

AMD announces third generation Ryzen CPUs

This week Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD, delivered the opening keynote at Computex 2019, where she revealed that the company will be launching five new processors in July. The processors are part of the third generation of the Ryzen desktop processor family, and will range in price from $199 for the 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 3600 to $499 for the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X. All five of... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on May 29, 2019

UK's first 5G service launching on 30 May

EE has revealed that it will be launching the UK's first 5G mobile service, which will be available in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast from 30th May 2019. The company has opened pre-orders for four new 5G smartphone and two other 5G devices (a home router and a portable WiFi hub) available on 5G contracts, which will go on sale on 30th May. The devices include... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on May 23, 2019

WhatsApp vulnerability revealed

An Israeli security firm has developed a way in which a hacker can infect a device with spyware by simply calling it via WhatsApp. Even if the call was not answered the spyware would be installed, and additionally the log of the call would be deleted - meaning that the target user would have no knowledge of anything taking place. Once installed, the spyware would be able to examine calls... [Read the rest here]

By Becky Cunningham, published on May 14, 2019

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