security

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Some important security vulnerabilities were fixed recently in an Ubuntu update, which include a large number of Linux kernel flaws as well as a remotely exploitable font flaw. The font flaw allowed attackers to run arbitrary code on the target machine without problems, putting your system and data at risk. According to a post that appeared on the Ubuntu Advisory, developers found that libXfont ha... »

Be Careful Of Malware, Cryptolocker – Take Action Now!

Be Careful Of Malware, Cryptolocker – Take Action Now!

Cryptolocker, a relatively new and rather disgusting virus is currently doing the rounds of the Internet. Known as “ransomware” Cryptolocker will encrypt all important data on an infected machine, then hold your machine to ransom for the decryption key. What Is Cryptolocker? Put simply, when your machine is infected with the Cryptolocker virus, it will automatically encrypt all documen... »

Adobe Hacked – Change Your Password

Adobe Hacked – Change Your Password

Adobe have announced on their blog that their online services have been hacked, and an estimated 2.9 million accounts have been compromised. This is yet another large company to fall foul of online attacks, joining names such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and the Ubuntu Forums in the ranks of those who have been compromised. Adobe Chief Security Office, Brad Arkin, had the following to say about... »

Stop Using Passwords On WordPress With Clef

Stop Using Passwords On WordPress With Clef

Passwords are the de-facto way to secure any account, but forgetting your password can be a real pain; you could always use a password manager like LastPass. But what if you don’t want a password manager? Well, you could always use Clef, which completely removes the need to use both a username, and password on your WordPress site. What Is Clef? Put simply, it’s an app for your smartpho... »

WordPress Safety & Security [Infographic]

WordPress Safety & Security [Infographic]

WordPress is by far the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the planet, powering around 20% of the worlds websites. But like Windows, this popularity has made WordPress vulnerable to attack. So why are some WordPress administrators still so laid back about WordPress security? This Infographic, created by WPTemplate, shows some of the ways in which WordPress admin’s trip up and le... »

Remotely Alarm & Wipe Your Device With Android Device Manager

Remotely Alarm & Wipe Your Device With Android Device Manager

There are many 3rd party applications that allow you to sound an alarm on your Android device, or even remotely wipe your device should it be lost or stolen. But now this feature is enabled natively by Android using the Android Device Manager. The Android Device Manager gives you a Google Maps view of when your device last checked in, and if turned on, you can remotely sound a ringer on your devic... »

Ubuntu Forums Back Online Following Large Hack

Ubuntu Forums Back Online Following Large Hack

A little over a week ago we reported on the fact that the Ubuntu Forums have been subjected to quite a large and unfortunately successful hack. Since then the Ubuntu Forums team have been working hard to not only restore service, but to bolster the sites security as well. What happened? Well, basically the hacker exploited a security flaw in vBulletin, the software that the Ubuntu Forums use. This... »

Ubuntu Forums Hacked

Ubuntu Forums Hacked

It has been confirmed that the official Ubuntu Forums have been hacked. At the moment there are not many details but what is confirmed is that the hackers have been successful in their attempts to gain access and they have managed to get every users username, password and email address. For the time being the Ubuntu Forums have been taken down and have been replaced with a simple splash page with ... »

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