Today is a big day for Apple and their millions of users worldwide who are waiting to hear about the latest features for the new iPhone.
The Cupertino-based company was set to unveil what many hope to be big additions in order to stay in the game and compete against Android.
Meanwhile, the bad guys seem to be more interested in robbing Apple users than rejoicing about the big news of the iPhone 5S.
Phishing emails are being sent en masse to harvest people’s Apple ID. The emails contain links to external phishing websites:
Wearable computing is a hot topic as of late.
From smart watches like the rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear, to augmented reality, what was once the realm of science fiction is rapidly become present day reality.
The introduction of Google’s latest project, Goggle Glass, has really brought this to the forefront.
As I have mentioned before, I am an incorrigible technology junkie. It is obvious that Google Glass was something I would lust over. Alas, unless you have signed up for the Goggle Glass explorer program, they are unavailable to the public, as of yet. It looks like I am going to have to wait until it is available for us plebes to try it out.
While researching Goggle Glass, I came across one of their competitors, GlassUp, a simpler device with a monochrome display and see through technology. It pairs up with your smart phone and displays notifications, alerts, emails and the such. I am very tempted to get these.
Picture courtesy of http://www.glassup.net/
I like gadgets, no, scratch that, I LOVE gadgets.
With this in mind, I very often find myself an early adopter of technology. If there is a shiny new technological gadget on the horizon, I’m probably lusting over it.
And so, I recently received my “Leap Motion” controller. I had pre-ordered it as soon as I heard about it and was eagerly awaiting its arrival.
It is a very cool device, but I must admit that deep down I was expecting this:
Screenshot from Minority Report
And mostly wound up doing this:
Cut The Rope game for Leap Motion
There is a fascinating presentation scheduled at Defcon21, by Charlie Miller of Twitter and Chris Valasek of IOACTIVE in regards to “hacking cars” — Miller and Valasek received a grant from DARPA , The Defense Advanced Research Agency, to perform research on this.
As motor vehicles advance technologically, they incorporate more and more computers.
So far, the threat of them being hacked has largely been ignored, as they have been seen as “stand alone” systems.
There is a trend to increase vehicle connectivity, and with this comes the potential risks of vehicles falling prey to malicious software. Suddenly, the glowing magnet devices of the latest iteration of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, that caused the hero’s cars to careen through buildings uncontrollably, do not seem all that far fetched.
In the past, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected only PUPs, or Potentially Unwanted Programs, that were mostly harmful and deceiving. Our users expected more and so we’ve revised our policy to include PUPs in our database that most of our users find annoying or misleading. Within the next few days, detection for many new variants will be added.
Malwarebytes feels most of our users have no knowledge that these PUPs were installed and would like them removed. Several thousand forum posts and support tickets confirm our standpoint. Ranging from difficult to uninstall applications to software that makes you opt-out, we’ve had enough of it all!
We invite all antivirus companies to join our fight, not only against malware, but also against unwanted and undesirable software. The only way we will make a difference is collectively.