Gamers have become major targets for hackers - from large-scale attacks against gaming companies, to small-scale scams carried out via game chat channels. But a few easy security steps should help keep your precious rig at full speed - and safe.
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Technology might evolve, but cyber gangs rely on tried-and-tested tactics. With a bit of care and attention, it’s easy to sort the genuine bargains from the too-good-to-be-true fakes.
Hacking group DerpTrolling has leaked 5,604 logins for three gaming networks to Pastebin, and claims that this is a "very small portion" of the credentials they have stolen, LifeHacker reports.
For ordinary laptop and smartphone users, Wi-Fi is not ideal - but it’s sometimes near-inescapable.
A new wristband that aims to replace the password has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. At the time of writing, Everykey has passed the halfway mark on its $100,000 funding target with $56,586 pledged with 19 days to reach $100,000. Using Bluetooth, the Everykey promises “immediate access to a user’s password-protected electronics such as
If you use Gmail as your ‘main’ email account - or rely on Google services such as Drive for work - it’s well worth revisiting Google’s Settings menus to give your Google security a boost.
The BBC reports that there is currently one Wi-Fi hotspot for every 150 people in the world, but these unmonitored hotspots can potentially cause problems, experts have warned.
Most internet users have faced some kind of problems with internet trolls - and a new study has thrown light on who they are. We discuss how best to deal with the online pests.
Many of us have moments when we need, or want, to be more private online - when searching for a new job, for instance, or when having a private business conversation.
A breach of a third-party Snapchat site that allows users to bypass the app's privacy has led to the leaking of some 200,000 images to the internet, The Guardian reports.
For any security-conscious user, there are a few things worth remembering once you have secured that crucial invitation - we offer a few tips on how to get the most from the emoji-heavy network here.
Newly weds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin supplied guests with "burner phones" to prevent photographs from falling into the hands of hackers and the tabloid press.
This week, a serious software vulnerability, which rapidly became known as the ‘Bash Bug’ or ‘Shellshock’ dominated the headlines, as two other faked news stories showed that hoaxes can fool the world very easily these days.
This week offered a lesson in how cybercriminals follow the news, and time their attacks to dupe the unwary - with several different attacks aimed at iPhone fans, in the week where Apple unveiled its iPhone 6.
This Thursday, September 18, is the biggest day in Scottish political history, as the country votes on whether it should become independent from the United Kingdom - but an ESET security expert has warned cybercriminals could strike.
This week, American chain Home Depot admitted its systems had been breached, Gmail users got a fright, and a series of videos showed leaks in Android chat apps. Meanwhile, Facebook freaked out the world.... again.
Some five million people who used their Gmail address as a user name had their passwords published by someone who apparently thinks that's a cool thing to do. Changing you Gmail password now is a good idea.
The sad truth is that scammers and fraudsters don't have any conscience, and are prepared to do anything if it might net them a rich reward. So it's no surprise to see them taking advantage of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
A new Harris survey found that almost all Americans care about online privacy, and 71% said that they ‘care deeply’ about it. The survey found that the service that worries Americans most is Facebook.
LinkedIn may not have a spotless record when it comes to security and privacy, but we should give them credit when they do something right. Learn more now.