Giorgio Cucchi

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Apple iOS 10.2.1 Suddenly Becomes A Bigger Problem

A big part of what makes Apple great is its refusal to compromise, and a big part of what makes Apple infuriating is its refusal to compromise. For iPhone users, it is the latter that has struck again.<p>This week, Apple has decided to do what it normally does shortly after an iOS release: it has …

Apple iOS 10.2 Is Causing New Problems

Sticking to your guns is often seen as a good thing, but sometimes it can do more harm than good. Especially when it means persisting with a mundane process in full knowledge that it will cause new problems…<p>In short: today Apple stopped signing iOS 10.1 <i>and</i> iOS 10.1.1. What this means is Apple …

IPhone 7

iPhone 7's display is 'visually indistinguishable from perfect,' says testing firm

The Apple iPhone 7 has the best display of any smartphone made to date, according to testing firm DisplayMate.<p>In a Technology Shoot-Out spotted Monday between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, DisplayMate President Raymond Soneira found that although the two phones have the same pixel resolution, the 7's …

Callblock’s new iOS app will block calls from over 2 million telemarketers

A new application, Callblock, coming to the iTunes App Store, claims to block phone calls from over 2 million telemarketers by type, including things like robocallers, debt collectors, political campaigners, scammers, and more. To identify which calls should be blocked, the app uses a combination …

Apps

Mind-blowing app Prisma makes Instagram’s filters look lame

There was a time when people thought a painter’s work was so intricate and personal, it was deemed impossible to recreate.<p>Well, that time is over. With Prisma, you now have your own, personal Picasso in your pocket. Just pick a photo from your phone, and it starts painting.<p>By using a combination of …

The man who bet his house on his mobile phone invention

<b>Patrick O'Neill bet his house on people wanting to upload better quality photos to their social media pages.</b><p>The 50-year-old amateur photographer had been inventing and building computer devices for years when he first got the idea for a camera lens that attaches to a smartphone.<p>Mr O'Neill could see …

SWIFT Bank Network Hit by Multiple Cyber Fraud Attacks

SWIFT, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a …

Beware Of The Apple ID Expiration Scam

Have you received a text message that says your Apple ID is due to expire today? This is an example of a phishing scam currently spreading in the form of a text message — which is not actually sent by Apple Support. The scam attempts to convince iPhone users to share their username and passwords. …

Identity Theft

Hundreds of Spotify account credentials reportedly posted online

Hundreds of Spotify account credentials -- including emails, usernames and passwords -- were posted on the website Pastebin in a possible security breach, according to a report Monday from TechCrunch.<p>The credentials are "specific to Spotify," said TechCrunch, and include the type of account along …

Apple releases iOS 9.3.2 + OS X 10.11.5 public beta 2

Apple has just released the latest public builds of its iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 updates out to beta testers. Both platforms saw developer builds released yesterday, with small bug fixes noted in the release notes. Most interesting to note is that Apple once again has allowed a combination of Low …

Homeland Security warns Windows PC users to uninstall Quicktime

The Department of Homeland Security and a top cybersecurity firm have advised Windows PC users to uninstall Apple's Quicktime video player immediately after two new bugs were found in the software.<p>In a blog post published Thursday, the Trend Micro security firm said that Apple was no longer issuing …

SWIFT to Advise Banks on Security as Bangladesh Hack Details Emerge

The SWIFT messaging system plans to ask banks to make sure they are following recommended security practices following an unprecedented cyber attack …

These Types Of Hackers Are Driving Cyber Attacks Now

Screens go blank at a Ukrainian power provider. A hospital is reduced to pen and paper record keeping. These aren’t scenarios from the latest video …

Waze update will predict traffic conditions before you leave

Waze is putting its traffic-predicting superpowers to good use.<p>The Google-owned app is adding a new feature, called planned drives, which makes it …

Security firms claim Chinese hackers are behind U.S. ransomware attacks

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Hackers using tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the booming cyber crime industry of ransomware, four security firms that investigated attacks on U.S. companies said.<p>Ransomware, which involves encrypting a …

Primo app offers free calls, SMS, video conferencing and more to 33 countries

Did you know phone calls just turned 140 years old? I had no clue, until the guys from Primo Connect sent us an email about it. Surely, things have changed plenty since then. We now carry powerful computers in our pockets, and it seems calls are about the most basic thing they can do. The only …

Your computer mouse may be opening the door for hackers

If you think about catching a cold, you know you feel miserable, but you don't have a clue how you got it. You can catch a cold from standing close to someone who's sick or turning a doorknob that they touched.<p>That's similar to how airborne viruses infect computer systems with malware. These …

Malware hints that Hacking Team is back

Hacking Team has largely stayed under the radar after a gigantic leak exposed its spyware-selling ways, but the company <i>might</i> be on the rebound. Security researchers have noticed that recent Mac malware installs a version of Hacking Team's Remote Code Systems tool from around October, or three …

Doo is a beautiful way to get stuff done without stressing yourself out

There’s no shortage of productivity apps on the market, but many to-do apps end up overwhelming the user with the never-ending list of things to get done. Doo wants to help work you through your agenda, one item at a time.<p>Using cards, Doo lets you add tasks to your list and set a time, date, and an …

Apps

Planet Earth is getting a second season that was partially filmed by drones

<i>Planet Earth</i> is returning to TV later this year, and this time, it'll be in 4K. The original 11-part series debuted in 2006 and was the first BBC nature documentary to be filmed in high definition. It helped propel HDTV's popularity, and this new season will take those stunning nature shots a step …

Hackers could throw off our power grid by manipulating our AC units

Ingenuity isn't exactly a quality you want in hackers, unless of course, they're on your side. In a rather terrifying discovery, researchers have found an alarming vulnerability in our security system, and it's one that can be found in most American homes and offices -- the air conditioner.<p>Power …

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control [Updated]

<i>Update 15/02/2016: Microsoft has dismissed the data on the Voat thread as completely flawed. This supersedes the ‘no comment’ initially supplied for this story and all parties acknowledge this changes the context from which the original story was written.</i> <i>An apology from Microsoft UK press agency</i> …

Software

Powerful Mac email client Airmail has finally landed on the iPhone

Airmail, the powerful desktop email client for Mac, has finally come to iPhone.<p>After a long beta period, Airmail for iPhone brings much of what you may like about the desktop client, but adds a few clever tricks for mobile.<p>In addition to the normal email app things you might expect (aggregated …

Now someone can steal your WiFi password from your doorbell

Getting hacked sucks, but there’s something worse than that: getting hacked because of your own smart doorbell.<p>Ring is a popular smart doorbell that allows you to unlock your door from your phone, as well as see and hear visitors via a webcam.<p>Unfortunately for Ring, that same doorbell meant you …

Steam finally explains why private data of 34,000 users was exposed on Christmas

The Great Steam Outage of Christmas 2015 is over, and Valve Software is ready to explain why the private data of nearly 34,000 users started …

Cyber-attacks against businesses ‘doubled in 2015’

The number of attacks by cyber-criminals against businesses doubled in 2015, research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed.<p>The research found that, in 2015, some 58% of corporate PCs were hit with at least one attempted malware infection, which represents an increase of three percentage points on …

Cybersecurity

Internet-connected homes open the door to hackers

It's nighttime in Saudi Arabia, so we can't see much when Aamir Lakhani hacks into a video stream. But the fact that we can see the video stream at all is startling.<p>Even more surprising, we are viewing it from the conference room of cybersecurity company Fortinet, 8,100 miles away in Sunnyvale, …

Internet of Things

191 million US voters’ records exposed online by leaky database

A database containing what could be the names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, voter IDs and voting intentions of every single registered voter in the United States has been found by an online security researcher.<p>The searchable online database of 191 million US voters has been unearthed …

Database error publishes info of 3 million Hello Kitty fans

Online researcher Chris Vickery uncovered a database this weekend containing the personal information of 3.3 million accounts associated with <i>Hello Kitty Online</i> and official Hello Kitty websites, including SanrioTown.com, HelloKitty.com and MyMelody.com. The information included users' first and …

'Hello Kitty' Fan Database Leak Exposes 3.3 Million Users: Researcher

An online database containing information on some 3.3 million fans of Hello Kitty and other Sanrio products may have been wide open to hackers for a month or more, reports security researcher Chris Vickery. Real first and last names, locations, password hints and questions, and possibly passwords …