Month: June 2012

LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online   A hacker says he’s posted 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords on the Web — hot on the heels of security researchers’ warnings about privacy issues with LinkedIn’s iOS app. LinkedIn users could be facing yet another security problem. A user in a Russian forum says that he has hacked and uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, according to The Verge. Though his claim…

IPv6: Trillions of new net addresses now possible

A new standard which will enable the creation of trillions of new web addresses has been enabled. Several companies switched to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) at 00:01 GMT on Wednesday. The new system is necessary to prevent the internet running out of available addresses for new devices. Experts said users should not notice any difference in their web use, and new devices should be using the new system as…

Facebook users suffer service disruptions

Facebook has suffered a series of service disruptions which left many people unable to use the social network. The problems meant that the site was unreachable for some people for almost two hours. Sporadic disruptions were reported by many people and even those who could get through said pages were taking a long time to load. Facebook apologised but said it had fixed the problem. Stock slide News of problems…

Microsoft patches Windows to quell Flame

Microsoft has pushed out a security update for Windows to seal a hole exploited by the sophisticated Flame malware. The update prevents Flame or other bits of malware spoofing Microsoft certificates to phish, spoof content, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks, Microsoft said on Sunday. By cracking an old cryptography algorithm, Flame can appear to be a legitimate piece of Windows code, Mike Reavey, a senior director for Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, wrote…