Category Archives: Computer Security

Jailbreak for PlayStation 4 is likely months away

The PlayStation 4 was released three years ago, selling over 40 million units. As time goes on, vulnerabilities in its software begin to appear. Hackers have managed to find their way into the heart of its code, paving the way to a brand-new PS4 jailbreak.
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Surprise! WhatsApp Shares Your Data with Facebook

To everybody’s “surprise”, the popular Facebook-owned messenger WhatsApp shares information with the social media giant. To make matters worse, they’re also distributing this information to advertisers for monetary benefit. Continue reading Surprise! WhatsApp Shares Your Data with Facebook

How do People Hack Into Game Consoles?

Breaking into game consoles is no easy game. These ‘hackers’ aren’t just people that excel at using computers: they have mastered the craft of both reverse engineering computer software, and in some cases hardware, in order to search for vulnerabilities that were unintentionally created by the original developers of the game console. Continue reading How do People Hack Into Game Consoles?

New York Times blocking AdBlock? Here’s a quick fix!

New York Times has recently announced that they will be blocking users that attempt to use any sort of ad blocking plugins. Most people don’t care and will quickly get their information from other places, which will ultimately cause their plan to backfire. If you happen to be one of the users that wants to continue blocking their ads, here’s a way for you to both use their site AND block ads. Continue reading New York Times blocking AdBlock? Here’s a quick fix!

TeamViewer Users Hacked, Company Denies Responsibility

Yesterday at around 10:00 AM EST, TeamViewer’s website and log on servers had gone down due to Denial of Service attacks, causing users of the popular remote-desktop application to be locked out of their accounts. Some users, thinking they were secure, were still compromised. Continue reading TeamViewer Users Hacked, Company Denies Responsibility

How to easily use a VPN to protect your privacy

Browsing the internet isn’t as safe as it used to be, and even then probably was not as safe as we’d all thought it was. Hackers are constantly crawling the web for vulnerabilities in website code to expose the privacy of individual users, and chances are if you have ever connected to a public WiFi hotspot you have been on the same network of somebody that was trying to attack it. Protecting your privacy with a VPN is one great way to prevent accidental leakage of your sensitive information.

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