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How to prevent contactless pickpockets

57 minutes ago  by Jamie Hinks
How to prevent contactless pickpockets
Bitdefender has released a list of different precautions that it thinks customers must take in order to prevent pickpockets stealing funds from contactless cards.

Today’s tech: Apple iPhone 6 gets ripped apart, cloud computing is kind of a big deal, and Microsoft cuts Silicon Valley jobs

3 hours ago  by Nathan Chai
Today’s tech: Apple iPhone 6 gets ripped apart, cloud computing is kind of a big deal, and Microsoft cuts Silicon Valley jobs
The best of ITProPortal news including: Apple iPhone 6 components revealed, survey reveals full extent of cloud computing use, and MIcrosoft closes a revered research lab.

eBay’s latest security flaw has been stealing user passwords since February

4 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
eBay’s latest security flaw has been stealing user passwords since February
A user of the site told the BBC that he first noticed the flaw way back in February when it was reported to eBay in the form of a chat log yet it remained a problem for months afterwards.

Tech News Weekly podcast 36: Dirty tactics, wearables, startups and technology's effect on children

5 hours ago  by Aatif Sulleyman
Tech News Weekly podcast 36: Dirty tactics, wearables, startups and technology's effect on children
The ITProPortal team discusses some of the most interesting stories of the week, including a petty superpower scrap and Google's transparency report.

Straight Talk: Introduction to the cloud for data backup and disaster recovery

6 hours ago  by Bill Andrews
Straight Talk: Introduction to the cloud for data backup and disaster recovery
This is the first part of a new series that dives into the question regarding whether cloud computing can be used for data backup and, if so, where?

Unlike IoT, cloud computing is actually living up to its billing

11 hours ago  by Aatif Sulleyman
Unlike IoT, cloud computing is actually living up to its billing
According to fresh research from Sage, an overwhelming 87 per cent of mid-market businesses (comprising between 100 and 499 members of staff) are now making use of cloud technology.

Google and Dropbox join forces to tackle open source security

14 hours ago  by Brian Fagioli
Google and Dropbox join forces to tackle open source security
Strong security is necessary nowadays. However, some solutions can be overwhelming to many users, so they are often not implemented or are simply misunderstood.

Apple claims iOS 8 makes your data safer than ever

15 hours ago  by Guy Wright
Apple claims iOS 8 makes your data safer than ever
In a post on the Apple website yesterday the company claimed that they won’t comply with government warrants to unlock devices running the new iOS 8, because they can’t.

Chinese hackers break into US military contractor systems

23 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
Chinese hackers break into US military contractor systems
A total of 12 different contractors were breached by the hackers and the companies targeted deal with US military logistics such as transportation of weapons and personnel.

Android Browser ‘privacy disaster’ potentially affects 50% of users

18 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Android Browser ‘privacy disaster’ potentially affects 50% of users
The bug affects the company’s Android Browser that is present on many devices before Android 4.2 and it can steal any information put into a browser such as passwords and cookies.

eBay’s latest setback: Redirect attack threatens account details

18 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
eBay’s latest setback: Redirect attack threatens account details
The attack is the latest in a series of technical issues to plague the online auction site in recent months, with the US firm taking over 12 hours to remove the malicious redirect links.