Google Glass users will be able to make payments using real money for the first time with Intuit developing its payments technology to be used in conjunction with the wearable technology. Intuit's GoPayment app allows customers to make payments to certain businesses and is only the second payments app for Google Glass after GlassPay, which allows users to pay using the anonymous currency Bitcoin. GoPayment gets to work when a business calls a customer and initiates the check out process with them. The business simply taps the "magic" option on its screen and this in turn generates a QR code that is unique to the particular transaction.
The government of Mexico has been revealed as the latest victim of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its widespread spying operations, according to the latest reports. Targets include the private email accounts of former President Felipe Calderon, and that of the current sitting President Enrique Peña Nieto. The Mexican attacks were apparently carried out by the NSA's special operations unit, which typically gathers intelligence on computer systems used by enemies of the United States. A document marked "top secret" boasted that "TAO successfully exploited a key mail server in the Mexican Presidencia domain within the Mexican Presidential network to gain first-ever access to President Felipe Calderon's public email account."
A new malware campaign has been discovered by security firm AppRiver, with infected emails masquerading as official notifications from cloud storage firm, Dropbox. The emails are disguised with a sad computer face claiming the recipient has requested a password reset and that their old password is now "dangerous". The email is marked as coming from 'The Dropbox Team'. The message itself contains a link that leads to a page prompting the user to update their browser. AppRiver warns that clicking any of the links in this notification page downloads "a Trojan that is part of the Zeus family." Zeus is a banking Trojan designed to steal victims' financial information.
Taking place tomorrow, journalists are being gathered to witness what many expect will be the launch of Apple's new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, but for those wanting information sooner the invite itself may provide clues as to what the technology giant is plotting. "We still have a lot to cover", reads the tagline of the event's invitation in the company's unassuming black and white print. The handful of words have now sparked rumours that customers will be treated to a new range of iPad covers – an assumption that may not be that far-fetched. For instance, at the media launch of Siri invites were graced with the tagline "Let's talk iPhone", whilst the unveiling of iPad 3 was emblazoned with: "We have something you really need to see. And touch."