Tech Articles http://www.liutilities.com/articles Just another WordPress weblog Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:57:16 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Don’t Be Fooled by PayPal Phishing Scheme If you’re a frequent PayPal user, you know that protecting your account’s security is of the utmost importance. A new phishing scam has been spotted by a number of users who received a fake email with the subject “Dear PayPal”. The email from phishing scammers claims to be from PayPal and ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/dont-be-fooled-by-paypal-phishing-scheme/ Tumblr Improves Security with Two-Factor Authentication In an effort to increase the site’s security power, Tumblr has introduced a two-factor authentication process similar to the one already in use by Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Dropbox. The service was announced and launched on Monday and can be accessed by users via the Settings page. Security is a growing ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/tumblr-improves-security-with-two-factor-authentication/ Twitter Investigates Disappearing Tweets Social media microblogging site Twitter is currently investigating the mysterious disappearance of the world’s most famous selfie. Over the last few days, the site has experienced a spate of vanishing tweets from a number of users; counted amongst the casualties is Ellen DeGeneres’ record-breaking and start-studded Oscar night selfie. Several Twitter ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/twitter-investigates-disappearing-tweets/ Android Kit Kat Underperforming While iOS 7 Adoption Soars The figures are in on mobile operating system adoptions- and it’s not looking great for Google’s Android platform this time. Analytics firm Mixpanel has revealed that while the vast majority of iPhone users have made the switch to iOS 7, the same cannot be said for Android’s struggling Kit Kat ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/android-kit-kat-underperforming-while-ios-7-adoption-soars/ Apple Considers Spotify Competitor App Music streaming seems to be geared up to become the next big business for tech companies and app developers, and Apple aren’t letting that bandwagon leave without them. According to reports, Apple may be in talks with a number of major record labels in preparation to release a streaming service ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/apple-considers-spotify-competitor-app/ 7 Out of 10 Beats Trial Users Sign On for Premium Service Music streaming service Beats Music seems to be in tune with its potential customers, signing up as many as 1000 new paying subscribers per day without issuing any free trials. According to a Bloomberg report, the service is also managing to hang on to 70% of its AT&T trial users ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/7-out-of-10-beats-trial-users-sign-on-for-premium-service/ Mt.Gox Discovers 200,000 Missing Bitcoins Have you ever put on an old coat and found a crumpled $20 note in the pocket? Well, that’s what just happened to bankrupt former Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox. Only instead of $20 dollars, they found around 200,000 lost Bitcoins. According to Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, the hidden digital currency was overlooked ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/mtgox-discovers-200000-missing-bitcoins/ FitBit Faces Class Action Suit over Rashes After a spate of rashes caused by the new FitBit Force, the fitness tracking company is facing a class-action lawsuit. It is estimated that 1.7% of FitBit Force users have been affected by a skin irritation caused by the device, prompting a product recall. The lawsuit, which was filed by the ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/fitbit-faces-class-action-suit-over-rashes/ Fake iOS Tor Browser Spreads Malware Web browser Tor is a popular tool for anyone who wants their online movement to remain anonymous; however a mobile version of the software may not be as safe as users had hoped. A Tor application found in Apple’s App Store has been reported as a fake program spreading malware ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/fake-ios-tor-browser-spreads-malware/ Facebook Mobile Ad Sales Rise Search engine and software giant Google holds the biggest chunk of the mobile ad sales market, but according to market research company eMarketer, Facebook may not be too far behind. Between them, the two companies raked in two-thirds of all mobile ad sales in 2013. Last year was a strong one ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/facebook-mobile-ad-sales-rise/ Hackers Use EA Site to Phish for Apple IDs This week, video game makers Electronic Arts found that not only had their website been breached by hackers, but the page had been transformed into a phishing scheme. Users logging on to the compromised site were prompted to give their credit card information, along with passwords and other personal data. The ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/hackers-use-ea-site-to-phish-for-apple-ids/ Microsoft’s OneNote is Now Free, Available for Mac OneNote is Microsoft’s handy collaborative information-gathering tool, saving and collating data in various formats from handwritten notes to audio commentaries and everything in between. After 10 years of service, the application is finally available for use on Apple’s OS X and has even been made free for all users. In the ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/microsoft%e2%80%99s-onenote-is-now-free-available-for-mac/ Fake Malaysian Airlines Links Spread Malware The entire world is watching as the strange saga of Malaysian Airlines flight unfold, but beware of news links promising an end to this mysterious and devastating story. Cybercriminals have been using fake news links to lure people to their malware-infested websites with the promise of good news. Videos or news ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/fake-malaysian-airlines-links-spread-malware/ Can Flappy Bird Ever Return? After a long period of silence over the rise and fall of Flappy Bird, developer Dong Nguyen hinted at a possible desire to bring his app back on the market sometime in the future. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen stated that he is considering allowing his hugely popular ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/can-flappy-bird-ever-return/ Ukrainian Hackers Attack NATO Sites Several NATO web sites went down late last week following mounting tensions in the Crimean peninsula. A group of pro-Russian Ukranian hackers has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack, which took place on the eve of Sunday’s referendum. Hacktivist group Cyber Berkut is reportedly the perpetrators of the attacks which took down ... http://www.liutilities.com/articles/ukrainian-hackers-attack-nato-sites/