Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet. The memory-corruption flaw allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code when computers use IE to visit a booby-trapped website, Microsoft said Wednesday. Indexed as CVE-2018-8653, the flaw affects all supported versions […]

There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan

Strelka/Flickr Five-year plans and punishing morning routines are often perceived as being integral parts of the path to success. But the obsession over a perfect life can distract us from appreciating our days as they really are. A variety of experts and writers suggest appreciating the present as it is.   Essayist Charles Chu’s former idea of […]

App flaw let anyone access UK Conservative politicians’ data

The UK Conservative party is learning a hard lesson about the importance of basic security measures in mobile apps. Users have discovered that you could log into the party’s conference app using only an attendee’s email address, providing access to all kinds of sensitive data. And when many of the conference participants are politicians who […]

WhatsApp WARNING: Shock flaw could cause BIG chat app fights between you and your friends

WhatsApp fans are being warned after security experts revealed a flaw that could spark big bust-ups between you and your friends. Stats revealed earlier this year showed WhatsApp has over 1.5billion users, with over one billion chat app groups and 65bn messages sent daily. With such a vast number of communications being sent each and […]

Decade-old Bluetooth flaw lets hackers steal data passing between devices

Enlarge (credit: Takashi Yamamiya) A large number of device makers are patching a serious vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows attackers to intercept and tamper with data exchanged wirelessly. People who use Bluetooth to connect smartphones, computers, or other security-sensitive devices should make sure they install a fix as soon as possible. The attack, […]

Love Island 2018: Fans spot huge flaw over Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham separation

ani and Jack have been partnered up since day one and the pair are now officially girlfriend and boyfriend. However, they’ve faced their toughest challenge yet this week on Love Island. The pair have been separated from one another with Jack being packed off to Casa Amor. He came face-to-face with his ex girlfriend Ellie […]