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MasterCard and Visa to scrap widely hated payment verification schemes

MasterCard and Visa to scrap widely hated payment verification schemes

MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa; they’re names synonymous with ecommerce and if you’ve ever purchased something online using either a Visa card or a MasterCard then the chances are that you’ve had to pass through one of these verification systems at least once. Verified by Visa and SecureCode are in place to protect us; …

Apple announces new iMac with Retina display, Mac mini update and iPads

Apple announces new iMac with Retina display, Mac mini update and iPads

As widely expected, Apple has officially unveiled a new 27-inch iMac with Retina display, new Mac mini configurations and a thinner iPad Air at the company’s on-campus auditorium yesterday. The company has also announced the immediate availability of OS X Yosemite – the new version of the Mac operating system first announced at Apple’s World …

Are you prepared for the Internet of Things?

Are you prepared for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is set to take the rest of this decade by storm it is predicted, with everything from your dishwasher to your doorbell becoming an Internet-connected device. Though you might feel this is going to be an amazing technological transition since you will be able to manage almost everything related to your …

iOS 8 Adoption Slows to a Virtual Halt

iOS 8 Adoption Slows to a Virtual Halt

In the latest update statistics released by Apple, it is pretty clear that people have stopped updating their phones to the latest version. From the release of the update to the general public to the 21st September, uptake of the new OS had rocketed to 46% – a figure that is remarkable by anyone’s standards. …

USB security issue BadUSB could take years to fix

USB security issue BadUSB could take years to fix

BadUSB, a security hole exposed in July that lays in the firmware that powers many USB memory sticks, could take years to fix it is feared. Whilst the ability for hackers to exploit this security hole has been hindered because the researchers who discovered the bug, Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, have so far not …

Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

Shellshock is a vulnerability that has been discovered in Bash, which you are likely to know as the command line interface that you use to manage your Linux server through SSH. On a compromised system, hackers can utilise the Shellshock exploit to run malicious commands that can be used to give them full control of …

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