Nvidia today warned users that its developer forums had been hacked and up to 400,000 user accounts had been compromised. As a precautionary measure, the company has taken down five of its websites.
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Scammers are spamming a new e-mail that claims you were tagged in a photo added on the social network. The e-mail includes a link to a webpage that uses the Blackhole exploit kit to put malware onto your computer, before quietly redirecting you to a Facebook profile as if nothing was amiss.
The U.S. Senate has blocked the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
Microsoft is offering advice on how to protect yourself from Java-based malware. The instructions are simple: either update it, disable it, or just uninstall it completely.
Gizmodo's Twitter account was recently hacked, after a former employee's iCloud account was breached, and all his Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air) were remotely wiped. It turns out the hacker didn't even have to get the password: he just tricked Apple's tech support.
The Reuters blogging platform was hacked on Friday. The ReutersTech Twitter account was hacked on Sunday. The two events appear to be related; in both cases, fake news was posted in relation to the currently ongoing Syrian Civil War.
A former Pentagon analyst reports the Chinese government has "pervasive access" to about 80 percent of the world's communications, and it is looking currently to nail down the remaining 20 percent. Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE Corporation are reportedly to blame for the industrial espionage.
Some Dropbox users are seeing a sudden increase in spam, even if they only use their e-mail address for the file storage service. Dropbox has confirmed it is investigation the issue and the service was taken down for a bit earlier in the day.
Facebook's security bug bounty program has already paid out more than $40,000 to those who have identified flaws in the social network.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the most secure version yet. Android now fully implements Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP). Unfortunately, most Android users will never get to use Jelly Bean on their device.