OnePlus admits that up to 40,000 accounts were affected by a credit card breach dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-20 17:05:06

Last week it emerged that OnePlus was conducting an investigation after a number of customers complained about fraudulent credit card charges. Now the company has given an update on the matter, saying that its website was attacked and a malicious script stealing credit card details was injected, affecting up to 40,000 people. The company has issued an apology for the incident and says that it has...

New API sheds light on the dark web dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-19 15:32:53

Gaining threat intelligence from the dark web can be a difficult task for security providers due to its unstructured nature. Similarly, when data breaches occur, companies often face the problem of knowing exactly which data has been exposed on underground marketplaces. Data feed service Webhose is launching a new feed of dark web data, Dark Web API, that shines light into the dark web. It enables...

Google kicks over 60 games out of the Play Store for serving up porn ads via AdultSwine malware dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-13 16:46:31

Google has removed more than 60 games from the Play Store after security firm Check Point discovered they were laced with malware and serving up porn ads. Check Point claims that the games were aimed at children, but Google says this was not the case. The AdultSwine malware was found to be bundled in a number of games, many of which had been downloaded millions of times. As well as displaying...

Spectre patch in iOS 11.2.2 is slowing down iPhones dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-12 14:51:14

As technology firms around the world try to mop up the mess that the Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs are making, Intel has been keen to stress that the impact patches will have on performance will be minimal. The company has already released benchmark results that show the hardest hit will be older computers. Now new benchmarks show that iPhone users may notice slowdowns too. One iPhone 6 owner...

Apple to pay £136 million in back taxes after UK audit dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-10 17:43:16

HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) has completed an "extensive audit" of Apple, and accounts show that the company has been hit with a £136 million ($184 million) back tax bill. There has been a great deal of interest in the tax arrangement of technology companies in the past couple of years, and the recent Paradise Papers revealed how Apple was structuring its finances. The latest payment...

BlackBerry Mobile site hacked to run Monero cryptocurrency miner dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-07 09:27:29

With the popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it's perhaps little surprise that a number of websites have recently been discovered using visitors' computer to do a little mining. The latest site found to be indulging in the activity is BlackBerry Mobile -- but this time it's thanks to the work of a hacker. As with other sites carrying out surreptitious mining, it was a CoinHive mining...

Google answers your questions about Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-06 13:55:26

The revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting millions of processors around the world has raised a huge number of questions for many people. While businesses and large organizations are rushing to ensure that their systems -- and their data -- are protected, the average computer user has been left wondering what on Earth is going on. While there are a lot of very...

Twitter won't ban Donald Trump because he's special dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-06 12:17:22

Since Donald Trump's inauguration, there have been countless calls for him to be banned from Twitter. As well as concerns that his often rash and bombastic statements could cause diplomatic nightmares nationally and internationally, there have also been suggestions that his particularly aggressive tone and threats violate Twitter's policies. But Twitter has consistently refused to either ban the...

HP recalls laptop batteries because of fire and burn risks dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-05 17:29:41

HP has issued a voluntary worldwide recall after discovering a problem with laptop batteries. Affecting notebooks and mobile workstations, HP says the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The recall covers various Pavilion, ENVY and Zbook models sold through the likes of Amazon and Best Buy as well as direct from HP. In all, some 50,000 computers sold between December...

Lawsuits stack up against Intel over Meltdown and Spectre bugs dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-05 16:14:29

Since news of the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs broke, tech companies have been scrabbling to develop patches and get them out to users. Intel, on the other hand, has been desperately trying to salvage its tarnished image. What's not going to improve the mood at the company is the fact that it has been hit by a series of class action lawsuits. In the days since the processor vulnerability...