Bugs

  • Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected 15-04-2014 01:28 PM

    Boston: Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining...
  • Major sites vulnerable to Heartbleed; check where all you need to change your passwords 14-04-2014 11:21 AM

    The Heartbleed bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. Here is a list of the sites that...
  • White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Washington: The White House and US intelligence agencies said neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather intelligence. The...
  • 3 things you can do to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:20 PM

    The "Heartbleed" bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...
  • Heartbleed bug could affect any device connected to the Internet. Here's how to protect yourself from it 12-04-2014 11:58 AM

    New York: It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet. A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers have put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other...
  • What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal? 10-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New York: Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the...
  • Heartbleed Bug: Passwords, credit cards, sensitive data at risk 09-04-2014 06:50 AM

    New York: Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic. Security researchers say the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it remained...
  • India leads the race in reporting Facebook bugs 04-04-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: India, which accounts for over 93 million Facebook users, reported the largest number of bugs under the social networking giant's bug bounty programme last year. The California-headquartered firm said it received a total of 14,763 submissions in 2013, of which 687 bugs were found to be valid and...
  • Instagram bug hides users' recent photos; company working on fixing it 03-04-2014 09:54 AM

    New York: Instagram says it is fixing a bug that has hidden users' photos on its mobile app from the past several days. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said on Twitter that it is working on fixing a temporary glitch that is showing photos from several days ago. It did not...
  • Living It Up: Bugs vs drugs, the battle against superbugs 07-03-2014 05:38 PM

    Superbugs could erase a century of medical advances, acc to the Lancet health journal. This came after another recent warning from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention saying we are at end of the antibiotic era. Meaning - soon no antibiotics will work for us and many infections...
  • Apple acknowledges bug in iOS 7, promises fix 03-10-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Following complaints from iOS 7 users who are unable to send messages through iMessage, Apple acknowledged that there was a glitch and promised to fix the issue. "We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have...
  • GTalk bug: How to check if your Google Talk messages reached someone it shouldn't have 26-09-2013 03:17 PM

    Update Google says, "the issue has been resolved and all services are gradually returning to normal." New Delhi: Google says it is investigating into the Google Talk (GTalk) issue where messages are being sent to unintended receipients. While this is fixed, we recommend that you shouldn't share anything on Google...
  • GTalk bug alert: Google Talk delivering messages to unintended contacts 26-09-2013 01:02 PM

    Update 2 Google says, "the issue has been resolved and all services are gradually returning to normal." Update: Google has confirmed that there is indeed an issue with Google Talk and the Google Talk team is "continuing to work to restore full functionality." New Delhi: Many users on Google's popular...
  • Hacker who exposed Facebook bug to get reward from unexpected source 21-08-2013 09:58 AM

    Boston: A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws. Khalil Shreateh discovered and reported the flaw but was initially...
  • Hacker breaks into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall to report security bug 19-08-2013 04:39 PM

    Mumbai: How far will you go to get a well-intentioned motive of yours heard? If you're this Palestinian Information Security Expert, you would not shy away from breaking into Mark Zuckerberg's profile to write him a wall post. In a move that seems right out of the movies, Khalil, a...
  • Facebook pays bug hunters $1 million; India second biggest recipient 04-08-2013 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook said it has paid over USD 1 million in the past two years to security researchers who report bugs on its website, with India second among recipients by country. India, which has over 78 million Facebook users, is also second on the list of...
  • Apple fixing bug that allows fake charging stations to hack iPhones 01-08-2013 09:09 AM

    Las Vegas: Apple's next software update for its iPhones and iPads will fix a security flaw that allows hackers to engage in spying and cyber crimes when the victim connects the device to a fake charging station, the company said on Wednesday. Apple's devices are vulnerable to attacks until the...
  • Classified information with Snowden will keep getting published: WikiLeaks 01-07-2013 01:04 AM

    Washington: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Sunday that Edward Snowden made sure that the information he took about US surveillance programmes will continue to be published regardless of what happens to the former US spy agency contractor. Assange criticized the United States for revoking Snowden's passport and said it...
  • Facebook bug exposes phone numbers, email addresses of 6 million users 22-06-2013 09:15 AM

    California: Facebook says a bug in its system caused 6 million users' contact information to be inadvertently exposed. The social media company said Friday that a bug led to users' contact information, such as email addresses or phone numbers, to be accessed by other users who either had some contact...
  • 'Epic' to release in India a week before the US 30-04-2013 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: Hollywood film 'Epic', a 3D animated adventure comedy, will hit Indian screens May 17, a week before it opens in the US. The Fox Star Studios' fantasy movie is based on William Joyce's book 'The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs'. It has voiceovers by Colin Farrell,...
  • Bugs in food: Railways admits lapses in catering 12-04-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation about the pathetic condition of catering services in Indian Railways, CNN-IBN has accessed a railways report that exposes how food is prepared in filthy conditions. The report says that the food served in trains is cooked in dirty, smelly and waterlogged pantry cars. This...
  • Google forgets to add 'December' on Android 4.2 JellyBean 19-11-2012 02:07 PM

    New Delhi: If your birthday, anniversary, or another special day falls in December, and your handset is running the latest version of Android, 4.2 Jelly Bean, you'll find that the month of December is missing in the People/Contacts app. This app comes as a stock application, and is a part...
  • Facebook bug reveals Zuckerberg's private photos 07-12-2011 09:28 AM

    New York: A security glitch in Facebook gave users access to Mark Zuckerberg's private pictures, including a few with his girlfriend. The social networking site has repeatedly come under attack for its constantly changing privacy and security features that at times made private information, including photos and comments, publicly available....