Bugs

  • Apple's HealthKit gets bitten by a bug before iOS 8 launch 5 days ago

    Apple said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads. HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors...
  • Opposition demands judicial probe, PM statement on bugging issue July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition led by Congress on Thursday upped the ante against the Government on the bugging issue demanding a judicial probe and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter which, they said, has put NDA's credibility at stake. There were sharp exchanges in the Rajya Sabha between...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe July 30, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Bugging row: BJP slams Congress for raising 'nonissue' July 30, 2014

    New Delhi Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday attacked Congress for raking up the matter of alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, terming it as a "nonissue". "Here is a case where Home Minister Rajnath Singh has categorically said that the bugging issue is baseless. I think there...
  • Government denies snooping on Nitin Gadkari, says no truth in reports July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has rejected reports of bugging devices in Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's office or residence. Following an uproar in Parliament over the issue on Wednesday, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley made statements in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha...
  • Heartbleed bug spooks 39 per cent of the Internet users: Survey May 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Most Americans who recently learned about a major breakdown in Internet security have been trying to protect themselves but a group nearly as large is unaware of the threat, according to a new survey. The findings released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center provide a gauge on how Web...
  • Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected April 15, 2014

    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 access...
  • Major sites vulnerable to Heartbleed; check where all you need to change your passwords April 14, 2014

    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 April 13, 2014

    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 White...
  • 3 things you can do to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug April 13, 2014

    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 of...
  • Heartbleed bug could affect any device connected to the Internet. Here's how to protect yourself from it April 12, 2014

    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 personal...
  • What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal? April 10, 2014

    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 Internet's...
  • Heartbleed Bug: Passwords, credit cards, sensitive data at risk April 9, 2014

    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 undiscovered...
  • India leads the race in reporting Facebook bugs April 4, 2014

    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 April 3, 2014

    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 say...
  • Living It Up: Bugs vs drugs, the battle against superbugs March 7, 2014

    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 October 3, 2013

    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 September 26, 2013

    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 Talk...
  • GTalk bug alert: Google Talk delivering messages to unintended contacts September 26, 2013

    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 Google Talk...
  • Hacker who exposed Facebook bug to get reward from unexpected source August 21, 2013

    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 dismissed...
  • Hacker breaks into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall to report security bug August 19, 2013

    Mumbai: How far will you go to get a wellintentioned 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 Security...
  • Facebook pays bug hunters $1 million; India second biggest recipient August 4, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    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 company...
  • Classified information with Snowden will keep getting published: WikiLeaks July 1, 2013

    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 June 22, 2013

    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 information...
  • 'Epic' to release in India a week before the US April 30, 2013

    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, Josh...
  • Bugs in food: Railways admits lapses in catering April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation about the pathetic condition of catering services in Indian Railways, CNNIBN 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 stands...
  • Sony rolls out first Xperia Z update with fix for 'suddendeath' issue March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sony Xperia Z has been one of the most popular phones this year. Its water and dustproof body and the full HD display have propelled it up in the popularity charts. But soon users started reporting a weird bug in the phone, which would turn off the...
  • Queen Elizabeth in hospital with stomach bug March 3, 2013

    London: Britain's Queen Elizabeth went into hospital in London on Sunday with symptoms of gastroenteritis, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said on Sunday. All the monarch's engagements for the coming week, including a trip to Italy, have been cancelled or postponed as a precaution, the spokesman said. The queen had been due to...
  • Oracle says Java is fixed; US says Java still risky January 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the US Department of Homeland Security last week. Even after the patch was issued, the federal agency continued to recommend that users disable Java in their Web...