EBay asks 145 million users to change passwords after cyber attack | Reuters

By Jim Finkle, Soham Chatterjee and Lehar Maan BOSTON/BANGALORE Wed May 21, 2014 4:25pm EDT John Donahoe, chief executive of eBay, speaks at the Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco, June 17, 2013.       BOSTON/BANGALORE (Reuters) – EBay Inc said on Wednesday that a cyber attack carried out three months ago has […]

eBay Suffers Massive Security Breach, All Users Must Change Their Passwords

The chaos of Heartbleed may have passed, but the number of high profile online hacks continues unabated. According to BusinessWire,¬†auction site and global retailer eBay EBAY -0.17% is the latest victim and has been hit by a huge cyberattack that compromised its main database holding user passwords. An email will be issued later today informing […]

Amid protests, FCC proposes new ‘net neutrality’ rules | Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. telecommunications regulators on Thursday formally proposed new “net neutrality” rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has come under fire from consumer advocates and technology companies for proposing to allow some “commercially […]

Microsoft rescues XP users with emergency browser fix | Reuters

(Reuters) – Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating system over […]

White House wades cautiously into effort to protect online privacy | Reuters

(Reuters) – The White House will lay out ideas this week for protecting U.S. consumers’ privacy in an era in which the ubiquitous use of computers and mobile phones provides a constant data feed on individuals. But after a 90-day review of “big data,” the White House is expected to suggest ways to encourage companies […]

U.S. advises avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed | Reuters

Update May 1st 2014 Microsoft has released a security patch for IE to address this issue. All users should run Windows Update and install all critical updates.   (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security […]

AOL investigates cyber attack, says user data compromised | Reuters

(Reuters) – AOL Inc on Monday urged its tens of millions of email account holders to change their passwords and security questions after a cyber attack compromised about 2 percent of its accounts. The company said it was working with federal authorities to investigate the attack, in which hackers obtained email addresses, postal addresses, encrypted […]

U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May | Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called “net neutrality” rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers’ access to legal Internet content. The rules from the Federal Communications Commission, which released its framework in February, are expected to […]

Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis | Reuters

(Reuters) – The world’s biggest technology companies are donating millions of dollars to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose “Heartbleed” bug has sent the computer industry into turmoil. Amazon.com Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Facebook Inc, Google Inc, IBM, Intel Corp and Microsoft Corp are among a dozen companies that have […]

Windows 8.1 boot to desktop

By default Windows 8 boots to the app screen. Fortunately with the Windows 8.1 release you can now boot directly to the desktop. It is not turned on automatically so you will have to follow a couple quick steps to make the change. Go to the desktop if you are in Apps mode. Right click […]

‘Heartbleed’ blamed in attack on Canada tax agency, more expected

(Reuters) – 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 to government benefits, […]

Which operating system am i using?

If you have ever had to answer the question of “Which operating system am i using?” most of the time people don’t know the right answer. Not only is there quite a few that have been released over time there are also service packs that make some significant changes to the operating system. For example […]