News broke that the website used to sell merchandise for the University of Warwick’s rowing club, including a nude calendar, produced every year to raise money for charity, was hit with a DDoS attack this week after the team magazine was banned for sale in Russia.
News broke yesterday that a HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been found that allows unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers.The implications of the vulnerability are worrying, with the obvious concern being the ability for attackers to gain access to someone’s house without a physical key.
It has been reported that a cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina’s most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments and building code inspectors switched to paper records.
It was reported yesterday that the phishing research and defence firm PhishLabs published new analysis showing that phishers have been adopting HTTPS more and more often on their sites. When you get a phishing email or text, the sites they lead to—that try to trick you into entering credentials, personal information, and so on—implement web encryption about 24 percent of the time now, PhishLabs found.
News has broken that hackers have stolen more than $60 million worth of bitcoin from Nicehash, a Cryptocurrency mining site. NiceHash lets people offer computing capacity for bitcoin miners to mine digital currencies. Cryptocurrency miners work out complex mathematical equations to add cryptocurrency transactions to decentralized public ledgers called blockchains.
- A shocking 10.8% of the Russian team have been permanently suspended.
- Elise Christie is now set to repair her Sochi heartbreak in PyeongChang.
- Sochi 2014 gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold looks set for even more success.
- Katie Ormerod will be the one to watch when it comes down to snowboarding.
- Scotland is the most popular birthplace for next year’s GB curling squad.
IOC President Thomas Bach’s bombshell decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics has shocked everyone, just 65 days out from the tournament.
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