Hackers have recently skimmed credit card details from scores of NZ online stores. These include sports and book stores and online pharmacies. Worldwide there are around 6000+ sites affected by this malware.
The hack exploits a vulnerability in unpatched Magento Shopping carts on sites.
If you think you have purchased from a site which uses a Magento shopping card, contact your bank. If your site uses Magento as it’s shopping cart back end contact your developer.
And if you are using any other shopping cart on your site check to make sure that it is fully up to date and secure.
The logins and personal information of over 500 million Yahoo users have been hacked and stolen.
Yahoo has been the email provider for Xtra customers (though this is changing soon). It is believed that around 130,000 Xtra email accounts are affected this time. In 2013 400,000 accounts were hacked.
We were in the USA and it occurred to me that I hadn’t seen anyone wearing and using Google Glasses (remember how Google told us how great they were about 3-4 years ago). So I looked them up to see if they were still being used or sold
It seems they haven’t really gone “mainstream” and been adopted by everyone in the street for daily use.
We have recently been travelling overseas so it was a good chance for us to see how we would use various technologies while on the road. Sorry Apple users, you have lots of different clever things you can do with Iphones, Ipads etc that we haven’t discussed here.
We travelled with
A small laptop / tablet computer (Windows) A Samsung S5 mini Phone (Android) A Kindle Fire 7
The next article discusses why we think it is absolutely critical that you have a mobile friendly site now if you are dealing with travelling public. And your site must work well on a range of mobile devices. Read the next article for more.
Apple has been the world’s wealthiest company. But apparently no longer.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet was reported by CNBC as the world most valuable company in 2015. Seems they were worth $US570 billion and Apple only a miserable $US539 billion. It is quite likely that this trend will continue as Apple relies so heavily on iPhone sales, whereas Alphabet is much more diversified.
Again, mostly affecting Apple users, there is a link being used in Social media posts that causes the Safari browser to crash. The link is often “shortened” in posts so users don’t immediately recognise it as fake and mischievous.
A 22 year old found a hole in Safari security so created this just “because he could”. He should “get a life’ instead!