Mobile

Free Amazon.com gift card promotion is a Facebook scam

Gift card scams are a common sight on Facebook, and this weekend it has been the turn of Amazon.com to be the brand used by cybercriminals as a way of making them cash.

Microsoft offers free Windows phones to Android malware victims

Free Windows phones are being offered by Microsoft to users who describe their Android malware problems.

Beware Facebook lottery email scams!

Congratulations! You’ve won the Facebook lottery!

But hang on – you never entered a Facebook lottery, so why do you think you’ve won one?

Has Siri left your iPhone 4S unlocked?

Apple’s new “Siri” feature, the voice-activated personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S, leaves owners’ spanking new smartphones partially unguarded.

BlackBerry outage made roads safer, police claim

Police in the UAE have given a surprising explanation for a dramatic fall in traffic accidents last week: drivers’ BlackBerrys weren’t working.

Was BlackBerry’s service outage the real reason for better road safety – or were other factors at play?

100 texts a day limit? India tries to combat mobile phone spam

New spam regulations, introduced in India, limit the users of mobile phones to sending only 100 texts per day.

The reason? To stop the growing problem of SMS text spam.

Google Wallet – why you shouldn’t throw away your wallet just yet

Google Wallet has been revealed to the world.

Should you be throwing away your physical wallet or are there good reasons for keeping it?

Nude Scarlett Johansson pictures – hacker blamed, but when will celebrities learn?

Nude photos of Scarlett Johansson have been released on the web, after allegedly being stolen from her iPhone.

Read this before you click on any links, and – if you’re a celebrity – learn how to stop this from happening to you!

SkyNET: DIY drone helicopter WiFi attacks for less than $600

Could malicious hackers break into WiFi networks and commandeer computers into a botnet – not via the internet, but using a DIY drone helicopter that costs less than $600?

Researchers, who have built a prototype, say yes.

Facebook birthday T-shirt scam steals secret mobile email addresses

Facebook scams are getting sneakier – with the latest attack using the lure of a free T-shirt celebrating Facebook’s birthday in an attempt to steal the secret backdoor key to your account.

Twitter typosquatting site hopes to make money from your cellphone

It’s Twitter not Twtter.

But even the best of us can make a typo, leading to potential costly consequences.

Anonymous gets dirty, releases nude photos of BART spokesman Linton Johnson

Partially nude photographs of a man said to be Linton Johnson, the chief spokesperson for the San Francisco’s BART, have been released onto the internet in what seems to be the latest outbreak of hostility between the transport network and the Anonymous hacktivist group.

Heather Mills claims Mirror journalist admitted phone hacking

The BBC has broadcast a claim by Heather Mills, the former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, that a Mirror journalist hacked into voicemails left by the ex-Beatle on her mobile phone.

Phone hacking, Piers Morgan and The Sunday Mirror

The BBC has broadcast a report claiming that phone hacking was not just a problem at the Murdoch-owned “News of the World”, but was also common place at its arch-rival “The Sunday Mirror” too.

Google rolls out silent fix for Android security vulnerability

Good news for any owners of Android devices worried about the recently announced security vulnerability that could allow allow unauthorised parties to snoop on your Google Calendar and Contacts information.

Security hole could affect 99% of Android smartphones

99% of Android devices might be at risk from a vulnerability which could allow hackers to snoop on your Google Calendar and Contacts information.

Learn more about the problem, and how to protect yourself.