Dropbox reported that they started to receive reports from users that were getting spam at addresses that were only used for Dropbox. So Dropbox spent some time digging into those reports by their users and found a small problem. Their investigation returned results that showed that usernames and passwords were recently stolen from other websites were used to login to a small number of Dropbox accounts. The users that were affected were already notified and actions were taken to help protect their accounts.
In Apple's latest laptops, they have incorporated technology to help manage power consumption. Now hacker Charlie Miller has found a fatal security flaw in the firmware that manages these battery functions. The software uses a default password which he has found to be the same for every laptop that has the battery saving features installed. Charlie has found a way to stop the battery from accepting a charge or even a way to cause it to heat up and subsequently start on fire or explode. One could even say that the battery could "self destruct."
Google has once again used it's major influence as a web search giant to protect it's users by launching a new feature on Google Search to detect and warn you about malware on your system. Previously we have seen this sort of protection in the form of a webpage that would be displayed after clicking on a website in Google Search that would bring up an all red page that would warn users that the page they are going to may potentially be harmful to their system. Read more details inside: