Category: security

  • TeamViewer Accused of Spying On Users, Wrongfully Locking Out Free Users From Their Computers

    TeamViewer Accused of Spying On Users, Wrongfully Locking Out Free Users From Their Computers

    If you have been looking for a simple, easy to use way of using your computer remotely, chances are you have heard about the popular TeamViewer service.  This remote access software allows you to use your computer from another computer or mobile device as if you were sitting in front of it.  Its basically a […]

  • Global Geek News has been Hacked [Announcement]

    Last night, I noticed it was taking me forever to log in to Global Geek News but didn’t think much of it as I was currently getting slammed by traffic from Reddit for an old post.  It turns out, the massive traffic spike wasn’t the problem.  The real problem was that we have been hacked! […]

  • BREAKING: Playstation Network user account info compromised

    I don’t really do much in the way of general tech/gaming news on Global Geek News anymore but this is important enough that I need to make an exception.  As I am sure most all of you are aware by now, Sony’s PlayStation Network has been down for several days due to somebody hacking into […]

  • Interview with the creators of the first PC virus [video]

    Computer security company FSecure recently traveled to Pakistan to sit down and have the first on camera interview with the creators of Brain, the first PC virus.   Brothers Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi created the boot sector virus known as Brain which was transfered from computer to computer via floppy disks.  The […]

  • Scammers tell guy hard drive has virus, bill for $6 million

    In the past, I have been very critical of the idiots at Best Buy’s Geek Squad and their outrageous prices but I think its safe to say I have finally found somebody worse than them.  The picture below posted on failblog has the whole story but apparently an extremely gullible computer owner was convinced that […]

  • Thief caught from leaving phone charging in house he burgled

    I love a good story about stupid criminals and today I get to share one such story. 25-year-old Cody Wilkins was not just desperate for jewelry and money, but he was also desperate for electricity.  Wilkins broke into a house in Silver Spring, just north of Washington DC.  While he was grabbing whatever he could, […]