Yahoo Says 'State-Sponsored Actor' Hacked 500M Accounts

This is nothing to say "Yahoo" about.

Yahoo confirmed today a massive security breach impacting 500 million users and said it believes a "state-sponsored actor" is behind the hack.

The internet company is currently in the process of being acquired by Verizon.

"Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen and the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo's network. Yahoo is working closely with law enforcement on this matter," Bob Lord, Yahoo's chief information security officer said in a statement.

"Touch disease" defect is now killing iPhones

A new report is warning iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users of a problem that could be threatening their phones. If you notice that your phone has a flickering gray bar at the top of the screen, it might be afflicted with what’s being called “touch disease,” eventually leaving the touch screen unresponsive. 

Facebook gears up to fight YouTube with new video publisher tools

Facebook has introduced new tools that will give its publishers even more customization options when distributing their videos, in their effort to grow into a serious competitor for YouTube and make their website a one-stop shop for all types of content. Many of these updates will seem familiar to those publishers who are regular users of YouTube, and they make it clear (as if it wasn't before) that Facebook is gearing up for a big fight for video on the web.

Don't be taken by Microsoft Tech Support Scam

The growing number of computers per household all over the world has offered scammers a variety of fraud ideas. One of the latest telephone scams reveals criminals calling house numbers, claiming to be Microsoft technicians offering “free security checks”. Once they get the victims’ trust to get them logging into their computers, the scammers get either remote access to the machines or trick them to give away credit card number information. This is also known as the Scareware Scam.  Quite a few people seem to have already fallen for this scam and taken for hundreds of dollars.