Outlook.com hacked

Yes, that includes Hotmail and MSN users as well.

IT has been reported from today and confirmed by Microsoft that hackers have been able to have full access to their users email accounts to send emails to their contacts and do as they please for months.

The hackers breached a support agent’s credentials and used those to access an unspecified number of email accounts. Microsoft has not stated how many accounts have been affected but has said that no user credentials have been stolen and sent emails to affected users to change their passwords only as a precaution.

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Update – FaceTime Flaw fixed

Apple have confirmed that they have fixed the FaceTime flaw that was discovered by a 14 year boy.

You must update to the latest version on your supported device (12.1.4) before you switch FaceTime back on again.

The issue was discovered to be in the group chat feature, even if you didn’t use it yourself. Anyone who called you, using Facetime could simply press the button to add another user to the call and then enter their own number and they would have access to your microphone and forward facing camera allowing them to see and hear you, even if you had not accepted the call.

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URGENT FaceTime Flaw

News has reached us that Apple has announce a major security flaw in it’s FaceTime app on all devices. The problem in fact is believed to be on the servers and Apple has started steps to turn off the affected part of the service which is believed to be the group chat function.

Group chat was only introduced in October and has had a number of issues.

The current recommended action is to turn off FaceTime from settings until it is sorted out.

Apple says it is working on a fix and hopes to have a clientside update in teh next week or so.

Check back here soon.