15 Results in category Technology

Modified POS Machines Stole over 30 Million Yuan

on 12/14/2016 - 09:56 am

According to the Futian Public Security Bureau Xiangmihu police station, more than 30 Million RMB was stolen from thousands of bank cards, the Nanfang Metropolis Daily reported earlier this month. 33 suspects have been arrested in a police sting investigating modified POS machines. These machines can not only capture all of your bank information, but also your passwords.

[Source: Futian Public Security Bureau]
The POS scheme first came to the police's attention in August of this year when the Futian Public Security Bureau Xiangmihu police station received more than 50 complaints of unusual banking transactions on people's cards. One such reported transaction was for ...

WARNING: Stop using Firefox Web Browser! 0 Day in the Wild

on 11/30/2016 - 06:42 pm

UPDATE: A new version of Firefox is now available where this issue has been fixed. You can download it here.

We don't normally post this type of information; however, we received this urgent alert and decided to share it with you.
Wordfence online security company issued an emergency bulletin at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday November 30th announcing the following:
There is a 0 day vulnerability in the wild that affects Firefox web browsers and the Tor browser bundle. The vulnerability emerged a few hours ago.
We recommend you temporarily switch to a non-firefox based browser until the Firefox dev team has a chance to release a fix. That should happen qui ...

Drone Combat Video from Shenzhen Maker Faire 2016 in Sea World, Shekou

on 10/23/2016 - 06:51 pm

Despite Typhoon Haima causing last minute changes to the schedule, the Maker Faire Shenzhen 2016 in Sea World, Shekou was a big success. One notable part of it was the first Drone Combat event held in Shenzhen on October 23rd.

At times things were a bit slow as the audience waited for defeated drones to get back into fighting mode, but overall there were plenty of exciting moments. The announcers did a good job of keeping people entertained during downtimes by doling out gifts and asking questions of the audience. I couldn't understand much of what was said so I spent my time watching the contestants fix their damaged drones.

To be honest, I couldn't understand at ...

Road Closures as Global Tech Giants Come to Shenzhen!

on 10/11/2016 - 09:09 pm

According to the Nanfang Metropolis Daily (Chinese Newspaper), some of the world's greatest tech giants are on their way to Shenzhen. Tomorrow's the start of the 2nd Shenzhen Maker Week taking place from October 12th to the 18th so it's going to be a big day! Not only for tech lovers and makers but also for drivers that need to move across the city.

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, Ren Zhengfei, Ma Huateng and Kai-fu Lee are just of the few big names that are expected to attend the event. 

If you're driving, pay attention to this map:

The area in red in the main venue area and so will be closed off to cars that don't have special ...

Watch out for Hands-Free Pickpockets!

on 10/08/2016 - 10:37 am

There's no indication that this is happening in Shekou yet; however, considering the tech drive in this city it's best to be on the look out.

Luckily, a quick search online leads you to many methods to protect yourself from unwanted RFID scanning. My favorite is this video from Tekzilla.