• Chavez Twitter Account Hacked

    Venezuela’s Interior Minister, Tareck El Aissami, says that hackers appear to have broken into the Twitter account of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez.

    El Aissami states that the account had shown ‘irregularities’ since 22 September and at least three messages in @chavezcandanga were not written by the populist Venezuelan leader.

    "They entered it without authorisation," the minister says, adding that it is being fixed so that the president could keep sending messages, on the eve of key elections to renew Venezuela's National Assembly.

    To read titled, “President's account hacked,” click here.

  • Microsoft Sounds Computer Security Alarm

    Microsoft has warned of flawed software in Internet Explorer that hackers can exploit to take over some computers.

    The company says that vulnerability was found in a programme used in the popular web browser to play video on computers running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

    Microsoft says that hackers can take advantage of the vulnerability when internet users visit websites that have been booby trapped with malicious code. Unsuspecting computer users may get emails enticing them to visit hazardous websites.

    To read the article titled, “Microsoft sounds computer security alarm,” click here.
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