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Displaying items by tag: Hoax

A ransomware gang known as Groove is claimed to have been an elaborate hoax meant to deceive the security sector and the media, with even a site backed by a CIA-funded threat intelligence firm falling for the spoof.

Published in Security

It seems Apple is not the only one who can make money from its iTunes site. Scammers are phishing users with a hoax email asking for payment for downloaded music.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 22:23

Xiaomi’s MacBook Air clone claim - a hoax?

An online blog claimed to have a photo of perennial Apple cloner Xiaomi’s new MacBook Air clone, and even before it appears to have been outed as a hoax, I had my suspicions.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:52

Thoughts on the recent Oslo meteorite discovery

Basically, the tale is garbage!  It's a nice rock, but it certainly doesn't appear to be a meteorite.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 00:21

The JB Hi-Fi gift card offer on Facebook is a hoax

Make a comment on the HolidayGiveaway Facebook page and receive a $200 JB Hi-Fi voucher.  How easy could it be?

Published in Security
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 13:42

Photographic proof: the Apollo moon landings were real

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken the clearest images yet of the various Apollo landing sites.  Memo to the nay-sayers: the landings really did happen - here's photographic proof.

Published in Space

In a plot twist worthy of a Jason Bourne novel, concerns have emerged that the now-famous letter from Carolyn Bourne to Heidi Withers may well have been nothing more than a publicity-seeking hoax, instead of different strokes for different folks?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Saturday, 26 March 2011 19:51

Mark Bao's dancing laptop thief: a hoax?

Although the story of Mark Bao's stolen MacBook Air being found after the owner 'remotely accessed' his computer, and downloading a video that the thief had recorded of himself dancing to 'Make It Rain', does Mr Bao's story add up?

Published in Entertainment
Sunday, 24 January 2010 19:12

Here comes the Johnny Depp RIP malware

Is Johnny Depp dead? No. But that won't stop the malware merchants exploiting the confusion?

Published in Security
Saturday, 24 January 2009 17:07

Steve Jobs is not dead (again)

Yesterday the blogosphere and Twitterverse were buzzing with yet more rumours of the possible death of poorly Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Not surprisingly so, given that Wired.com appeared to be reporting that he had suffered a heart attack.

Published in Strategy
Just how green can you be with your iPod in one hand and your iPhone in the other? Can onions and paper help you improve your place in the environmentally friendly tech stakes?

Published in Energy
Saturday, 20 September 2008 16:53

Xbox Pure was actually contaminated

Xbox Pure was meant to be the name of an upcoming Xbox 360, perhaps a slimline version or a new 360 successor, but has turned out to be a fake blog posting to see which games sites would run with it. With so many rumours online, was this a fair test of a gamer site’s fact-checking skills?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 29 August 2008 20:17

West Wing writer to script Facebook: The Movie

It seems that Sony has asked Aaron Sorkin, the writer of A Few Good Men and The West Wing, to script a movie based on the Facebook story...

Published in Networking

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