Latest Tech News – 12 November
- Walt Disney goes for Japan
According to Reuters, the second biggest US entertainment company also known as Walt Disney, will attack the Japanese market next year with cellphones being their main attraction. Working in coordination with SoftBank, both companies will be producing cellphones and online content. Taking in consideration that Japan is a huge market that has top-notch mobile phones, the adventure in Asia has high chances of being a success, but on the other hand, the true Walt Disney fans are mostly children and teens, so it might not be that easy to penetrate and succeed in Japan.
- Alicia Keys MySpace page hacked
In the web-tech world, MySpace has been consistent in showing how bad security issues exist in the social network site, and the latest proof is that thee Alicia Keys page got hacked. Other not so famous band pages that also got jacked up include Greements of Fortune, and Dykeenies.
How it works:
Users visiting the Alicia Keys MySpace page didn’t have to do much in order to get infected with the so called hack. By clicking almost anywhere on the page, they would get redirected to another site that asked to install a special code in order to view a video. Obviously, the codec is actually malware used by hackers to gain access to private information such as email or even MySpace accounts.
At this time, the extra bit of code that created the redirection function has been deleted and visitors won’t get virtually attacked, so there is no need to worry (for now).
Sources – Reuters and NYTimes
Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer