Hackers

Technology: Hackers can use your phone's sensors to steal your PIN number

What if the very act of tapping your smartphone's passcode was all it took to expose that code to hackers?

Well, as more and more of our personal data is stored on smartphones, the ways of securing those phones continue to be revealed as less and less robust. Next on the chopping block is your trusty PIN.

Hackers strike TUCO's website

Hackers have struck the website of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) and have replaced the site's content with a porn site.

The hack occurred around mid-afternoon.

A Google search for the website alerts potential visitors that the site may be hacked.

Users clicking on the site are faced with dozens of sexual images.

TUCO President Lutalo "Brother Resistance" Masimba says they are aware of the problem and that TUCO's IT team is addressing it.

Trinis are damn good Facebook hackers apparently; and quite rewardingly so

Trinidad and Tobago nationals apparently did a great deal of hacking of the world's biggest social media site, Facebook last year.

And those who did the hacking, were paid well for it too. By whom? By Facebook.

Confused? 

Facebook has listed Trinidad and Tobago as the third country in line after India and Egypt, for the biggest payouts in its "Bug Bounty Programme" over the course of last year.

Simply put, Facebook invites hackers to test its security mechanisms and those who do so successfully are invited to submit a report to Facebook in return for payment.