Neowin News Feed for: Fake Neowin News Feed for: Fake en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Google removes fake Microsoft Authenticator Chrome extension after a month in the store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A fake Microsoft Authenticator extension for Chrome remained in the store for a month before Google finally removed it today. It redirected users to a suspicious website hosted in Poland. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 19 May 2021 09:54:01 +0000 Alleged anti-5G USB stick that sells for £339 costs just £5 to make <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A tear down of a £339 anti-5G USB stick, dubbed 5GBioShield, has found that it has an uncanny resemblance to cheap, £5 USB sticks that you can find online. The retailer claims it protects against 5G. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 28 May 2020 13:16:01 +0000 Facebook bans 470 "fake" Russian accounts and pages <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has deleted 470 accounts and pages that it suspects were fake and set up by Russians trying to influence politics. It said the ads did not target the recent US elections last year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:40:01 +0000 Ubisoft: Reports of low player count in For Honor is fake news <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following reports of Ubisoft&#039;s For Honor losing a lot of active players on Steam a few months ago, a company representative has now disputed the data, claiming it to be &quot;fake news&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:30:01 +0000 All those 'genuine' Apple chargers on Amazon? Yeah, they're fake <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has found that an overwhelming majority of chargers and cables sold and fulfilled by Amazon as &#039;genuine&#039; Apple products, are in fact fake. The company is now suing one of the manufacturers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:20:01 +0000 Google, and Yahoo claim that more than 98% of the leaked credentials were bogus <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Various email providers who were allegedly affected by a data breach that was supposed to have exposed over 272 million account credentials now claim that over 98% of these were bogus. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 07 May 2016 10:52:01 +0000 Fake "Tweetium" beta on the Windows 10 Mobile app store stealing users passwords <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A fake application called &quot;Tweetium Beta (Free)&quot; managed to bypass undetected by Microsoft and onto the Windows 10 Mobile store. Anyone who has downloaded it could have risked their passwords. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:08:01 +0000 Facebook wants to crack down on fake news in your feed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook is trying to help its users and grow its value. The giant social network is tweaking its algorithms in an effort to limit the number of fake news stories that users see in their timelines. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:58:01 +0000 eBay accused of perpetuating counterfeit product sales, silencing industry whistle blower <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It looks like eBay is under fire for perpetuating the sale of known counterfeit goods. A new investigative report shows that eBay assists merchants selling counterfeit goods by manipulating feedback. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:24:02 +0000 Knock-off Nokia Lumia 920 appears in India <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A knock-off Lumia 920, called the Lamia R920, has appeared in India for around US$82, packing a wonderful 4.5-inch display and a huge 200 kB of internal memory. Don&#039;t expect Windows Phone though. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:44:13 +0000 Windows Phone UI copied by Indian "Lemon" phone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/631149611lemoncrapphone.jpg" alt="" /></div>For once a cheap rip-off phone is not loaded with fake iOS or Android, but instead fake Windows Phone&#33; This absolutely fantastic Lemon Dual SIM Mobile T109 is sure to attract many buyers <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:48:41 +0000 Fake Apple apps hit Google Play <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you stopped by Google Play earlier today, you just might&#039;ve had a chance to pick up some Apple designed apps for your Android device. Did hell freeze over? As it turns out, no, it did not. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:06:20 +0000 Facebook: Over 83 million of our accounts are fake <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a new SEC filing, Facebook admitted that 8.7 percent of its subscribers numbers are duplicates, misclassified or &quot;undesirable&quot;, meaning that it has a total of over 83 million &quot;fake&quot; accounts. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:24:01 +0000 Fake Apple Stores in China prompt official investigation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>Earlier this week, there were reports from various bloggers regarding the discovery of fake Apple Stores in the Chinese city of Kunming. Thanks to American blogger BirdAbroad, Chinese officials have begun an investigation into all... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Sun, 24 Jul 2011 08:51:35 +0000 Fake Apple Store found in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>An American blogger who lives in China has made a rather unusual discovery; a fake Apple Store found in the remote Chinese city of Kunming. In the store itself, a variety of Apple products are... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stefano Elia) Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:44:26 +0000 The Windows 8 tablet notification screenshot is fake, and here's why <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With so many Windows 8 screenshots floating around, it's very hard to tell fact from fiction. Unless you have inside knowledge by knowing the person who leaks you information, or are the one actually leaking... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:12:44 +0000 New variant of MAC Defender - MacGuard - installs without admin privileges <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It might have been a bit of an easy victory for Apple if the string of rogue antiviruses targeting Mac OS X with names such as &quot;MAC Defender,&quot; &quot;MAC Protector,&quot; and &quot;MAC Security&quot; stopped on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Wed, 25 May 2011 22:05:25 +0000 AppleCare reps instructed not to help customers with Mac malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Remember this fake antivirus, MAC Defender, that was making its rounds amongst Mac users earlier this month? Despite its simple payload and method of execution -- which requires manual intervention on the part of the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Wed, 18 May 2011 22:42:13 +0000 Rogue antivirus software targets Mac users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Before anyone is alarmed by the headline and the screenshot shown below - don't panic&#33; While it appears to be yet another new case in the uncharted waters of malware existing on Mac OS X,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Tue, 03 May 2011 21:55:46 +0000 Fake Chinese 500 GB external drive is one clever paperweight (literally) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just in time for this weekend, there appears to be a humourous story making its rounds on several news sites. You are probably all too familiar with some malicious eBay sellers selling portable electronics -... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Sat, 09 Apr 2011 22:34:33 +0000 Symantec: Fake security software on millions of computers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/310905456533.png" alt="" /></div>Millions of computer in the US are infected with fake security software, which their owners may have even paid for, according to a cybercrime report from security company Symantec. Such software would only make computers... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:18:20 +0000 Twitter suspends then re-enables fake Dalai Lama account <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/754977705twitter_newbird_boxed_whiteonblue.png" alt="" /></div>It appeared for sometime that the Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama followed the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI to use the latest technology to attract the tech-savy youths and joined twitter. The twitter account was... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:31:19 +0000 Carbonite caught red-handed posting fake product reviews <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/carbonite.gif" alt="" /></div>Update: Carbonite have now responded to Neowin here. It was just 10 days ago we had the news of Belkin paying people to post fake reviews and the comments of anonymous Belkin employees confirming those... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Thu, 29 Jan 2009 00:26:30 +0000 Fake sites with Obama news infect users with malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/13512940661312642308_antivirus.jpg" alt="" /></div>Trend Micro Advanced Threats Researcher Paul Ferguson has discovered fake websites with headlines like Barack Obama has refused to be a president and links that take the user to fake Obama sites which mimick the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Tue, 20 Jan 2009 20:29:32 +0000 Belkin paying people to post fake reviews <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/968037020.png" alt="" /></div>Corporations live and die off consumer reviews and when your product isn't getting the remarks you had hoped for what do you do? Well if you are Belkin apparently you pay people, 65... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sun, 18 Jan 2009 03:37:33 +0000 Introducing the fake Microsoft Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft today unveiled it's &quot;Retail Experience Center&quot;. The experience center is like a real Microsoft store but unfortunately it's fake. This store acts, feels and functions like a real store and was built at Microsoft's... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 12 Jan 2009 15:21:38 +0000 French Court Fines eBay Over Fake Goods <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1910590422eb.jpg" alt="" /></div>A French court has ordered eBay to pay a 40m euro fine (£36.1m; $63m) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing fake copies of its goods to be auctioned on the site. The case was... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 30 Jun 2008 17:03:42 +0000 MPAA fake download site exposed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The detective agency used by the Motion Picture Association of America has attempted to lure file sharers to a fake download site that installs spyware on their PCs. The site offered downloads of complete... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 05 Jul 2007 17:19:48 +0000 Firefox, IE vulnerable to fake login pages? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mozilla's Firefox 2 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 are vulnerable to a flaw that could allow attackers to steal passwords. Dubbed a reverse cross-site request, or RCSR, vulnerability by its discoverer, Robert Chapin,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 23 Nov 2006 08:39:58 +0000 Bluebird, a fake Bluetooth factory, gets raided by SIG force <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The problem of finding &quot;Bluetooth&quot; devices in shops which turn out not to be genuine was highlighted a couple of years ago, by Ezurio (then TDK) - but the Bluetooth SIG has decided that &quot;pressure... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 02 Oct 2006 12:26:08 +0000 Fake Maxtor Drives Reported in Japan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to local press, forged Maxtor MaXLine II hard disk drives have been making their way into the Japanese market. Alleged fakes feature a 320GB capacity while Maxtor only produces 250GB and 300GB varieties... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 30 Sep 2005 15:48:45 +0000 Worm creates fake Google site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A worm that modifies a user's HOSTS file to redirect visitors of to a spoof website has been discovered. The worm was found by Panda Labs and is currently circulating on P2P networks Shareaza... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Howard Thomson) Mon, 19 Sep 2005 21:50:18 +0000 Recent Revolution 'Leaks' Prove to be Fake <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A number of recent stories released on the internet purporting to show images of Nintendo's forthcoming next generation console, dubbed 'Revolution', and its tech demos have been uncovered as fakes. The first supposed leak was... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 02 Aug 2005 16:09:14 +0000 Fake Microsoft Patch Triggers Virus Attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Like day follows night, a bogus &quot;cumulative update&quot; with a malicious attachment has followed Microsoft's patch day. In what has become a monthly staple, virus writers are taking advantage of the heightened public... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 20 May 2005 10:37:23 +0000 Warning over fake Windows update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Users are being warned to watch out for a fake Microsoft security update. Circulating as an e-mail the fake message points people at a bogus website that claims to host critical security updates. But anyone... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 08 Apr 2005 18:37:27 +0000 Mac under fake Word 2004 attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Macworld UK has learned of a dangerous malware that deletes the Home folder on a Mac. The file is cunningly disguised as a Word 2004 for Mac demo &ndash; from the forthcoming Office 2004 for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 May 2004 16:38:30 +0000 Half-Life 2 Gold/Shacknews 'delay' fake <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Gabe Newell sent us a mail letting us supposedly know that the 'news' posted on Shacknews yesterday (story) is a fake and that Half-Life 2 has gone Gold and in production now. Here's the official... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:12:04 +0000 Fake Bluetooth gear swamps UK retail <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Phone retailers are about to discover that they risk legal action for selling fake Bluetooth gear. Over 50% of Bluetooth equipment on sale in the UK is counterfeit, according to a survey. And that figure... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:13:19 +0000 Sony warns of fake spam scam <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SonyStyle customers should not respond to fraudulent request for personal info. Sony has warned consumers to beware of fake spam email bearing the subject title 'SonyStyle user and email address'. The electronics giant said yesterday... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Darren Bolton) Fri, 04 Jul 2003 13:50:33 +0000 Fake CNN website taken offline <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A website that published fake news stories from CNN has been taken offline after receiving a threatening legal letter from the cable network alleging copyright and trademark infringement. The Fake CNN News Generator was online... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 04 Feb 2003 07:04:25 +0000