Just when you thought your computer would be safe if you kept it offline, scientists go and prove you wrong. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication have developed malware that can be transmitted not through a regular network, but …Read More »
Researchers at Trustwave’s Spider Labs have uncovered a server with more than two million stolen login credentials. The stolen logins were for Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and Twitter accounts as well as for a handful of other sites.
According to Spider …Read More »
According to the Dutch media outlet NRC, courtesy of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, it was revealed that the NSA didn’t stop at reading your mail or listening to phone calls. The latest information says that the NSA …Read More »
The Internet giant Google has made yet another major change in wake of NSA spying. Originally, their goal was to enact new security certificates with a 2,048 bit encryption by the end of the year. They beat their deadline by …Read More »
Apparently Microsoft, one of the most popular computer companies, does not have any data encryption when it comes to “server-to-server communications”. This means when your data is passing from one Microsoft server to another Microsoft server, it isn’t being encrypted. …Read More »
The activist group known as Anonymous, sometimes referred to as hacktivists given that their members are known to hack to into various institutions when trying to get a specific point across, are gaining the FBI’s attention for hacking into American …Read More »
In a move to make the internet more secure, the Internet Engineering Task Force, or IETF, have started the discussion on how to encrypt… everything.
It is more imperative than ever since the knowledge of government spying and the ease …Read More »
The International Space Station was infected by malware according to Eugene Kapersky, a Russian security expert. He reported the infection was caused by malware which was transferred to the station via an infected USB stick brought onboard by a Russian …Read More »
What’s this? More than 60 security cameras on a single streetlight? China seems to be quite paranoid here. Forget the NSA for a minute here, for China is looking down on its citizens via over 60 security cameras in one …Read More »
In early October, Adobe’s security was penetrated and millions of online credentials were stolen. A recently analysis of the passwords that were taken show that the most popular password among Adobe’s 38 million users was “123456″, used by roughly 1.9 …Read More »
As of January 2014, the only extensions that Google will allow to work with the Chrome browser are those downloaded from it’s web store. In other words, Google is banning add-ons that they have not sanctioned.
According to Erik Kay …Read More »
No one wants malware on their computer. It’s dangerous and can allow the person who created the malware access to information you’d rather keep private. Keeping your antivirus software up to date is a good start but it often catches …Read More »
The homepage of Fox News’ website appeared to be temporarily vandalized today. The featured headline was changed to “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,” followed with the blurb, “STUFF YO.” Other articles that appeared during the time were ones about Apple releasing a Maverick Sea …Read More »
Windows has been exploited thanks to a group of hackers finding a vulnerability. Finally, Microsoft has developed a way to plug the hole, so to speak, and keep hackers from installing malware on computers running the affected version of Windows …Read More »
Cyber attacks, mostly in the Middle East and Southern Asia, have revealed weaknesses within Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
The company has sent out an alert, warning those that use Microsoft Office versions 2003-2010, Microsoft Lync, Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft …Read More »
Think your personal email is private? Think again. Let’s face it, you have better privacy by mailing a letter through the postal service than you actually do with email. The problem is your email can be hacked, scanned, and pretty …Read More »
The Canadian government has not allowed Lenovo, a company which has it’s home in Beijing, to place a bid to buy Blackberry because they view it as a security risk, one of potentially national security level.
The security concern for …Read More »
A boy who lives in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace suburb of Montreal has just pled guilty to hacking websites and costing about $60,000 worth of “damage”.
In a story that sounds somewhat similar to the beginning of the old 90s movie Hackers, …Read More »
In the light of Edward Snowden’s recently disclosed scandalous revelations about NSA’s surveillance prowess, tech giants, individuals, and governments are agitated to keep their data private, and are in search of a solution that could rescue them from the surveillance …Read More »
It seems like with the increasing level of access to technology on a global scale, there are increasing numbers of scam artists, hackers, pricks, punks, assholes, scumbags, etc. that try to find ways to make everyone’s digital life …Read More »
There have been a string of government site hackings lately, the most recent is President Obama’s own Twitter account. The account is used by the president’s Organized for Action (OFA) campaign and was recently the victim of foul play. Not …Read More »
If you’re an Adobe customer, you might want to change your password today. Following up an initial report earlier this month where Adobe said hackers acquired data from 3 million customer accounts, the company is now saying that the number …Read More »
Autofill in Google Chrome, the feature that lets you save your information inside Chrome and automatically fill in online forms, is very convenient, but what if this convenience could send credit card information to web servers? It’s very possible, and …Read More »
If you’re from the West, then you might not have heard of Xunlei, a popular BitTorrent client in China. Aside from delivering entertainment to its users, the BitTorrent client is also distributing malware to Windows PCs and Android devices. We …Read More »
Experts are saying that the system used to track sea vessels is outdated and can be easily hacked, according to BBC News.
The technology under investigation is the Authentic Identification System, or AIS for short. It is used to track …Read More »
Having to deal with spam on a daily basis is a huge problem for many Internet users. To make matters worse, things haven’t changed much in 2013 compared to a year ago where spamming is concerned, so who is to …Read More »
The U.S. Army is showing increased interest in having robots on the battlefield to assist individual soldiers. There might even be a day where robots are assisting other robots on the battlefield without a single human in sight.
The Fort …Read More »
Three men stole credit card information from a Nordstrom department store in Florida by installing keyloggers, according to a report by KrebsOnSecurity. The accompanying police report alleges the men plugged standard keyloggers into the back of cash registers and …Read More »
According to the Apple support forums, several iPhone 5s users are having trouble with their new handset. It apparently kicks in the Blue Screen of Death then reboots itself. Who would have thought that in the year 2013 an Apple …Read More »
The websites of web and PC security software manufacturers AVG and Avira were hacked by Palestinian hactivists earlier this day, courtesy of a major DNS breach into Avira and AVG.
When users visited the websites of both of these security …Read More »
Apparently, that is the website of a “a major bank, one of the biggest in Canada, and well known for their security”. Yet they force people to use a password of 8 characters or less. WTF?Read More »