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Massive DDoS Attack Launched By Exploiting Anti-DDoS Services, Strixus Offers Solution

Massive DDoS Attack Launched By Exploiting Anti-DDoS Services, Strixus Offers Solution

Over the past few years, we have seen DDoS attacks grow from benign tools of angry hackers to sophisticated methods of harming target servers. Now, an attacker was somehow able to exploit anti-DDoS services and use them to launch a DDoS attack with 1.5 billion requests per minute.

By On May 14, 2014 Respond
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Being Ignored On Facebook Leads To Low Self-Esteem, Sense Of Exclusion

Being Ignored On Facebook Leads To Low Self-Esteem, Sense Of Exclusion

Social media presence has come to be a critical part of our modern-day lives. A new research reveals that people who are ignored on Facebook tend to suffer from low-esteem and a sense of exclusion.

By On May 13, 2014 Respond
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Doctor Tinkers With Server, Costs The Hospitals $4.8 Million

Doctor Tinkers With Server, Costs The Hospitals $4.8 Million

One must not tinker with things that one doesn’t adequately understand. This is manifest in the case of a Columbia University Medical Center physician who tinkered with a server, leading to data leaks and an expensive $4.8 million settlement.

By On May 12, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Creates Its Own Mother’s Day Video, Asking Users To Remember Their Mothers

Facebook Creates Its Own Mother’s Day Video, Asking Users To Remember Their Mothers

Today is Mother’s Day. While most of the people are busy today sharing their love to their mothers, social media giant Facebook also couldn’t resist itself from doing so. Facebook has released a “Happy Mother’s Day” video, captioning it: “Remember the friend who’s been with you from the start.”

By On May 11, 2014 Respond
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New Facebook Scams Use Ghost Videos To Install Malware

New Facebook Scams Use Ghost Videos To Install Malware

Facebook is fast becoming a popular platform for hackers who use blatant scams to lure the users and install malware on their machines. A recent barrage of videos about ghosts or other supernatural phenomenon makes use of this technique to possibly compromise user accounts.

By On May 11, 2014 Respond
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Google Is Currently Testing A Massively Redesigned Version Of Gmail

Google Is Currently Testing A Massively Redesigned Version Of Gmail

Tech analysts have long lamented that email is one part of the internet that has been more or less similar to what it was in early days. It seems that Google is all set to change this with a huge visual overhaul of Gmail that it is currently testing.

By On May 11, 2014 Respond
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Foursquare Is Freezing Mayorships To Get Ready For New App ‘Swarm’

Foursquare Is Freezing Mayorships To Get Ready For New App ‘Swarm’

Foursquare is about to launch its brand new ‘Swarm’ app. So the company is bringing some changes in its current app. The major change is the ‘Mayorship’ feature which allows you to hold the mayorship of any locations.

By On May 11, 2014 Respond
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WooThemes Issues Warning To Customers Over Security Breach

WooThemes Issues Warning To Customers Over Security Breach

Over the past few days, WooThemes has been looking into its servers investigating a possible breach of credit card data. Recent updates from the company show that a number of user accounts had indeed been compromised and their credit cards might have misused.

By On May 10, 2014 Respond
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Bitly Gets Hacked, Asks Users To Change Passwords

Bitly Gets Hacked, Asks Users To Change Passwords

In another episode of the security breach of a major online service, Bitly was recently hacked and its user credentials compromised. The company has since sent out an alert, prompting its users to change their passwords.

By On May 10, 2014 Respond
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Google Created Classroom – An App That Will Help Teachers Create And Collect Assignments

Google Created Classroom – An App That Will Help Teachers Create And Collect Assignments

Teachers give their students assignments in class and later collect them. But sometimes this give and take process becomes lengthy. So, Google has launched a new free tool called Classroom which will help teachers create and organize assignments, provide feedback to their students, and communicate with their classes.

By On May 9, 2014 Respond
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Released Emails Show Friendly Terms Between NSA And Google

Released Emails Show Friendly Terms Between NSA And Google

When Edward Snowden blew the lid on NSA’s massive digital surveillance, many including Google denounced the agency. A fresh badge of emails released by Al-Jazeera now shows that Google and NSA had quite a friendly relationship.

By On May 8, 2014 Respond
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Teenager Arrested For Changing Grades By Hacking School Computers

Teenager Arrested For Changing Grades By Hacking School Computers

Hacking is done for a whole lot of reasons, but rarely do we see a hacker breaking into school computers simply to change grades. This was precisely the charge brought up against an 18-year-old Miami University student who was arrested.

By On May 7, 2014 Respond
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Google Considers Hiding URLs In Chrome Browser

Google Considers Hiding URLs In Chrome Browser

URLs typically tend to be long and winding, beset with countless slashes and other characters. Google is now considering replacing the URLs in Chrome browser with top-level domains only. This means that rather than viewing specific URLs, you’ll see the main domain of a given site.

By On May 6, 2014 Respond
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Emails Sent From iOS 7 Are Not Encrypted, Security Researcher Reveals

Emails Sent From iOS 7 Are Not Encrypted, Security Researcher Reveals

Apple’s iOS devices come with some of the best security features in the handset industry, including the ability to encrypt emails instantly. However, a security researcher has now revealed that email encryption hasn’t been working in iOS 7 devices.

By On May 6, 2014 Respond
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Tweets Can Report Earthquakes In Real-Time And Guide Emergency Responders

Tweets Can Report Earthquakes In Real-Time And Guide Emergency Responders

Data from Twitter has been used to all sorts of ends, including the real-time tracking of a disease’s outspread. Now, researchers are using the tweets to get real-time reports about an earthquake, so as to help guide the emergency responders.

By On May 4, 2014 Respond
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