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Apple, Google And Yahoo Can Read Your Emails Without Your Permission

Apple, Google And Yahoo Can Read Your Emails Without Your Permission

Microsoft recently admitted that it had read the emails on the Hotmail account of a journalist. The company also claimed that it has a right to do so. It appears that others like Yahoo, Google and Apple also reserve a similar right.

By On March 23, 2014 Respond
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Massive Credit Card Breach Occurs At California DMV

Massive Credit Card Breach Occurs At California DMV

High profile credit card heists are becoming increasingly common. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has now revealed the breach of credit cards, alerting numerous banks about it.

By On March 23, 2014 Respond
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Google Makes Gmail Encryption Mandatory

Google Makes Gmail Encryption Mandatory

Until now, Gmail allowed users to choose between encrypted and unencrypted emails. Now, Google has removed the choice of opting out of encryption, making it mandatory for all users.

By On March 22, 2014 Respond
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Ukrainian Hackers Take Down NATO Websites

Ukrainian Hackers Take Down NATO Websites

Cyber Berkut, a group of hacktivists based in Ukraine, has claimed responsibility for taking down several NATO sites recently. The group apparently did this as a retaliation to NATO’s intents of bringing Ukraine into its fold.

By On March 17, 2014 Respond
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Zuckerberg Calls Obama Over Online Surveillance And Spying

Zuckerberg Calls Obama Over Online Surveillance And Spying

Online privacy has been back in the headlines after a recent revelation that NSA posed as Facebook to infect users’ computers. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, recently called President Barack Obama to ‘express frustration’ over the whole fiasco.

By On March 15, 2014 Respond
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300,000 Computers Compromised By Two London IP Addresses

300,000 Computers Compromised By Two London IP Addresses

It has been discovered that a range of widespread router exploits have been used by two London IP addresses to compromise nearly 300,000 computers globally.

By On March 5, 2014 Respond
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A Lab-Created Virus Can Spread Through Wi-Fi Networks Rapidly

A Lab-Created Virus Can Spread Through Wi-Fi Networks Rapidly

Wi-Fi connections, especially those on public networks, are a weak security spot. A group of British researchers has now created a virus that can proliferate through Wi-Fi networks much like a common airborne virus spreads rapidly.

By On February 28, 2014 Respond
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Hacking Team Says It Didn’t Sell Spyware To Oppressive Regimes

Hacking Team Says It Didn’t Sell Spyware To Oppressive Regimes

Citizen Lab recently published a damning report, citing that the spyware by Hacking Team is being used by a number of oppressive regimes around the globe. The surveillance-technology company has now denied this.

By On February 25, 2014 Respond
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Apple Admits  OS X Also Has SSL Security Flaw, Fix Coming Soon

Apple Admits OS X Also Has SSL Security Flaw, Fix Coming Soon

Apple recently dished out the iOS 7.0.2 update which, among other things, patched a security flaw in the mobile OS. Now, the company has confirmed that OS X contains a similar flaw and that a patch is coming very soon.

By On February 23, 2014 Respond
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Namecheap Comes Under DDoS Attack

Namecheap Comes Under DDoS Attack

Namecheap, a leading domain registrar and web hosting company, came under a DDoS attack today. This immediately resulted in the inaccessibility of a number of sites hosted on Namecheap.

By On February 21, 2014 Respond
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CAPTCHA Is About To Become Obsolete And Hit The Dust

CAPTCHA Is About To Become Obsolete And Hit The Dust

CAPTCHA has successfully warded off spam on all sorts of online sites and forums for quite some time. The verification method has been relevant for a surprisingly long time but a new algorithm may finally render it useless.

By On February 20, 2014 Respond
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‘The Moon’ Malware Found To Be Infecting Linksys Routers

‘The Moon’ Malware Found To Be Infecting Linksys Routers

Wireless routers have become a fairly common accessory for users at home and at office both. But if you have a Linksys router at either of the two places, you may be in trouble. A malware is currently targeting specific Linksys models.

By On February 19, 2014 Respond
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Stack Overflow Briefly Becomes Unavailable, Programmers Panic

Stack Overflow Briefly Becomes Unavailable, Programmers Panic

Stack Overflow is a coding-related website that has become an essential tool for programmers around the globe. The site went down for an hour today due to a DDoS attack, leading to a frenzy of panicked social media updates from programmers.

By On February 17, 2014 Respond
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Forbes Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army, User Data Stolen

Forbes Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army, User Data Stolen

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) seems ceaselessly adamant on hacking on Western media organization after another. After its recent attacks at Microsoft and Skype, the hacktivist group recently broke into Forbes’ site and made away with user data.

By On February 16, 2014 Respond
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KickStarter Breached, Customer Data Stolen By Hackers

KickStarter Breached, Customer Data Stolen By Hackers

It has become somewhat of a routine to come across at least one high-profile hacking incident every month or so. This time it’s KickStarter which was recently breached by hackers who were then able to steal the data of an unknown number of customers.

By On February 16, 2014 Respond
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