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Rethinking Digital Security After The Heartbleed Bug

Rethinking Digital Security After The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug that recently wrapped the internet in a whirl of massive security vulnerabilities, hints that it’s time for us to rethink digital security. Below are a few possibilities as to where the digital security is headed in the future, and where it should be headed.

By On April 19, 2014 Respond
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Thieves Using Tiny Cameras To Steal Credit-Card Info From NYC Subway

Thieves Using Tiny Cameras To Steal Credit-Card Info From NYC Subway

At present, thieves have become smart too. Lately, it’s been reported that some clever thieves are now using tiny cameras to steal credit card info from NYC subway.

By On April 14, 2014 Respond
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All You Need To Know About The Heartbleed Bug

All You Need To Know About The Heartbleed Bug

The internet has been abuzz with conversations about the Heartbleed bug for some days now. So what exactly is this bug and how does it affect a user like you? Read the detailed post below to get all the relevant answers.

By On April 13, 2014 Respond
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NSA Knew About The Heartbleed Bug And Exploited It, Report Claims

NSA Knew About The Heartbleed Bug And Exploited It, Report Claims

Ever since Edward Snowden’s shocking revelations about NSA, the agency has been at the bitter end of criticisms related to digital security. Bloomberg has now claimed that NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug and exploited it for two years.

By On April 12, 2014 Respond
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Truth-Telling Prize Awarded To Edward Snowden And Laura Poitras

Truth-Telling Prize Awarded To Edward Snowden And Laura Poitras

Edward Snowden continues to be hailed for his heroic efforts in unveiling NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional surveillance. He and Laura Poitras have now been awarded the 2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling.

By On April 9, 2014 Respond
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Attack Uses 22,000 Unwitting Video Site Visitors To DDoS Target

Attack Uses 22,000 Unwitting Video Site Visitors To DDoS Target

DDoS attacks are a routine thing for the entities plugged into the internet. However, a recent attack made some clever use of a video site’s exploit to launch a DDoS attack. It used 22,000 unwitting site visitors to DDoS the target.

By On April 9, 2014 Respond
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Snowden Documents Say NSA Spying On Huawei’s Servers For Years

Snowden Documents Say NSA Spying On Huawei’s Servers For Years

Ever since Edward Snowden leaked the confidential information of NSA, the agency has been facing enormous allegations every now and then. A new allegation upon NSA is that the agency has been spying on Chinese tech company Huawei’s servers for years.

By On March 24, 2014 Respond
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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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