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Hacker Takes Over Baby Monitor, Shouts At The Baby

Hacker Takes Over Baby Monitor, Shouts At The Baby

Typically, hackers are lucid individuals with definite goals in their minds. But there are some hackers who screw with others’ lives for the sheer fun of it. Such a hacker recently took over a baby monitor in Ohio and started shouting at the baby.

By On April 30, 2014 Respond
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AOL Asks Millions Of Users To Reset Passwords Following Security Breach

AOL Asks Millions Of Users To Reset Passwords Following Security Breach

Security breaches have become a very important thing in the online world. AOL has now alerted millions of its users, asking them to reset their passwords as a precautionary measure in the wake of a recent security breach.

By On April 30, 2014 Respond
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New Zero Day Vulnerability Found In All Versions Of Internet Explorer

New Zero Day Vulnerability Found In All Versions Of Internet Explorer

Although Internet Explorer is no longer the most popular browser, it continues to command a significant market share. Which is why it is alarming news that a newly-discovered zero day vulnerability affects all versions of Internet Explorer.

By On April 28, 2014 Respond
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FireEye Discovers A Critical Security Vulnerability In Android

FireEye Discovers A Critical Security Vulnerability In Android

The security firm FireEye has spotted a critical vulnerability in Android. The vulnerability allows a seemingly benign app with normal permissions to create fake app icons and route users to malicious sites.

By On April 19, 2014 Respond
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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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