Category Archives: News

Delete! Delete! Delete!

May 09, 2013
News

Quick! Delete that! Oh, wait, there is no delete button! Oh crap, that personal information will forever travel the internet! Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, admits in an interview with NYU professor Nouriel Roubini, that the internet needs a delete button. Both Eric and Jarod Cohen, director of Google Ideas, spoke about their …

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Mac App Store Game Showed Traces of Malware

May 06, 2013
News

According to a recent report by MacWorld, the iOS App Store detected an app containing an embedded trojan horse, however, the malware code is not considered to be malicious. Bitdefender Virus Scanner, a free Mac App, located the trojan horse, after its readers gave MacWorld the latest scoop about the potential …

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CFTC Admits We Need Tougher Cybersecurity Rules

May 03, 2013
News

Twitter has been a hot topic of the latest hackivism activities in the US. Most recent attacks affected CBS News accounts and the Associated Press. A fake tweet from the AP, claimed an explosion at the White House resulting in a financial snowball effect that lead the Dow Jones to …

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50 Million LivingSocial Users Hacked

Apr 29, 2013
News

Your birthday, password, full name and e-mail has been hacked if you are a LivingSocial customer. Owned in part by Amazon, the  daily deal site has suffered a huge cyberattack on its computer systems. In an e-mail, CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy puts its’ security breach, “ “We recently experienced a cyberattack on …

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Google Joins Fast IDentity Online Alliance

Apr 25, 2013
News

Google finally steps up and joins the FIDO, (Fast IDentity Online Alliance), mission to replace passwords and instead use secure online identity authentication. FIDO’s founding members are Lenovo, PayPal, Nok Nok Labs, and Validity.  Sam Srinivas, of Google security released a statement about their support, “Joining the FIDO Alliance is a great way …

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STOP CISPA April 22nd

Apr 22, 2013
News

April 22 has been proclaimed a massive day of protest against CISPA. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or a.k.a. CISPA, is a prosed act to give freedom to the U.S. Federal Government to perform search and seizure without a warrant or knowledge. The people would never know their personal data was …

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Home Routers Easily Hacked

Apr 18, 2013
News

Don’t assume you are safe from router hackers, says Steve Bono, CEO of research firm Independent Security Evaluators of Baltimore. In a recent report, thirteen of the most popular everyday routers were proven to be easily hacked by a “moderately skilled adversary with LAN or WLAN access.” The report goes on to …

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Put Up Your Dukes CISPA

Apr 15, 2013
News

Cybersecurity bill CISPA, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, is ruffling a lot of feathers, including those of Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit. Alexis calls on the leaders of the tech community to help support “Fight for the Future” against the Big Brother bill, in a video on You Tube. …

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Big Brother Acxiom About to Reveal Your Info

Apr 11, 2013
News

Acxiom, a wee company based in Little Rock, Arkansas has all the deets on you! They consider themselves the king of data analytics and tracks everything from your income, your marital status, shopping habits to your politics.  The lastest news, according to a Financial Times Report, says that Acxiom plans …

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Anonymous Strikes Israel Websites

Apr 08, 2013
News

Another Anonymous cyberattack has been claimed by the group and this time directly at the Israel government.  The group tweeted about the attack April 7th, cliaming billions of dollars in damage and disruptions. The hackivist group not only hacked facebook and twitter accounts, but also affected official websites such as …

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