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1TB of Sensitive Data Ripped Off Dailey

Feb 28, 2013
News

According to the Verge, they say a security firm in Florida claimed that expert software designed to protect us from unwanted visitors or hackers, is not so safe. The firm shared in a report that approximately 1 terabyte of sensitive data per day is been stolen by overseas hackers.   Victims include the military, …

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What is the Eicar Testfile?

Feb 27, 2013
News

“Eicar” is the acronym for the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research. It’s a group that investigates malware and security issues, and maintains an anti-malware test file for testing various antivirus utilities. The testfile is a simple text file called “eicar.com” that contains the following ASCII string, which when saved and …

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Six Strikes and You’re Off the Internet

Feb 26, 2013
News

The CAS, Copyright Alert System, is launching a new six strikes and you’re out system to address the ongoing piracy issues. So far five major internet service providers have hopped on board in support of the new system, including AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner, Comcast, and Verizon. The idea is not …

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FTC to Host a “Threats to Mobile Devices” Event June 4

Feb 25, 2013
News

On June 4th, 2013 at the Washington, D.C. conference center, the Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day seminar on mobile security threats and will be open to the public. According to the FTC website, the event will include discussions of “emerging mobile security threats and trends, security challenges in the mobile …

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Social Media Giants are Hack Victims by Zendesk’s Leak

Feb 22, 2013
News

Zendesk, a customer service software provider has more than 25,000 clients, three of which are Tumblr, Pintrest and Twitter, who allegedly dropped the ball in securing its data.   According to Wired, a security breach was confirmed this week saying the hackers broke into its system, where they could access personal data from three …

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Chinese Cyber Spies Blend in Community

Feb 21, 2013
News

The Chinese has been a hot topic on the latest cyber security attacks. The Associated Press reported a community of Internet warriors working from a white building in Shanghai, known as Unit 61398: RECRUITING THE SPIES: Supposedly run by China’s military, they have been recruits directly from universities targeting students with …

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New “Pintsized” Mac Malware Beware

Feb 20, 2013
News

Just when all Mac users snobbily assumed they were hack free, well guess again. A new backdoor Trojan for OS X is making an appearance, called “Pintsized” by Intego. It’s suspected of using a modified version of OpenSSH to set up a reverse shell, which in turn, creates a secure connection to a remote …

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Burger King Hacker is “Lovi’n it” on Twitter

Feb 19, 2013
News

Burger King’s twitter account was reportedly hacked, telling followers that the chain was bought out by McDonald’s because “the whopper flopped.” The “i’m lov’in it” fast food hacker changed the @BurgerKing account name to “McDonalds” and changed the banner picture to the Golden Arches. After shutting down the site Burger …

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Keep it secret, keep it safe: A beginner’s guide to Web safety

Feb 15, 2013
News

Shhh, we could not resist in sharing this article from Arstechnica, educating newbies about the basics of encryption on the Internet and how to use it to protect personal information while browsing the internet. It’s written with the intention of covering more subjects on malware and mobile security. “My family has been on the …

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Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

Feb 14, 2013
News

President Obama invoked the pageantry of his State of the Union address this evening to announce a long-anticipated executive order on cybersecurity, a move that caps months of discussions with technology companies and could reduce pressure on Congress to move forward with controversial new legislation.   The order will “strengthen …

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