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Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

Feb 14, 2013
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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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Zombie Hoax Hacks TV Emergency Broadcast System

Feb 13, 2013
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On Monday February 11, during Steve Wilkos talk show about “Teen cheaters take lie detectors”, hackers broke into KRTV’s emergency broadcast system alerting viewers that “dead bodies are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Follow the messages on screen, that will be updated as information becomes available.” Just another example …

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Former President Bush Family Hacked

Feb 12, 2013
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Not even the President is 100% completely safe from online hackers, when there’s motive. All it takes in an open window of opportunity and voila, all eyes are open to your personal life, as well as, other people who are close to you. At least 6 family members and close …

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On-the-Go Wifi Security for Dummies

Feb 07, 2013
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Finally you sit down to enjoy your cafe latte and flip open the lid of your laptop. You pa-rouse facebook, mail and heck decide to look online at the latest deals going on and buy. It’s an all  too familiar behaviour, which makes us vulnerable to hacks.  Your notebook, tablet or smartphone’s …

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Anonymous Strikes Again! Exposing 4000 US Top Bank Execs

Feb 06, 2013
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Following attacks on U.S. government websites last weekend, Anonymous seems to have made a new “Operation Last Resort” .gov website strike Sunday night. Anonymous appears to have published login and private information from over 4,000 American bank executive accounts in the name of its new Operation Last Resort campaign, demanding U.S. …

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Warning: US Income Tax E-mail Contains Malware

Feb 04, 2013
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There’s a new breed of tax fraud lurking and that’s stealing your personal info! Hackers will do just about anything to steal your personal data and this Trojan horse proves just how smart they can be.  E-mail account users were fooled into clicking on a personalized zip file containing an infected …

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Universal Plug ‘n Play Puts Millions at Risk

Jan 29, 2013
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It’s no surprise that the day would come when routers, networking equipment, printers and storage devices were now at risk of hacking. According to a recent report, common viruses currently have the ability to penetrate an estimated 40 to 50 million devices, thanks to vulnerabilities found in the standard networking …

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Microsoft Won’t Say Whether Skype Is Being Tapped By The Government

Jan 25, 2013
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Privacy advocates are calling on Microsoft to disclose whether — and how often — governments are snooping on Skype users, a move that comes as the software giant integrates the popular video and voice messaging program with its Office productivity suite. In an open letter released Thursday, groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation …

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Sony PlayStation Network Hacked and Pays a Hefty Fine

Jan 24, 2013
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Busted! The IOC, (Information Commissioner’s Office), in the U.K. has fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in the amount of 250,000 pounds (US$395,775), after a crippling hacking attack of Sony’s PlayStation Network in 2011. Million of  consumers personal data was leaked, including addresses, e-mail addresses, identities, dates of birth, and account passwords. Credit …

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Passwords – Avoid Good and Use ‘Badder’ Grammer

Jan 22, 2013
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Passwords “123456”, “mypasswordrocks”, jan231992″, “tobymydog”, etc..are all examples of weak  vulnerable passwords that can be easily hacked. Alarming is most of us still use passwords that use our birth dates, family members dates, jersey numbers,  family pet names, and  personal phone numbers. This can be extremely dangerous in the exploitation of personal information and identity theft. …

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