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Words can barely describe how stupid Verizon thinks you are

By on November 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Words can barely describe how stupid Verizon thinks you are

We’ve often observed that Verizon, while offering terrific service and coverage overall, does things that make it seem like it thinks very little of its customers’ intelligence. Ars Technica has noticed that Verizon is once again behaving in a way that makes it seem that the carrier thinks its own customers are just not all that bright. More →

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iPhone WireLurker Malware Attack

Apple has already patched the most terrifying iPhone malware yet

By on November 7, 2014 at 9:26 AM.

Apple has already patched the most terrifying iPhone malware yet

After a security report revealed that iPhone users in Asia were at risk at having their devices infected with an advanced malware program that can be used to steal data from devices after they’re connected to a previously infected MacBook, Apple told Business Insider that it has already patched the serious security issue. More →

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Home Depot Credit Card and Email Hack

Home Depot confirms 53 million email addresses stolen in massive hack

By on November 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot confirms 53 million email addresses stolen in massive hack

After confirming a few weeks ago that credit card details for more than 56 million customers were stolen by hackers who managed to breach Home Depot’s security system in a sophisticated Target-like manner, the retail store on Thursday also confirmed that as many as 53 million email addresses were also stolen by attackers, The New York Times reports. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Vs. BlackBerry Encryption

Ex-NSA lawyer: Apple and Google may end up like BlackBerry if they make their phones more secure

By on November 6, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Ex-NSA lawyer: Apple and Google may end up like BlackBerry if they make their phones more secure

We’ve heard government officials make a lot of questionable claims to try to get Apple and Google to not encrypt data on their smartphone platforms. However, this might be the most ridiculous and shameless scare tactic we’ve seen anyone use yet. The Guardian brings us word that former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker is now claiming that Apple and Google shouldn’t encrypt their smartphones’ data because they’ll end up like BlackBerry. More →

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iPhone and Mac Malware

This is the most advanced iPhone malware yet, and it should terrify you

By on November 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

This is the most advanced iPhone malware yet, and it should terrify you

Apple used its iOS anti-malware security many times to bash Android’s malware problem — which is an issue that affects plenty of Android users — but it looks like the company might have a serious iOS and OS X security issue on its hands, The New York Times reports. While malware attacks have been possible against jailbroken iOS devices for some time, a new piece of malware has been discovered that can infect even iPhones that have not been jailbroken. More →

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Wireless Router Security and Hacking

Your terrible Wi-Fi router password could be a major security threat

By on November 5, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Your terrible Wi-Fi router password could be a major security threat

In addition to targeting your computers and smartphones, hackers might revert to a different kind of hacking to enter your house, at least virtually, and steal sensitive information. According to t\, “79% of American home networks are at risk of cybersecurity attacks,” with the point of entry being unsecured wireless routers. More →

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How To Stay Anonymous Online

How to stay anonymous online

How to stay anonymous online

By on November 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

One need only take a quick glance at Reddit on any given day to see how important the topic of Internet privacy is to people around the world. Hackers are lurking around every corner, and advertising companies like Google and Facebook look to collect as much personal data as possible so they can convince their clients that they target ads better than any other service.

More than any other time in the past, it’s now more important than ever that we know what steps must be taken in order to protect our privacy while browsing the Web. More →

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Chip-and-PIN Credit Card Security

Secure credit cards have a major flaw that lets hackers steal millions

By on November 4, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Secure credit cards have a major flaw that lets hackers steal millions

Dumb debit and credit cards that can be easily replicated by hackers after stealing the data in their magnetic strips — which is what happened with card data stolen in cyber attacks hitting Target, Home Depot and many others — will be a thing of the past in the U.S. starting on October 1, 2015, as they will be replaced by more secure chip-and-PIN (also known as EMV) cards. However, Wired reports these cards aren’t as secure as you expect, and hackers have already found a way to steal money from them without actually needing access to the cards. More →

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Security Essentials

Amazing all-in-one security solution protects your credit cards, passwords and more

Amazing all-in-one security solution protects your credit cards, passwords and more

By on November 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

It seems like reports of major security breaches hit the news on a weekly basis these days. As our digital world continues to expand and more things are done online, an increase in the volume of security breaches is inevitable. To compound matters, it’s not just big firms that are targets. As malware continues to get more complex, hackers target individuals with attacks that are shockingly sophisticated and difficult to defend.

Of course, there are ways to fight back against hackers who lurk around every virtual corner of the Internet. More →

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iCloud Saves Unsaved Mac Files

Does Apple have another major iCloud security issue on its hands?

By on November 4, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Does Apple have another major iCloud security issue on its hands?

After having to deal with the iCloud-related Nudegate scandal, stop the Chinese iCloud attacks, and reassure users that its cloud has not been hacked, Apple might have a new iCloud problem to deal with, as various people report that Apple is silently uploading unsaved documents to iCloud after a Mac is updated to Yosemite. More →

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Stolen Nude Photos iCloud

Cop allegedly steals nude pics from woman’s iPhone, gets busted by the most unlikely hero

By on November 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Cop allegedly steals nude pics from woman’s iPhone, gets busted by the most unlikely hero

iCloud’s security has come under a lot of scrutiny after several celebrities had their nude photos stolen by hackers who allegedly used brute-force tactics to access their iCloud accounts. However, it turns out that iCloud can also actually help you after you’ve had nude pics from your iPhone stolen, as a new report from CNET shows. More →

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Google Gmail Drafts Malware

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

By on October 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

A new piece of malware that can spy on a user’s computer has been discovered, Wired reports, with researchers also having found a clever way for the program to communicate with its creators: Google’s popular Gmail email service. More →

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