Home Depot Credit Card Theft

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

By on September 3, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

Home Depot might be the next victim of a massive cyberattack, Krebs on Security and The Wall Street Journal report, although specific details have not been offered by the company yet. More →

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Apple iCloud Nude Celebrity Pictures Hack

Apple provides key new details on the massive iCloud hack of nude celebrity pics

By on September 2, 2014 at 2:46 PM.

Apple provides key new details on the massive iCloud hack of nude celebrity pics

Apple is needless to say not very happy that some hackers figured out how to swipe a trove of nude celebrity pictures that were uploaded onto iCloud but the company is insisting that the problem has nothing to do with iCloud’s overall security. More →

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iCloud Nude Celebrities Photo Hacker

Claimed hacker behind iCloud nude photos theft says it took ‘months’ of planning to pull off heist

By on September 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Claimed hacker behind iCloud nude photos theft says it took ‘months’ of planning to pull off heist

Hacking into iCloud and swiping nude photos of various celebrities isn’t a one-night operation — it apparently takes months of planning. The Daily Mail notices that a man who has claimed responsibility for this week’s big iCloud photo heist has posted details about how long it took to supposedly pull off the hack. The man, who is now apparently being investigated by the FBI, apparently headed up a group of hackers who were collectively responsible for the theft. More →

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The Fappening Nude Celebrities Photos

Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiasco

By on September 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiasco

Personal data from various celebrities – nude photos and videos allegedly belonging to many well-known personalities from various entertainment businesses – have been stolen by a hacker or group of hackers and posted online a few days ago, an event known online as “the Fappening.” While some celebrities denied the leaked pictures, others confirmed their existence, and it looks like both Applewhose iCloud service might have been somehow compromised in this particular hack – and the FBI are investigating the matter, The Register reports. More →

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iPhone Flir One Case ATM

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

By on September 1, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

In light of this weekend’s massive celebrity photo leak, mobile security is bound to be a major topic of discussion in the weeks to come. How can we keep our private data safe if actors and actresses whose lives often revolve around keeping things private are this vulnerable? With the amount of information we store on our phones, in our email, in cloud storage, we’re always going to be at risk, but there are ways that hackers can get private data from us without accessing any of our devices. More →

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Celebrities Nude Pictures iCloud

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

By on September 1, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

After a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. More →

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iCloud Hack Celebrities Nude Pictures

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack

By on September 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack

With just over a week to go until the iPhone 6 is finally unveiled, Apple’s most important product launch of the year, the company may have a major scandal to deal with that’s directly related to its iOS ecosystem. Mashable reports that hackers managed to break into a number of iCloud accounts belonging to certain celebrities, and alleged nude photos and even compromising videos have been posted as a result. More →

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Google Maps Location Tracking

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Google Maps has completely changed the way people navigate the world. Without having to pay a dime, users are able to find almost any location on the planet, learn about it, and even navigate to it. Of course, “free” always comes at a price with Google as we have discussed at length in the past, and sometimes Google collects far more data than most people are aware. Google’s various services always detail data collection in their terms and conditions, but we all know just about no one actually reads those lengthy jargon-filled disclaimers.

When it comes to Google Maps in particular, you might be shocked at how much private data the app collects — even while it’s not open. More →

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JPMorgan Bank Cyberattack Details

JPMorgan and other banks hit with mysterious ‘sophisticated cyberattack’

By on August 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

JPMorgan and other banks hit with mysterious ‘sophisticated cyberattack’

JPMorgan and at least four other unnamed U.S. banks have been targeted by hackers, The New York Times and Bloomberg report, although it’s not clear what the purpose of this “sophisticated cyberattack” really was. More →

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Android Phones Ransomware Attacks

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

By on August 26, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

Android users beware — another major malware threat has taken the mobile world by storm. According to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout, nearly 900,000 Android phones have been targeted by a form of ransomware called “ScarePackage” in the last 30 days, The New York Times reports.
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Get Paid For Your Data

How to get paid to give up the personal data on your smartphone

By on August 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

How to get paid to give up the personal data on your smartphone

Making sure your private information stays private is more difficult than ever before. From major companies being hacked to vulnerable apps on smartphones, everyone with an electronic device that connects to the Internet is at risk, but how much would it cost for you to give up that privacy once and for all?

Market research group Luth Research thinks that $100 a month should do the trick. More →

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Target Backoff Malware Data Breach

Your credit card might already be for sale on the black market

By on August 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Your credit card might already be for sale on the black market

U.S. retailers have been hit by a huge wave of cyber crime that may have started with the Target hack, a massive data breach that allowed hackers to steal credit and debit card information for more than 40 million customers, and personal details for more than 70 million people. But Target was not the only retailer hit, as more than 1,000 American businesses may have been affected by the same malware, the New York Times has revealed. More →

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