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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Samsung Find My Mobile Security Exploit

Big security flaw lets hackers remotely wipe Samsung phones

By on October 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Big security flaw lets hackers remotely wipe Samsung phones

Samsung Android phones have been discovered to have a security flaw that allows hackers to remotely control a phone over the Internet, and perform several tasks including locking and unlocking the device, finding its location on a map, displaying a customized message on the screen, and even wiping it without the owner being able to do anything about it. Furthermore, the security flaw could be used in more advanced hacks such as ransom attacks, The Register reports. More →

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Apple Pay Vs. Walmart CurrentC

Walmart’s ‘secure’ Apple Pay rival gets hacked, email addresses swiped

By on October 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Walmart’s ‘secure’ Apple Pay rival gets hacked, email addresses swiped

Oops! It didn’t take long after Walmart touted the CurrentC mobile payment platform as a “secure” alternative to Apple Pay for the platform to get hacked. Business Insider has obtained a copy of a message that’s being sent out to people using the CurrentC early trial program that informs them that a third party hacked into the system and swiped some of their email addresses. More →

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White House Cyber Attack Breach

Mysterious cyber attack breaches White House computer network

By on October 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Mysterious cyber attack breaches White House computer network

Following the many data breaches that have hit U.S. retailers, financial institutions and even the government, the White House has also confirmed that an unclassified computer network used by President’s Obama’s senior staff had been breached by hackers, The New York Times reports. However, it’s not clear why hackers attacked the White House, or at least such details have not been divulged yet. More →

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Windows Office Zero-day and CryptoWall 2.0

There’s a chance your Windows computer is being hacked right now

By on October 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

There’s a chance your Windows computer is being hacked right now

Take a closer look at your current Windows machine. It might be one of the millions of PCs that could be hacked right now and you might not even know anything is happening. At least, that’s what two different reports say, covering two equally disturbing vulnerabilities that hackers can take advantage of. More →

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Windows 10 New Security Features

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

By on October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

We’ve seen a bunch of hugely promising new features that Microsoft has added to Windows 10 via its Technical Preview but this might be the most important one yet. ZDNet’s Ed Bott gives us a detailed rundown of the new two-factor authentication system that Microsoft is implementing with Windows 10 and he says it has the potential to effectively cripple phishing attacks and password database breaches, which are two of the most popular tactics hackers use to gain unauthorized access to our online accounts. More →

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Is Apple Pay Safer Than Credit Cards

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

By on October 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM.

Why Apple Pay is ‘more safe and secure than using your credit card’

Although Apple Pay has had its share of early hiccups, the mobile payment platform is overall off to a promising start. CIO’s Al Sacco has interviewed three security experts for their views on the technology behind Apple Pay and the general consensus is that the platform is “more safe and secure than using your credit card.” More →

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Google USB Stick Password

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

By on October 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

The problems with traditional passwords are many, and while two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security, it’s also a tedious and annoying process a lot of the time. Several big-name tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, have been working on ways to replace the traditional password with other security measures and now Technology Review reports that Google may have finally settled on a way to make the password obsolete and it involves using a USB stick to act as the physical key to your Google account. More →

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