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Hacker Baffles Cops By Strapping Clue To A Cat

01/09/2013, A unidentified hacker in Japan is driving the state’s National Police Agency (NPA) crazy. Japanese policemen recently uncovered a memory card strapped into a cat’s collar. The cat was found wandering on an island in Toyko. Policemen believe...

Private WiFi VPN App Now Available For Mobile Devices

01/08/2013, [CES 2013] For the less discerning user, finding free public WiFi while in a shopping mall or at a cafe or even on public transportation is a great way to cut down on your mobile internet’s bandwidth usage, but at the same time it should be noted that...

AT&T To Launch Home Monitoring Service In March

01/07/2013, AT&T will not just be offering telecom services in the future as it plans to launch a home monitoring service to eight markets in March. Via press release, AT&T announced its intention to offer an Internet-based nationwide platform that will...

Decoding PIN Codes Is Easier Than You Think It Is, Says Report

12/26/2012, Decoding ATM PIN codes might be easier than you think. According to data scientist Nick Berry, an estimated 26.83 percent of all PIN codes could be guessed by using 20 combinations of four-digit numbers. Berry, the founder of the Seattle-based technology...

Apple Thefts Causes Crime Rate In New York To Shoot Up

12/26/2012, For the first time in 20 years, the overall crime rate in New York is climbing up the ladder. But, drugs and guns aren’t the culprit here. According to the Wall Street Journal, the surprising increase in crime rate is due to the growing number of...

Google Used To Track Drug Trafficking Organizations

12/25/2012, Authorities in the U.S. are already using the Internet and Social Media to fight gangs and crimes. Now, Mexico is doing the same, using what technology has to offer to help fight Mexican drug cartels and narco violence. Harvard...

New York Police Department Looks To The Internet For Answers

12/21/2012, It is better to try to keep a bad thing from happening than to fix the bad thing once it has happened. The New York Police Department is on a quest to figure out ways to identify potential “deranged” gunmen on the Internet, in an effort to avoid...

Apple Hires Ex-Microsoft White Hat Hacker

12/06/2012, It’s not just about creating great products. It’s also about hiring the best talented people to catapult your company into the top. Apple, for example, has hired former Microsoft white-hat hacker Kristin Paget. Paget, also known as Chris...

These are the 106 passwords you can’t use with Blackberry 10

12/05/2012, Blackberry used to be (and probably still is for some) the choice of companies and governments due to its secure nature, and come Blackberry 10 RIM is hoping that security will remain a feature that the company is known for. In any case it seems that...

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails AV-Test Certification

11/29/2012, The AV Test Institute, a German IT security and anti-virus research firm, regularly conducts tests on some of the most popular antivirus software products in the market. During its recent test for the months of September and October, it revealed that...

A Security Prescription for the Holiday Shopping Season

11/21/2012, In anticipation of a greater holiday season this year, many retailers are now kicking off their sales a few days early. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend about 4.1 percent more this holiday season than last....