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Mozilla Firefox to automatically block unwanted add-ons

08/12/2011, Don’t you hate it when you install a program, and it unknowingly installs a browser add-on in your browser for you even though you didn’t select the option to? (Skype, I’m looking at you). Well if you’re a Firefox user, we’ve...

India wants to monitor Google and Skype as well

08/10/2011, After recent reports of the Indian government’s intentions to strong arm RIM into compromising the security of its BlackBerry devices, it looks like the country is leaving no stone unturned. Recent reports state that India is also requesting for the...

Hackers can help inmates break out of prison

08/09/2011,   Just when we thought that hackers freeing prisoners only happened in the movies, at the recent DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, researchers revealed that it is possible for hackers to help prisoners escape from prison. They realized this was...

Android Network Toolkit app turns anyone into a hacker

08/08/2011, Ever wondered what it’s like to be a hacker? You’re probably curious as to what the fuss is all about and why people hack for fun and now there’s an app on Android that allows you to do just that. Called Android Network Toolkit, or Anti for short,...

#Antisec hackers release 10GB of law enforcement data

08/07/2011, After releasing the details of over 7,000 law enforcement officers last week, it looks like Anonymous is back again, this time with the help of Lulzsec. In their latest Antisec move: the two hacking groups have hacked over 70 law enforcement agencies and...

Google Chrome OS successfully hacked

08/05/2011, One of Google’s Chrome OS strongest selling points was the fact that it had much better built-in security than other operating systems. The OS split up between different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one...

Insulin pumps and blood-sugar monitors aren’t safe from hackers

08/04/2011, If you’re a diabetic living with the aid of an insulin pump and a blood-sugar monitor, running out of batteries with no replacements handy might be your worst nightmare, but a recent report from a security researcher states tells us we might have...

Apple’s Find my Mac beta opened to developers

08/04/2011, While the iPhone has the “Find my iPhone” utility app that lets iPhone users search for their missing/misplaced/stolen iPhones, Apple has recently enabled beta testing of a new security feature which they have dubbed “Find my Mac” to developers,...

Malicious Code Hidden in SmartPhone Apps

08/02/2011, Lookout, a mobile security company, has issued a report that illustrates the rise of applications infected by malware (programs built with a malicious intent) on mobile platforms. I was particularly interested by how “pirates”  can sneak...

Anonymous leaks details of 7,000 law enforcement officers

08/01/2011, Anonymous has announced that it has managed to hack over 70 US law enforcement websites and steal 10GB of data. It promised a leak and the first one was released yesterday – over 7,000 law enforcement officials’ private information including their...

PayPal hands over 1,000 Anonymous IP addresses to the FBI

07/30/2011, Remember last year when PayPal was attacked by Anonymous after it froze Wikileaks’ account? Well, it looks like PayPal has finally decided to strike back against the hacking coalition. Apparently the hackers left behind enough information to be...