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Feedly Hit With Denial Of Service Attacks

06/11/2014, For those of you who curates your news via Feedly, it looks like the service has gone under a denial of service attack. This is according to a post on Feedly’s blog where they have confirmed that they are experiencing an attack right now. According to...

Passwords Used By Hackers Aren’t That Strong Either [Study]

06/10/2014, When we think about our accounts getting hacked, there are times when it is really our fault for choosing bad passwords, like 1234567, abc123, or in some cases, our own names which can be easily guessed. Based on that knowledge, one would think that...

14-Year Old Boys “Hack” ATM Machine Using Its Own Manual

06/09/2014, Hacking into an ATM is nothing new and in the past, we’ve seen and heard about all sorts of hi-tech wizardry involved in trying to trick the ATM into dispensing money, but it seems that perhaps all those hi-tech gadgets might not have been necessary,...

Avast Community Forums Hacked, 200,000 Accounts Stolen

05/27/2014, We’re sure some of you guys have heard about the company Avast before. They make PC security and anti-virus tools for your computers, which is why we have to say that it’s a little ironic to see that the company’s community forums have been hacked...

Android Loophole Lets Apps Take Your Photo Without Your Knowledge

05/26/2014, If you didn’t already know, you should always make sure that you download smartphone/tablet apps from verified and trusted sources, such as official app stores, for example. This isn’t to say that apps stores are infallible, it’s just that for the...

Hackers Find A Way Around iOS’ Activation Lock

05/21/2014, One of iOS’ security features is Activation Lock. For those unfamiliar, Activation Lock is basically a mechanism that prevents a thief from resetting and wiping a stolen iPhone unless they enter the owner’s Apple ID and password. This is meant to be...

Symantec Executive Thinks Anti-Virus Tools Are “Dead”

05/06/2014, Symantec is a company we’re sure many of you guys are familiar with. The company makes anti-virus software, like Norton, but interestingly enough in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Symantec’s SVP of Information, Brian Dye, was quoted...

iOS 7 Not Encrypting Email Attachments Properly

05/04/2014, If you’re an iOS user who uses their emails to send encrypted attachments often, or need that kind of security for your job, it seems that you might want to consider putting a stop on sending emails from your phone, at least for now. This is because of...

LaCie Confirms Customer Data Breach On Their Website

04/16/2014, So we know that LaCie is known for creating storage solutions like external hard drives and Thunderbolt external hard drives used for Mac computers, but it seems that recently the company has experienced a security breach by unknown assailants. This...