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Facebook gets serious in educating its new users

11/02/2012, Facebook is a phenomenon. Since it launched in 2004, the insanely-popular social networking service has amassed a total number of one billion users, and that number continues to grow as of this writing. So it would make a lot of sense if Facebook decides...

Google Play has 290,000 suspicious apps, says security firm

11/01/2012, Advanced threat protection company Bit9 tested approximately 412,000 apps on Google Play and claims that 290,000 of them are questionable and suspicious because they can access a user’s personal information. Although these apps aren’t really...

Pentagon will continue to use BlackBerry phones

10/31/2012, In spite of an era that is dominated by iPhone 5s, Galaxy smartphones, and Nexus devices, Research In Motion continues to prove its reliability in terms of security, at least to the Pentagon. The Pentagon, the heart of America’s security and...

1M Facebook User Emails Allegedly Purchased For… $5

10/26/2012, Bogonil Shopov, a Bulgarian blogger, says that he has managed to purchase 1 million Facebook users for a mere $5 – a pittance for email marketers and spammers. The data was sold on a site called “Gigabucks”, and so far, the Facebook ID...

World War 2 inspired cipher to secure your emails

10/11/2012, Who would have thought of marrying knowledge from more than 60 years ago with modern communications – through the clever implementation of an unbreakable cipher from World War 2 into emails. The Vernam cipher was developed all the way back in 1917...

Twitter security flaw allows for brute-force password discovery

10/01/2012, Here’s how the current security ecosystem works: benevolent or malevolent security experts find a vulnerability, the tech press covers it, users get upset, and the vulnerability is patched quickly. Today, a key Twitter vulnerability has been made...

White House gets hit by a cyber attack

10/01/2012, This year, we have seen a number of high-profile cyber attacks. These range from Anonymous taking on CIA’s website to the data hacked from Stratfor’s servers and leaked to Wikileaks. But apparently, that is not the end of it yet. While...

New Java vulnerability found, could affect 1 billion users

09/26/2012, Oracle has recently been at the receiving end of criticism when a zero-day exploit was discovered in Java, an exploit which we were told had been brought to Oracle’s notice months ago. Oracle broke its quarterly schedule to ship out a patch for the...

French Central Bank password was 123456 (really)

09/20/2012, A French citizen has unintentionally breached the security of the French central bank (Banque de France) over the phone and was freed by French authorities after being accused of “hacking” the central bank’s and triggering a 48-hours...

Six million Virgin Mobile user accounts at risk, says developer

09/18/2012, If you are a company will millions of users, it is usually expected that you would ensure fool-proof security of your user’s accounts. A developer has now claimed that Virgin Mobile USA entirely fails on this front, citing a very basic security...

Internet Explorer bug fix pushed to the masses

09/17/2012, Microsoft has strongly encouraged Windows users earlier this morning to install a free piece of security software which is said to be able to offer protection for PCs from a newly discovered bug that is making its rounds on those using the Internet...

GoDaddy Attacked, Millions Of Sites Down

09/10/2012, Members of the well-known online hacktivist group, Anonymous, have attempted a number of high-profile cyber attacks in the recent past. It seems that the latest to go on the list of their victims is the popular web hosting giant, GoDaddy. According to the...

Apple’s leaked UDIDs: Blue Toad Publishing may be the real source

09/10/2012, Lask week, an online hacktivist group, AntiSec, leaked 1 million Apple UDIDs onto the web. The group claimed that it was able to lay its hands on a total of 12 million Apple device IDs by breaching FBI servers. At one side, this raised questions about a...