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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....

Teen hacker sentenced to six years of supervised Internet access

11/09/2012, A hacker from a group called UG Nazi was sentence in Long Beach, California on Wednesday. Going under the moniker “Cosmo” or “Cosmo the God,” the 15-year old pleaded guilty to multiple felonies including credit card fraud, identity...

Twitter resetting passwords due to alleged security threat

11/08/2012, If you are receiving an email from Twitter prompting you to change your password, then it’s probably best to heed what the company is saying. After all, it’s better to be safe than to compromise. For some reason, Twitter has reportedly sent...

Russian cybercrime market is well-established, says report

11/05/2012, In a report entitled “Russian Underground 101,” Japanese security software company Trend Micro claims that the cybercrime market in Russia is getting more commercial than ever, with hackers offering services for a price. Using data gathered...

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...