You Can Plant A Tiny Spy Chip In Any Hardware For Just $200

We have all heard about something similar in the movies. But, in reality?Well, only organizations like NSA could have done something like that to spy on government officials (or the general public).Edward Snowden may not be a saint but the claim against NSA’s surveillance definitely points to a lot of things we couldn’t have known.Now that we have realized the fact that everyone is being tracked in some way or […]


Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Has Never Used A Computer

With cybersecurity challenges mounting and attacks getting more sophisticated, you would expect that the people governments put in positions responsible for cyber defence would have at least some knowledge of the subject matter. That’s wasn’t a requirement, apparently, for the Japanese government because the man it has appointed as its new cybersecurity minister has never used a computer in his life.


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Google’s Parent Company Gets In The Cybersecurity Business

Alphabet – the parent company of Google – is now in the business of cybersecurity. It has launched an independent entity called Chronicle under the Alphabet umbrella that’s going to help companies, track, find, and stop cyberattacks. Chronicle is divided into two branches. One develops the cybersecurity and analytics platform that will help companies better manage and understand their security-related data and the other is VirusTotal. It’s a malware intelligence […]


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Pentagon Accidentally Exposed Internet Surveillance Data

The Department of Defense probably didn’t want poeple to know that it has been collecting billions of public internet posts from news sites, social media networks, and online forums. The cat was let out of the bag accidentally when it exposed the internet surveillance data on its cloud-based storage server. The online storage misconfiguration allowed anyone with a free Amazon AWS account to browse and even download the data.


Trump And Putin Discuss Forming A Cyber Security Unit

If you follow political developments in the United States, you will be well aware that there’s a lot of noise about Russia’s alleged role in meddling with the U.S. presidential election last year. Some claim that Russian hackers did enough damage to swing the election in President Trump’s favor. While there have been claims and counter-claims, many might have been surprised to hear that President Trump and President Putin have […]


Girl Scouts Badges List Will Add Cybersecurity Next Year

The Girl Scouts organization has announced that it has partnered with Palo Alto Networks to release 18 new cybersecurity badges that members will be able to earn over the next two years. The Girl Scouts badges list is going to add the new cybersecurity badges in the fall next year as the first is going to be released in September 2018.


Norton Core Secure WiFi Router

You probably know Norton for its security software, but Norton Core is a great looking home router which is touted as being “secure.” With the number of connected home devices increasing rapidly and very sensitive data such as live home video feeds there are many potential targets for hacking. That’s why Norton thinks there is a market for a secure router.


Trend Micro Flaw Would Have Allowed Hackers To Steal Your Passwords

It’s ironic when programs that are meant to protect you from attackers actually open up doors from them. One of Google’s information security engineers discovered a critical flaw in Trend Micro antivirus which would not only have allowed attackers to execute code remotely but would have even let them steal all of your passwords.