Network security software
Internet-Dependent World Means Network Security Software More Important In our increasingly Internet-dependent and Web-dependent world, network security software is more important than ever. For example, if you have an Apple iPhone there's a device that allows you to scan a user's credit card and then send that information via a Web-interface to a receiver. The key here is that there's also a tracking algorithm running, along with, hopefully, a randomizing 128-bit encryption algorithm to a that is tracked by a banking system ...
eBay users targeted by phisers via live chat support
UK ISP Netcraft has issued a warning for its users that phishers are impersonating as eBay live chat support individuals trying to get their hands on user names, personal and financial data. The ISP has blocked the fake website that offered support for the live chat, but they have mentioned that it is possible for other websites to pop up. In this case, the cyberscammers were using a software used for live chat services offered by Volusion, an the fake chat windows was ...
Trojans are responsible for 80% of malware infections
PandaLabs released its report surveying the IT security events and incidents from January untill March 2013. In the first quarter of 2013 only, more than six and a half million new malware versions were created, following the trend of increasingly prevalent malware statistics of previous years. Trojans are still dominating the threat landscape, representing nearly three out of every four new malware samples in circulation, similar numbers to those of 2012. Trojans are setting a new record, causing almost 80% of all ...
Google Glass can be hacked and used for spying
The soon-to-come Google Glass (Augmented reality, head-mounted "glasses" that allows its wearer to access data and store all that is sees and hear raised some privacy issues among users. Untill now, just developers and some users that got in the early adopter plan were able to test the device, and one of the testers is tech consultant and android hacker Jay "saurik" Freeman, that found out hacking Google Glass and using it to spy on the owner is not such a ...
The risks of CISPA
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) got recently passed again by the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the U.S. Senate for voting. Although there is a high possibility that the Senate will not pass this bill, individuals that care about their privacy, companies and hacking activists are still raising awareness about the possible consequences that this bill could have for Internet users around the globe, not only the ones in the U.S. The main debates around the ...
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