Security

December 16, 2013No Comments

A Cybersecurity Strategy for Citizens

Individuals must hone a “sixth sense” that helps them detect, anticipate and plan for danger in advance, whether it is online or off. In essence, the sixth sense is another one of our human senses that we already possess but may not know we have. People innately know when something is wrong, dangerous or just [...]

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December 8, 2013No Comments

Microsoft claims to have disrupted largest infected global PC network.

San Francisco: Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant filed a lawsuit in Texas and won a judge’s order directing Internet [...]

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October 22, 2013No Comments

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

Retrievor, which goes on sale late November, allows parents and pet owners, through the use of a computer, tablet or mobile device, to track their loved ones’ whereabouts at any time. The GPS microchip sits inside a tiny plastic disc which can be attached to almost anything using a specially designed multipurpose clip. Retrievor can [...]

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October 15, 2013No Comments

NSA said to collect millions of e-mail address books, chat lists

Collection occurs when Internet services transmit the data during routine activity such as composing a message, The Washington Post reports. The National Security Agency is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from e-mail and instant message accounts from around the world, according to a Washington Post report. The collection, which was revealed in documents [...]

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October 6, 2013No Comments

NSA tracks Google ads to find Tor users

The National Security Agency uses a bit of jiu-jitsu to turn the structure of Web ad networks against people who run Tor to remain anonymous. Just because the National Security Agency hasn’t cracked the anonymizing service Tor doesn’t mean that people who use the service are free from surveillance. The NSA has been able to [...]

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