Topic: Security

Bleep, A Communication App That Leaves No Tracks
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Bleep, A Communication App That Leaves No Tracks

BitTorrent––the company that invented the BitTorrent protocol and specializes in central server-less products––has opened the doors to their Pre-Alpha app Bleep. Bleep allows users to communicate through text or … [Read more...]

Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
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Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google is making it’s next move in becoming either a superhero or supervillian organization. Under the title Project Zero, Google is hiring a team of elite hackers to locate vulnerabilities in the software of the … [Read more...]

Feedly, Evernote Hit with DDoS Attacks
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Feedly, Evernote Hit with DDoS Attacks

It seems every day we hear about a new hack or security breach hitting one of the sites we like to use every day. Just last month, two high profile sites – Spotify and eBay – were subject to security breaches, with … [Read more...]

Spotify Hacked! Android Users Take Note
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Spotify Hacked! Android Users Take Note

Hot on the heels of news that eBay fell victim to a massive security breach, a new post on Spotify’s blog says that the music streaming service has likewise been hit. According to the post, the company has “become … [Read more...]

iPhones and iPads Hacked, Held For Ransom
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iPhones and iPads Hacked, Held For Ransom

Owners of Apple devices across Australia have reported that their devices have been hacked and are being digitally held for ransom by hackers demanding payment before they will relinquish control, the Sydney Times … [Read more...]

Three States Launch Investigations into eBay Breach
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Three States Launch Investigations into eBay Breach

Yesterday’s news of a major security breach of online auction house eBay brought plenty of trouble for the company in the form of annoyed customers, all of whom have been forced to change their passwords. But it seems … [Read more...]

eBay Hacked, Users Urged to Change Passwords
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eBay Hacked, Users Urged to Change Passwords

This morning, news spread that eBay had been the victim of a cyber attack – though, the exact nature of that attack is still something of a mystery. One thing is clear: eBay account holders will soon be urged to change … [Read more...]

Don’t Download that Wallpaper…It May Hide Secret Bitcoin Mining Malware
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Don’t Download that Wallpaper…It May Hide Secret Bitcoin Mining Malware

What good is a fancy Android smartphone if you don’t have equally schmancy wallpaper? Well, before you scour the Google Play Store for a background that sets your heart a-flutter, think about whether or not you want to … [Read more...]

Chinese Gov’t Sticking with Windows XP Since Win 8 Costs Too Much
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Chinese Gov’t Sticking with Windows XP Since Win 8 Costs Too Much

Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard about how the British government had to sign a deal with Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP for another year while organizations throughout the UK switched to newer … [Read more...]

Tor Could Cut Down on Capacity Due to Heartbleed
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Tor Could Cut Down on Capacity Due to Heartbleed

Heartbleed, the horrible little security exploit that has caused nearly mass panic and confusion across the entirety of the internet over the past couple of days, has taken another victim - web anonymizing service … [Read more...]