Topic: Security

eBay Hacked, Users Urged to Change Passwords

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

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

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

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...]

Heartbleed is Huge, Experts Say More Than Half of All Web Servers Are Affected

Heartbleed is Huge, Experts Say More Than Half of All Web Servers Are Affected

Yesterday, independent security researchers made public that a critical vulnerability in the widely popular cryptographic software library, OpenSSL had been discovered. The vulnerability, known "Heartbleed" allows anyone … [Read more...]

CyberSecurity Shortage Threatens Rapid Tech Boom

CyberSecurity Shortage Threatens Rapid Tech Boom

With the rapid development of technology and the increased connectivity of all things, aka, the Internet of things, one area that is falling drastically behind is cybersecurity.  In fact, there is shortage of nearly one … [Read more...]

Obama Proposes Plan to End NSA Metadata Collection

Obama Proposes Plan to End NSA Metadata Collection

This week, President Barack Obama has outlined his proposal to put a stop to the bulk collection of phone metadata. According to a post on the Verge, the president’s proposal will ultimately end the NSA’s routine … [Read more...]

Sony is Making a “Cyber-Thriller” Movie About the Target Security Breach

Sony is Making a “Cyber-Thriller” Movie About the Target Security Breach

These days, Hollywood is constantly on the look out for the next hit movie, and Sony hopes they've got it. According to NBC News, Sony has purchased the rights to a New York Times article regarding how the Target … [Read more...]

Google Follows Snowden’s Advice, Encrypts All Gmail Messages

Google Follows Snowden’s Advice, Encrypts All Gmail Messages

Whether you think former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor, at the very least you now know that the National Security Agency has expanded the scope of its surveillance of American … [Read more...]

Snowden Calls for More Encryption During SXSW Discussion

Snowden Calls for More Encryption During SXSW Discussion

Today during an hour long discussion hosted by the ACLU and the Texas Tribune at SXSW, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke via web broadcast about the need for better security to be implemented by the services … [Read more...]