Monthly Archives: August 2016

Smartphone Encryption is a Luxury

Mark Lennihan/AP File Photo       August,25,2016   Last year, a team of technology experts warned against giving law enforcement special access to encrypted communications. They explained that this special access would “undermine and reverse” the technology industry’s efforts to bolster digital security. The landmark paper addressed a conflict between technology companies and the government that had…
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How to Digitally Erase All Your Stuff When You Quit Your Job

Author: Michael Duran. Michael Duran Date of Publication: 08.25.16. USB key on blackUsb-Key on black keyboardUSB Key Stick on black Keyboard Getty Images     It’s your last day at your job. There will be tears! Between the cheesy sendoff at the morning meeting and the after-work happy hour, you have to do something very…
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All the Ways Your Wi-Fi Router Can Spy on You

  City dwellers spend nearly every moment of every day awash in wi-fi signals. Homes, streets, businesses, and office buildings are constantly blasting wireless signals every which way for the benefit of nearby phones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and other connected paraphernalia. When those devices connect to a router, they send requests for information—a weather forecast,…
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Wendy’s admits credit card hack is far worse than first thought

The number of locations affected rocketed by more than three-fold.  By Zack WhittakerAugust,24, 2016 Restaurant chain Wendy's said that the number of restaurants affected by a credit card hack has more than tripled since its initial estimates.   The Columbus, Ohio-based company updated a statement on its website to confirm that 1,025 locations are now…
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Juniper confirms leaked NSA exploits affect its firewalls

Shy on specifics, the networking equipment maker wouldn't say when patches would become available.  By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | August 24, 2016 Image: file photo)   Juniper has confirmed that an initial analysis of malware linked to the National Security Agency appears to affect its firewalls. But the company said it would not…
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Has your internet provider been compromised? Malicious insiders are helping cybercriminals hack telecoms firms

Unrecognizable hooded computer hacker offering cash money, cyber crime, blackmail and extortion concept. Be it for financial gain, or because they're being blackmailed, insiders are helping hackers. Image: iStock   Be they disaffected insiders or victims of blackmail, staff at telecommunications firms are providing cybercriminals with the information required to carry out cyberattacks against their…
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You Know Those New Chips in Your Credit Card? They’re Failing You Miserably

By Carey Wedler    09-23-2016   Americans have spent much of 2016 lamenting the addition of chips into their credit and debit cards. In exchange for the extra few moments consumers spend checking out, however, they are promised enhanced security to protect their accounts. But a new discovery unveiled Wednesday by professional hackers at the Black Hat…
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This Hacker Says He Stole More NSA Hacking Tools

William Turton nsa leak  09-23-2016 Last week, a group of mysterious hackers dumped hacking tools from the world’s most powerful spying group, the National Security Agency, and demanded millions in dollars of bitcoins to reveal more tools it accessed. Now, a separate hacker is claiming that he has the rest of the tools. Using the moniker…
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