Tag Archives: CyberCrime

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

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Library: New Section added

We added a Multi-OS section, with one of the best pieces of software I think I’ve seen come along for a while now.  PREY – Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever missing, whether you’re … Continue reading

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How To Avoid CryptoLocker Ransomware

Over the past several weeks, a handful of frantic Microsoft Windows users have written in to ask what they might do to recover from PC infections from “CryptoLocker,”  the generic name for an increasingly prevalent and nasty strain of malicious … Continue reading

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Facebook Pushes Passwords One Step Closer to Death

October has always been John Flynn’s favorite time of year, but this year, it’s even better. He gets to spend the month trying to hack into a fleet of Facebook computers equipped with a new kind of security tool — … Continue reading

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Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network. 

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SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card. 

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FBI Ransomware Now Targeting Apple’s Mac OS X Users

For years, Windows users have been plagued by ransomware demanding several hundred dollars to unlock their computers. 

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A Hack-Proof Internet Exists, Thanks to Quantum Physics

Leave it to the quantum physicists at Los Alamos National Labs to have run for the past two years something that sounded like science fiction: a quantum Internet that promises perfectly secure online communications. 

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Another wave of computer failures rings alarm bells in South Korea.

A number of government and civilian organizations experienced network and website malfunctions on Tuesday, unnerving government officials just days after computer networks at banks and broadcasters crashed due to cyber attacks. 

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US Teens preparing for Cyberwarfare.

Computer-savvy teens are putting down their game controllers — at least temporarily — for code writing and virus-sweeping. Call it “Red Dawn: Part Deux: Teen Cyber-Commandos.”

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