Category Archives: Security

Beyond the basics: 5 security tips for consumers to protect their identity in the era of data breaches

Though it might be shocking to read, the truth is that a big majority of people around the world are not conscientious when it comes to securing their online access. The most common password of 2016, making up 4% of … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Vault 7: How CIA allegedly used hacking tools to infest your smartphones, smart TVs and more

Wikileaks released a data dump of what it is calling as the alleged Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tools used for hacking into smart devices. The leak is code-named Vault 7 and comprises around 8761 documents, which have been sourced from … Continue reading

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LA Hospital Paid Ransom to Hackers

$17,000 bitcoin ransom paid by hospital to hackers sparks outrage. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was hit by ransomware and had to pay off the hackers. The Los Angeles hospital had lost access to its computer systems in early February after … Continue reading

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There’s a fake Windows 10 upgrade email scam that could take over your computer

There’s a new Windows 10 upgrade email scam going around that has the ability to take over your computer if you fall for it. The scam, which was discovered by Cisco’s security team, sends users an email that appears to … Continue reading

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This Little USB Necklace Hacks Your Computer In No Time Flat

Quick! The bad guy/super villain has left the room! Plug in a mysterious device that’ll hack up their computer while an on-screen progress bar ticks forward to convey to the audience that things are working! It’s a classic scene from … Continue reading

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The Internet Is Actually Controlled By 14 People Who Hold 7 Secret Keys.

This sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book but it isn’t: The whole Internet is controlled by seven actual, physical keys. The Guardian’s James Ball was recently allowed to observe the highly secure ritual known as a key … Continue reading

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USB pen drives under threat, as researchers show new vulnerability

USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin’s … Continue reading

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