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Apple Products May Have Been Compromised By CIA Mass Surveillance Program

The United States Central Intelligence Agency has been involved in a “multi-year effort” to break through Apple’s security code, according to a new report from the Intercept. Top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal a CIA-sponsored annual gathering called “Jamboree” where researchers presented the latest tactics at cracking the security code of… Read More »

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Singapore government tightens up cyber security after recent attacks

Singapore is setting up a new centre to coordinate the defence of government cyber infrastructure, while boosting the number of IT security professionals here, to combat the growing threat of attacks from the Internet. The wide range of measures, unveiled yesterday by Minister for Communications and Information, Yaacob Ibrahim, comes after a number of high-profile… Read More »

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Hackers hit PlayStation and Xbox networks for hours

A cyber-attack took down Sony’s PlayStation Network over the weekend, with the person claiming responsibility declaring that it was done in the name of terrorist group Isis. A Twitter user with the handle @LizardSquad said ‘today we planted the ISIS flag on @Sony’s servers’ following the attack. It had coincided with a bomb scare on… Read More »

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How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Every year in August, hundreds of people gather at DefCon, a conference that is designed around the concept of extracting important data without anyone’s permission. DefCon is essentially a hacker convention, with all of the elements of any other conference including speakers, workshops and networking events. Keeping your identity safe from these people takes some… Read More »

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Target says 40 million credit, debit card accounts may be affected by data breach

On Thursday, Target said that hackers gained access to as many as 40 million credit and debit cards used by its customers over three weeks of the holiday shopping season — one of the largest breaches ever of American consumer data. Company officials offered few details on the intrusion, which reportedly began the day before… Read More »

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Tech giants issue open letter to Obama to rein in snooping

Eight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call on Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the furore over online surveillance. In an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress, the companies said recent revelations showed the balance had tipped too far in… Read More »

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Microsoft dismantles largest network of compromised PCs

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal computers, involving some 2 million machines around the world, since it stepped up its battle against organized online criminals three years ago. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant filed a lawsuit in Texas and won a judge’s order directing Internet service providers… Read More »

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Mass hack affects almost 2 million Internet accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn

The passwords of nearly two million Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and LinkedIn users have been stolen in a massive hack that has occurred over the past month. Researchers at a cybersecurity company called Trustwave have found that a virus is capturing login details for some of the internet’s biggest websites including Facebook and Gmail, reports CNN… Read More »

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