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New York Times Hackers Return with Smarter Malware

The attackers behind the much-publicized breach of the New York Times’ computer network in late 2012, have resurfaced – this time using more sophisticated malware to ensnare more targets. In January this year, the New York Times reported that hackers from China had been lurking on the paper’s network for a minimum of four months,… Read More »

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Facebook pays $1M to people hacking it

After the recent wave of online security breaches, Facebook has sought to assure its users that it takes their security seriously by revealing its two year old Bug Bounty program. In a recent post by the social media giant, the last two years has seen Facebook pay $1 million to 329 hackers for being able… Read More »

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Researchers hack Verizon device, turn it into mobile spy station

You only need to hack into a cellphone signal-boosting device that Verizon sells for $250 — and you can intercept all communications coming from a nearby phone. Two security researchers have discovered that the devices  called femtocells, or network extenders (small low-power cellphone stations that can be bought to improve the signal in a house)… Read More »

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How To Back-up the Files of an Infected Computer

An infected computer is nothing new. Actually, infected computers are rather common nowadays, especially with the prevalence of malware in the Internet. One wrong click can lead you to a spiral of mishaps that will eventually disintegrate your computer to a sputtering piece of hardware. This is possible even to those who keep a watchful… Read More »

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Massive security hole leaves 99% of all Android devices vulnerable

Mobile security startup Bluebox Security has unearthed vulnerability in Android’s security model. According to the security firm, more than 900 million Android phones released in the past four years are vulnerable to hacking due to a so-called “master key”. The “master key” security vulnerability has existed within Android for the past four years (since Android v1.6… Read More »

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Anonymous search engine booms following PRISM scandal

It seems that most users don’t like people finding out what they are up to when they visit the internet. Just days after Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that through a system known as PRISM the US National Surveillance Agency had direct access to the private information of millions of internet users, internet users have become more… Read More »

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