Web Woes: What Are Trusted Websites?

Web Woes: What Are Trusted Websites? In many cases scammers and hackers have now upped the ante on their operations and do a fairly great job of making sure that their exploits look like the real deal. So how do you tell what is good and what is bad? While some people in the digital world are a little bit tech ...
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Tor: Not that hard to crack

Tor: Not that hard to crack US and European police recently arrested 17 people and shut down over 400 online contraband operations that they thought remained hidden by Tor. For those of you who don’t know, Tor is a browser that lets people get a taste of the virtual world without having to deal with censorship online, and they can stay ...
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Cyber Security Tools: Breach Detection FTW

Cyber Security Tools: Breach Detection FTW Cyber attacks are the new home burglaries. Almost all people who have tech infused into their lives have been at some point victim of online security breaches in some capacity or the other. While you can try to augment your security precautions, you are never really a 100% safe. And it isn’t just restricted to ...
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Survey shows consumers rank online privacy a top priority

Survey shows consumers rank online privacy a top priority A recent survey conducted by TRUSTe, an online and mobile privacy management solutions provider, showed consumers are more aware than ever before about mobile and internet security, and rank it as a top priority. The online survey, which was compiled from the responses of 1,033 U.S. adults and 554 smartphone users, showed 94 percent of ...
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Facebook under fire once again, Senator challenges site for facial recognition

Facebook under fire once again, Senator challenges site for facial recognition Facebook has been in and out of the news for its privacy issues, as many users are becoming more aware of the vast amount of information the site stores and that the company may not be taking the necessary steps to protect its users. According to PC World, the latest issue is facial recognition, and ...
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Americans posting their debit card information on Twitter

Americans posting their debit card information on Twitter It seems as though some Americans are not listening to the numerous warnings about keeping personal information private, especially while using social media sites. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Twitter account is displaying the pictures of various debit cards in which users are posting, allowing identity thieves to snatch up a person’s card ...
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Facebook now pushing to be user’s email provider

Facebook now pushing to be user’s email provider Facebook is the most commonly used social media site out there, and as rumors swirl the site is trying to develop a phone and expand their brand, the site is also trying to be an email provider by immediately changing the person’s Facebook email name, according to Fox News. This unannounced switch bothered many tech ...
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Hacker accessed millions of LinkedIn passwords

Hacker accessed millions of LinkedIn passwords The professional social media site, LinkedIn, has become victim to hackers, and 6.5 million users’ passwords have been posted to a Russian hacker site. According to CNET, there are 150 million users on LinkedIn, and now millions of them may have their password stolen. LinkedIn passwords are encrypted using an algorithm SHA-1, which is known ...
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