Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SECURITY

SECURITY
encryption

Encryption technology ensures that your online data stays private and secure as it leaves your hands and travels towards the intended recipient. What began as the humble cipher in Caesar’s time is now the...

by Braden Goyette, courtesy HuffPost Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald says he has another big scoop about the National Security Agency's surveillance practices up his sleeve. Speaking over Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, Greenwald claimed...
Cybersecurity just got even more difficult. Charis Tsevis/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

It is looking increasingly likely that computer hackers have in fact successfully attacked what had been the pinnacle of cybersecurity – the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). A few days ago, reports began emerging...

If you're looking for an untraceable e-commerce platform to avoid NSA snooping, Bitcoin probably isn't going to suffice. by Colin Neagle (courtesy Network World) Network World - In the aftermath of the revelation of PRISM, the...
cyberattack

On December 23, 2015, two days before Christmas, the power grid in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine went down for a reported six hours, leaving about half the homes in the region with a...

Consumers use the Internet for banking, emailing, shopping and much more nowadays. With so much personal and private information being transmitted over the Web, Internet users must be able to rely on and trust the...

Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University - Recent reports that hackers were able to penetrate a variety of US databases – especially at the Office of Personnel Management and at insurers Anthem and Premera Blue Cross, where...

NSA Leaker Located. National Security Agency leaker Eric Snowden remains at a Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, this according to Russia's President Vladimir Putin,  "...he has not commited any crimes in Russia."   After scouring the internet for additional information and updates as...

Maksym Yastremsky In In 2007, Ukrainian Maksym Yastremsky was the most prolific credit card hacker in the world. He'd stolen over 40 million cards from mostly U.S.-based retailers. He'd cost credit card companies over $11 million. In...
Brussels

Two bombings in Brussels have killed dozens of people and injured over 100, only days after one of the Paris attackers was arrested in the city’s Molenbeek suburb. The Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly...

More than a decade ago, CIA Director Michael Hayden began enlisting the private sector to build the NSA's data ops. Michael Hirsh (courtesy TheAtlantic/TechInAmerica) Sarah Conard/Reuters    Some of America's biggest social media and...

by Nicholas Carlson (courtesy BusinessInsider) Earlier today, we spoke to a former Microsoft cloud systems engineer who seriously doubts a report published last night that alleges a partnership between tech companies and the NSA. The Washington...