LinkedIn and the Dark Web Have a History to Share

117 Million LinkedIn Account Details from the 2012 Theft Go on Sale

The web seems to be getting darker by the day as we come across hackers and breached information being sold on the internet almost every day. LinkedIn recently suffered another setback when the company found out that the 2012 breach was far worse than they had figured. The same hacker who had taken responsibility for the disclosure of several passwords in 2012 claims to have the details of 117 ...

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How to Generate a Secure Password?

Passwords have always been important. For centuries now, password has been used in different forms to protect important documents and essential things from being accessed by unauthorized people. With the internet being introduced to the world, passwords gained a new meaning. They became the means of securing all online data. But on the flip side, it led to hackers who devised ways to get hold of data through various means.

While many users are careful with the passwords they create, there ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Approves a Rule Change to Empower FBI to Hack Any Computer Anywhere

At a time when cyber-crime is on the rise, every internet user feels that they are at a risk of being victimized by hackers who may try to steal information or violate their privacy by resorting to devious means. And at a time like this, the FBI just got an approval by the U.S. Supreme Court to hack just about any computer in the world with a warrant.

A recent FBI escapade broke the previous Rule 41 of the ...

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What is Sci-Hub: Is Elbakyan Doing the Right Thing?

Sci-Hub was created on 5th September, 2011 by a researcher from Kazakhstan. Famously known as the Robin Hood of Science, Alexandra Elbakyan the creator of Sci-Fi website made around 48 million journal articles available freely online. People could not access any research for free but with Sci-Hub any research is on your fingertips. Creator Elbakyan said that the reason behind her creating Sci-Hub was that she was frustrated when she could not lay her hands on articles required for her ...

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Google Wins an Eleven Year Old Battle against the Authors Guild

Google has finally won an eleven year old legal battle with a group of authors. The US Supreme court finally passed its verdict in the favour of Google on Monday, 18th April, 2016.

 

The US Supreme Court denied hearing any appeal from the Authors Guild, who accused Google of breaching copyright laws by scanning books without their consent. Google was sued by Authors Guild in 2005, when the tech giant began the course of scanning books in 2004, in order to ...

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Over 100 Google Apps Affected By a Trojan

Android.Spy.277.origin is the name given to a Trojan that was recently added to the virus database of Russian Security firm Doctor Web. It is a Trojan that collects or put more aptly ‘steals’ information from users and delivers advertisements. The Trojan is being distributed through counterfeit versions of popular Android apps. The 104 apps that have the Trojan are available for download through the Google App Store.

These apps that contain the Trojan claim to offer services like photo-editing, wallpapers ...

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Trello – Organize, Manage and Complete Your Tasks More Systematically with Trello

Post-it notes are so synonymous to reminders that every time I simple see one I am reminded of a task I have to do. But that is just me, and I know that post-its are used as reminders by loads of other people with busy schedules, back-to-back meetings and time-crunched lifestyles. They became so popular that when apps became commonplace, these vibrant little post-its found their way into the brains of quite a few developers who beautifully crafted apps for ...

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Rightscorp “Next Generation Technology”: Scalable Copyright

Rightscorp published its results for the year 2015 this week. The company recorded a net loss of $3.43m, a notable rise from the $2.85m loss recorded in 2014.

 

The company has very few clients and need to expand its copyrights. In United States the Internet service providers are not very fond of copyright trolls like Rightscorp. They target valuable customers who at times erroneously conclude that their provider has been spying on them. The problem is when Rightscorp demands ...

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Whatsapp End to End Encryption: The Future of Personal Communication

It took around one and a half years to complete the security project, and now the WhatsApp messenger has fully applied the robust end to end encryption policy to their application all around the world.

All the WhatsApp users who have updated their mobile phones with the latest version of the application would have the end to end encryption policy by default; hence they will have their communications and media encrypted. There are many WhatsApp users, this company owned by Facebook ...

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Petya Ransomware Take Encryption to the Extreme Level by Encrypting Hard Drives

All this time we have been talking about the importance of encryption and how you can encrypt your files to keep them safe. We have a lot of apps that help us do this so that our banking details or personal communication is not being eavesdropped on by others. Quite inherent to their nature, all good tech inventions can be employed very quickly by the dark universe of internet where these inventions are twisted for the benefit of internet criminals. ...

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