Hacker Craves Social Media Attention in Exchange for Hacked Data

Time to Change Your Password

Hacking has been one of the most interesting and damaging things on the internet. Some hacking attempts start out of curiosity and then we have those ingenious hackers who can cause a lot of damage to companies and individuals. Hold Security is a company which specializes in information security assessment, risk management as well as incident response. The company recently came across a Russian hacker who claims to have humongous amounts of data collected from different ...

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Opera: Free Out of Box VPN service

On April 20, 2016 Opera became the first browser to include a free and unlimited Virtual Private Network (VPN). You no longer have to download or pay for VPN subscriptions in order to protect your privacy while browsing on public Wi-Fi or access any blocked websites.

For now Opera has added the native ad blocker but a free and unlimited VPN client will soon be integrated in your browser.

VPN’s are normally used either to avoid geo-blocking or for privacy purposes. ...

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Undermining Encryption: A Threat to Your Privacy

Government interference on the encryption of online communication poses a threat to human rights all over the world, Amnesty International warned in one of its briefings published about our very own tech giants Apple challenging the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in court about an order to provide software to bypass iPhone encryption.

According to Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Global Issues “Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning ...

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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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Windows Hello – the Next Gen of Security for Computers

Windows Hello, a fool-proof biometric utility which puts security at a whole new level, has proved once again that Microsoft’s labs has some interestingly innovative brains. The feature was introduced with Windows 10, but it has been slow to roll out because it is supported by only those devices that are equipped with Intel’s Real Sense 3D Camera. While we may not have ventured into a time where all devices can use it, for the ones that do have Windows ...

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San Bernardino iPhone Unlocked by The US Government without Apple’s Help

After a terrific showdown between Apple Inc. and the FBI which was closely followed by people around the world, the Justice department has dropped the case because it had found a way to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernardino shooting. FBI has been able to unlock the iPhone without Apple’s help. It has used a method that was brought to the organization by an unidentified entity about a month ago. With the help ...

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World without Privacy – Apple vs. USA

Capitol Hill was seen raving about security, technology and terrorism on Tuesday when Apple’s fight against FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone owned by a terrorist in the San Bernardino case was put under scrutiny by the House of Judiciary Committee. This arm of the government handles matters which relate to the enforcement of law and order in the US.

It took five and half exasperated hours, a determined FBI director, and an even more determined Apple representative, an encryption expert, ...

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Apple denies FBI’s request to create a back door into iPhone

Apple’s refusal to enable a backdoor to the iPhone used by the San Bernardino attacker is being met by criticism as well as acclamation. On one side, people who revere privacy are with Apple on its bold decision to stand strong against the orders of the court. On the other hand, we have friends and family of the San Bernardino victims who feel that justice is not done by Apple’s denial for a key. Apple has created a strong case ...

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Signal – Amplified Privacy for Android and iOS Users

I am not sure when did privacy leave the bedroom and reach the phones, but somewhere during this transition, developers have ceaselessly worked to create security apps that have fortified communication on our Android and iOS devices. Signal, developed by Open Whisper Systems, for Android and iOS is one such app that provides secure messaging and calling to its users.

Open Whisper Systems is a group of developers who endeavor to make private communication simple. The group is funded by ...

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