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Yahoo Mail Users Are Latest Hacking Victims In what has unfortunately become a weekly news item, Yahoo Mail users are the latest victims of hacking.  In a tumblr posting, Jay Rossiter, Yahoo’s Senior Vice President of Platforms and Personalization Products, stated that “a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts” was discovered.   Read more

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February 4th, 2014. An anniversary for some. A milestone celebration of a game changing social interaction website for many. A day of anxiety for others who fear for their privacy. Amazon.com Widgets Today is the 10th birthday, or anniversary depending on your viewpoint, of Facebook. No matter what your feelings are regarding Facebook, and the Read more

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“Pwnd” – What the Heck Is That? The etymology of the word ‘pwned’ is not entirely known. There are many speculations about its origin and no one seems to agree on its pronunciation either. The only thing I can find that makes sense is this definition at Wiktionary: “own, possibly born out  of a typographical Read more

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Target Breach – The News Keeps Getting Worse Target announced this week that 70 million customers have had their personal information hacked.  These customers had their name, address, phone number and email address stolen.  These victims are not limited to those who have recently shopped at Target.   Target says that this is not a Read more

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The following excerpt is taken from an original article published by Brian Krebs on his KrebsOnSecurity blog. The article details a massive internet based credit card scam affecting possibly thousands of consumers. It is a complex scenario yet ultimately enlightening read which clearly displays Brian’s investigative skills as he digs deeper and deeper to get Read more

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have i been pwned - samaller

News of site hacks and stolen passwords is becoming almost routine, barely a week goes by when we don’t hear of yet another break in. With major players such as Yahoo, Sony, Adobe, Facebook, and Google involved, it is definitely a concern. Fortunately, many hackers appear to enjoy publicizing their feats, often publishing details of Read more

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LG smart TV

It’s important to note that this story relates specifically to a smart TV manufactured by the LG company. Still, working on the ‘where there’s smoke there’s fire’ principle, it does tend to cast a shadow of doubt over the entire industry. An LG customer living in the UK has discovered that his recently purchased smart Read more

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cryptoprevent - latest version

We first published an article regarding the pernicious CryptoLocker ransomware and how to avoid the infection using CryptoPrevent a couple of weeks ago… you can catch up with that original article here: Block CryptoLocker Ransomware with Free *CryptoPrevent*. In précis; CryptoLocker introduces a particularly nasty innovation into what is essentially an old scam. This malware Read more

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smallpdf

SmallPDF.com is a site which offers a range of free and useful online PDF tools. There are currently 4 tools available; Compress PDF, Image to PDF, PDF to Image, and Merge PDF. And, because they are browser-based tools, they will work across all platforms… Mac, Windows, and Linux. Here, we are going to take a Read more

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