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Cryptojacking A Bigger Threat Than Ransomware
Cryptojacking to mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is about to surpass ransomware as the most common cyberactivity for financial gain. For the last couple of years, ransomware attacks have been on the rise, for a variety of reasons. First, they’re fairly simple to pull off; even better, they’re easy to... Read more
Hackers Could Soon Be Using Brain Waves To Steal Passwords 
As the pace of technology quickens, new research shows that specialized headsets that utilize brainwaves will need better security to stop hackers from stealing passwords and other sensitive information.  A new study by researchers from the University of Alabama has revealed that Electroencephalograph brainwave sensing headsets, or EEG headsets for short, will need... Read more
Who’s Responsible For Tech Privacy?
Somehow, we’ve made it all the way to 2018 without really understanding that tech companies may or may not have our best interests at heart, specifically when it comes to privacy. This is the year that all heck broke loose for Facebook, for example, who has suffered privacy blunders... Read more
How To Watch The World Cup Finals Online With a VPN
Learn how to catch the last games of the 2018 Russia World Cup by using one of these three great VPNs As the biggest sporting event in the world draws sadly but inexorably closer, it’s safe to say it’s been a tournament to remember. Germany, gone, Spain gone, Portugal,... Read more
The Best 5 VPNs To Use
With all the options for VPNs it can be tough to pick just one, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top five. In the current climate of ever-present hacking threats, record-setting numbers of data breaches, and outright privacy blunders by some of our most trusted platforms (looking at... Read more
Low-Level Hacktivist Gets 20 Months In Jail For DDoS Attacks
In a world of highly-skilled white hat hackers, hacktivists, and outright cybercriminals, it can be hard to tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys. When even the most well-intentioned individual wreaks havoc and potentially causes physical harm, there’s no room for vigilantes. Randall Charles Tucker,... Read more
Manafort Jailed, Largely Due To “Encrypted” Messages
While Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is jailed awaiting trial, his WhatsApp and Signal messages have been subpoenaed. Encrypted messaging apps and email service providers are popular with users, not just for personal security or business-related communications. Apps like WhatsApp initially became the domain of collaborative partners who needed... Read more
Glitch Set Private Facebook Posts To Public
The latest in a long line of Facebook privacy blunders. There’s a surprise waiting in the email inboxes of about 14 million Facebook users: a mea culpa message that lets them know that their privacy settings might have let them down. According to the company, a bug at headquarters... Read more
Software Review: HMA! Pro VPN
Browse the internet securely and anonymously, wherever you are. There are a lot of great reasons to use a VPN, or virtual private network. When traveling abroad, it can help you connect to content you subscribe to regardless of local licensing agreements. When traveling within your country, it can... Read more
Bitcoin Takes Dramatic Price Hit In Aftermath Of Coinrail Exchange Hack
Hackers make off with over $40,000,000 and Bitcoin has once again made the news for all the wrong reasons. The news is also ironic, as it was other currencies and tokens that were stolen, and no bitcoin itself that was taken. The price of world’s most famous virtual coin... Read more
Is Tech Making Politics More Secure, Or Less?
Growing global concerns over the security and integrity of elections raises questions about the future of technology in politics. Another day, another headline, another speculation about foreign state-sponsored interference in the last US presidential election. But before the saga can weigh on you any further, take heart in this... Read more
Three Of The Best Business Antivirus Software Applications
Protect your business from malware and minimise risk with these great business antivirus apps.  For businesses in the digital economy, network security is largely about endpoints – the devices, programs, and processes at the enterprise’s perimeter, where the corporate network meets the public internet and the world at large.... Read more
How Secure Is Your Device? Five Most Common Password Fails Revealed
Think your easy to remember password’s secure enough? Think again! We live in an age where we need to be more careful than ever of people with nefarious intentions accessing our accounts on the various platforms and websites we use. Applications such as free password software can keep you... Read more
Russians May Have Hacked Hundreds Of Thousands of Routers Worldwide
Reset your router and download updates now, urges FBI. The FBI has warned that Russian computer hackers are responsible for a global malware scheme that may have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could be harvesting massive amounts user information. The malware could also even... Read more
Senators Call For FCC Investigation Of Their Identity Theft
Comments appear to have been made by bot accounts. The Federal Communications Commission has been in the public eye lately–far more than in most previous years, considering what they do–for attacks on the internet as most users know it. At the heart of the issue is net neutrality, which... Read more
Security Flaw Opened Access To Ring Doorbells
Connected doorbell vulnerability exposed.  Internet connected tech has worked its way into a lot of aspects of everyday life. From IoT medical implants to crock pots that you can turn on and off from anywhere with your smartphone to light bulbs that respond to feedback from the connected thermostat... Read more
Employees Banned From Using USB Drives At IBM…
… and all other removable media. IBM has announced to its workers that they are no longer allowed to use USB sticks or any other form of portable data, including DVDs, SD cards, and even data stored on their phones. The ban will affect employees at every IBM facility... Read more
Russian Hackers Target US Military Families
New finding puts individual families in the cross-hairs in a terrifying way. The Russian hacking scandal is far from being understood or solved, at least as it pertains to the last US presidential election. Further hacking occurs almost daily, with different Russian operations–some the work of rogue groups and... Read more