Monthly Archives: May 2013

Evernote locks down three new security features

Evernote, the popular note-taking app available on the Web and on mobile devices, has some new security features. The company announced the new features on its blog on Thursday, saying that it’s now offering three security tools that it didn’t … Continue reading

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New Mac spyware found in the Oslo Freedom Forum

F-secure is reporting on new malware found for OS X, which appears to be a backdoor application that so far is known to take screenshots of the user’s computer and then attempt to upload them to remote servers. The malware … Continue reading

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Microsoft warns of new Trojan hijacking Facebook accounts

Microsoft has issued a warning that a new piece of malware masquerading as a Google Chrome extension and Firefox add-on is making the rounds, threatening to hijack Facebook accounts First detected in Brazil, Trojan:JS/Febipos.A attempts to keep itself updated, just … Continue reading

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U.S. government becomes ‘biggest buyer’ of malware

The U.S. government has become the biggest buyer of malware, according to a Reuters special report, which is leading to growing concerns in the technology and intelligence industry. By engaging with a dubious, unregulated grey market of hacks, vulnerabilities, and … Continue reading

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Companies, government unprepared for new wave of cybersabotage

A new wave of cyberattacks reportedly aimed at industrial control systems comes at a time when private companies and government   are still struggling to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, experts say. The New York Times reported on Sunday that the … Continue reading

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Passwords: You’re doing it wrong. Here’s how to make them uncrackable.

PC World – For years now I’ve harangued relatives about their shoddy password practices. Either they use easily hacked passwords or forget   the passwords they’ve created–sometimes both. If you won’t take it from me, beloved family, consider this Password Day … Continue reading

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FBI says it doesn’t need a warrant to snoop on private email, social network messages

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is able read your emails, Facebook chats, Twitter messages and other private documents without the need for a search warrant, according to its own guidance. The bureau insists this policy does not breach the … Continue reading

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Don’t trust Apple, Verizon with your data, says EFF’s privacy report

Out of the 18 major Web and technology companies listed, only six firms had five out of six stars rating how far they will go to either protect users from the government or even fight on their behalf in court. … Continue reading

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