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Does Smart Home Technology Pose a Security Threat?

Does Smart Home Technology Pose a Security Threat?

Modern technology now allows homeowners to control many functions remotely. Security systems, appliances like ranges and refrigerators, and even the coffee maker can be interconnected and controlled from afar. Commonly referred to as the Internet of Things, devices throughout the home can easily be controlled and monitored from a smartphone or tablet. While there are […]

Do You Really Need Antivirus Software?

Do You Really Need Antivirus Software?

I read an interesting post today on CNet in which the author describes his blatant disregard for antivirus software.   Apparently he doesn’t use the stuff, and neither do you need to.  Well, perhaps he’s not recommending that strategy to everyone, but he seems to feel that through careful usage one does not need to drag […]

Altruistic Hacking Group W0rm Hacks CNet

Altruistic Hacking Group W0rm Hacks CNet

A Russian hacking group calling itself W0rm has allegedly hacked into the CNET website and stolen a database of user data, and threatened to sell the data.  The hacking group has hacked other big news websites in the past, including BBC, Adobe, and Bank Of America. The hacking group threatened to sell the database of […]

Audio Interview With Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity.com

Audio Interview With Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity.com

Recently our favorite internet security and cybercrime blogger was interviewed on NPR on Fresh Air.  If you have the time, you should definitely check it out.  We’ve been reading the Krebs On Security blog for quite some time, and sometimes discuss stories that he has posted on our blog.  It’s quite amazing the effort that […]

How To Spot A Scam Luxury Brand Website

How To Spot A Scam Luxury Brand Website

There have been a lot of scam retail websites popping up lately advertising “too good to be true” prices on luxury brands such as Rolex, Michael Kors, Victoria Secret, and more.  These sites are all suspicious, using faked trust logos such as McAfee and VeriSign, questionable Whois data, and seem to be based in China.  […]

NSA May Be Installing Spyware On US Manufactured Hardware

NSA May Be Installing Spyware On US Manufactured Hardware

It is being brought to the public eye that the NSA may be intercepting US manufactured computer hardware in the supply chain in order to plan surveillance software.  The accusation comes from a book authored by Glenn Greenwald titled No Place To Hide, which is based upon Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks.  According to the information, […]

The Heartbleed Bug - What Is It?

The Heartbleed Bug – What Is It?

Word of a new vulnerability recently spread across the internet and news sources like wildfire: a new computer bug ominously called “Heartbleed” surged to the forefront of the tech world as its recent discovery was unveiled and made public.  But what is it, and what does it mean for you – the average internet and […]

Using Facebook During Sex?

Using Facebook During Sex?

Have you ever used social media during sex?  A survey recently conducted by UK condom maker Durex found that 5% of people had checked Facebook during the act.  I’m not so sure about this however – how scientific was this survey, and were those 5% actually being honest?  I can’t imagine doing this, but apparently […]

Russian Government Making Spyware?

Russian Government Making Spyware?

This past week the German company G Data Security has claimed that the Russian government is behind the latest malware titled “Uroburos”.  They claim that it is one of the most advanced rootkits that they have analyzed, consisting of a driver and a virtual file system.  It is particularly dangerous, they say, because it can […]

Namecheap Blasted By Enormous DDoS Attack

Namecheap Blasted By Enormous DDoS Attack

In what seems to be becoming all too common, Domain Registrar Namecheap was attacked today by a massive Denial Of Service attack (DDoS) that was unusually large.  At it’s peak the attack reached more than 100Gbs, which is rather rare.  It was noted by tech blog Krebs On Security that DDoS attacks of this size […]