The cyberattack that disrupted a number of major websites including Amazon, PayPal, Twitter and Netflix on Oct. 21 certainly was no accident. In fact, a renowned security guru thinks someone is learning how to take down the Internet. That ...Read More »
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Hackers Used Something In Your House To Crash The Internet Last Week
WASHINGTON — Hackers now have the ability to turn any device connected to the Internet into a super cyber-weapon that can take down major websites, potentially causing havoc to the worldwide economy. Experts say that a simple device you might ...Read More »
Homeland Security Preparing For ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’?
The US Department of Homeland Security is preparing for a potentially catastrophic attack on the nation’s electric power gird and is setting up up a “cybersecurity committee” to coordinate efforts to protect power plants and the grid from a digital ...Read More »
What You’re Not Being Told About Wednesday’s Computer ‘Glitches’
The world’s best-known radical hacker group, Anonymous, may have claimed responsibility for the July 8 shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) a day before it happened. In fact, all of Wednesday’s so-called computer glitches – including at United ...Read More »
Hacker Turns Baby Monitor Into Real Life Nightmare
A scary baby monitor hacker caused an Ohio family to awaken in horror and run to the nursery to protect their bundle of joy. Adam and Heather Schreck and their 10-month-old daughter were sound asleep one night in April until ...Read More »
How Businesses Help Government Invade Your Privacy
There’s a whole industry of companies that make software, malware, and other products designed to help the government violate your privacy by hacking your computer or smart phone. PC World reported that the market for such surveillance tools was $5 ...Read More »
Think Your Smartphone Is Safe? Think Again!
Smartphones aren’t the prime target of virus writers — yet. Hackers are ramping up their efforts, however, unleashing a variety of attacks that specifically target smartphone owners. In the past year, “we’ve noticed a 900 percent increase of malware for ...Read More »
You Don’t Need a Perfect Password
Given enough time, ingenuity, equipment, and resources, virtually anything can be hacked into. The truth is, there is no such a thing as a perfect password. Many burglars admit they don’t bother with the house that has all the security. ...Read More »
How Safe is Your E-mail?
While e-mail may be the new snail mail to the iPhone generation, the fact is that it is the most-used conduit for communication in our world today. E-mails routinely contain business deal discussions, social security numbers, bank account information, and ...Read More »