Articles

16
May

Did you know that your phone could be easily tapped to relay sensitive information back to the hackers? In today's hyper-connected world, it is important to be aware of how easily malicious actors could gain access to the devices that you use everyday for just about everything. In this episode of Talking Point (found here), Wong Wai Tuck ...

14
Aug

How secure is your wifi connection?

How safe do you think your wifi connection is? Apparently, if you are using no wifi encryption just like at Mcdonalds and StarBucks, you could just be her next victim! Read here http://www.information-age.com/technology/security/123458891/how-7-year-old-girl-hacked-public-wi-fi-network-10-minutes to find out more!

08
Feb

Alternate Data Stream(ADS)  is a feature of Windows New Technology File System(NTFS) which contains metadata for locating a specific file title or author. Alternate data stream was first started in windows NT and is still currently being used in windows 8. Take note having an ADS in a file will not increase the file size, which makes it excellent for ...

25
Jan

Trojans in Java

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23
Feb

ATM PIN Numbers: Easier to Steal than You Think

By Bill Snyder Created Feb 23 2012 - 2:26pm   I've always thought that losing one's ATM card was an inconvenience, but not a likely source of pain, since even a bad guy who finds it wouldn’t have much luck guessing the PIN. Oops. Not true, it turns out, according to researchers at the Computer Laboratory of University of Cambridge [1]. They ...

16
Feb

A new version of the Waledac malware, capable of stealing passwords and BitCoins, has been detected in the wild Lucian Constantin February 16, 2012 (IDG News Service)   A new version of the Waledac malware has been spotted on the Internet, but unlike previous variants, which were mainly used for spamming purposes, this one steals various log-in credentials and BitCoins, ...

15
Feb

Flaw Found in an Online Encryption Method

February 14, 2012 By JOHN MARKOFF   SAN FRANCISCO — A team of European and American mathematicians and cryptographers have discovered an unexpected weakness in the encryption system widely used worldwide for online shopping, banking, e-mail and other Internet services intended to remain private and secure.   The flaw — which involves a small but measurable number of cases — has to do with the ...

11
Feb

Bank of America Responds to Breach

Customers Notified, Cards Re-Issued After Compromise Tracy Kitten February 9, 2012 Bank of America last week blamed a suspected breach of credit card data on an unidentified third party, which the bank later revealed to be a merchant. The incident illustrates security risks institutions increasingly face, whether because of a merchant breach or relying too heavily on partners and suppliers. BofA has sent letters ...

10
Feb

HP Doubts Widespread Adoption of iPad, Android Tablets by Enterprises [02/08/2012 09:52 PM] by Anton Shilov While Apple claims that nearly all of the top companies within major Fortune 500 markets are actively using iPad slates to improve workflows, business processes and customer engagements, Hewlett-Packard claims that neither Apple iOS- nor Google Android-based media tablets are secure enough for enterprises. When ...

07
Feb

Anonymous Attacks Citi Anonymous Attacks Citi

DDoS Hit on Citi One of Many Aimed at Global Banking Websites Tracy Kitten February 6, 2012 Citigroup has confirmed its consumer banking sites were temporarily offline Friday because of what a bank spokesman referred to as temporary outages. Hackers with Anonymous have claimed to be behind the attacks. The Citigroup and Citibank websites, as well as sites run by a string of other ...