Items tagged with security

After Edward Snowden exposed the NSA's spying behavior last summer, it took little time for companies the world over to capitalize on it, offering either software or hardware with the promise of enhancing our security and privacy. Admittedly, I'm... Read...
U.S. officials debated whether or not to officially blame North Korea for a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, though not for long. President Barack Obama said during a new conference yesterday that the evidence suggests North... Read...
It's been a busy year for hackers, who collectively have been infiltrating various retail chains at a fierce pace. That includes office supply chain Staples, which on Friday revealed that around 1.6 million payment cards may have been affected by a... Read...
Another day, another security revelation. This time, it comes from researchers in Germany, who've exposed some serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 set of protocols that cellular carriers use to perform many basic functions. At the core, SS7 (or... Read...
Chinese OEMs are stepping up their game in the smartphone sector. Companies like Huawei and Xiaomi have bolstered their share of the market, with the latter booting Samsung out of first place in China. One Chinese OEM, however, is looking to expand... Read...
Google is on a mission to make end-to-end encryption more accessible for less savvy users than existing tools like PGP and GnuPG. The way it intends to do this is through its End-to-End tool, a work in progress that's currently in alpha form, albeit... Read...
The latest twist in the Sony hacking saga that appears to be motivated by the upcoming movie "The Interview," a comedy in which actors James Franco and Seth Rogen are tasked by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with assassinating North Korean... Read...
While Sony Entertainment Pictures is still reeling from a security breach that caught the company with its pants down, the organization that is claiming responsibility is threatening more virtual wedgies. Known as Guardians of Peace (#GOP), the... Read...
Sony has unleashed its legal beagles following a massive ransomware attack that resulted in scores of stolen data, including movie scripts, marketing materials, social security numbers and passport information for high profile actors and actresses... Read...
It looks like the constant pain Sony's feeling isn't going to be seeing relief anytime soon. In late November, we learned of an unparalleled breach that affected the company, which unfortunately not only leaked lots of corporate info, but also... Read...
U.S. businesses have been advised to be on high alert as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns of a highly sophisticated Iranian hacking operation targeting various firms around the world. It's the same operation that cyber security outfit... Read...
Anyone who thinks hacking is harmless has never had to pay the bill following the aftermath. For Sony, the tab to clean up the mess left behind by the recent ransomware attack on its systems could reach as high as $100 million, no small sum even for... Read...
North Korea isn't the least bit amused about Sony's upcoming comedy flick "The Interview" in which actors James Franco and Seth Rogen participate in a fictional plot to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-un. Even though it disapproves of the movie... Read...
Sometimes it feels like it would be easier to translate hieroglyphics than try and determine what garbled text lies in a CAPTCHA box. We've all been annoyed by it, yet the reason it exists is to keep the spam bots from ruining our online... Read...
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