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Beware! New Phishing Technique Targets Facebook Users

Beware! New Phishing Technique Targets Facebook Users

The latest phishing trend narrows its target to Facebook users, through a process called URL padding. Security experts note that the hacking technique specifically aims to infiltrate mobile phones using the social network. This particular phishing practice involves making deceptive links look like legitimate ones. Users then click the link... Read More »

Groups Call for Strong Encryption to Protect Online Privacy

Groups Call for Strong Encryption to Protect Online Privacy

A recent ministerial meeting between officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia—a surveillance partnership known as “Five Eyes”—has inspired a strong call for the preservation of encryption as a means to safeguard internet security. In an open letter drafted by a total of 83... Read More »

Internet Security Experts Warn Users about New “Snap Maps” Feature

Internet Security Experts Warn Users about New “Snap Maps” Feature

Internet security is the name of the game right now with increasing cyber attacks occurring all over the world. However, malicious programs and viruses aren’t only worry-inducing factors to be wary about. With the dawn of the internet came the age of apps. Social media platforms like Facebook and Snapchat... Read More »

App to Prevent Voice Hacking Uses Smartphone Compass

App to Prevent Voice Hacking Uses Smartphone Compass

It has now been established that mobile phones and other handheld devices have already overtaken conventional PCs as the medium for accessing the internet. That straightaway pits these millions of devices, smartphones or tablets open to internet security threats of all kinds. What is more critical is that many smartphone... Read More »

Windows 7 and 8.1 Users Vulnerable to NTFS Bug

Windows 7 and 8.1 Users Vulnerable to NTFS Bug

A new NTFS bug has caused Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 desktops to slow down performance and even crash. Those who are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their PCs should be aware of this new vulnerability, which is an unusual bug. However, desktops that run on Windows... Read More »

U.S. President Trump Signs New Executive Order on Cybersecurity

U.S. President Trump Signs New Executive Order on Cybersecurity

The President of the United States recently signed an executive order to improve cybersecurity measures inside the country. The order included items to review the cybersecurity of federal companies and to improve critical infrastructure. Initially, President Donald Trump was supposed to have signed the executive order soon after his inauguration... Read More »

Three-Factor Authentication for Stronger Internet Security

Three-Factor Authentication for Stronger Internet Security

Three Factor Authentication, or 3FA, makes use of three authentication methods to confirm users’ identities through credentials. The three categories are typically knowledge, possession, and inheritance. Improving Security A three-factor authentication dramatically enhances internet security. This is because it is difficult and rather unlikely, all things considered, that a hacker... Read More »

Google and Jigsaw to Provide Cyber Security to Election Organizers

Google and Jigsaw to Provide Cyber Security to Election Organizers

Google has recently come under criticism after failing to stop the upsurge of fake news on social media. Not only was the tech giant reprimanded for allowing extremist groups to freely spread propaganda via their networks, but they also faced mass desertion after failing to remove their advertisements on videos... Read More »

GCHQ Warns about Cyber Security Threat to UK Election

GCHQ Warns about Cyber Security Threat to UK Election

Russia seems to be the focus of election-influencing and hacking reports within the last few years. This trend looks to continue as the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham recently alerted the leaders of political parties in Britain of a possible cyber security threat from Russian hackers. The organization was... Read More »

Amazon AWS Outage Affects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites

Amazon AWS Outage Affects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites

Hundreds of thousands of websites went down for during the afternoon on February 28 after Amazon experienced an outage in one of its regional data centers that numerous US websites depend on for web services and cloud-based storage. In a statement, released more than three hours into the service’s outage,... Read More »