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5 Essential Online Security Tips For Your Family

5 Essential Online Security Tips For Your Family

| November 6, 2013 | 8 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   If you are the most technical person in your neighborhood, then chances are you have become the local unofficial tech support rep for your circle of friends and family. It doesn’t matter how much, or how little, you know…as long as you are more technically capable than the rest […]

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NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

| November 1, 2013 | 24 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   NSA Hacks Google. How could it affect you? Emails? Online searches? Think bigger… Recently it was leaked that the National Security Agency tapped into primary overseas communication links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. According to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency has access […]

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NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

| August 3, 2013 | 12 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   NSA surveillance tool, XKeyscore, is a tool that provides intelligence analysts with real-time surveillance of your email, chat and browsing history.  Tagged keyword terms and phrases may unknowingly put you under government scrutiny. Yep, the government knows exactly what keywords you search for on Google. Just ask Michele Catalano […]

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Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

| February 6, 2013 | 4 Replies

Jeb Boone Global Post   Anonymous hackers released user and personal information belonging to 4,000 US community bank executives, in an escalation in their online battle against the US Department of Justice. Anonymous released the security credentials for over 4,000 US bank executives on Monday, posting their user account information, passwords and personal information online […]

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SNOPA Bill Reintroduced To Protect Your Privacy Online [VIDEO]

SNOPA Bill Reintroduced To Protect Your Privacy Online [VIDEO]

| February 6, 2013 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   You may soon have legal recourse in the fight to protect your privacy online.  If a new bill finds its way into law, social networking users might soon be able to make a federal case out of employers asking to snoop through their online accounts. Members of Congress, Rep. Jan Schakowsky […]

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3 Ways Facebook Hackers Target Your Account

3 Ways Facebook Hackers Target Your Account

| January 18, 2013 | 7 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Facebook accounts are an often overlooked gateway into an individual’s personal life.   We, as social networking users, have few reservations about posting our photos, location, plans to travel, private outbursts, and information regarding friends, family and work.  We include names, phone numbers, email addresses, GPS coordinates and […]

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Al-Qaeda Linked to New York Phone Hacking Scams

Al-Qaeda Linked to New York Phone Hacking Scams

| January 8, 2013 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hackers with ties to Al-Qaeda terrorist cells in Somalia and the Philippines are targeting New York small businesses using international phone hacking scams.  The scams are costing the companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in phone charges each month. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said that the hacker group has a […]

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Hacked Phones Could Be Listening To Everything You Say

Hacked Phones Could Be Listening To Everything You Say

| January 8, 2013 | 1 Reply

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Most people believe their phone conversations are private.  Well, they may not be as private as you think if your office or home is filled with hacked phones. Researchers at Columbia University have discovered a flaw in  telephones that allows a hacker to turn a phone’s microphone into […]

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Millionaire Manhunt: John McAfee Person of Interest in Belize Homicide

Millionaire Manhunt: John McAfee Person of Interest in Belize Homicide

| November 17, 2012 | Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Caribbean officials in Belize have questioned 3 people with regard to the murder of Gregory Viant Faull, an American citizen living in a town north of San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye.  Belize authorities say John McAfee, the 67 year old founder of the antivirus software giant McAfee, […]

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NICT Daedalus Gives Startling Function and Beauty to Cyber Security

NICT Daedalus Gives Startling Function and Beauty to Cyber Security

| October 28, 2012 | Reply

Meg Jones VirtualThreat Guest Writer   NICT Daedalus.  It’s an unfortunate fact that many people fail to realize, but advancements in technology also lead to advancements in criminal activity. Yes, even the technologies that are intended for our safekeeping, security, and protection. In short, the bad guys can nearly always find a way to break […]

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