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“NSA-Proof” Your Cloud Storage Data With SkyCrypt

“NSA-Proof” Your Cloud Storage Data With SkyCrypt

| February 10, 2014 | 2 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   These days we store huge amounts of data online. Individuals, schools, businesses and other organizations upload everything from corporate documents to private personal files using online cloud storage services. With recent revelations about the NSA tapping into cloud-based giants like Yahoo and Google, it is becoming increasingly important […]

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Cloud Storage Open To NSA Spying Says Apple Co-founder

Cloud Storage Open To NSA Spying Says Apple Co-founder

| February 5, 2014 | 8 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, says companies that depend on cloud storage have left themselves open to the prying eyes of intelligence agencies like the NSA. Wozniak expressed sympathy for companies that are at odds with the surveillance tactics of these agencies, but he also added that industry reliance […]

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Angry Birds Website Hacked Following NSA Leaks

Angry Birds Website Hacked Following NSA Leaks

| February 2, 2014 | 1 Reply

  Originally Posted on RT   “Spying Birds” Defacement Result of Angry Birds NSA Leaks Hackers briefly vandalized the website of popular mobile game Angry Birds after revelations that its users’ data has been leaked to the NSA. But the app’s Finnish maker has hit out at accusations that it is helping spy agencies. On Wednesday night, […]

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Sprint Jumps On Unlimited Cloud Storage Bandwagon

Sprint Jumps On Unlimited Cloud Storage Bandwagon

| February 1, 2014 | 3 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Mobile Carrier makes announcement that it will offer unlimited cloud storage service to its wireless customers for $5 a month through Pogoplug app. Sprint has added a new product to it’s “unlimited services” lineup.  Last Monday the company announced that it is now offering unlimited cloud storage from […]

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Google Tracks Everything You Do, Even Offline

Google Tracks Everything You Do, Even Offline

| November 11, 2013 | 8 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Google tracks everything you do, and they are not limited to just tracking you online.  The search giant is now developing ways to track users across laptops, tablets and smartphones. They can even follow you right down to the the stores you visit and businesses you call from […]

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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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Adobe Security Breach Could Affect As Many As 150 Million Users

Adobe Security Breach Could Affect As Many As 150 Million Users

| October 30, 2013 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Cyber attacks are an unfortunate reality as more and more businesses move their operations online. Earlier in October, Adobe warned customers about a series of “sophisticated attacks” against its network. The Adobe security breach allowed hackers access to private information belonging to nearly 3 million customers. The data that […]

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Security Flaw Makes Smart Toilets Vulnerable to Hackers

Security Flaw Makes Smart Toilets Vulnerable to Hackers

| August 5, 2013 | 6 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   When it comes to online privacy we generally think of things like our favorite social networking sites, mobile phones, chat records, email, etc. Now, experts have uncovered a new security flaw that makes toilets vulnerable to hackers. Trustwave, an information security company, recently published a security advisory reporting […]

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