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What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

| November 19, 2012 | 4 Replies

Elise Ackerman Forbes   What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked … My friend Mike’s Android phone had been acting strangely for awhile. In the middle of the night, the phone would come alive. It would meander down various menu paths, send texts that were gibberish and start playing poker. Was it bug in […]

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Hacked Android Apps Trick You into Revealing Personal Data

Hacked Android Apps Trick You into Revealing Personal Data

| October 28, 2012 | 3 Replies

  BBC   Millions of people are using hacked Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates. Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins. These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing “man-in-the-middle” attacks to reveal data that passes back and […]

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Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

| October 6, 2012 | 6 Replies

Gerry Smith Huffington Post     Eric Weaver tried logging in to his Twitter account this summer, but he was locked out.  A hacker had broken into his account and changed the password. But it didn’t end there. With a little digging, Weaver found that his Twitter handle — @weave — was being sold in an […]

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Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

| October 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Social media insurance?  Can you believe it?  I can.  According to statistics, 7 Facebook accounts are hacked every second.  How many of you have either had your social media account hacked or know someone who has?  Most of us have seen those notorious posts on a friend’s Facebook profile […]

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Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

| October 3, 2012 | 1 Reply

Meilssa TheDroidGuy.com   Twitter recently added a new recruit to its security team. Charlie Miller, a popular figure among hackers, broke the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Monday I start on the security team at Twitter. Looking forward to working with a great team there!” Unfortunately, Miller says in an interview with both CNET […]

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How to Survive a Zombie Hack Attack

How to Survive a Zombie Hack Attack

| July 6, 2012 | 3 Replies

Stephanie McGrath The Chronicle Herald   How to Survive a Zombie Hack Attack I was sitting at my parents’ cottage checking my iPhone when digital disaster struck. First, I couldn’t sign into my email. Next, my husband’s phone made that annoying “You’ve got mail” Apple sound. “Did you just send me an email?” he asked. […]

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Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords, FREE Secure Password Generator

Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords, FREE Secure Password Generator

| July 6, 2012 | 9 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   You can use our FREE Secure Password Generator to create a new password now. Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords Today’s digital world brings new conveniences and entertainment in the form of online shopping, banking and social networking sites.  With these conveniences there are also new threats […]

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Security Alert: New Android Fake Gmail Malware “DDSpy” Steals Your Privacy

Security Alert: New Android Fake Gmail Malware “DDSpy” Steals Your Privacy

| June 8, 2012 | 5 Replies

  NQ Mobile   NQ Mobile’s Security Research Center recently uncovered new Android malware—DDSpy—which disguises itself as Gmail and runs silently in the background, stealing your personal data. If you’re infected with this malicious application, you won’t see an icon for it. Instead, it will hide in your app list and wait for instructions from […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

| June 2, 2012 | 8 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)   Continued from: NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1 For the first time, a former NSA official has gone on the record to describe the program, codenamed Stellar Wind, in detail. William Binney was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

| June 1, 2012 | 14 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)     The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, […]

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