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

Top 15 Tips for Creating Strong Passwords (+ Free Secure Password Generator)

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 lurking under the covers of …

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13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account

13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account

Jing Castañeda ABS-CBN News   This article includes 13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account. MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday warned against Facebook accounts being used by hackers by to dupe people. One 17-year-old user of the social media site, identified only as “Anna,” revealed that she nearly became a victim of a …

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NYTimes.com Site Vulnerability Allows Attacker to Post Fake Story

NYTimes.copm Site Vulnerability Allows Attacker to Post Fake News Story

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   In this day and age we all depend heavily on the Internet and social networking to stay informed about important happenings around the world and in our own communities. What many people may not realize is the fact that there is a cyber war occurring beneath the covers of the Internet. In this …

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Cracking WPA2 PSK with Backtrack, Aircrack-ng and John The Ripper

Cracking WPA2 PSK with Backtrack, Aircrack-ng and John The Ripper

  by h4xoR VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   This article will walk you through the steps used to crack a WPA2 encrypted wifi router using Backtrack, aircrack-ng and John the Ripper. The information provided in this article is meant for educational purposes only. VirtualThreat is a site about computer security and not a site that promotes hacking/cracking/software piracy.  All the information …

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A Beginner’s Guide To Joining The Anonymous Hactivist Group

A Beginner's Guide To Joining The Anonymous Hactivist Group

Anonymous Virtual Threat   Questions? So you want to join Anonymous? How to get in contact with others? How do I recognize other Anonymous? Have you been infiltrated? How do I protect my privacy? What is the right thing to do? How many Anonymous are there? Answers So you want to join Anonymous? You can not join Anonymous. Nobody can …

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Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

With the popularity of online shopping today, the importance of cyber security becomes essential to everyone. Shopping, even in the real world, involves money and where there is money, there go the criminals. And since much shopping is now happening in cyber space, these criminals lost no time in following the money trail targeting online shoppers. Online shopping became fashionable …

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Hackathon Survival Guide: 9 Things To Know

Hackathon Survival Guide: 9 Things To Know

Jamillah Knowles The Next Web     I love covering a good hackathon. There’s a lot to choose from around the UK with many creative, competitive and altruistic versions of a coding get-together where people make amazing things in a short amount of time. One thing I do see at the end of these events though is a few people …

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Firefox Addon Allows Clueless to Hack Facebook

Darlene Storm ComputerWorld    Even if you were drunk and surfing at a Wi-Fi hotspot, you probably wouldn’t stand up and shout your username and password for anyone who might want it. But an attacker does not need to find out your username and password. If you thought that capturing a user’s social media session was only done by skilled …

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