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5 Essential Online Security Tips For Your Family

5 Essential Online Security Precautions For Your Family

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 …

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NSA Hacks Google, You Need To See The Bigger Picture

NSA Hacks Google, Want to See The Bigger Picture?

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 …

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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

  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 …

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Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

#OpLastResort : Anonymous Hackers Release Data for 4000 US Bank Officials

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, …

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3 Ways Facebook Hackers Target Your Account

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, …

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Al-Qaeda Linked to New York Phone Hacking Scams

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 …

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Hacked Phones Could Be Listening To Everything You Say

Hacked Phones Could Be Listening To Everything You Say

  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 …

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