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Cloud Storage Open To NSA Spying Says Apple Co-founder

Cloud Storage Open To NSA Spying Says Apple Co-founder

  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 on cloud services is a …

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2 Simple Tools To See If Your Google Account is Hacked

Has Your Google Account Been Hacked?

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Simple Tools To See If Your Google Account is Hacked A recent string of high-profile attacks, including the breach against Yahoo Mail servers, has been the focus of technology media outlets over the past few weeks. It appears that no cloud-based service is safe from malicious hackers these days. Google’s Gmail is another …

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Google Tracks Everything You Do, Even Offline

Google Tracks Everything You Do, Even Offline

  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 your mobile device. The new …

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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 Snowden, the agency has access to raw data from hundreds …

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DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

LegalTimes   DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret The Justice Department is defending the government’s refusal to discuss—or even acknowledge the existence of—any cooperative research and development agreement between Google and the National Security Agency. The Washington based advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center sued in federal district court here to obtain documents about any such agreement …

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Google Adds Cyberattack Warning For Victims of State-Sponsored Attacks

Google Adds Cyberattack Warning For Victims of State-Sponsored Attacks

  News.com.au   GOOGLE has added a feature to warn users whose accounts it believes are targets of “state-sponsored attacks”. Google, however, closed its search engine in China in 2010 after saying it no longer wanted to cooperate with Beijing’s internet censorship following hacking attacks traced to China. A message that says “Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be trying …

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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Antone Gonsalves CSO   The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so criminal gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and Symantec on Wednesday released their latest Android malware discoveries written …

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Android Malware Posing as ‘Angry Birds Space’

Android Malware Posing as 'Angry Birds Space'

Matthew Hawkins Technolog @ MSNBC   Android smartphone users and “Angry Birds” fans need to watch out for more than crafty pigs — there’s malware going around that targets Android users by posing as Rovio’s hit game “Angry Birds Space,” warnsSophosLabs. The infected version can be found in unofficial app stores and uses an Android Trojan known as Andr/KongFu-L. It contains …

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Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

Suzanne Choney Technolog @ MSNBC   Android phone users should be on guard for new malware that can spread to the phone from mobile websites. Meanwhile, a fresh batch of malicious apps has surfaced in the Google Play store.  “This appears to be the first time that compromised websites have been used to distribute malware targeting Android devices,” said Lookout …

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