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US Cyber Warfare Techniques Revealed

The United States has many contingency plans in place for disarming nations in case of war.  However, most of these plans are top secret and highly classified; only speculation can really say what techniques we would use in certain circumstances.  Some light has recently been shed on one such plan, however.  In the case of possible war with Iran in …

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Spike In WordPress Malware Distribution

There has been a strange increase in the amount of WordPress sites that have suddenly become attacked and infected with malware in the past few days.  According to the ARS Technica blog, a rather large number of legit WordPress blogs have been hacked and are redirecting users to malware pages that are set up as “attack sites”.  These attack sites …

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A Search Engine For Nanny Cams?

The freshly coined “Internet Of Things” is fast taking over our households.  So many new devices are now connected to the internet, available to you on your smartphone or computer and able to pipe in information from outside sources.  Most recently we wrote an article on how the new Hello Barbie doll that was connected to the internet had a …

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Ransomware And Malware Can Affect The Cloud Too

Many people utilizing cloud computing, whether for storage or for actual computing, sometimes believe that because of its unique positioning off an actual “computer” that it is safe from typical viruses and malware.  However, that is not the case.  An interesting story from one of our favorite blogs Krebsonsecurity.com reported that a company had all its files on the cloud …

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Hackers Take Out Ukraine Power

A long feared event has become a reality this past week when it was confirmed that hackers were behind the failure of a Ukrainian power grid.  Destructive malware attacked at least three power authorities in the region left hundreds of thousands of people without power.  Apparently the malware had disconnected electrical substations.  This the very first time that it has …

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Hello Barbie Could Be Hacked

The newest Barbie from Mattel–Hello Barbie– features internet connectivity, allowing the doll to use voice recognition technology to have “real” conversations with kids, even adapting to the child’s likes and dislikes.  These conversations are held in the cloud, enabling Mattel to update or alter conversations in case they need to be changed or updated.  For this toy Mattel partnered with …

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Protect Your Computer From Cryptowall and Cryptolocker

One of the worst malware infections that you can get on your computer is ransomware.  Named because of the ransom that you’ll be asked for to get your data back after it has been locked up behind an encrypted code its become one of the most destructive threats on the internet.  Although the ransomware software can be removed relatively easily, …

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Windows 10 May Share WiFi Password

The new Windows 10 is being released for free, and many people are jumping onboard.  However, it appears that a certain feature of the new version of the popular OS could potentially share your WiFi password with all of your contacts.  The feature – WiFi Sense – is designed to help your friends connect to the net – basically if …

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Hackers Ground Polish Airline, Raise Security Questions

On June 21 an unknown group of hackers managed to launch a DDoS attack on Polish airline LOT’s air traffic planning system, grounding an estimated 1,400 passengers at Frederic Chopin airport in Warsaw and cancelling 10 flights.  The airline was unable to create new flight plans and therefore no flights were able to depart.  A DDoS attack is one in …

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LastPass Warns Of Suspicious Activity On Servers

The password storage company LastPass has issued a notice to users that they have detected some “suspicious activity” on their servers and are asking all users of LastPass to change their master passwords and perhaps enable two step authentication.  If you use LastPass you should have received an email with details.  Although they say that no data was compromised nor …

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