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iPhone Bug Causes Certain Text Message To Crash Phone

A bizarre bug has just been revealed by a Reddit user in which a certain specific text message will cause the iPhone messenger app to crash and subsequently cause the phone to reboot. It appears that the bug originates in the Notification Center and only works if the phone is locked and receives the message or the phone is unlocked …

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Revolution Attacks Target Banks Implementing Chip Cards

By now you’ve probably heard that many banks and financial institutions are in the process of converting their payment and credit card systems to comply with new chip based security systems.  I’ve already had a couple credit cards sent to me with the new metal chips embedded into them.  However, many banks are not quite done making the change, and …

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Microsoft To Integrate Biometric Security In Windows 10

Microsoft is upping the ante in computer security by introducing new biometric security measures for Windows Hello, which is integrated with Windows 10.  Using new infrared technology that can read spatial dimensions, compatible devices will enable users to sign into features by simply looking at the camera.  The infrared sensors will be able to use data such as irises, facial …

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CIA Tried To Hack iPhone and iPad For Spying Purposes

New information has surfaced that points to evidence that the CIA has been attempting to hack Apple iPhone and iPad mobile software for years, looking for ways to spy on user data and insert backdoors.  In a report given to The Intercept by Edward Snowden, it is clear that the CIA focused on cracking the security keys that encrypt personal …

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Major Data Breach Affects Anthem Insurance

A major data breach this week has affected one of America’s largest insurance companies, Anthem.  According to our top resource Krebsonsecurity.com, the breach has affected potentially tens of millions of their approximately 69 million customers.  Anthem has not yet released any numbers on how many records were captured by the hackers, although they have sent out mass emails to their …

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Obama Takes Steps To Strengthen Cybersecurity Measures

In his state of the union address, President Obama made several statements regarding his plans to strengthen cybersecurity and beef up laws regarding online crimes.  In a 2014 Gallup poll it was found that the crime that most Americans are afraid of now is cyber crime and hacking.  And it’s no surprise: 2014 was a huge year in terms of …

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Hackers Issue Terror Threats To Theaters Showing “The Interview”

In a bizarre and creepy new twist in the recent Sony hacking scandal, the hackers have issued a new warning to the studio as well as filmgoers by threatening a terror attack on theaters that screen the upcoming movie The Interview starting Seth Rogan and James Franco.  It is clear that the stakes have risen, but it’s difficult to see …

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Beware of “Order Confirmation” Phishing Emails

There has been a recent uptick in “Order Confirmation” spam emails recently, and the uptick coincides with the holiday season when it seems that shoppers are a bit less wary and also concerned about holiday orders reaching their destination on time.  Even computer savvy people can fall victim during the high-stress holidays. According to our favorite watchdog site Krebs On …

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North Korea Cited As Responsible For Sony Hack, Retaliation For The Interview

In a rather comedic turn of events, it’s now coming to light that North Korea may be behind the recent hack on Sony Pictures in retaliation of the comedy “The Interview” which features a plotline revolving around an attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un.  The film, set to be released on Christmas Day in the United States stars Seth Rogen and …

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