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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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“Darkhotel” Hacking Campaign Targets Luxury Hotels

Executives staying at luxury hotels should be aware of a new security risk highlighted by Kaspersky recently.  Dubbed “Darkhotel” the espionage campaign targets business executives staying at hotels and using the WiFi network. According to the research team, the hacking campaign is very precise and targeted:  they never go after the same individual twice.  Once they have obtained sensitive records …

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Unreleased Sony Movies Hacked And Put On Torrent Sites

Sony Pictures reported that a few of its recently released and a few unreleased motion pictures were hacked this weekend and leaked to file sharing sites.  The films affected include the unreleased “Annie” remake as well as “Mr. Turner” and “Still Alice”.  The Brad Pitt movie “Fury” was also stolen. Some are suspecting that the hack was apparently carried out …

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New Credit Card Chips Will Be More Secure Than Cards With Magnetic Strips

For many years now, credit cards in the United States have had magnetic strips to be used in retail situations. The strips enable them to be read by credit card machines and accepted as payment in businesses. These strips are easily counterfeited and pose several security risks. Many countries have already started using credit cards with chips installed rather than …

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Silk Road 2.0 Taken Down By Feds

In an interesting turn of events this week the Feds have apparently taken down several Tor network sites including Silk Road 2.0 and arrested several culprits, including Blake Benthall who was allegedly behind the operation of Silk Road 2.0. According to our favorite source Krebs On Security, Silk Road 2.0 was in operation since about December 2013, and was a …

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How Cyber Criminals Target World Gatherings

The upcoming G20 campaign is likely a target for malware attack, says California based tech security firm FireEye.  In a recent blog post they have outlined an interesting aspect to cyber crime that many people may be unaware of: leveraging global summits and gatherings in order to infiltrate computers for information. It almost seems like something from a Hollywood script: …

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What You Need To Know About The Shellshock Bug

There’s a new security flaw making headlines this week, and tech experts are saying that it could be even bigger and more widespread of a threat than the Heartbleed bug that made the news earlier this year.  Dubbed “Shellshock”, it’s a vulnerability in the “Bash” Unix shell.  If that sounds confusing to you, then read on as we take a …

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Improvements In Credit Card Security And Anti-Malware Protection And Awareness

With the recent Target credit card fraud debacle, consumer confidence in credit card security has dropped. New measures are currently being considered for the United States by banks in terms of introducing higher security measures for cards. It is hoped that these measures will improve consumer confidence in terms of purchasing goods in stores and online. One of these measures …

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Home Depot Credit Card Breach Has All The Right Pieces

The recent credit card data breach from Home Depot has released the information of thousands of card numbers as well as the city and zip of the location the store the number was taken from.  This is important as the card fraudsters ended up with all the information necessary to carry out full usage of the card numbers.  Some of …

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