Category Internet

Nobody Is Safe From Russia’s Colossal Hacking Operation

Nobody is safe from Russia’s colossal hacking operation By Nicole Kobie, www.wired.co.uk View Original April 21st, 2018 No-one is too unimportant to be targeted by Russia-backed, state-sponsored hackers. While that may be good for the self-esteem, it’s bad news for online security — enough so that this week US and UK authorities teamed up to issue a joint […]

What If The Insider Threat Is You?

What if the Insider Threat Is You? thecipherbrief.com Karl WagnerFormer Chief of Counterintelligence Operations, CIA Sometimes we’re the threat, whether to ourselves or others, without even realizing it. Insider threats trace back to humans, thus, it’s at our own peril that we ignore the lessons of psychology when building our threat mitigation program. This is […]

The {Cyber} Guns Of August

Quite a conclusion here: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it” [31] the professor wryly replied. “Who really benefits from secure computers?” he said with a morose smile. “Consumers get less expensive systems and software with more features, companies are able to sell […]

“The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death, & Destroyed Lives,” – New Book On The Dark Underbelly Of The Internet By Ellen Ormsby 

“The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death, & Destroyed Lives,” – New Book On The Dark Underbelly Of The Internet By Ellen Ormsby    http://www.fortunascorner.com        Melborne, Australian-based lawyer ,investigative journalist, and author, Ellen Ormsby’s new book, “The Darkest Web: Drugs, Death, & Destruction,” just published by, Allen&Unwin, is Ms. Ormbsy’s second work on the digital underground, and the […]

Mysterious Company Is Using Facebook To Build A Massive Facial-Recognition Database

Mysterious company is using Facebook to build a massive facial-recognition database By Monica Chin, mashable.com View Original April 17th, 2018 A surveillance camera with facial recognition technology at Berlin Suedkreuz station in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 3 2017.Photo by: Image: steffi loos/Getty Images Facebook has been under fire for its handling of personal data, but what companies around […]

Casino Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer; Whether It Is This Technique/Method, Or, Compromising A Network Through A E-Cigarette Charger — The Vulnerabilities In The Internet-Of-Things Is Almost Endless

Casino Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer; Whether It Is This Technique/Method, Or, Compromising A Network Through A E-Cigarette Charger — The Vulnerabilities In The Internet-Of-Things Is Almost Endless   http://www.fortunascorner.com     Wang Wei posted an April 15, 2018 article in the security and technology publication, TheHackerNews.com, with the title above. “Internet- connected technology, also […]

‘Terror Plot? There’s An App For That;’ Mysterious ‘MuslimCryppt’ App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages

‘Terror Plot? There’s An App For That;’ Mysterious ‘MuslimCryppt’ App Helps Jihadists Send Covert Messages   http://www.fortunascorner.com        The above title is from Lilly Hay Newman’s March 29, 2018 post on the security and technology website, WIRED.com.  In an unsettling/worrisome; but, not surprising article, Ms. Newman explains how ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamic extremists are using a […]

Bring On The Cyber Apocalypse

Bring on the cyber apocalypse By Gary Anderson – – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 www.washingtontimes.com View Original April 10th, 2018 Facebook Freeze Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Many “progressives” — particularly millennials — were horrified to learn that some Facebook data might have been used to help elect Donald Trump president. Conservatives […]

U.K. Launches Cyber Attack On Islamic State

UK launched cyber-attack on Islamic State 1 hour ago     http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43738953 Media captionGCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said it was the first time such an attack had been carried out The UK has conducted a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against the Islamic State group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed. The operation hindered the group’s ability […]

Digital Footprints: How To Find Out What Facebook And Google Know About You

https://www.voanews.com/a/facebook-google-personal-information/4339902.html Digital Footprints: How to Find Out What Facebook and Google Know About You Michelle QuinnSAN FRANCISCO — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of Congress about the company’s practices this week, Americans are waking up to just how much personal information tech companies have collected about them. Facebook said it will begin […]