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How to protect yourself from data breaches

Sep 20, 2014 at 11:31 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said on Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals b...

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

Sep 19, 2014 at 11:16 | Source: Economic Times

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the de...

US military contractors 'hit by Chinese hackers'

Sep 18, 2014 at 23:07 | Source: BBC

Hackers associated with the Chinese government broke into the computers of airlines and military contractors over 20 times in a single year, according to the US Senate. The attacks were allegedly targeted at systems that move troops and equipment. Th...

Canon printer hacked to run Doom video game

Sep 16, 2014 at 00:02 | Source: BBC

A wireless Canon Pixma printer has been hacked to run classic video game Doom. The hack was carried out by security researcher Michael Jordon, and it took four months to get the game running on the hardware. He said he had undertaken the project to d...

Celebrity nude pics leak: Andrew Garfield blasts hackers as misogynistic

Sep 14, 2014 at 14:34 | Source: FirstPost

London: Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield thinks the hackers who leaked nude photos of celebrities are 'misogynistic' and 'revolting'. The 31-year-old actor is the latest person to defend his fellow celebrities after the naked photos of female ...

Email services like Gmail and Yahoo! may be banned for government's official use

Sep 13, 2014 at 12:42 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo! are likely to be banned for official use to safeguard critical and sensitive government data. A proposal to this effect is being moved by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (De...

5 million Google usernames, passwords leaked online

Sep 11, 2014 at 20:11 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: After Apple's high profile iCloud fiasco, Google is the latest cybercrime victim with Russian hackers posting usernames and passwords of close to five million Google accounts online. The list was posted on bitcoin forum btcsec.com by a use...

Warning as hackers target Apple's iCloud

Sep 10, 2014 at 02:07 | Source: BBC

Cyber-thieves are exploiting the furore around iCloud by launching a phishing campaign that seeks to steal Apple IDs. ICloud was at the centre of the stolen celebrity photo scandal last week as many of the images were grabbed by hackers that targeted...

Paypal unit to 'embrace' Bitcoin crypto-currency

Sep 09, 2014 at 23:17 | Source: BBC

Paypal subsidiary Braintree has started working on ways to process payments using the Bitcoin virtual currency. The work is due to be completed within the coming months , said Braintree boss Bill Ready in a conference speech. It means that firms such...

A closer look at a second layer of online security

Sep 09, 2014 at 12:52 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK : Recent hacks exposing nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are prompting calls for people to fortify their online accounts with a second layer of security. Thieves broke into the celebrity accounts at online storage ...

Symantec conducts mock drill to check cyber readiness of companies

Sep 09, 2014 at 05:51 | Source: Economic Times

BANGALORE: Forty IT security executives from over two dozen companies last week saw themselves cross over to the other side — the executives who protect a firm's security system were instead trying to break into a website. Over four hours, the exe...

Why sites apps catering to online privacy are finding favour among millennials

Sep 08, 2014 at 17:55 | Source: Economic Times

By Molly Wood Mark Zuckerberg said in 2010 that privacy was no longer a "social norm." But four years later, the pendulum might be ready to swing the other way. The second generation of digital citizens - teenagers and millennials, who have spent mo...

Apple to tighten online security after recent hack

Sep 05, 2014 at 22:55 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Str...

Apple to add more security measures

Sep 05, 2014 at 22:26 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: Apple is planning to add more security measures to help protect its users following a celebrity photo hacking incident. CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal that Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to let users know when s...

Apple iCloud security exploit is a concern, experts say

Sep 05, 2014 at 19:52 | Source: BBC

Apple's iCloud facility, which stores iPhone and iPad users' photos and personal data, has a fundamental security flaw , an expert has warned. The online service is under scrutiny after intimate images of celebrities were stolen and leaked....

Apple to tighten iCloud security after celebrity leaks

Sep 05, 2014 at 19:52 | Source: BBC

Apple is to bolster iCloud security after intimate pictures of celebrities were stolen and published online, chief executive Tim Cook has said. Alerts sent to users will now include one when data is restored to a new device, Mr Cook told the Wall Str...

Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users, says Tim Cook: Wall Street Journal

Sep 05, 2014 at 10:40 | Source: Economic Times

Apple Inc is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encourage users to take stricter security measures, CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal in an i...

Naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton to be displayed in art exhibition

Sep 04, 2014 at 19:14 | Source: FirstPost

As a part of "Fear Google" campaign, Cory Allen Contemporary art gallery (CACA) will display the naked photographs of actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton that were leaked earlier this week, in an art exhibition.The exhibition wit...

Charity turns away regretful viewers of leaked nude celeb pics

Sep 03, 2014 at 11:13 | Source: FirstPost

Sydney: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has rejected donations by Reddit users who tried to absolve themselves of the "sin" after having looked at hacked nude photos of Hollywood celebrities."A Reddit user directed other Reddit...

Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence leaked: Should it not be treated as a sex crime?

Sep 03, 2014 at 10:20 | Source: FirstPost

by Veronique Dupont/AFPLos Angeles: Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online.After the massive release...

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