Category: Online Security

News about online security and the different ways to which how you can protect your online privacy

12 Easy Ways To Improve Your Company’s Cyber Security

It’s a common misconception that cyber villains mainly attack large corporations. According to the Small Business Committee, 71% of all online attacks are aimed at companies with less than 100 employees, while only 40% of those manage to recover afterward. Not only are these an easy target since their security solutions are usually insufficient, but […]

Edward Snowden on How to Protect Your Online Privacy

If you’re using the Internet without being worried about how to protect your online privacy, I salute you. But take it from someone who knows a thing or two about privacy, Edward Snowden – you need to protect yourself when going online. To an average person, this may sound paranoid, but every move you make […]

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New Android Malware Turns Security Features Against Itself

Symantec has discovered a new line of Android malware infections that turn the operating system’s own services against itself. “Android.Spywaller” poses as a legitimate Google Service designed to protect users via firewall to attack a user’s phone, rooting it from the inside out and installing a number of standard tracking packages including keyloggers and screen-grabbers. […]

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Clinton Calls for a ‘Manhattan Project’ for the Internet

At the recent Democratic debates, front runner Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying that in order to combat the growing threat of ISIS, the government would need to work with technology partners to begin dismantling “encrypted communication that no law enforcement agency can break into”. When asked about the threat of terrorism in America, Clinton […]

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, powered by Stay Safe Online, an organization that promotes safe and secure Internet use. Stay Safe Online has partnered with Express VPN to help spread awareness of Internet security for children ahead of the next month. Check out this infographic below, which details the seven most important tips […]

‘Unauthorized Access’ on Twitch, User Passwords Reset

Game streaming site Twitch has reset all user passwords following news that there “may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information.” “For your protection, we have expired passwords and stream keys and have disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube,” said the company in a blog post this evening. “As a result, you […]

Premera Hackers Make Off With Massive Medical Haul

This week, a representative for the healthcare insurance provider Premera revealed that the core servers of their customer database had been breached, unearthing the details of millions of medical records and putting the majority of their userbase at risk for possible identity theft or worse. The heist, which yielded its perpetrators a mind-numbing 11 million […]

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NSA Hard Drive Breaking Capabilities Revealed by Kaspersky

This week, the Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab released new details about a program developed by the NSA that was designed to burrow into the hard drives of computers from major manufactures such as Seagate, Western Digital, and Toshiba. Unlike some of the other programs we’ve detailed so far, it seems this operation (or at […]