The popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, HideMyAss have updated their desktop and mobile apps to version three. The new version introduces a new interphase with several new features making it easier to select and connect to a VPN connection. The app is designed to make it easy to comprehend for users with little or Read More
The makers of the popular encrypted mobile Blackphone have patched a critical hole in the device that gave outside attackers the opportunity to poke their noses where they didn’t belong through the use of a simple texting crack.
The IRS (Internal Revenue Agency) has not completely secured its system that calculates fees for pharmaceutical firms and health insurers under Obamacare, according to a report by an inspector general.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that the agents responsible for the JPMorgan attack could have “loose connections” to Vladamir Putin’s government, and that the breach may have been launched in response to economic sanctions placed on Russia during their widely-publicized tussle with the Ukraine back in July of this year. JPMorgan released the full details Read More
On September 1, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) published the dates and events planned for the 2014 European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). ECSM is an EU-based advocacy campaign that has taken place every October since 2012 across several EU member states. From the event’s dedicated website: ECSM aims to promote Read More
Cyber mayhem has become widespread and has even left 911 emergency system vulnerable to hacks and other security threats. As the emergency phone system has a single point of entry, a single hacking attack can disrupt the entire infrastructure and impact every emergency respondent. It goes beyond than that; as 911 is a critical infrastructure Read More
In a convenience turned catastrophe situation, it has been revealed that Google’s newly acquired Nest smart thermostats are very easily hackable, and could turn into spies. These shocking revelations were brought to the general attention by Daniel Buentello, an independent researcher; Yier Jin and Grant Hernandez, both of the University of Central Florida. According to Read More
A new security project exhibited at DEF CON hacking conference on Thursday, August 7 seeks to standardize household security with the increase of commercial smart devices (often referred to as the “Internet of Things”). Itus Networks was founded by Jock Breitwieser and Daniel Ayoub, both formerly of Dell SonicWALL. Itus Networks launched their Kickstarter campaign Read More
A recent competition organized by the major Oxford based security firm, Sophos, gave the UK public a chance to step into the shoes of cyber detectives. Affiliated with ‘Cyber Security Challenge UK’, the event is a part of the competition series organized to discover the most promising cyber security talent in the country by simulating Read More
Open source security company Open WhisperSystems unveiled its new app Signal, a free encryption service for the Apple iPhone that is also compatible with its older Android app RedPhone. The service promises “free, worldwide, encrypted voice calls” through its new application. Open WhisperSystems is an encrypted communication and storage service specifically targeted toward mobile devices. It Read More