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Study Claims 81% of Tor Users Can Be Identified

New research that began in 2008 suggests that over 81 percent of Tor users can be identified through Netflow technology used by Cisco in its router protocol suite, along with similar traffic analysis tools that are present in the device hardware of other router manufacturers. Professor Sambuddho Chakravarty, the leader of a research group in Read More

Windows Schannel Bugs Could Prove Catastrophic

This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a slew of hot fixes for a set of bugs called Schannel which, according to the company, could be one of the most serious threats that the Windows operating system has faced in years. Affecting nearly every version of Windows currently on the market, the crack works by exploiting a Read More

BlackEnergy Malware Inside Critical US Infrastructure Since 2011

This week, researchers at Kaspersky Labs released their latest report on the infamous BlackEnergy malware, claiming that Russian hackers have been using the program to infiltrate vital pieces of the US energy infrastructure including power plants, hydroelectric dams, and manufacturers of equipment destined for nuclear-powered facilities. The bug, which targets both Windows and Linux-based machines, Read More

T-Mobile Installs Anti-Eavesdropping Tech on US Network

For the past several months, T-Mobile has been quietly toughening up security on its mobile networks to prevent local and federal law enforcement agencies from eavesdropping without proper clearance. According to a report from the Washington Post earlier this week, the carrier (which just posted record growth in their Q3 financials) has been working diligently Read More

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Someone Might Be Spying On Your WebEx Meetings

Cisco has sent a warning to its customers to protect their WebEx meetings after Brian Krebs from KrebsOnSecurity found that almost 50 big players left their online meetings vulnerable and open for all. Krebs said that he found several organizations did not password protect their WebEx meetings, thus allowing anyone to join and get information Read More

iGuardian Aims to Secure the “Internet of Things”

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

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