The Electronic Frontier Foundation created an extension for Firefox and Chrome called Privacy Badger that looks for advertisers who ignore "Do Not Track" requests and throws them into a black hole.
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Digital Storm Vanquish II gaming PC
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John McAfee, in partnership with the start-up Etransfr, have released a smartphone app called Chadder (pronounced "chatter") that enables end-to-end IM encryption.
A new blog post by Microsoft claims that scammers who call people claiming to be Microsoft tech support show "no signs of slowing down" and are now targeting businesses as well as individuals.
Google researchers have found that Google Street View technology paired with a new algorithm can solve CAPTCHAs with ease.
Michaels announced this week that a data breach which happened between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014 has resulted in the exposure of 2.6 million credit card numbers to cyber-criminals.
Hardware maker LaCie recently admitted that they have suffered from a year-long security breach which exposed the credit card info of an undisclosed number of people.
To counter malware and rogue applications from being installed on users' Android based devices, Google has introduced on-device monitoring of applications and will be part of Play Services.
A new report has detailed a serious zero-day security vulnerability called "Heartbleed" affecting the OpenSSL cryptographic library caused due to a programming error and a fix is being worked on.
Reports suggest that online transactions with California's Department of Motor Vehicles may have resulted in a security breach which led to compromised credit cards.
Ryan McGeehan, the (now) former Director of Security for Facebook, has left the company to work on developing a security program for Coinbase.
Vodafone Germany has announced that it will be providing SIM card based end-to-end encryption in order to enable secure communication for its users and protect them from third party threats.
Microsoft has posted a new and extensive feature on the history of its Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) revealing that in February 2002 development of Windows stopped briefly to focus on security.
A Github user has uploaded an Arduino script that thwarts Apple's lackluster attempts at security and bruteforces through the iCloud security lockscreen
Significant flaw revealed in Apple iOS, and potentially also affecting Apple OSX Mavericks
Email addresses, phone numbers, passwords and other user data have been stolen from popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter after hackers infiltrated the site.
Microsoft is urging everybody to "Do1Thing" on this year's Safer Internet Day to help keep people safer online and provide training so that people can protect against digital threats for life.
The FBI has released a confidential statement to retail companies warning them of future attacks, as well as the potential dangers of malware infections.
A California security firm says they have discovered the origin of a botnet which delivered over 750,000 malicious emails to home appliances, such as refrigerators, routers and televisions.
A contractor working for a credit scoring company in South Korea has stolen the credit card details of almost 20 million of the country's 50 million residents and sold the data to marketing firms.
A list of 25 of the most popular passwords used among people with accounts that were hacked in 2013 has been published. There's a new winner plus quite a few other interesting choices.
Neiman Marcus confirmed that they were recently breached, and word is at least three other well-known retailers were also hit in the last few weeks although details are somewhat lacking at this point.
An Australian teenager may face arrest after being reported to police by the Melbourne Public Transport Department, after he helpfully reported a security hole in their website.
Target is once again in the news, this time announcing that up to 70 million addition people may be at risk after the recent security breach that exposed up to 40 million credit cards.
Microsoft has announced plans to release four security patches for Windows, Office, and Dynamics AX next week but none of them have been labeled as "critical" updates.
A zero-day vulnerability present in Windows systems, which allowed users to install programs and modify data, was recently used to target over 28 embassies in the Middle Eastern region.
The courts have confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has the right to take your electronic devices when crossing the border without any probable cause or suspicion of guilt.
Snapchat is doing a highly mediocre job at building up security within the app. It's been months since a hole was found that would allow hackers to obtain phone numbers and Snapchat has yet to fix it.
A digital rights group has called on Google to restore app privacy controls that it removed in its latest Android update, and which Google says it 'accidentally' included in the OS earlier this year.
An interesting security presentation described how attackers stole $60M in 60 seconds, and what can be done to help prevent this in the future. Note: Follow these directions at your own risk.
We learned some interesting, albeit startling, security facts at HP Discover today, including the fact that most security breaches go undetected for nearly a year. What other tidbits did we learn?
After the recent spying scandal surrounding the NSA, many internet companies are doing their best to prove their services are secure. Yahoo will start encrypting all user data in the following months.
Microsoft has now officially opened its new Cybercrime Center complex in Redmond, Washington, which it says will be able to help combat global cyberthreats in real time.
One of the largest data breaches in Europe's recent history has led to 1.5 million people having some personal information stolen and over 70,000 have had unencrypted credit card data stolen.
Adobe's recent security breach leaked over 150 million passwords to their website. Since many users use the same password on every site they're on, sites like Facebook have to deal with the fallout.
EMET is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this goal by using security mitigation technologies.
Google Music transfers your content using HTTP instead of HTTPS which will expose the content you are streaming from the service and could allow another party to steal your content.
Microsoft has issued a security advisory alerting the public to targeted attacks against Windows Vista, all versions of Lync, and other software products while providing a temporary fix.
Fingerprint scanning technology is cool and all, but what if our phones had eye scanners that unlocked it instead, and possibly other uses? If true we're not far off phones reading our minds!
Microsoft has admitted that its Security Essentials software does not provide protection against high level threats and users should install anti-virus products for better protection of their systems.
Sometimes the hacker life really is rewarding, some forty people (so far) have banded together to shower that first person who cracks the 5s fingerprint sensor with booze, cash and even a dirty book!
A recent research paper claims that the picture password system found in Windows 8 can be cracked in many cases due to users creating gestures that can be easily replicated.
Most nodes on Tor, the network designed to keep traffic private, appear to be using cryptography that the NSA can easily decrypt, thus giving users a false sense of security while browsing.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice put out a memo warning government workers of the high risk of malware on Android compared to the very low risk on iOS.
The webpage for Google in Palestine has been attacked by an unknown group, calling for revolution in the disputed lands around Palestine and Israel. How they pulled off the hack is still uncertain.
A weakness in the Pinterest social network made it possible for someone to modify a URL and view the email address associated with any account, within minutes. Pinterest claims this to be fixed.
Khalil Shreateh, who exploited a bug in Facebook that let him write on CEO Mark Zuckerberg's page, will be rewarded for his efforts to find the bug via a crowd sourced campaign and not from Facebook.
Which is more valuable to criminals: Your credit card number, or lots of "likes" on Facebook? The answer may surprise you, as cyber criminals are now writing malware to interact with social media.
A security researcher has identified a Facebook bug that allows an attacker to post messages on anyone's wall. He was told this wasn't a bug, so he complained directly to Zuckerberg's Facebook wall.
A young girl's parents were startled when they heard voices coming from their daughter's room. They found outthat someone had broken into the webcam and was verbally abusing the child.
So you are browsing through the Play Store and you find a cheaper, identical version of the app that you want to buy. There is no harm in downloading this right? Wrong. A Trojan steals your bank info.