Web-tracking

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:38

Isn't it magical?  When you are searching for something online or discussing it with a friend and then suddenly, it is advertised to you via Social media?

Not really, it's actually a little bit creepy and now that the existence of web-tracking and similar methods companies use to keep your digital footprints in stored data has been completely and publicly revealed, some of us are even a little peeved.

Hacking the hackers

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:23

We hear about government hacker teams going after each other in epic hacking matches, but do we ever hear of regular hackers doing the same? Could it be that the hackers are really trying to school other hackers or at least use them for their own purposes?

FBI Frustrated by Failing to Access Information on 7,000 Encrypted Mobile Devices

Submitted by Micah Smith on Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:36

Is it just too easy for hackers?  Or are the rest of us just so far behind? It appears the red tape is tripping us up over and over again... October 22 2017, FBI’s director Christopher Wray said that the Bureau was unable to retrieve information from 7,000 devices – more than half the number of devices the FBI tried to initially gain access to over the past year.

Daylight Robbery at the A.T.M

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:02

With multifaceted and overlapping malware, ransomware, spyware and botnets, cyber criminals have to tirelessly toil away, negotiating the price of malware with other online thieves - it's a tough new world. 

So, it's nice to have some good old-fashioned bank robbers in the news, once in a while.

I Spy State - Sponsored Malware.

Submitted by Micah Smith on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:51

With heightened tensions and little trust between global superpowers, it's natural that state-sponsored cyber surveillance is on the rise and in the News.