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Privacy Issues with Student Loans

“Knowledge may be priceless, but a higher education is clearly not”. – Peter Thiel, Cofounder Paypal Over the years there has been a significant hike in the tuition fees of many U.S. universities. Students are struggling under the burden of student loans to achieve their career goals. Some of them have had to make career […]

Bombarded by Advertisements? How Online Ads Can Take Over Your System

Don’t you wish you could browse YouTube or Facebook without encountering those annoying advertisements? They have become impossible to ignore these days. Many websites rely on online advertisements to generate revenues. They are annoying for sure, have not caused any harm to our systems. Unfortunately, this is not the case anymore. Online ads can be […]

The Magic Key: Google and Facebook Planning on Improving Security with Physical Tokens

Well-known technology companies like Google and Facebook are planning on bolstering the security of their users by introducing physical tokens. These physical tokens are very easy to use, and provide an additional level of protection along with your passwords. You just have to plug in the token directly to your computer ‘s USB drives and […]

RAM Scraper Malware Infected Target’s Point-of-Sale terminals

Last month retail giant Target suffered a massive credit card breach that affected approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts. As per recent investigations, the breach appears to be even worse than what was estimated earlier. The company confirmed that personal information like names, email addresses, mailing addresses, and phone numbers of an additional […]

Email Security in Light of NSA Surveillance

When Edward Snowden was asked if someone wants to stay off the NSA’s radar, could he or she encrypt emails and send them without arousing any suspicion? His response was “Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on. Unfortunately, endpoint security is so terrifically weak that NSA […]

Dropbox Hack Hoax Reveals Cloud Security Concerns

It seems like hardly a day goes by without hearing about data breaches or cyber attacks somewhere. There is an even greater impact if one of these breaches is of a cloud storage system. Many of us rely on different cloud storage systems like Dropbox, SpiderOak, or SugarSync to store and backup our important files […]

How Secure are Mobile Banking Apps?

There is a huge market for mobile apps because people are becoming more inclined to getting their work done through “easy and convenient” mobile apps rather than sitting in front of a PC. As we know, with the growth of any new technology comes new security risks. One of the major areas of concern is […]

Upcoming Ransomware of 2014: Prison Locker

Cryptolocker Ransomware has infected thousands of computers and has allowed hackers to make millions of dollars. Cryptolocker encrypts all your files and documents and restricts your access to your system until you pay a ransom amount to the hacker. This very serious malware attack has gained momentum over the past few years. There are some precautions […]

Malware Attacks Thousands of Yahoo Users

We have been adequately warned about not clicking on malicious websites, ads, or email attachments, as they have the potential of taking over our entire system. Even then, out of ignorance or due to lack of attentiveness, people fall prey to such kind of attacks. However, what if a hacker takes control over the servers […]

Exclusive Interview With ACLU On NSA Ruling

“One of the disturbing truths about the NSA’s surveillance powers is how little can be done to avoid their reach.” -Brett Max Kaufman, National Security Fellow at the ACLU, in an exclusive interview with SpiderOak. The NSA’s mass collection of phone and internet records under counterterrorism laws have been opposed by many human rights leaders […]