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MacRumors Security Breach Exposes 860,000 User Passwords

We have been hearing a lot about so many security breaches these days. Every day millions and millions of user data is compromised due to lack of proper security controls, weak passwords or human errors. Recently MacRumors posted a notice that its user forums have been breached and the hackers have stolen cryptographically protected passwords […]

Facebook Plans to Track Your Cursor Movements

The most popular social networking site, Facebook, already has a huge amount of user data to begin with. Even so, the company wants to know more about its users. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is testing a brand new technology that would allow it follow user’s mouse movements on the social networking site. […]

Keeping your Healthcare Data Safe in the Cloud

  While more and more companies are adopting cloud computing for its convenience and flexibility, the healthcare industry has been little slow in adopting this new trend. But gradually many hospitals and clinics are recognizing the benefits of cloud computing and embracing this technology to revolutionize their procedures. In the modern world of healthcare, it […]

Top Websites Use Device Fingerprinting to Track Users

Several top websites track users without their knowledge or consent using a technique called “device fingerprinting”. Device fingerprinting or browser fingerprinting is a method of collecting properties of PCs, smartphones and tablets to track and identify users. These properties include screen size, versions of installed software, and lists of fonts. The combinations of these fingerprint […]

Internet Archive to Implement HTTPS Encryption

Recently I was browsing through the Amazon website to buy a book online. Suddenly I noticed that there is an option at the bottom of the page that allows you to share what book you purchased, on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. The simple act of buying a book gets publicized automatically. Besides […]

Does Apple’s iCloud Keychain Really Improve Security?

Apple has introduced iCloud Keychain feature in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks to help iPhone, iPad and Mac users better manage their passwords with minimal inconvenience. Apple’s new iCloud Keychain claims that it can sync passwords across devices without storing them in the cloud. With features like random password generator, auto fill and iCloud […]

Tech companies call for more restraints on NSA surveillance

NSA surveillance revelations have raised questions on the reputation of high profile technology companies in recent days. Leading Tech companies like Yahoo, Google, Apple and Facebook have teamed up against the U.S government’s surveillance programs to restore their reputation and win the trust of their customers. After months of requesting the government to be more […]

NSA’s Influence on NIST Encryption Standards

The PRISM revelations indicate that the NSA has been eavesdropping on Internet communications by cracking and installing backdoors into the majority of cryptographic systems on the web. The classified documents released by Edward Snowden also indicate that the NSA works with the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) to weaken international encryption standards, in […]

Security Concerns with Healthcare.gov Website

Healthcare.gov website has been encountering some technical difficulties lately. After the launch of the website, many visitors who paid a visit to the website were extremely disappointed with the site’s slow and sluggish operation. Some people were greeted with a blank screen, some spoke to misleading call center representatives or received error messages and some […]

Silent Circle and Lavabit’s “DarkMail Alliance”

In the age of PRISM revelations, finding a truly secure email service can be a challenge. The recent news about government surveillance often makes us worried about the privacy of our personal information on the Internet. The NSA leaks have made us aware that almost all of us store our email with a third party […]