Online Security

  • Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected 15-04-2014 01:28 PM

    Boston: Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining...
  • Major sites vulnerable to Heartbleed; check where all you need to change your passwords 14-04-2014 11:21 AM

    The Heartbleed bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. Here is a list of the sites that...
  • White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Washington: The White House and US intelligence agencies said neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technology to gather intelligence. The...
  • 3 things you can do to protect yourself from the Heartbleed bug 13-04-2014 01:20 PM

    The "Heartbleed" bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number...
  • Heartbleed bug could affect any device connected to the Internet. Here's how to protect yourself from it 12-04-2014 11:58 AM

    New York: It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet. A defect in the security technology used by many websites and equipment makers have put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other...
  • What is Heartbleed and why is it a big deal? 10-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New York: Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused by the "Heartbleed" bug is currently unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the...
  • Heartbleed Bug: Passwords, credit cards, sensitive data at risk 09-04-2014 06:50 AM

    New York: Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic. Security researchers say the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it remained...
  • Many Pinterest accounts hacked, boards filled with butt images 28-03-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Many Pinterest users on Twitter are complaining that their Pinterest accounts have been hacked and their boards filled with butt images. Techcrunch reports that one of their editor's accounts was also hacked and flooded with spam. Pinterest users are advised not to click on any pins that look...
  • Sudoku-puzzle-like passwords that change every minute for better security 17-03-2014 10:50 AM

    London: Ever fancied a password that changes every minute? One may soon be available, with engineers developing a new password technique that uses visual patterns and resembles a Sudoku puzzle. "The problem of passwords is that they are very weak, they are always getting hacked, and also, from a user...
  • Crowdfunding website Kickstarter hacked 17-02-2014 06:28 AM

    Kickstarter, the fundraising platform used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said on Saturday that hackers had gained access to some of its customers' data earlier in the week but that the breach had been repaired. "No credit card data of any kind was...
  • Hackers use previously unknown Internet Explorer 10 flaw in new attacks 14-02-2014 02:24 PM

    San Francisco: A previously unknown flaw in a recent version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser is being used to attack Internet users, including some visitors to a major site for US military veterans, researchers said Thursday. Security firm FireEye discovered the attacks against IE 10 this week, saying that...
  • Yahoo email accounts hacked, passwords stolen 31-01-2014 08:24 AM

    New York: Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide,...
  • NSA developing a quantum computer to crack privacy codes: Report 03-01-2014 02:02 PM

    The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The report, which the newspaper said was based on documents leaked by...
  • 1 in every 14 Americans a victim of identity theft 13-12-2013 03:35 PM

    Washington: The US government says 1 out of every 14 Americans age 16 or older was a target or a victim of identity theft, a crime imposing a heavy emotional toll on many of its victims. According to a national household survey of 70,000 people issued by the Bureau of...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts 05-12-2013 10:38 AM

    New York: Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can...
  • Cyber experts uncover 2 mn stolen Facebook, Google, Twitter passwords 05-12-2013 09:02 AM

    Boston: Security experts have uncovered a trove of some 2 million stolen passwords to websites including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo from Internet users across the globe. Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials while investigating a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a...
  • BlackBerry user Barack Obama says he's not allowed iPhone for 'security reasons' 05-12-2013 08:41 AM

    Washington: The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: US President Barack Obama. At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, Obama said he is not allowed to have Apple's smart phone, the iPhone, for "security reasons," though he...
  • Twitter, New York Times, Huffington Post hacked by Syrian group 28-08-2013 08:47 AM

    San Francisco: Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian Internet company that manages many major site addresses. The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that has previously attacked...
  • Six ways to keep your data safe from spying 15-06-2013 02:48 PM

    London: Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook message, and more: The precise nature of the NSA's sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed. But given the revelations spilling out into the media recently, there hardly seems a single aspect of daily life that isn't somehow...
  • After Twitter, LinkedIn boosts security with two-step verification 01-06-2013 12:27 PM

    Mountain View: LinkedIn is joining the crowd of Internet services tying account security to mobile phones. In a change announced on Friday, the roughly 225 million users of LinkedIn's online professional networking service can now choose to require a code to be sent to their phones whenever an attempt is...
  • An 'e-vil empire' thrives on USSR's old domain name .su 31-05-2013 02:10 PM

    Moscow: The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving. Security experts say the .su Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven for hackers who've flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send...
  • Twitter adds two-step verification to logins for added security 23-05-2013 08:47 AM

    New York: Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins. Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using...
  • Facebook hacked, no data compromised 16-02-2013 08:18 AM

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