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History’s Worst Data Breaches

History’s Worst Data Breaches

History’s Worst Data Breaches We’ve mentioned before that with all the recent massive hacks on Sony, Microsoft, Home Depot, etc. companies are focusing more and more on the necessity of improved security measures. This recent surge of beefed up security has left some of us in the tech world wondering about some of worst hacks…

Property Crime Down — If You Don’t Count Cyber Crime, Identity Theft

Property Crime Down — If You Don’t Count Cyber Crime, Identity Theft

If You Don’t Count Cyber Crime, Identity Theft WEST HAVEN, CONN. – The U.S. crime rate continues to fall, according to the latest FBI’s release based on Uniform Crime Reporting from police departments, but researchers say those numbers, which have been on a downward slide since the 1990s, don’t tell the whole story. That’s because…

FBI, Google And Constitutional Issues Surrounding Privacy

FBI, Google And Constitutional Issues Surrounding Privacy

FBI, Google And Constitutional Issues US search engine giant Google has warned against increasing the government’s powers for infiltrating computer systems around the world, saying it would open a number of “monumental” constitutional issues. Google released a tough-sounding statement against the Department Justice (DoJ) proposal to make it easier for the courts to issue search…

Facebook Continues Their Ad Love

Facebook Continues Their Ad Love

Facebook Continues Their Ad Love Facebook Tuesday launched a competitor to Google’s Shopping advertising service, allowing marketers to show users some or all of their product catalogs. With Product Ads, Facebook is challenging one of Google’s most successful new businesses in recent years. Originally called product-listing ads, Google started offering the ads, which typically include…

Spying Deep Within Hard Drives

Spying Deep Within Hard Drives

Spying Deep Within Hard Drives The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. Read Full…

Security: Taking The Enterprise By Surprise

Security: Taking The Enterprise By Surprise

Security: Taking The Enterprise By Surprise There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the news of Microsoft phishing emails delivering malware that dodges sandboxes to enterprise users. This is another example of how often the newer forms of detection/prevention security tools (virtual execution) are not effective. Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO for Menlo Security, who…

ZipperBots and Intelligent Clothing

ZipperBots and Intelligent Clothing

ZipperBot Could Help Disabled Never get caught with your pants down again with the new zipper bot. Developers and researchers at MIT’s Personal Robots Group have produced an experimental prototype bot that zippers pants and coats by itself. ZipperBot could be helpful to paraplegics and amputees that can’t dress themselves. Zipperbot could come in handy…

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