USPS systems breached by Chinese Government Hackers – Employee SSN’s, addresses, and more stolen

The United States Postal service just announced in a press statement that some of their information systems have been breached. The stolen information includes Social Security numbers, addresses, names, date of birth, employment details, and other such identifying information for over 800,000 employees. The attack is believed to have been a product of Chinese Government […]

56 million credit cards stolen? “Who cares, we sell hammers” says Home Depot

In the recent hack on Home Depot, a reported 56 million credit cards were stolen. New facts that have come to light by The New York Times indicates, however, that Home Depot’s internal cybersecurity experts were well aware of the vulnerabilities that allowed the breach to happen from as early as 2008. Home Depot reportedly relied […]

Browser Safety Series: Part 2 – Mozilla Firefox

In the last part of browser safety series we learned about Google Chrome. Now, let’s check out some security features built into Mozilla Firefox. Even though Firefox has some great security features that make it one of the preferred browser of choice, we can make it safer using some built in options. Turn on Firefox’s […]

How Home Depot, Target, could have prevented recent hacks

If you’ve been following the news, it seems like a major corporation is being attacked every other day. In light of these recent events, here are a few things that these corporations could have prevented the attacks. Strict Zoning Controls The recent breaches allegedly originated in Russia – the question, however, is why Russian hackers […]

Credit cards stolen in Home Depot breach

Multiple large banks are reporting that they are seeing evidence of a possible breach into the Home Depot’s system, resulting in large batches of stolen credit and debit cards. A Home Depot spokeperson confirmed that they are seeing some unusual activity, and are currently working with law enformance and the banks to investigate the breach. […]

Browser Safety Series: Part 1 – Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the best options available to surf the Internet. It is fast, rich in feature and has a vast array of extensions so that you can customize it to your preference. As such, Chrome has quite a few built in security features that you can use to secure your browsing. You […]

FBI investigating hack at JPMorgan, 6 other top banks

The FBI is currently investigating JPMorgan Chase, among others, for a attack that allegedly originated with Russian hackers. According to authorities with information about the incident, several gigabytes of sensivite data were lost, and the breach is now being looked at as possible retaliation for government-sponsored sanctions. Authorities are investigating recent attacks at major European […]

7 Steps to Secure Your iOS Device

iOS7 has made things more convenient in their iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch than ever before. Along with this, they have also more secure. Here are some iNteresting tips you can use to reduce the chances of your valuable data falling into the wrong hands. Use a Passcode: The first thing you have to do […]

Sony PlayStation network taken down by DDoS attack

UPDATE – Monday, 08/25/2014 by Karthik: Sony’s Playstation Network was back online on Monday, and representatives from Sony say that the attack did not involve or compromise the information of any users. The hacker team Lizard Squad that claimed responsibilities for the attack on Sunday said that attack was meant to pressure Sony to spend […]

Exploits found that allowed researchers to hack Gmail with a 92% success rate

Researchers at the USENIX Security conference published a paper detailing an exploit that allowed them to steal sensitive user information such as login details and camera snapshots. The apps tested by the researchers were WebMD, GMail, Chase, H&R Block, Amazon, NewEgg, and, a set of popular Android apps that contain sensitive user data. The […]