Paypal and Cyber Vulnerabilities

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:33

Just when we thought that the world’s most popular online money transfer platform was more expensive but safer than anywhere else we put our hard earned money, we find out about yet another data breach.

The global e-commerce platform PayPal disclosed a data breach that may have compromised roughly 1.6 million customer accounts.

From Russia with love

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:07

As you might have heard - the US government continues to go after hackers. Most of them are currently behind the Moscow curtain and are unlikely to face trial unless they step foot in the U.S.

However, moving on to places where some form of justice can be meted out, this week a Canadian hacker has plead guilty to a pretty creative cybercrime.

Web-tracking

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:38

Isn't it magical?  When you are searching for something online or discussing it with a friend and then suddenly, it is advertised to you via Social media?

Not really, it's actually a little bit creepy and now that the existence of web-tracking and similar methods companies use to keep your digital footprints in stored data has been completely and publicly revealed, some of us are even a little peeved.

Upcoming : A Cyber War

Submitted by Micah Smith on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:12

It feels like no system is safe from cyber attack. The tech industry is positioned to create new technologies that can connect everything you do online into one seamless experience. But the practical results are such that cybercriminals can assume control over your virtual life with increasing simplicity and at a greater speed.

The Kaspersky Connection.

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 18:10

Did you hear that the US government banned Kaspersky anti-virus software from all government computers?

If you read these posts, you will have noticed the Kapersky name mentioned frequently.

Hacking the hackers

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:23

We hear about government hacker teams going after each other in epic hacking matches, but do we ever hear of regular hackers doing the same? Could it be that the hackers are really trying to school other hackers or at least use them for their own purposes?

Snowden updates

Submitted by Micah Smith on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:10

The eighth installment of the largest hack on Earth was revealed by Wikileaks. You guessed it, it’s Vault 8 and it’s another installment of CIA’s secret weapons stolen by Snowden.
 

If you believed in conspiracies, you might think the timing was convenient, as the entire nation is more focused on Louis C.K’s sexual harassment accusations than anything else.

Cryptocurrency

Submitted by Micah Smith on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:39

There are those that think that the most controversial content of our time is President Trump’s tweets. However, for us business Cyber enthusiasts, a much more divisive and captivating subject is cryptocurrency.

It seems that public opinion still stands at around 50-50 on whether cryptocurrency is a good investment. Even the business maverick Gary Vaynerchuk himself is undecided about it.

The Great Cyber Conspiracy

Submitted by Micah Smith on Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:05

Remember those allegations that the Russian hacked into the US elections? How it transformed into one giant conspiracy theory, with global leaders from either side laughing patronizingly in a deep and hollow fashion at the possibility of it all?

 
Well, turns out that this conspiracy could have more to it than meets the touch screen.

Facebook threats

Submitted by Micah Smith on Sat, 11/04/2017 - 07:09

As if hacking into heart rate monitors, smart home systems, and iPhone cameras wasn’t enough, the hackers are going hook, line and social and are sabotaging your Facebook account.

The implications may not go straight to your bank account, although obviously the intention is to get there eventually, but it does go right to the core of our precious virtual life.