Tag: Internet

British Telecom Causes Nationwide UK Online Banking Outage

Although online banking is gaining in popularity, the number of outages customers have to deal with continues to increase. For once, the banks themselves were not to blame for today’s outage, as the problem was caused by BT, the largest ISP in the region. A major technical fault is to blame for the incident, although things were resolved around midday. BT Outage Causes Significant Stress In this day and age, …
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Judge Feels Internet-connected Devices Should Not Expect Any Privacy Protection

Privacy is a topic which can be interpreted in a wide variety of different ways. At the same time, there are a lot of people who don’t grasp the concept of digital privacy. One judge in Virginia has ruled that Internet-connected computers will offer no privacy. The reason is simple: computer security is inefficient at stopping hackers. But what does this mean for law enforcement hacking? Is There Such a …
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Singapore To Take Government Computers Offline In Response To Cyber Threats

Singapore is a country which will not shy away from taking drastic measures. Not even when those steps result in cutting off internet access for government computers. This initiative will start in May 2017, and is an effort to keep sensitive data safe from internet criminals. A Backwards Approach To A Modern Problem? It has become apparent governments have no real defense against internet criminals. Data breaches are becoming a …
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Audio Fingerprinting May Become The New Norm To Breach Browsing Privacy

Online tracking of users is become more the norm than the exception these days, and various websites are resorting to audio fingerprinting. The AudioContext API can identify audio signals which may reveal unique information about one’s browser and Internet-connected device. Audio Fingerprinting Reveals Sensitive User Information When consumers browse websites online, the last thing that would cross anybody’s mind is how site owners are keeping track of visitors through audio …
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