Tag: Online Security

Are Social Platforms Responsible for User-Generated Content?

Allegations of the Trump Administration colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 election have flared up again. While that’s intriguing in its own right, it’s far more interesting to take a look at how some social media and other online businesses are behaving in the wake of this news. Facebook, for example, seems to be on the defensive. Being an online media outlet can be rough Facebook and other online outlets have become very defensive in the wake …
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Microsoft Aims to fill the IoT Security Gap

Friday’s big cyber-attack that knocked out sites like Amazon, Netflix, GitHub, and Spotify has prompted many companies to go on the offensive–Microsoft being one of them. As the investigation furthers, the hackers haven’t been found out yet, but the software they used to complete their mission was a Mirai like program.  The hackers used it to storm every unsecured IoT device they could come across, including security cameras and computers …
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Top 4 Common Sense Tips to Help You Stay Safe Online

You would think that with the growing number of cyber threats these days, more people would be catching on to the idea of online security, however, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Various online surveys showed that in spite of hacking becoming a lucrative business for cyber-criminals, people still are very lax about becoming the next hacking victim.  It doesn’t take a tech savvy mind to stay safe online; …
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Cisco Reveals Major Security Exploits to its Customers

Cisco, the networking giant has said that they are becoming victims of hackers using the leaked NSA tools from a while back. The tools were released in August by ShadowBrokers and were confirmed to be the real deal by the Equation Group; which was found to have very long standing ties to the NSA. This is the second public vulnerability since the data dump Cisco suffered at the hands of …
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