Tag Archives: National Security Agency

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Can Actually Help Spies Steal Data, Warn Researchers

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Can Actually Help Spies Steal Data, Warn Researchers (https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/07/27/kaspersky-av-hack-with-satellite-malware/#47ef7bf42e0f) Thomas Fox-Brewster , Forbes Staff I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. “Kaspersky says it isn’t going to fix the problem” “It’s not just Americans that are worried about the Moscow-based AV vendor, though. Even some Russians have concerns. Vladimir […]

The US Government Banned Kaspersky Antivirus

  Will Trump Ban Russian Anti-Virus Software Giant Kaspersky Labs Over Alleged Kremlin Ties? Newsweek The US Government Banned Kaspersky Antivirus – Virus Guides Trump Administration Restricts Kaspersky Lab Product Use – BankInfoSecurity.com US government removes Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors for IT services – Neowin Managed Service Provider for the following […]

New Worm Uses Seven NSA Tools, Five More than WannaCry

Called EternalRocks, this new worm is not yet weaponized May 22, 2017 20:21 GMT  ·  By Gabriela Vatu  ·  Share: The world thought WannaCry was the worst thing to happen to computer security, but that’s far from the truth given what security researchers just found out – namely a new worm spreading via SMB using […]

Think Twice Before Linking Your Bank Account to an App…

“If you disclose your Card numbers, account numbers, PINs, User IDs, and/or Passwords to any person(s) or entity, you assume all risks and losses associated with such disclosure.” STOP BEING LAZY PROTECT YOURSELF Bob Sullivan / Credit.com 12:08 PM ET Consumer protections limit your liability in case of fraud — but you need to act […]

Hackers Ran Loose Inside JPMorgan Chase For 2 Months Before Getting Caught

By Gerry Smith/Huff Business It’s as if a robber were to break into a bank today and stay there until Christmas before someone noticed. That’s how long hackers had access to JPMorgan Chase’s computer system, The New York Times reported this week. If two months seems like an eternity for cyberthieves to wander through the […]

Symantec Endpoint Protection Exploitable Through Privilege Escalation Flaws

July 30th, 2014, 16:53 GMT · By Ionut Ilascu A set of three zero-day vulnerabilities have been discovered in Symantec’s Endpoint Protection suite during a security auditing session at a company offering financial services. The evaluation was conducted by a team of experts from Offensive Security, creators of the Kali Linux penetration tool. They found […]

Google asks judge to keep Gmail privacy case docs secret, because only Google is entitled to privacy

What is your opinion? Why are they above the right to privacy I ask? “Google asks judge to keep gmail privacy case documents secret because only Google is entitled to privacy” By Paul Carr On July 29, 2014 http://pando.com/2014/07/29/google-asks-judge-to-keep-gmail-privacy-case-documents-secret-because-only-google-is-entitled-to-privacy/ Back in May, Google settled a giant class action suit over its mining of Gmail user […]

Apple Downplays Severity of “Backdoors” in iOS Follow-up

July 24th, 2014, 13:46 GMT · By Ionut Ilascu “They appear to be misleading about its capabilities, however, in downplaying them, and this concerns me. I wonder if the higher ups at Apple really are aware of how much non-diagnostic personal information it copies out, wirelessly, bypassing backup encryption,” writes the expert on his blog. […]

iSpy? Researcher exposes backdoor in iPhones and iPads

by John Zorabedian on July 23, 2014 Again toys in a network should not be allowed How much of your personal data on your iPhone or iPad would you be willing to bet law enforcement or a hacker can grab from your device, even if you’ve encrypted it? How about all of it? A “backdoor” […]

PayPal Freezes Accounts of NSA-Proof Service ProtonMail

July 1st, 2014, 12:21 GMT · By Gabriela Vatu Again NSA is in your face, probably scared Paypal. Folks I know Paypal is convenient to pay bills, but there are other alternatives, maybe boycott Paypal for a while, who knows maybe they will stand up for consumers rights. PayPal has decided to restrict payments to […]