HTTPS On Wikipedia Has Reduced Government Censhorship

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Research fellows at the prestigious Harvard University have found that there were fewer instances of censorship as far as Wikipedia was concerned when the site finally started to encrypt its traffic.   Is knowledge really power? Or maybe the real power lies in money and authority. All of that does not matter. What matters is …

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Details about DROWN attacks and how to prevent them

DROWN attacks protection

A whopping 11.5M websites using the HTTPS protocol for encryption are estimated to be at the risk of being attacked and having their data compromised and stolen from a new vulnerability that has been detected as a loophole in OpenSSL, identified as DROWN. Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened encryption (DROWN) uses an outdated security …

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How to Hack a Facebook Account

How to Hack a Facebook Account

Facebook has become more of a necessity to the vast majority of us, rather than a luxury. Social media in general have conquered the hearts and minds of many people, whether they serve professional purposes or personal ones. According to the statistics, nowadays there are about 1.44 billion monthly active users trusting Facebook at a …

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LogJam bug affects thousands of websites and popular browsers

New Critical LogJam Bug Affects Thousands of Websites

It looks like we just patched the Heartbleed bug, however there is another vulnerability with SLL named “LogJam” that shakes number of important internet protocols. Researchers just found an internet vulnerability as of now termedas LogJam — and it is assumed to be influencing 8% of the world’s huge sites. What makes it so much …

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China’s ‘Great Cannon’ could allow online censors to hack sites globally

China's 'Great Cannon' could Hack Yourself

A team of researchers has named a brand new cyber-weapon controlled by the Chinese administration the ‘Great Cannon. ‘The weapon was lately used within an attack on GitHub and GreatFire.org, plus is equipped to concentrating on any computer worldwide collaborating with Chinese sites. Chinese online censors have established an “offensive system” that will make it …

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12 Easy Steps to Dramatically Improve your LinkedIn Security and Privacy

LinkedIn Security and Privacy

Social media have become a substantial part of our everyday life, due to their ease of use and the multiple benefits that they offer to every user. More and more people turn to social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and of course LinkedIn, in order to promote their business or catch up with friends and …

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Google Has Warned Internet Users of Unauthorized Digital Certificates for Google Domains

Google has warned everyone about unauthorized digital certificates

Google has revealed via a blog post that there have been unauthorized digital certificates for several Google domains, which can cause security breaches online. Data interception is the major reason for concerns and this is why the vulnerability of the digital certificates has become known to the public. MCS Holdings is the company that holds …

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FREAK flaw now seems to be targeting mobile and credit unions

The FREAK Attack Now Seems to Be Focusing on Mobile

As it turns out, FREAK attacks are here to stay and they have now been targeting mobile OS. Credit unions will be probably facing troubles with the encryption, especially those that have been structuring their banking system for more than five years. New patches are on the way to confront with the urgent matter. FREAK …

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Google VPN Appears to Be on the Way, Safeguarding Open Wi-Fi Connections

Google VPN Appears to Be on the Way

It has been found that in the latest Android Lollipop 5.1 from Nexus 6 there is Google VPN activity, revealing the intentions of the tech giant to effectively prevent safety breaches in Open Wi-Fi connections. One of the major security loopholes when it comes to mobile devices is directly linked to the use of unprotected …

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Unlike Verizon, AT&T Dropped Super Cookies on Cellphone Data

AT&T Dropped Super Cookies

Following intense criticism  from privacy advocates, AT&T Mobility says it no longer use “Super cookies to track its subscribers’ online activities,  but Verizon wireless is still adamant on inserting tracking codes on users’ HTTP requests purportedly to “recognize and authenticate” subscribers. Recently, US national carriers Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility have been under intense criticism …

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