Dropbox Hacked; Over 7 Million Accounts Allegedly Compromised

Dropbox Hacked; Over 7 Million Accounts Allegedly Compromised

Before you go through the details, go to your Dropbox accounts and immediately change your passwords. It looks like there’s a massive security breach at Dropbox. A user on Reddit has linked to a posting on PasteBin (which we won’t link to) which contains over 400 usernames and passwords in plain text, with almost 7 million others pipped to follow […]

     
 
 

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

According to a recent F-Secure investigation, it seems that consumers don’t care too much for their privacy & security when connecting to free, public Wi-Fi hotspots. The security firm conducted an investigation on the streets of London and discovered that consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy. The experiment involved setting up a ‘poisoned’ Wi-Fi hotspot where unsuspecting […]

     
 
 

How to Protect Against Phishing in 4 Easy Steps

How to Protect Against Phishing in 4 Easy Steps

Today’s article will be focused on phishing scams and how to protect against them. Many of you may have already heard the term several times, but let’s make sure we all know what it exactly refers to. The best way to describe a phishing scam is when you get an email or a message, and this one looks like it […]

     
 
 

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

This Pocket-sized Router Project Uses TOR to Protect your WiFi Traffic

Privacy and security concerns are affecting more and more people, especially after the disclosures of whistleblower Edward Snowden. At the time, he advised the public to use encryption in order to keep out prying eyes. As a result, a lot of tools and product have been created to meet this purpose and we’ve seen even a smartphone getting created especially fo […]

     
 
 

8 Best Password Manager Tools and Apps

8 Best Password Manager Tools and Apps

We all love using various apps, having accounts everywhere and trying to make use of all possible tools we encounter. However, it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of the passwords we use on all websites, which is why we came up with a vast collection of password manager tools. These ones allow us remember our codes easily, without having to […]

 
     
 
 

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

There are big chances that you have heard by now about Edward Snowden, a former contract with the National Security Agency that has become famous after revealing top secret government information to several media outlets. His leaks were essential to uncovering the global surveillance apparatus run by the NSA and its international partners. The classified material obtained by Snowden was […]

     
 
 

10 Security Tips to Protect Your Computer and Network

10 Security Tips to Protect Your Computer and Network

Whether you like it or not, hackers and virus coders have always been a few steps ahead of us. They devise new ways to take control of our devices and bank accounts. In an edifying TED talk, James Lyne, a security analyst pinpoints some of the new tricks hackers have kept up their sleeves. In the talk he shows how […]

     
 
 

How To Make a Cheap Home Security System

How To Make a Cheap Home Security System

Statistics say that a house is burgled every 15 seconds in the United States and every owner has losses of an average of $2000. Therefore, people understand now that they have to start protecting their homes in case of burglaries and other unfortunate events. The best solution for this problem is to install a complex security system that contains fire sensors, […]

 
     
 
 

How to Password Protect & Encrypt Files [Mac/Windows]

How to Password Protect & Encrypt Files [Mac/Windows]

Nowadays, the computer has a very important place in everybody’s life, as a personal gadget used for a lot of different things. Everything is digital and it is stored on a computer’s hard-disk or on a cloud system, offering you easier access to your favorite data. Computers have become the place where you hold pictures, documents, favorite music and everything […]

     
 
 

Use Skype as Home Monitoring Security System with SKYCAM

Use Skype as Home Monitoring Security System with SKYCAM    

Skype, the popular VoIP & messaging client can now be used as an intelligent and simple home monitoring tool. Thanks to SKYCAM, a nice IndieGoGo project launched recently, people can buy an IP-based monitoring webcam which solely relies on Skype to function and which can be easily installed in any important location. Installation and usage of SKYCAM unit is as […]