Putin Jabs NSA For Letting The Ransomware “Genies Out Of The Bottle”

Following the worldwide “Wanna Cry” cyber attack that was launched last Friday and quickly spread to thousands of computers, Vladimir Putin took a jab at the NSA for authoring tools that “may harm their own authors and creators” should the “genies be let out of the bottle.”  Per The Hill: “We are fully aware that the genies, in particular, those created by secret services, may harm their own authors and creators, should they be let out of the bottle.” “Microsoft’s management has made it clear that the virus originated from US intelligence services.” For those who haven’t followed the story…
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ISPs are selling your private data, restore your privacy with this simple trick.

Its no more news the US Senate has voted to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell the web browsing histories and geolocation data of their customers to advertisers and partner companies. Yes, you read that right, your privacy is up for sale with the support of the US Senate. Nothing, it seems, is sacred,, or private, any more, here comes the good news, you can restore your privacy and I will show you how in a moment.  This latest assault on Americans’ right to privacy leaves consumers little choice but to find  their own ways to protect their data….
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Your Private Data Is Up for Sale – With the Blessing of The US Senate

  The US Senate has voted to let ISPs sell their user’s private data, including browsing history, geolocation data, to advertisers and partner companies. This is a large blow to the privacy of Americans. What is the next step? The US Senate has voted to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell the web browsing histories and geolocation data of their customers to advertisers and partner companies. Yes, you read that right, your privacy is up for sale with the support of the US SenateNothing, it seems, is sacred,, or private, any more. So out of the blue is this…
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How to stop hackers from stealing your information on public Wi-Fi

You enjoy “free internet” through Wi-Fi hotspots libraries, coffee shops, at bars, and other public places. It seems harmless. Little do you know, a stranger could know your birthplace, the schools you attended, and your recent search history in 20 minutes. Just a couple of years ago, strangers could login as you on Facebook if you were on the same Wi-Fi network as them. They’d be able to view and send messages from your account, and even post statuses. You don’t have to swear off public Wi-Fi for the rest of your life, and it’s not entirely the venue’s fault….
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Why You Should Not Browse the Internet Without a VPN.

  Online surveillance has become the norm. And if you believe you have nothing to hide, that’s usually because you just don’t know yet, or because you are privileged enough to not feel the impact. Keeping yourself safe online is not only important for you alone, but also for your family and friends. The more you protect yourself, the more you protect the people you interact with on a daily basis. It’s no wonder someone asked this question, because according to Google, there are more than 7.19 Billion active devices around the world. With such penetration, problems and vulnerabilities are…
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Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail

The Dutch hacker, who in 2013 was accused of launching the biggest cyberattack to date against the anti-spam group Spamhaus, escaped prison Monday even after he was sentenced to nearly 8 months in jail because most of his term was suspended. Sven Olaf Kamphuis, 39, was arrested in April 2013 by Spanish authorities in Barcelona based on a European arrest warrant for launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Spamhaus that peaked at over 300 Gbps. Spamhaus is a non-profit group based in Geneva and London that tracks spam and cyber-related threats, creates blacklists of those sites and…
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Elon Musk Plans to Launch 4,425 Satellites to provide Global Internet from Space

Big tech companies, including Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, are in the race of bringing Internet connectivity to unconnected parts of the world through wireless devices, flying drones, high-altitude balloons, and laser beams. But, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has big plans for bringing low-cost Internet service worldwide, and it all starts in space. Private rocket launch service SpaceX has asked the U.S. government for permission to launch 4,425 satellites in orbit to beam high-speed Internet down to the world, according to a newly filed application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). That’s a hell of a lot of satellites; in fact,…
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In UK, Investigatory Powers Act forces collection of “internet connection records” which allows government to see one year of your internet history

The Investigatory Powers Act replaces existing law under the Telecommunications Act and brings government mass surveillance into the Internet age with a bang. The IP Act made it through both Houses, without adding any of the privacy constraining amendments suggested by the House of Lords Intelligence and Security Committee, and will become law within weeks. Under the new law, the UK government can access 12 months of your Internet history at the drop of a hat. Additionally, they now have the power to infiltrate and infect your computer in the course of an investigation with only the say-so of the…
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Dangerous Rootkit found Pre-Installed on nearly 3 Million Android Phones

Here’s some bad news for Android users again. Nearly 3 Million Android devices worldwide are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks that could allow attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code with root privileges, turning over full control of the devices to hackers. According to a new report from security rating firm BitSight, the issue is due to a vulnerability in the insecure implementation of the OTA (Over-the-Air) update mechanism used by certain low-cost Android devices, including BLU Studio G from US-based Best Buy. Backdoor/Rootkit Comes Pre-installed The vulnerable OTA mechanism, which is associated with Chinese mobile firm Ragentek Group, contains a…
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VPNs for Beginners – What you need to know

What is VPN? Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a suite of technologies that Provide privacy by hiding your internet activity from your ISP (and government) Allow you to evade censorship (by school, work, your ISP, or government) Allow you to “geo-spoof” your location in order to access services unfairly denied to you based on your geographical location (or when you are on holiday) Protect you against hackers when using a public WiFi hotspot Allow you to P2P download in safety. In order to use VPN you must first signup for a VPN service, which typically cost between $5 – $10…
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