Yahoo Offers On-Demand Password Log In To Your Accounts

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Online privacy and security has always been highly valued. But it is not always easy to enforce. The open platform that the World Wide Web offers for information sharing has its benefits. But it also has its risks and disadvantages. The wide-reaching coverage of the Web allows easy access to different kinds of date, with some of them not meant for sharing. Online accounts are always under the threat of identity th

New Holiday Scams To Watch Out For

Monday, December 15th, 2014
The holiday season is usually tied to shopping and buying. People flood the malls or retail stores to buy gifts for themselves and their loved ones. Devices and gadgets become the primary target for most during the holiday season. But at the height of the shopping spree during the holidays, a number of scams also begin to prey on unsuspecting victims. There are the classic scams out there that still continue to dec

Apple hack in Australia demands ransom

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Users of Apple devices in Australia reported that they received messages claiming their gadgets were locked and needed a ransom to reverse the process. The Apple hack occured among iPhone, Mac, and iPad users in the island-continent, and would only be unlocked if affected users send money to a PayPal account. The messages appeared through Apple’s Find My Phone app, which is used to locate the mobile device

Dutch student sells personal data for 350 euros

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
A Dutch student has decided to put his whole personal data, or what he calls “data soul,” in an auction. The decision has raised questions on the future of personal information, especially our own. Last April 12, Shawn Buckles sold is “data soul,” which includes is location records, medical records, personal calendar, all his emails, and every data from his social media communications. He

Heartbleed Internet bug can steal passwords without notice

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
A major online security firm has alerted on Monday both website companies and Internet users that sites running on SSL encryption are vulnerable to a major Internet bug called Heartbleed. These websites include Airbnb,, Creative Commons, Pinterest, and NASA. The security flaw was reportedly discovered by a Google employee working on the company’s security group, as well as a software security

Twitter Testing Two-Stage Authentication Process

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
When it comes to making their social networking service secure, Twitter seems to be lagging behind. After a series of hack attacks affecting major Twitter accounts like Burger King and the Associated Press, the microblogging service revealed that it is working on a two-factor authentication process. When it would be introduced to users, however, remains unknown. Twitter revealed that it has been working on beefin

Servers of South Korea Broadcasters and Banks Crash by Possible Cyberattack

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
South Korean police are investigating whether North Korea has a hand in the shutdown of computer networks of the country’s three major broadcasters and three banks. Authorities have also said the government is bracing for more possible cyberattacks. Terrestrial networks KBS and MBC, as well as cable channel YTN, have reported that their computers were affected. Their broadcast, however, remain normal. Meanw

Chinese Military Accuses United States of Hacking

Friday, March 1st, 2013
After the United States accuses the Chinese Army for attacking websites of US-based institutions, China countered with a claim that its military and defense ministries websites are being hacked from IP addresses originating from the US. China’s Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said in a news conference that there are over 144,000 hacking attempts targeting China Military Online and Defense Ministry we

Chinese Military Accused of Orchestrating Cyberattacks Against US Companies

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
A report published by a U.S.-based security firm claims that the recent cyberattacks against American corporations and government agencies were conducted by the Chinese armed forces. The Mandiant report specifically pointed at Chinese military Unit 61398, claiming that the digital trail led investigators to the building that houses that unit. China’s Ministry of National Defense countered the report, citing

Burma Government Denies Hacking Journalists’ Emails

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
The government of Myanmar (also known as Burma) has denied that it had to do with the possible attempt to hack into email accounts of journalists working for foreign and local media. This statement comes after Google warned that journalists are becoming targets of “state-sponsored attackers.” At least 12 journalists based in this Asian country’s major city of Yangon and overseas have received mes