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Home Depot confirms security breach

On Monday Home Depot confirmed they had a breach in security and that customer payment data that occur at its stores puts millions of its customers could be at risk of fraud. Customers who shopped at the home improvement chain in the U.S. and Canada...
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Dairy Queen Confirms Data Breach

A Dairy Queen breach was recently revealed by Brian Krebs, who runs the website Krebs on Security. When Krebs initially uncovered evidence of the Dairy Queen breach, the company was unwilling to believe that their customers’ debit card and credit card information had been stolen....
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Is Tor Traffic Secure?

In the wake of Ed Snowden’s revelations there’s been a litany of calls for the widespread adoption of online anonymity tools. One such technology is Tor, which employs a network of Internet relays to hinder the process of attribution. Though advocates openly claim that “Tor...
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How to Secure Your VoIP

Several users of traditional landline phones are ready to ditch their old and cranky sets for the latest feature-rich and low rental VoIP communication systems. VoIP is not only being used by the office owners but there is also a rise in the number of...
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Cryptocat Encrypted Facebook Chat

Open-source chat-encryption tool Cryptocat announced its latest update, which includes full encryption for Facebook private messages, in a blog post Monday. “Cryptocat’s mission is to make encrypted chat accessible and easy to use. With Cryptocat celebrating its third birthday (already!), we’re happy to announce the...
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CryptoLocker Ransomware Targeting Android Smartphones

The CryptoLocker ransomware has been wreaking havoc on desktops for months now, demanding that victims pay hundreds of dollars in exchange for the key to decrypt their locked hard drives. Now a piece of malware along these lines is adding the Android platform to its...
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Dropbox Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google And Documents

People using shared storage provider Dropbox are leaking data, a competitor has discovered. Dropbox competitor Intralinks stumbled across mortgage applications and bank statements while checking Google Analytics data for a Google Adwords campaign. Links to shared files leak out when those links are accidentally put...
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