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Islamic State Linked Cyber Espionage Campaign Targeting Syrian Activists

by Farhan · 16 hours ago · No Comments · 222 views

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CitizenLab, a research group at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, has published a reported on a cyber espionage campaign targeting activists working in Syria. The group suspects that the campaign is the work of Islamic State militants.

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Third Party Snapchat Apps Removed From Windows Phone Store

by Nicklaus Law · 18 hours ago · No Comments · 149 views

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As part of a security measure following a leak of its user’s photos, Snapchat has removed third party Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store. As the company does not have an official version of its app for Windows Phone, users will be left without a Snapchat app for the time being.

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Google To Directly Implement Android Into Cars

by Nicklaus Law · 4 days ago · No Comments · 763 views


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Google is reportedly planning to improve Android Auto in the form of a new project called Android M . Though Android Auto, an operating system for cars that allow the user to stream music and view maps was released last year, this early concept is looking to completely eliminate the need for an Android smartphone to enjoy the benefits of Android in a car.

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Snapchat Ends Up As Another Victim Of The Sony Pictures Hack

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.3k views

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Snapchat has ended up as an unintended victim of the data leaks that have occurred after the crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. While the Guardians of Peace have not directly gone after the ephemeral messaging app developer, its ties to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton has exposed many trade secrets that the company had wanted to keep quiet.

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Uber Wants to Use Biometrics and Lie Detectors to Screen Drivers

by Huei Song · 5 days ago · No Comments · 481 views

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Uber sure has been under lots of fire lately with several incidents regarding drivers assaulting passengers, and it looks like the company wants to buck up and make things safer for the public. Uber recently announced that they will improve background checks on drivers, using methods such as biometric scans and even lie detectors during driver screening.

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Instagram Introduces Five New Filters For The First Time In Two Years

by Nicklaus Law · 6 days ago · 1 Comment · 506 views

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Instagram users who are already bored with the the company’s variety of photo filters are in for a treat as five new filters have just been introduced. This marks the first time Instagram has given users free photo filters in two years, allowing its users to revitalise their uploaded photos.

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Norton Working on a Pair of Jeans to Keep your Pockets Safe from Digital Pickpockets

by Huei Song · 6 days ago · 4 Comments · 584 views

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It looks like Norton isn’t content with just keeping you safe when you’re on the computer and when you’re connected to the internet, the security company wants to keep your pockets safe too. Norton is working with Betabrand, a San Francisco-based company, to make a pair of jeans and blazer that can prevent thieves from stealing your identity right out of your pockets.

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Fourth Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch Out For Consoles; 6.7GB In Size

by Nicklaus Law · 6 days ago · No Comments · 548 views

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The fourth patch for Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Assasin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Unity, is now available for download on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Ubisoft says the patch is mainly aimed at fixing performance issues that have plagued the game since it’s launch about a month ago.

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Hatred Pulled from Steam Greenlight

by Nicklaus Law · 7 days ago · No Comments · 775 views

Hatred, an action game about a psychotic killer that murders people for the sake of it, has been removed from Steam Greenlight. The game features a top down view that is accented with a noir colour scheme, the game changes perspectives to a 3rd person view when the player attempts to execute civilians in gruesome fashion.

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Thousands Of WordPress Sites Infected By Malware

by Farhan · 7 days ago · No Comments · 844 views

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News has surfaced that some 100,000 websites running on WordPress have been compromised and were turned into attack platforms. Google has flagged around 11,000 of these sites already, but there are still many more that remain infected.

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Sony Urges News Organisations To Delete Leaked Data

by Nicklaus Law · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 822 views

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Sony Pictures is threatening to take legal action against news outlets that have posted about or downloaded and viewed the recently leaked information of the company and its employees. The recent hacking of Sony Pictures saw a handful of movies leaked before their release dates and sensitive information about the company and its employees.

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Iranian Hackers Wipe Las Vegas Casino Computers

by Farhan · 1 week ago · No Comments · 3.5k views

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Las Vegas Sands Corp, owner of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, has been revealed to be covering up a massive cyber attack against its computer systems in the United States. Details reveal that Iranian hacktivists were responsible and were acting in retaliation against Sands owner Sheldon Adelson’s comments about dropping nuclear weapons on Iran.

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