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What you need to know about WannaCry and the Ransomware Attack

  • 16/05/2017 at 00:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
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WannaCry RansomwareNo doubt you’ve heard about the ransomware attack know as WannaCry that hit computers across the world over the weekend. But, what was it, where did it come from, how was it stopped and how can you protect yourself, your company and your information?

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NSA ‘About’ Surveillance on Americans halted by FISC

  • 29/04/2017 at 01:08 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewA halt to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) controversial surveillance program known as “about” collection is now in place. What this program aimed to do was to gain access to emails and messages that contained information about foreign surveillance targets. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) made the ruling to halt the “about” tactic as there was no way it could comply with the constitutional rights of Americans.

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Facebook creates ‘revenge porn’ database

  • 06/04/2017 at 00:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Tech EyeFacebook has announced that they are curating a database of reported ‘revenge porn’ images in an attempt to curtail the practice on the social network.

Revenge Porn on Social Networks

Revenge porn is not a new concept. It can come in many different shapes and forms. For online scammers, they may use video recorded from intimate Skype sessions to extort money. More often, it is an ex-partner of the victim sharing the photos of clips in an attempt to humiliate their former lover.

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Internet providers promise not to sell your info…but they totally could

  • 05/04/2017 at 00:31 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewTrump is set to sign yet another executive order, this time undoing a regulation that would block internet providers from being able to mine and sell your information. But don’t worry, Comcast, Verizon and AT&T promise not to do that. They totally could, though.

The move is the latest in an avalanche of rules discarded under a nearly two-decades old, half forgotten law allowing regulations to be eliminated. The GOP majority Congress has been having a field day giving Trump orders to sign, of which he has been only happy to do. At least where his actions have not been overturned or blocked by that same group, or other branches within the trinity.

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A look at the leaked CIA malware attacks on Apple software

  • 26/03/2017 at 23:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Smartphone SpyWikileaks has once more released a series of documents that claim to show malware the CIA used to spy on owners of Apple products. And they are pretty hardcore.

The CIA’s Target: Macs

We have seen many examples of how the CIA, among other organizations, have used exploits to get backdoor access into people’s phones, computers, and other devices. But this is a new set of revelations, specifically targeting Mac computers using directly targeted malware installed by CIA operatives.

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What you need to know about Wikileaks and CIA’s Hacking Program

  • 09/03/2017 at 01:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Smartphone SpyWikileaks have released a new batch of classified documents, this time from the CIA. Per the documents, the CIA have a section like the NSA, but with less accountability and oversight.

The CIA’s Tools and Wikileak’s Vault 7

The new series of leaks is titled “Vault 7”, and the first load of documents released called “Year Zero”. The documents focus on a section in the CIA called the Center for Cyber Intelligence. The unit was tasked with creating and using an arsenal of hacking tools (Malware, viruses, Trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits) to perform a range of subversive and covert operations.

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Secure your Messages with Keybase

  • 12/02/2017 at 23:44 by It's a Gadget Staff
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KeybasePrivacy and security are hot topics in this digital era. There’s a lot of reasons why someone would want to keep information private, and not always for nefarious reasons. A team might be working on privileged information for a company, or you might have a special night planned for your partner. This app has been updated to protect your messages on a range of platforms.

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