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Defecto en Facebook Messenger podría haber permitido a ciberdelincuentes interceptar y modificar mensajes

Cuando nos referimos a las comunicaciones cotidianas, digámoslo de una manera sutil, estamos casados con nuestras aplicaciones de mensajería. Por ello es preocupante cuando los investigadores descubren defectos de seguridad en las principales herramientas de mensajería. Y eso es exactamente lo que sucedió recientemente, cuando los investigadores identificaron un defecto ...

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Google Brings Safe Browsing to the Masses With Its Safe Browsing API

The best way to protect yourself from the malicious programs (often called malware) hidden across the Internet, is to have the latest and greatest tools at your disposal. That includes your Web browser, the very software application you’re using right now to read this blog. Now not all web browsers ...

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To Preserve Bandwidth, Gogo Inflight Executes a Man-in-the-Middle Attack

Early last week, Gogo Inflight, a provider of in-flight Internet access for airlines, caught a lot of headlines for a practice that can only be summarized in one word: bad. The company is accused of, and admits to, tampering with the communications of its customers and web servers across the world. ...

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Doxxing, The Internet and How You Can Lock Down Your Data

There exists, in this world of ours, a term describing the public release of a person’s identity against their will online. It’s called doxxing—Internet-speak for publishing docs, or documents—and it has quickly gone from an obscure Internet term to a tool for digital intimidation. And it can be quite nasty. ...

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The Drone that can Fly and Spy on Your Smartphone

For many, the notion of a flying drone conjures an image of an unmanned airborne military surveillance machine, or a high-flying courier sent to deliver your latest Amazon purchase. As a developing technology, the threat of drones being used for cybercriminal sabotage (especially on civilians, such as you and I) ...

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Yahoo! Mail Hacked: Secure Your Account Now

Last week, Yahoo! announced on their blog that the email accounts for an unspecified number of users had been compromised by hackers. They also echoed a sentiment frequently found on this blog, that “security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence.” Below are some details about the latest Yahoo! ...

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McAfee LiveSafe Knocks it out of the Park as PCMag Editors’ Choice

I’ve said it for some time—the world today is becoming increasingly connected, both on-and-offline. Everything from our shopping to banking, social networking to photography, job-hunting to booking travel—you name it—is taking place online. But being online can put you at risk and open a wide door to your identity when ...

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