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September 1, 2014
by sjvn01
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After alleged iCloud breach, here’s how to secure your personal cloud

In light of the news that an alleged hacker cracked the iCloud accounts of celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, to reveal their private, intimate photos, there remains a high level of speculation and rumor over exactly what happened. … Continue reading

September 6, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?

Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?

Just how broken are fundamental Internet security technologies such as Secure-Socket Layer (SSL), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and Transport Layer Security (TLS)? We still don’t know for certain. But, it’s clear that the National Security Agency (NSA) has broken many … Continue reading

August 28, 2013
by sjvn01
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How the Syrian Electronic Army took out the New York Times and Twitter sites

Once more, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a pro-Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad organization, has struck on the internet. This time, SEA hit The New York Times (NYT), Twitter, and other popular sites. Unlike previous attacks that relied on phishing attacks … Continue reading