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Report Claims Automated Tools Used by NSA to Plant Malware on Millions of Computers

Posted on March 13, 2014 by GranTorinoGuy.

Just as the world turns, the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden and his leaks of NSA information churns out to reveal bombshells. The most recent bombshell happens to be the idea of the NSA utilizing automated tools to plant malware on millions of computers around the world. A report published by the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and [...] Continue Reading

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Russia Blocking Ukrainian Activists Sites That Could Cause Additional Terrorist Activity

Posted on March 04, 2014 by GranTorinoGuy.

All of the world’s eyes are on Russia and the Ukraine as the revolution causes a major uproar. Authorities, in their own effort to make piece, are not blocking 13 activist websites on the Russian social media network, Vkontkte. The blocking of activists websites during such turmoil is nothing really new. In todays culture and [...] Continue Reading

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Google Chrome Adds ‘Reset’ Feature For Detecting & Preventing Browser Hijacker Actions

Posted on February 06, 2014 by GranTorinoGuy.

Google has upped the ante when it comes to internet security by adding a new feature to prevent browser hijacking on top of its ability to quickly reset browser settings. This new feature will now prompt users when the browser detects that it has been hijacked by an add-on or other software just installed. Browser [...] Continue Reading

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Wearable Tech at CES 2014 Making a Splash with Smart TVs coming in Second Place

Posted on January 08, 2014 by GranTorinoGuy.

Las Vegas is heating up with the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show this week and wearable tech seems to have made somewhat of a splash, or at least a ripple, for many onlookers this year. Wearable tech devices, from smart watches to Google glass, naturally make sense when you consider how many devices we tote around [...] Continue Reading

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Apple Patents Curved Touch Screens Hinting Towards Next Mobile Tech Craze

Posted on December 10, 2013 by GranTorinoGuy.

Everyone is always on the hunt for the next best thing but in the interim we suspect that curved touch screens will be a hit amongst mobile devices as Apple has just received a patent for curved touchscreens and displays. According to AppleInsider, the method Apple patented is designed to create a curved screen that [...] Continue Reading

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Android Trojan Svpeng Used by Cybercrooks In Mobile Phishing Campaigns

Posted on December 04, 2013 by GranTorinoGuy.

Creators of the Svpeng Android Trojan (Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Svpeng) have enhanced the malware to be used in aggressive mobile phishing attacks where users are forced into relinquishing login and password details. Mobile devices infected with the Svpeng Trojan are known to launch a banking app of a major Russian financial institution. From there, the Trojan injects a [...] Continue Reading

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