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Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down

Posted: August 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: HACK! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down

Secure Email Shut-downsThe encrypted email service used by US fugitive, Edward Snowden has abruptly shut down, amid a legal fight involving US government attempts to win access to user information.

“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” Lavabit owner Ladar Levison wrote in a letter posted on the Texas-based company’s website.

Lavabit was founded in 2004 by Texas-based programmers, allegedly prompted by privacy concerns about Gmail, Google’s free, widely-used web-based email service, and their use of the content of users’ email to generate advertisements and marketing data.

Lavabit offered significant privacy protection for their users’ email, including asymmetric encryption. The strength of the cryptographic methods used was of a level that is difficult for even intelligence agencies to crack.

Notorious hacker and founder of Ghacks called the secure email service “probably the most secure, private email service right now”. In July 2013, Lavabit had about 350,000 users, it offered free and paid accounts with levels of storage ranging from 128 megabytes to 8 gigabytes :: Read the full article »»»»

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Using Bitdefender To Save Your Online Life

Posted: April 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Using Bitdefender To Save Your Online Life
Bitdefenders 2012 Suite of Protection

In our online lives, nothing sends a shiver quite as quickly as a bluescreen, going down via bad hard-drives, corrupt installs or withering hardware is one thing, going blue via a virus is another story entirely, data is more often than not lost forever.

Many of the most potent viruses last year were transmitted via links to corrupted sites or email attachments, often hitting as a disguised news story. From government agencies to electronics giants, hackers and attackers fought their way into personal information systems and websites, often just to show it could be done, but more often nefariously stealing valuable personal information.

In 2010 internet security evangelist Eddy Willems said “The current numbers are alarming. The malware industry has published nearly four new viruses per minute in the first half of 2010. We expect the two million barrier to be broken in the second half of the year
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Internet Security: Phishing With Cam Girls – Italian Gamers Stung by Faux Nudity Offers

Posted: March 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Internet Security: Phishing With Cam Girls – Italian Gamers Stung by Faux Nudity Offers


Phishing With Cam Girls Italian Gamers Stung by Faux Nudity Offers

Those clever boffins at Symantec have dug up a slick new phishing scam aimed squarely at over enthusiastic Italian gamers. The scam page – hosted on a popular free web hosting site – was cleverly disguised to look like a popular gaming brand, the brand was – according to the scam page – introducing a new service that would allow its users to connect with ubersexy cam-girls. luring gamers With super-cute pix and promises of girls ready and willing to perform nude webcam shows for a small credit card fee, even luring some with the offer of free shows.

According to Symantec blogger, Mathew Manyara,  the  – scam – gaming brand had prepared a list of users who were willing to perform nude webcam shows. The phishing site claimed that by entering login credentials one could receive through email the names of the users willing to perform and be able to add them to their contact list.

The phishing site explained that login credentials were required because the brand decided could not disclose the names of performers outside the network to maintain the girls privacy. To gain the users’ confidence, phishers assured gullible gamers that there was no scam involved in their offer and verified each performer did perform nude sex acts in the webcam shows. Read the full article »»»»