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PERHAPS YOU'VE BEEN hearing strange sounds in your home—ghostly creaks and moans, random Rick Astley tunes, Alexa commands issued in someone else's voice. If so, you haven't necessarily lost your mind. Instead, if you own one of a few models of the internet-connected speaker and you've been carel...
When Congress voted in March to reverse rules intended to protect Internet users’ privacy, many people began looking for ways to keep their online activity private. One of the most popular and effective is Tor, a software system millions of people use to protect their anonymity online. But even To...
  • Wednesday, 27 December 2017 17:25
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Beijing - Apple chief executive Tim Cook has called for future internet and AI technologies to be infused with privacy, security, and humanity. Cook made the comments on Sunday at the opening ceremony for China’s World Internet Conference - an event designed to globally promote the country’s vis...
  • Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:42
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Cybersecurity can cause organizational migraines. In 2016, breaches cost businesses nearly $4 billion and exposed an average of 24,000 records per incident. In 2017, the number of breaches is anticipated to rise by 36%. The constant drumbeat of threats and attacks is becoming so mainstream that b...
News flashes and sound bites are constantly calling our attention to the latest hacks or threats to our cybersecurity that seem to be filling our social media news feeds and television reporting circuits. While there are plenty of bad actors out there hell bent on doing us harm, symbiotically living...
Bitcoin's rise could help lead to the creation of a so-called "decentralized internet," according to a venture capitalist Decentralized internet is the idea that the web is run across a number of machines that are owned by regular users rather than owned in a central place like a server This could ...
Researchers are wielding the same strange properties that drive quantum computers to create hack-proof forms of data encryption. Recent advances in quantum computers may soon give hackers access to machines powerful enough to crack even the toughest of standard internet security codes. With these co...
How much information does Google have about me? Our lives have become more integrated online than in any other time in history. We interact with each other online via social media, email, and forums; we conduct business via complex, data-driven channels and innovations; and the culture we encou...
Hackers are savvy users who manipulate computer systems and force them to them to do the unintended. If they do this with wicket intent, we call these people black hat hackers. Hacker tools and specific techniques are constantly changing, but black hat hackers do have some predictable approaches whe...
  • Monday, 13 November 2017 11:15
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THE WARNINGS CONSUMERS hear from information security pros tend to focus on trust: Don't click web links or attachments from an untrusted sender. Only install applications from a trusted source or from a trusted app store. But lately, devious hackers have been targeting their att...
Nobody likes internet trolls. They pop up in discussions they weren't invited to and upset as many people as possible. Time and time again we are told the best thing to do is ignore the inflammatory, abusive things they put on forums, comment threads, and even social media posts. However, this is ea...
Welcome, dear user, to the 21st century. Your house is a computer made of bricks and mortar. Your car can drive itself. Everything from the television set in your living room to the juicer in your kitchen, is connected to the internet. Welcome, indeed, to the age of information and data. Where your ...
  • Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:58
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With more organizations introducing technology-based systems such as cloud computing into their work culture, the threat of a cyber-security breach has increased manifold. Internet accessibility has only enabled the critical role of information technology in our daily lives. It has always been ...
ISPs and providers can now sell your personal data thanks to the U.S. Congress. Here’s what you can do to maintain your online privacy. ISPs and providers can now sell your data and browser histories. The U.S. Congress sold you out. If you had any browsing dignity, you don’t now. Too bad yo...
Privacy is more important than ever. The Internet may be the best thing since sliced bread, but as we come to rely on it more and more in our daily life we risk exposing our data to attackers. Here at Cloudwards.net we figured we would help out our readers with a thorough online privacy guide that w...
  • Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:37
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This week, Bitcoin dipped down to a $4,037 low after China announced it would crack down on cryptocurrencies. Will the Bitcoin bubble pop? On Friday, September 1, Bitcoin hit a phenomenal new high of over $5,000 before falling back with further price declines. Commentators refer to the astonishing c...
We've been talking about the potential of hacker strikes on electric grids for years, and now it looks like the threat is imminent. Symantec reports that a group it calls Dragonfly is targeting energy and power sectors in the US and Europe, with the intention of both learning how these fac...
  • Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:38
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Cover your tracks in any web browser. Your internet history contains all of the browsing secrets you might want to hide. Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or...
Tech companies are leaving your private data unlocked online and there isn’t much you can do about it. (image: Flickr/ Maarten Van Damme) SANTA ROSA, CALIF. — Chances are your private data has probably been available on the web for any random visitor to read. And you may not even be able to...
‘Surveillance is the business model of the internet,’ Berkman and Belfer fellow says In the internet era, consumers seem increasingly resigned to giving up fundamental aspects of their privacy for convenience in using their phones and computers, and have grudgingly accepted that being monitored ...
News roundup: Hackers leveraged eight hijacked Chrome extensions to attack 4.8 million browser users. Plus, Cloudflare stopped protecting a neo-Nazi website from DDoS attacks, and more. New research shows millions of Google Chrome users have been hit with malware through eight hijacked Chrome extens...
By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke With almost everyone relying on the internet to perform tasks, there is barely anything like privacy. All your personal information are readily available to everyone by simply googling your name. However, you can control the information others have access to online thereby guar...
Invading your privacy without your permission is essentially theft, yet it happens every day on the internet and without consequence. Large corporations, law enforcement, the government, and just about anyone who knows how to use the internet, can easily obtain your personal information in a matter ...
A new form of malware hit the internet Tuesday, shutting down systems across Europe and impacting companies from the U.S. to Russia. Unfortunately, the attack, which early reports indicate seems to have hurt Ukrainian organizations and agencies more in particular, is still largel...
HIGHLIGHTS Fireball steals sensitive user data and manipulates regular surfing data CERT-In has issued its latest advisory to Internet users It said the virus can be detected by majority of anti-virus solution Cyber-security sleuths have alerted Internet users against the destructive activity of a ...

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