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Learn from Edward Snowden…ENCRYPTING YOUR LAPTOP LIKE YOU MEAN IT


Edward Snowden still maintained, “Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on.”

If you want to encrypt your hard disk and have it truly help protect your data, you shouldn’t just flip it on; you should know the basics of what disk encryption protects, what it doesn’t protect, and how to avoid common mistakes that could let an attacker easily bypass your encryption.

Follow the link to learn how to protect yourself…..

https://theintercept.com/2015/04/27/encrypting-laptop-like-mean/

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Heartbleed Bug: What You Need to Know



Heartbleed Bug: What You Need to Know 

A bug known as “Heartbleed” is making major headlines. Here’s what it means to you and the steps you can take to minimize potential harm.

What is Heartbleed?
“Heartbleed” is a security flaw that affects the technology called “OpenSSL” that is used to encrypt websites.  These websites usually begin with “https” and have a lock next to the URL. The Heartbleed bug could give attackers access to the information that was entered on a website, including user names and passwords.

What websites are affected?
Roughly 2/3 of active sites on the internet use Open SSL and could be vulnerable to attacks. However, most major sites acted quickly to fix any vulnerability and ensure the safety of their website and customers. If you’re wondering if a particular website is safe or still vulnerable you can check using this tool, which has been recommended by security experts:https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/.

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Target data hack only the beginning of massive, sophisticated attack…..


The Target data breach may be just the tip of the iceberg in what seems to be a massive sophisticated attack on U.S. retailers that may have possibly originated in Russia, according to newly discovered evidence. The Wall Street Journal reports that federal and private investigators who are looking into the matter have discovered that parts of the malware used to hit Target has been available on the black market since last spring, and was written in Russian, leading them to believe the attack may have ties to organized crime in the former Soviet Union.

The investigators have also revealed that any known antivirus software couldn’t detect the malware used, with hackers having also added in features that covered the fact that they were actually copying data from the credit and debit cards swiped in point-of-sale (POS) machines. Interestingly, the malware was programmed to steal data during prime business hours (i.e from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time) and store it on an internalTarget server that was also controlled by the hackers.

“What’s really unique about this one is it’s the first time we’ve seen the attack method at this scale,” iSight Partners senior vice president Tiffany Jones said. “It conceals all the data transfers. It makes it really hard to detect in the first place.”

Some of these newly revealed details confirm what a recent Krebs on Security report said, although we’re now getting a better idea of the scope of the Target attack. Neither Krebs on Security, nor the investigators cited by the Journal have revealed how the malware was actually injected into Target’s POS machines.

iSight on Thursday issued its own report on the KAPTOXA (name of program written in Russian) POS malicious software it discovered, acknowledging the fact that it’s investigating the matter with the U.S. Secret Service. The security company warns retailers that the malware “has potentially infected a large number of retail information systems,” and they should contact the Secret Service and the company in case they believe they were infected. The security firm also advises consumers to keep an eye for fraudulent bank transactions and to avoid opening any emails or links that may have been sent by their banks or financial institutions, and instead contact those institutions via telephone or website.

Finally, Reuters on Friday exclusively reported that six ongoing attacks similar to the one suffered by Target have discovered by security firm IntelCrawler, although actual names of the companies involved were not revealed at the time this article was written.

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If There’s a RAT in Your Laptop, You Won’t Know Who’s Watching You….


It sounds like a virtual haunting, and it happens on your computer. File folders go missing. The mouse curser starts roaming around on its own. Pop up messages appear for no particular reason. The laptop shuts down without a command. After it restarts, the webcam light is on. But if you’re not using the computer in genreal, and the camera in particular, who is?
If you’re lucky your computer has viruses; if you’re not so lucky, your PC may have a RAT problem. A RAT infestation can lead to a whole new level of privacy violation.
Remote access tools (RATs) were developed to allow users to access their PCs away from the office—think advanced telecommuting—but a new generation of hackers is developing increasingly advanced RAT software that allows them to take over a computer owned by an innocent target—think you—and make it their “slave.” Once they’re in, they can spy on you through the webcam and listen into your conversations on the microphone, effectively turning your computer into a one-way mirror into your life.

“People would not have a clue it’s been installed on their PC as the methods now are getting more and more advanced,” says Black Shadow, a hacker contacted by TakePart through Hack Forums, a bulletin board. “Hackers use them for a few reasons: to spy on a person, to steal from their accounts, to build up a bot-net for DDS [distributed denial-of-service] attacks, or just for fun, to be nosy.”
A YouTuber who goes by the handle DaSheepherder posted a video on Hack Forums some 15 months ago complaining he’d been RATted by one of the members of the forum. “Whoever did it just deleted everything,” he said. “I have got, like, nothing, nothing left. All my intros and all my upcoming videos have been deleted. I’ll have to start from scratch making the intros and all that.”
Black Shadow saw the post and says he helped DaSheepherder retrieve the deleted files. “I cleaned up his PC, got rid of the RAT for him,” he wrote on Hack Forums. “[A]fter the kid I helped got hacked, I wanted to find a way to stop them, so I have produced a RAT Firewall. [N]ow it’s time to help people defend themselves.”
To detect a RAT takeover, says Black Shadow, “Look at your startup items. It will show [up] there for sure, unless it’s been programmed into the memory, then it will not be visible.
“Look at your task-manager at running processes, most RATS are set to run from these, it will always run from user name.”
And always, he says, “Check for your webcam light if it’s on.”
The snoop, and the consequences, coming from the other end of that webcam can be far more serious than losing a fledgling YouTube inventory if you’re living in a country embroiled in political unrest, insurrection or civil war.
Karim Taymour, a Syrian activist, told a reporter from Bloomberg that after he was arrested by the Assad regime, his interrogators showed him a “stack of more than 1,000 pages detailing his conversations and electronic files exchanged on Skype,” according to Reporters Without Borders.
“My computer was arrested before I was,” Taymour said.
In its annual “Enemies of the Internet” report released March 12, Reporters Without Borders found that “Internet content filtering is growing, but Internet surveillance is growing even more. Censors prefer to monitor dissidents’ online activities and contacts rather than try to prevent them from going online.”
Oppressive governments are like RATters: They like to watch.

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New Malware Attacks Smartphone, Computer to Eavesdrop……turns on your microphone


A recently discovered new form of Android malware called DroidCleaner can not only infect your smartphone, but also targets your PC to spy on you.
Researchers at the security firm Kaspersky Labs have uncovered new malware which poses as a “cleaner” app — or an app used to free memory on Google’s OS — in the Google (GOOG) Play app store. Once an Android user downloads the app, the malware infects the user’s smartphone and can also be uploaded to the user’s PC if they plug the device into their Windows computer in the USB drive mode.
While the malware that attacks the smartphone is more sophisticated than the malware that infects the PC, according to Kaspersky, the primary function of the malware that installs on the computer is pretty invasive.
The malware that runs on an infected user’s PC can take control of the microphone on the machine and use it to eavesdrop. As soon as the microphone detects sound, it can begin to record the audio and then send it back to cyber criminals.
Kaspersky points out, however, that if a user has a current version of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, then the function that automatically allowed the malware to be installed will not work because the setting is disabled on current versions. The PC attack is really focused at users that are using older versions of Microsoft Windows.
As for the malware installed on a user’s smartphone, Kaspersky researcher Victor Chebyshev said in a blog post that it was the first time his firm has seen “such an extensive feature set in one mobile application.”
Some of the functions the malware can perform on an infected device include:
Sending SMS messages
Enabling Wi-Fi
Gathering information about the device
Opening arbitrary links in a browser
Uploading the SD card’s entire contents
Uploading all SMS messages
Deleting all SMS messages
Uploading all the contacts/photos/coordinates from the device master

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PC Cleaner…


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SmartPCFixer™ will help identify and fix Windows’ invalid registry entries. By running Scan & Cleaner as part of scheduled maintenance, it will keep your PC from freezing or frequent crashes . Using it will reduce the probability of you getting a “blue screen”, program not responding or lock up.

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Identity Protection for you and your computer


New spyware, malware and trojans are coming out everyday to steal your personal information. You need to protect yourself with the most up to date software to remove and secure your ID and computer.

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