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  • High Profile Security Disclosures – Are Things Getting Worse?

    With numerous high profile security disclosures this year – Heartbleed, POODLE and Bash are there more vulnerabilities in today’s software or are we just paying more attention?
    By Ryan Tetzlaff November 3, 2014 

  • Google Glass: Too Many Security Issues to be Usable

    Google Glass has appeal to workers as it could improve productivity, however, it is even less secure than smartphones, not having passwords, pin numbers or other basic security devices.
    By Ryan Tetzlaff November 25, 2013 

  • Should We Really Have Any Expectations of Privacy Online?

    Recent statements by Google over their Gmail service have raised many an eyebrow of concerned parties. Free email services like Gmail use personal information gleaned from emails in order to display targeted advertising. But are we really all that concerned?...
    By Ryan Tetzlaff September 12, 2013 


  • Is Anonymous Really That Bad?

    They've got a reputation for upsetting big corporations and forcing transparency in the way customer data is used - pretty cool stuff, really - but Anonymous are also often described as criminal hackers. So which is it?
    By Christian Cawley December 5, 2011 

  • PC Virus Quiz - Do These Symptoms Mean Your Computer Is Infected?

    Do you know how to recognize a virus infection on a computer? Take our ten question quiz to see if you can tell normal system activity apart from malicious viruses, malware, and other threats.
    By Finn Orfano November 8, 2011 

  • Why Conficker Isn't a Big Deal

    A new book, titled Worm, seeks to give the complicated story of one of the biggest computer worms in existence. While Conficker is an interesting beast, it seems like it's getting a whole lot of attention by people desperately wanting it to be a great...
    By Aaron R. October 31, 2011 


  • Why Smart People Fall for Scams

    I've never really liked the phrase "We all live in glass houses," but I do find it annoying to see the victims of scams blamed for lacking common sense. The unfortunate truth is that most of these victims just made little mistakes and suffered...
    By Aaron R. July 31, 2011 

  • Going After the Little Guy in the War on Illegal Downloads

    The RIAA and MPAA have struck a deal with many large ISPs in order to monitor customer downloading so that piracy can be more easily prevented and punished. Is this fair to customers when security breaches could make the accused unwilling participants?
    By Finn Orfano July 13, 2011 

  • Ethical Hacking for Lulz?

    Could the LulzSec group be described as ethical hackers, or were they simply in the game for a laugh and the chance to show off?
    By Christian Cawley June 30, 2011 
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