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Posted On August 5, 2013By adminIn Cyber-Crime

Four Security Apps That Have Your Back

by Lawrence Feldman According to Norton.com, 113 cell phones are lost or stolen every minute in the U.S. This amounts to $7 million worth of smartphones per day. Thieves can really make a living out of this market, but you would be the one left with the bill. Luckily, new technology has made it easier to protect your cell phone, so you can prevent thieves from hacking into your personal files, and even improve your chances of ultimately tracking down your device. Some must-download apps to maximize your phone securityRead More
A lot of people can’t wait to get on BBM for iOS and Android smartphone since Blackberry announced it would make the app cross-platform. The company said it would arrive this summer but did’t mention an exact date, and it seems someone has taken advantage of this. There is a fake Blackberry messaging app in the Google Play Store created by a developer called RIM (BlackBerry phones are no longer called Research in Motion or RIM). Although the app has been pulled down by Google, the developers managed to get more than 100,000Read More

Posted On September 27, 2012By BinjoIn Cyber-Crime

Arik Air’s Website Taken Down By D.O.S Attack

In the latest action within the #ArikWhereIsMyIPad Saga between blogger Japheth Omojuwa and Arik Air, a group of hackers with the Twitter handle @Op_ArikAir has thrown a Denial Of Service attack on Arik’s main website at http://arikair.com. The website has been down for over half an hour, crippling the purchase and sale of Arik flight tickets. UPDATE: The website has been restored after a 60 minute attack. The hackers say they’ll give a 5-minute break and continue attacks. Omojuwa forgot his iPad on an Arik flight earlier this year, wentRead More
Ford Keyfree Login
Being an automobile company, we know it’s weird for Ford to do this. You know how you open up your browser and you have to login to all the multiple websites you love so dearly? Ford hopes to eliminate that with its Keyfree Login service. Basically, all you have to do is create an account, add all your favorite social networks and you never have to login again. To login to all of them, you can login once via Ford’s service or just move close to your bluetooth-enabled computer withRead More
Early today, Hackers got into the official website of the University Of Lagos at http://unilag.edu.ng and replaced the website with pornographic pictures. This is what it looked like[the blank part had pornographic images] Seems like a prank by some students. The website is now back up in its original form. Thanks @Mowahlay and @TheRollngstoner Image: @AbiolaAllisonRead More
Members of the hacking group, Anonymous, have posted a document on Pastebin, detailing and discussing plans to conduct Denial of Service attacks on the 6 DNS Servers that the internet runs on. Anonymous says the shutdown will be in response to SOPA, Wall Street and the US’s plans to retaliate cyber-attacks with military force. Here are snippets of the post To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, On March 31, theRead More
On Jan. 18th, Millions of internet users and content creators rose against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act [SOPA]. Large sites like Wikipedia and Reddit, joined the protest by blacking out the entire site as it would be if SOPA had passed. Other sites like Google, blacked out their logos while blog networks like the Cheezburger network and developer forums like xda-developers were out for the entire day. This infographic takes a look at the statistics behind January 18th’s protest, making it the largest protest in history. Source: Holy KawRead More
Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström, founders of The Pirate Bay, the world’s most resillient file sharing site have been convicted in a final appeal at the Swedish SUpreme Court and have been sentenced to different prison terms. They were earlier convicted in 2010 and had appealed to have their 12-month sentence reduced by between two and eight months. Their final attempts at an exemption from prison terms were blocked today with a dismissal from the court. Their fines and prison terms remain the same. The prison terms forRead More
Reports have emerged that Google has fired its Kenyan country manager over Google’s theft of Mocality’s database. Nairobitech says Olga Arara-Kimani, a former Safaricom employee has been let off. They also say a technical person in Zurich has been fired. Yesterday, Nelson Mattos who had released an earlier statement apologising to Mocality released another statement: “We’ve concluded our investigation into the serious allegations about our use of data from Mocality’s website in Kenya. We’re very sorry this happened. We’ve taken appropriate action with the people involved and made changes inRead More
UPDATE: Anonymous via its Twitter account says the Facebook shutdown plans are fake. Last year, people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous planned to take down Facebook on November 5 but the operation was dropped. They’re at it again this year. After last week’s attack on various Music Distribution and US Government websites in response to Megaupload’s shutdown, Anonymous’ next target is Facebook. Anonymous hopes to do this through its LOIC software. The same software used in earlier attacks. Basically the software sends random targets to aRead More