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Security: What is a BlackNurse Attack?

By now everyone is aware of what a DoS or Denial of service attack is. A large number of compromised systems are used to flood a system over TCP/IP protocols. BlackNurse is a new breed of attack that doesn’t require large recourses, in fact, 15mb’s of bandwidth and a laptop can get the job done. 

End-To-End encryption & Facebook

In a world where so much of our personal information is moving back and forth across the internet. It’s important to understand people with the right tools can eavesdrop on your conversations. We have to be diligent and hold privacy and security close to the chest on everything we do online. Encryption is key here, even if someone is able to listen to a conversation, it would sound like a foreign language to them and impossible to decipher without the right dictionary.

California bill would require ‘back door’ access to encrypted phones

People could argue even if it saves one life, it’s worth it. If you really think about how much sensitive information we store on our phones, everything from contacts, credit cards to health data. Would we all be safe if that gets out?  Were not talking about identity theft, that would be the least of the problems. How about people on witness protection, or celebrities with orders of protection to Financial records of millionaires with contact info of their children.

Update Java the safe way on OSX

We all know we shouldn’t click on links we don’t know, especially with so many phishing scams out there. Flash and Java updates have become one of the biggest forms of this. Many sites will prompt to update from a link. 

So be safe and ONLY update Java and flash from your system preferences and never from a random popup asking you to update.

Follow these steps to update Java

Headline: Government reached a deal with tech companies

The Justice Department announced the deal Monday with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. Other companies are expected to participate once it's approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Companies wanted to make the disclosures to alleviate public speculation about their cooperation with the government. The government opposed the companies' request, saying it could interfere with national security investigations.