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2013-06-02 23:04:00

ReverseGenie.com allows visitors to conduct reverse phone number searches to determine the identity of the owner and other details such as carrier information and location of the number. Utilizing the “follow” feature of the site also allows users to be notified when a spam caller is bothering someone else — and notes left by previous searches can help determine the nature of a call with a quick glance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 ReverseGenie.com is a new website...

2013-05-30 23:30:16

The Internet Safety tool, called the iPredator Probability Inventory for Adults (IPI-A), has been released by iPredator Inc. Developed by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, the IPI-A investigates the risk of an adult online user being cyber attacked, in addition to, used for prevention education and investigation. Poughkeepsie, New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Internet safety for all online users is vital to their safety...

2013-05-28 23:28:08

Latest Consumer Reports´ data shows nearly 60 million Americans had at least one malware infection on their PC in the past 12 months, without any virus removal steps being taken. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 In its latest State of the Net Annual Report, Consumer Reports´ disclosed that malware repairs affecting nearly 60 million Americans are costing a mind-boggling $4 billion per year. The report, published in Consumer Reports´ June, 2013 issue also mentioned...

US Power Companies Face Constant Cyber Attacks
2013-05-23 12:50:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Tuesday, lawmakers warned that the United States´ power utilities face near constant cyber attacks on critical systems. Congressmen Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Henry Waxman of California disclosed their findings during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on cyber security. The two Democratic representatives issues the survey of utility companies, which revealed that the nation´s electrical grid...

Anonymous Threat Forces US Navy To Shut Down Wi-Fi Networks
2013-05-21 14:44:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week the hacker collective Anonymous began advertising another one of their “campaigns” to attack the US government as a form of protest. Taking to Twitter, the group said they planned to “disrupt activities” at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay in protest of the way prisoners have reportedly been treated there. In a preemptive move, the US military shut down their Wi-Fi networks at the base yesterday...

Attack On Google Netted Chinese Hackers With Counter Intelligence
2013-05-21 10:01:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, Google became one of the first companies to openly admit they had been attacked by Chinese hackers. This admission sparked an ongoing battle between the Chinese government and the American-owned search giant. At the time, Google said they had been hit with a sophisticated attack which resulted in some stolen intellectual property. On the heels of news about a reenacted Chinese hacking group yesterday, the Washington...

Hackers Fail To Plan, OpUSA A Dud
2013-05-08 09:14:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday was meant to be hell on earth for many US banks and government agencies. OpUSA, an operation against these high profile organizations, was meant to block access to critical websites and even bring a few websites down with DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Yet Tuesday came and went with very little success for Anonymous´ OpUSA, save a few websites which had been merely defaced rather than brought down...


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