Feb
27
2013

Learn to code!

I love teaching my coding classes, it is by far the best part of my job. Now I have been posting some tutorials on my business page as well just to help my clients stay on top of their sites, and they absolutely love it. Anything I can possibly do to get students/adults/everyone coding, I will do. I hope that people realize you need these skills in every career path there is. Great video.

Feb
22
2013

Chinese Cyberattacks and Presidential Order

Takeaway: A wave of cyberattacks originating from China have been revealed and a new Presidential executive order pertaining to network security standards is in the works. At the beginning of the month, the New York Times revealed that it had been under a systematic and sophisticated attack by hackers for the past four months, and that they believed it was coming from China. Then, just a day later, the Wall Street Journal came out saying that they, too, were under constant attack by […]

Feb
14
2013

CISPA is back?!?!

CISPA, the Privacy-Invading Cybersecurity Spying Bill, is Back in Congress It’s official: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act was reintroduced in the House of Representatives yesterday. CISPA is the contentious bill civil liberties advocates fought last year, which would provide a poorly-defined “cybersecurity” exception to existing privacy law. CISPA offers broad immunities to companies who choose to share data with government agencies (including the private communications of users) in the name of cybersecurity. It […]

Feb
7
2013

Federal Reserve Hacked

  The Federal Reserve has acknowledged a data breach. The Federal Reserve has acknowledged that an outside party gained access to its website and a limited amount of data, raising questions about the central bank’s cyber-security measures. “The Federal Reserve System is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product,” a Federal Reserve spokesman said in a statement. “The exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no […]

Feb
5
2013

OpLastResort Claims Hack On Government Site

Internet activist group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the apparent hack of a U.S. government website on Feb. 3, less than a week after defacing two other sites as part of the group’s ongoing Operation Last Resort. They are currently also looking into the US Drone program and memo released today. According to ZDNet, Anonymous hacked the website of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center and posted a spreadsheet on the site that appeared to contain the “login […]

Feb
4
2013

Energy Department Latest To Get Hacked

Well, here we go again. The Energy Department was hit by an online attack last month that compromised the personal data of several hundred employees. In an e-mail sent to employees Friday evening, the agency confirmed that hackers penetrated computers and servers at the agency’s Washington headquarters and stole the personal information of hundreds of employees and contractors. The agency said it was working with federal authorities to investigate the attack. It said that, based […]

Feb
2
2013

Twitter hacked

Apparently it’s not going to be stopping anytime soon, and I hope you have changed your passwords for other accounts if you were one of the unlucky. Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its users. The social media giant said in a blog posting that earlier this week it detected […]

Feb
1
2013

Chinese Hackers get NY Times and Wall Street Journal

Chinese hackers have not been messing around as of late, they have decided to go all out. One day after The New York Times reported that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its computers and stolen passwords for its employees, The Wall Street Journal announced that it too had been hacked. Two of the largest media entities in the US have been attacked, yet our network defense systems have still not been put at the top of […]

Jan
31
2013

Twitter turning over personal information

Twitter says it turns over user data to government agencies in the U.S. in 69 percent of the requests made for such information, according to a new transparency report released by the microblogging site. “It’s our continued hope that providing greater insights into this information helps in at least two ways: first, to raise public awareness about these invasive requests; second, to enable policy makers to make more informed decisions,” writes Jeremy Kessel, Twitter’s manager of […]

Jan
26
2013

Unlocking Your iPhone Now Illegal

The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out. In October 2012, the Library of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed. But the library provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window closes on Jan. 26. Unlocking a phone frees it from restrictions that keep […]

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