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It’s been a busy month for Anonymous, the hacker/cyber-activist collective known for supporting Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks site: despite being occupied by efforts to assist anti-government protestors across the Middle East and Northern Africa (through a series of DDoS attacks on … Continue reading

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ATMs certainly come through in times of financial need–they are yet another crutch in our increasingly technological world.  As such, they also serve as a big target for thieves and hackers.  It’s no secret that thieves can use ATM card … Continue reading

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Cybercrime, like regular crime, appears in a variety of forms. There are direct violations, such as the unauthorized hacking of an account, and there are more subtle varieties, such as posing as a Facebook friend, that involve tricking victims into … Continue reading

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The term “hacker” is almost exclusively associated with nefarious activities – from infiltrating email accounts to discovering and preying upon the vulnerabilities of corporate networks. Yet, “good” hackers provide a formidable defense against such threats. After completing educational courses and … Continue reading

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Computer forensics, also known as digital forensics, constitutes a branch of forensic science that deals with computers and digital media. More specifically, according to Computer-Forensics-Recruiter.com, an online resource for those interested in a career in the field, computer forensics is … Continue reading

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As we become ever more dependent on our laptops, smartphones and various other means to surf the web, internet crime continues to increase at an alarming rate. There’s no doubt that this rise in cybercrime is linked to organized crime; … Continue reading

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Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in prison, the harshest punishment for a computer crime ever handed down in an American court. Yet, despite this small victory in the war on cybercrime, law enforcement officials still face major problems … Continue reading

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A zero day attack refers to a hole in software that is unknown to the vendor. This security hole is exploited by hackers before the vendor becomes aware and races to fix it. Uses of zero day attacks can include … Continue reading

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Domain names, the URLs you type into a browser to visit a particular website, are getting a new look as we move into 2010. What is good news for the international community, though, may bring a concomitant increase in the … Continue reading

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In the wake of Gmail cyber attacks by Chinese hackers, the prevalence of cybercrime has been thrust into the international spotlight. The question should be, though, why wasn’t it a hot topic before? Cybercrime encompasses any sort of crime having … Continue reading

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Black hat hackers (or crackers, or sometimes just hackers if you don’t care to differentiate) are individuals with extensive computer knowledge whose purpose is to breach or bypass internet security. The general view is that, while hackers build things, black … Continue reading

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