Stratfor Hacked: 860,000 Subscribers’ Data Compromised

If you’re in the security community (or even if you’re not), I’m sure you’ve heard of it. If not, well I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year vacations under that big rock in some unknown cave. So, remember the 2011 back-to-back incident at SONY? Well, that was stupidity. You’d think other companies and … Continue reading

Swiss Scientists Prove Durability of Quantum Network, So what?

So, probably you’ve already heard–most probably not. The Institute of Physics and the New Journal of Physics recently released a paper on the long term performance of the SwissQuantumat CERN on field environment. And since I have taken the ambitious task of making all this technical stuff understandable to the average reader, I decided to try and write in … Continue reading

One-Time Pa(d)sswords

Remember that time when I talked about how you should never recycle passwords? Yeah, I know, I don’t stop telling you that. And most of you don’t stop recycling passwords either! And no, recycling passwords is not helpful to the fight against climate change. Who told you that? It is, however, very harmful to your privacy! And I … Continue reading

Stanford education at your fingertips!

Have you heard yet? Stanford University Online Education is offering several courses online on Entrepreneurship and Computer Science. These courses will be taught by renowned Stanford professors. And the best bit is that they’re free!

Of course these classes can’t replace the value of a full university experience. However, this is an opportunity to learn from leading experts from one of the best Universities in the world, so go learn something if you aren’t that busy!

Sony Breached — AGAIN! What you should do to protect your privacy.

If there are people who should learn from history, they’re the one at Sony. People have barely forgotten the recent PS breach that occurred barely a month ago and here we go again. (Is this going to be a monthly thing?) If the reports reaching me are true, a group that calls themselves “Lulz Security” claims that not only was the database breached by using a simple SQL injection attack but also that the passwords were stored in plain text. Forget negligence and irresponsibility, that’s downright — pardon the term — idotic… Continue reading original article »

Ten Commandments for Keeping Your Online Identity Secured

In a day and age when we can digitally curate our existence, it is important to keep full control of our accounts. And as internet availability is about everywhere in the planet, security issues can plague users if they become careless and don’t take precautions. Whether you are on facebook, twitter or any other platform, Social networking security is important. So here are the 10 things everyone needs to keep in mind.

Zero-emission Japanese Car Race

by Silent Sinner In the next few years, the world may see a whole new generation of cars as automakers around the world race to mass produce zero-emission cars. Japanese car makers are racing to develop zero-emission cars, and US and European manufacturers have also announced plans to roll them out within a few years. … Continue reading