Category Archives: Security

Face recognition to boost surveillance

  The US government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers working on the project. The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical […]

Kenya Google has been the victim of a cyber-attack

  On Monday morning, Google has been the victim of a cyber-attack. Defacement attack was launched by Bangladeshi hacker TiGER-M@TE, their Kenyan domain was defaced, instead the page splayed a black background€™ stamped in red across it. When a user visited the page the hacked screen spiraled in as some foreign music played in […]

Chinese hackers defaced the website of the government owned Philippines News Agency (PNA)

Chinese hackers defaced the website of the government owned Philippines News Agency (PNA) Defaced page of the website was with the Chinese flag and the text: “China Hacker EvilShadow Team, We are evil shadow. We are the team. We have our own dignity China Hacker Lxxker.” The hackers shared news of the attack on Facebook. […]

privacy of millions of htc devices at Risk

  More than 18 million smartphones and other mobile devices made by HTC are at risk  vulnerable to many security and privacy issue. The Federal Trade Commission charged HTC with  customizing  the software on its Android- and Windows based phones in ways that let third-party applications install software that could steal personal information. The vulnerabilities […]

News : Google Play leaking app users‘ personal info

Concerns over a possible Google privacy issue have emerged as an Australian app developer discovered he had access to the personal information of users who downloaded his Android app in Google Play. Developer Dan Nolan wrote a blog post describing how he found a treasure trove of personal information such as email and mailing addresses […]

Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast […]