Cyber Crime Tag

cyber-security

Facebook has met with many allegations of abusing the privacy of its users and giving access to users’ data. This also includes the widespread use of the ‘like’ button on third party websites which can essentially track users’ information leading to its questionable cyber-security.   Engin Kirda, professor for Information Assurance at Northeastern University discusses the motives of Anonymous group which announced on YouTube that it plans...

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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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ransom ware

Cyber Crimes are all over the internet. These crimes can be more dangerous than the usual robbers, as they can put to threat some of the most important items in your computers, phones or laptops. Ransom ware is also a form of extortion where hackers can control your computer and put in danger all the files and information in it. The only way to stop...

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Remember that one time when you prank-called a friend? Hilarious, wasn’t it? As long as the facts are right one of the major crimes of 21st Century started as a prank. In 1878 a group of teenage operators decided to misdirect and disconnect calls at Bell Telephone. That was the first official recorded hacking in the history of technology. Computer hacking came somewhere in 1960s....

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