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Most of us are active on social media for various reasons. Some of us like to catch up with our friends, some like to be updated on the happenings around the world, and some just like to use it in our free time. Hundreds of thousands of new social platforms have emerged after the popularity of a few.   It has almost become mandatory to be active...

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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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With the advancement in technology, facial recognition technologies have come into effect. It is a system capable of identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. There are multiple methods in which facial recognition systems work, but in general, they work by comparing selected facial features from a given image with faces within a database.   It has numerous benefits. Thus, law enforcement agencies, airports, and business owners have adopted the...

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a Fire Fighter Chili and Canvass Kickoff in Concord, N.H. on Nov 9th, 2019. A cyber-attack allegedly by Russian hackers targeted a Ukrainian oil company where Biden’s son served on the board. The same Russian hackers who were responsible for the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee are believed to be behind this attack...

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“Cyber-security is now something that we must treat in our businesses just like we watch our balance sheets,” says Tom Kennedy CEO of Raytheon Company, the keynote speaker said to other business leaders in attendance at Northeastern University’s CEO Breakfast Forum.   Customers these days focus on the comfort, ease and, capabilities provided by the cyber-world. They want the value provided by the cyber-world but don’t focus...

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Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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All of us have termed ourselves as social geeks by managing our accounts on various social media platforms. The social media has now become such a platform that it's market and customer worth is exceeding million dollars too.  But are we concerned about the data we feed on these platforms? According to Udi Mokady, the chairman and CEO of CyberArk, the information security company, the...

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Every person these days has a smartphone with around 50 to 60 apps. Most of these apps request a lot of user information such as email id, address, phone number and what not. Although all of this is done after the user’s consent, one will be surprised to know how much data your apps can actually extract. Smartphones are so powerful, they can get your...

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  Account- what was the first think that clicked in your mind? Obviously social media accounts- Google , Facebook , LinkedIn, and umpteen numbers excluding bank account. But why? The invasion of the social media in our minds has completely transformed the way we view the world. But with socialising through these platforms comes the horror of the privacy of our personal information.  A plethora of...

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