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Hackers

Are you fond of video games and play stations online? Be aware! There might be hackers around. Hacking is one of the most recurring phenomena witnessed by many internet users. Hackers cannot just get access to credit card numbers but also your name and home address. Engin Kirda, associate professor at Northeastern University discusses the largest loss of private information as a consequence of hacking.   According...

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granite

Christopher Chapin, a Northeastern University graduate, while referring to a commitment from the General Services Administration to invest $50 billion in federal telecom contracts over the next 15 years with 10 American companies was a moment of gasp in the room. Chapin, senior vice president and chief information officer at Granite Telecommunications explained, “We are growing rapidly, by about $150 million a year. And with...

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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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hackers

It would be alarmingly easy for the hackers to steal your private information, starting simply with your Instagram selfies and connecting them to your online shopping.  That’s what Nithin Gangadharan, a master’s student of computer science at Northeastern University, was trying to do on a recent Wednesday in a programming lab. So to speak: It was all part of a hacking competition for students attending...

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internet

Want to know how the weather’s like today? Or look up a long-lost friend from your childhood? The internet has made pretty much everything possible right now. But there really is more going on than what really reaches the eye.   Once on the internet, your data is not private anymore. The hackers, the unsecured networks, the fears of endless data breaches, and intrusions always come along...

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Cybersecurity on the internet

With every passing day, there is immense development of technology making everything easier for us. But the radical truth here is that it makes things similarly easy for the bad guys, if not more, to exploit us naïve users of the internet. Innumerable hacking organisations and cybervillans out there are spreading terror and the world needs a lot of cyber heroes to take them out.   Northeastern...

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safety-and-security

A group of students from Northeastern University participated in the MITRE’s Embedded Capture the Flag competition where they were challenged to build a security system that can protect its intellectual property. The group successfully designed a prototype gaming console that stopped every attempted attack and won the competition.   The students also proved to be impressive hackers, themselves, by defeating the security measures in the systems designed...

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Electric grids, banking systems and cyberweapons have one thing in common, but what? Any system controlled or operated by computer program is cybersystem. But is it possible to create a perfectly secure cybersystem? Not if you intend to let anyone use it. Is it possible to create cybersystems that won’t inevitably be crippled by attacks? Most people would say no to this, too. However, John...

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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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