Saleh Amireh

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An Intel-powered cellular network? It’s slowly starting to happen

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Intel<p>Intel(s intc) has long dreamed of making its mark in the mobile industry, not only as a smartphone processor …

Namecheap targeted in monumental DDoS attack

The Web-hosting service Namecheap was hit with what it says was one the largest distributed-denial-of-service attacks "anyone has seen or dealt with."<p>On Thursday morning roughly 300 domain names hosted by Namecheap were targeted in a DDoS attack -- a common hacker tactic that causes sites or …

Cybersecurity

Ethical hacking organization hacked, website defaced with Edward Snowden's passport

Passports of 60,000 US military and government IT professionals at risk<p>The EC-Council, a US professional organization that offers a respected certification in ethical hacking, was itself hacked this weekend. Passport and photo ID details of more than 60,000 security professionals who have obtained …

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the <i>Der Spiegel</i> article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail …

Starbucks' updated iOS app more securely stores user passwords (update)

Yesterday, it came to light that the Starbucks mobile payment app for iOS wasn't totally secure: the app was storing usernames, passwords, and email addresses in an unencrypted plain text format. Starbucks claimed that it had already fixed the issue, but the security researcher who originally …

Starbucks admits its iPhone app stores unencrypted user passwords

When you type a password into a mobile payment app, you'd probably expect it to protect that password somehow. But it seems that the Starbucks app for iOS doesn't actually lock its usernames and passwords down. According to a <i>Computerworld</i> report, company executives admitted today that the mobile …

PGP creator’s new ‘Blackphone’ is a secure Android phone that may protect you from the NSA

It was only a matter of time until someone developed a smartphone entirely focused on security.<p>Phil Zimmermann, best known among techies as the creator of the email encryption tool PGP, announced his latest security effort today: Blackphone, a smartphone powered by a custom secure version of …