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How to recover deleted files

With the right software, you can retrieve files you thought were lost forever.<p>You need a document, photo or other file that you're sure was deleted. You've searched your hard drive. You've scoured the Recycle Bin. No sign of it? Don't panic. As long as you act quickly, you can usually bring that …

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How To: Hack Open Hotel, Airplane & Coffee Shop Wi-Fi with MAC Address Spoofing

After finding and monitoring nearby wireless access points and devices connected to them, hackers can use this information to bypass some types of …

You Should Really Add A PIN To Your Cellular Account. Here’s Why.

It’s fairly easy for a hacker to hijack your mobile account, take control of your phone number, and use it to bypass two-factor authentication you have set up and break into your online accounts.<p>Your phone number is how a number of companies, including your bank, email provider, and social media …

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The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

This Photographer Shoots Portraits in the Style of Old Master Painters

Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk is a Dutch fine art photographer whose portrait photos may make you feel like you’re walking through a museum. Her style is …

Cyber-Security Jobs Aren't Just for Hackers Anymore

There actually are a broad range of career paths in the industry.<p><i>What is the scope of jobs in cybersecurity? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social</b> …

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

25+ of the Most Inspiring Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram has helped shape the way that creatives express themselves and share their work—particularly when it comes to photographers. First created as a photography app, the social platform allows both professionals and enthusiasts a way to share their unique view of the world. And throughout the …

How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent

As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of <i>Carpenter v. United States</i>, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without …

How to Quickly Lock a Note with iOS 11 on iPhone

Before iOS 11, the only way to lock a note in the Notes app was to tap the Share icon and select Lock Note. But with iOS 11, you can quickly and easily lock any note by just swiping on it. This shortcut means you don’t even need to open a note to lock it, and it makes the whole process a lot …

Hackers Are Targeting Your Mobile Phone. Here Are 15 Ways to Slow Them Down

Mobile phones have become the new prey of choice for hackers and other nefarious individuals. Once compromised, our phones offer easy access to our personal and financial information, giving hackers the ability to sell that information on the dark web and to ransom our information.<p>But despite the …

The Tools of Espionage Are Going Mainstream

Great-power deception is no longer designed just to trick a handful of leaders. It’s designed to trick us all.<p>Deception is getting real. This month, lawyers for Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before Congress, facing hard questions and ugly truths about Russia’s online operations to inflame …

A cybersecurity expert showed us how hackers can tap into an office phone and listen to everything you're saying

Many offices have IP phones, but did you know that they might be vulnerable to hackers? Depending on the phone, someone could use the device to spy on you remotely. We spoke with Ang Cui, cybersecurity expert and founder of Red Balloon Security, who discovered the exploit in a Cisco phone. Here's a …

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3 Pillars of Cyberthreat Intelligence

Strong enterprise cybersecurity programs must be a built on a framework that incorporates strategic, operational, and tactical leadership and …

The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple

It’s a common adage that employees are the weak link in corporate cybersecurity. But I believe they are also the best defense, <i>if</i> they are given policies that are easy to follow and not too numerous and complex. Employee security training and best practices need to be user friendly and simple to be …

Report suggests US is in a ‘pre-9/11’ cyberattack moment — here’s what you need to know

“Clear and present danger” — so suggests the authors of the recent National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) report to the White House, a task required by the administration’s May 2017 executive order (EO).<p>For those unfamiliar, the EO mandated government agencies to strengthen the …

Microsoft issues advisory to users after macro-less malware attacks

Hackers have been found exploiting a freshly-uncovered vulnerability in Microsoft's software to install malware on business computers.The post …

Pay boom for cybersecurity and IT staff in skills shortage pinch point

Cybersecurity workers won pay rises of more than 10pc on average last year as the growing sector suffers from a severe shortage of skilled workers.<p>Information analysts in the sector saw salaries rise by 10.5pc, according to recruitment group Hays, while cybersecurity engineers’ pay rose by 8.4pc. A …

Massive shortage of cyber security personnel poses risks

Video<p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Cyber crime is a growing industry.<p>The recent data breaches at Equifax, Yahoo and the Democratic National Committee are …

Did Russia make this ship disappear?

Gurvan Le Meur was steering the 37,500-tonne oil tanker Atria toward the Russian port of Novorossiysk when something odd happened.<p>His ship disappeared.<p>"First we had a few alarms -- losing signal alarms," the ship's captain said of the June incident. "We quickly found that the position given by the …

Nearly undetectable Microsoft Office exploit installs malware without an email attachment

Security firm Sophos uncovered a zero day exploit that targets a 24-year-old data exchange protocol, and it can be used to silently attack machines …

The 4 Best Phones for Privacy and Security

Cell phones — particularly smartphones — are inherently bad for privacy. You’ve basically got a tracking device in your pocket, pinging off cell …

10 Social Engineering Attacks Your End Users Need to Know About

It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Make sure your users are briefed on these 10 attacker techniques that are often overlooked.<p>1 of 11<p>It's the middle …

CERT: These emerging technologies bring new risks

CERT updates its list of potentially worrisome innovations.<p>Emerging technologies are finding their way into everyday life as they mature and gain …

Major Vulnerability in WiFi: Update Your Computer and Phone ASAP

Nearly all devices that use WiFi could have their communications monitored - and in some cases even modified - by criminals.<p>Early this morning, researchers revealed the details of a serious vulnerability that they discovered in WiFi's security - a weakness that may let unauthorized parties …

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

Delicately Crafted Life-Size Insect Sculptures Made Completely Out of Bamboo

Japanese artist Noriyuki Saitoh crafts life-sized insect art made completely out of bamboo. The small, delicate sculptures are awe-inspiring in their attention to detail. Saitoh depicts the razor-thin veins in the wings of dragonflies and cicadas, as well as the wiry whiskers of grasshoppers. By …

What to Do With Digital Storage That's Collecting Dust

How many of you have old memory cards, USB sticks, or even hard drives lay around doing nothing? Of those that answered yes, how many of you still …

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