The suspected administrator of a torrent website raided by police in 2012 is confronting the possibility of years in prison despite authorities knowing he ran the site to a great extent for no particular reason. The 24-year-old is blamed for disregarding notices to shut down SwePiracy and is currently confronting damages of nearly $3 million because of companies including Disney. Continue reading “Torrent site run for only fun causes damages of millions”
The investments that have been made in the field of preventing cyberattacks have not been that fruitful, as we can witness through the charts and stats revealing the increasing number of such malicious incidents. Even though resources are multiplied, the results do not get a lot better than what they were a few years back. So, what seems to be the problem? Continue reading “Dealing with Cybercrime through Proper Change in Human Behavior”
Encryption is the in-word in internet security and privacy circles. It is also the word on the lips of law enforcement, and not in a good. See, encryption has always been there but it is only in the last decade or so that people decided to commercialize it on a large scale. Continue reading “End User Encryption: When Do You Reasonably Need to Use Data Encryption?”
Cybercrime has become one of the major threats online for people all over the world, making it necessary for Internet users to come up with the best security measures that allow them to surf the web risk-free. Continue reading “Easy Directions Allowing You to Avoid Cyber Crime”
Recently, a new study being performed by Experian proves that illegal trading on the web or otherwise the black market online has increased really rapidly over the last years. In fact, in 2014 110 million items were sold illegally on the web from many people worldwide thus 40% increase in comparison with 2013 and 300% in comparison with 2012. 96.5% of this kind of trading on the web must not surprise you if you consider the number of high profiles of this year. Continue reading “A Recent Study Proves that Black Market on the Web Has Increased Rapidly”
There are growing concerns as to how Charlie Hebdo attacks in France are going to affect Internet surveillance in the country and the world. Rumors dictate that stricter legislation is bound to apply against terrorism.
The wound has not yet healed after the recent tragedy at Charlie Hebdo magazine, with the word about terrorism spreading. There is an alarmingly increasing fear that the incident with the shootings in France is not the end at this war against freedom of speech. However, there is another issue at stake; freedom of speech is not only jeopardized by those who react violently and try to erase any opinion not matching their own beliefs. On the contrary, there is another imminent danger that we should be aware of and this is the danger of lack of Internet freedom. Continue reading “Internet Surveillance Concerns that Got Raised by Charlie Hebdo Attacks”
You hear it all the time — always be wary of divulging your personal information to other people, especially strangers. For me, I had a taste of what it was like to have my personal information compromised because of my own negligence. A couple of years ago, I received a letter in my mailbox from a lawyer’s firm representing one of the local mobile service providers stating that I had 2 month’s worth of overdue bills amounting to nearly USD6,000.