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Twitter Hack

Earlier this week, a massive Twitter hack occurred, involving famous individuals and high-profile politicians. These hacked accounts asked for bitcoins and offered to “double the amount” to “give back to the community.” Twitter, while conducting its investigation, has commented on the situation, stating that the hackers had specifically targeted employees who had access to internal

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Security Holes Found in Android Phones

Security researchers have discovered a security hole in Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony, and other Android-based phones, leaving multiple users vulnerable to phishing attacks through text messaging. The exploit takes advantage of the over-the-air (OTA) provisioning. Security researchers discovered that the industry standard of OTA provisioning, Open Mobile Alliance Client Provisioning (OMA CP), can be hacked

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Securing the Power Grid

As technology continues to progress, security on a global scale becomes a larger concern for all. For any country, one of the largest concerns is a cyber attack that could cripple the power of multiple cities. The United States, however, has begun to take steps to counteract this potentially catastrophic situation. After multiple, unsuccessful attacks

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