eBay Hacked – Users asked to reset passwords

eBay has released a statement today explaining that its internal and customer databases were compromised earlier this year. The company will today start to prompt everyone to change their passwords. If you are a current or even former eBay user it is recommended that you change your password now as information such as names, addresses, […]

Boeing Black Smartphone designed for handling top secret communications

Boeing is better know for designing and selling aircraft, however the company recently revealed a smartphone designed for handling top secret communications. The high-security android-powered phone has a modular hardware design. The phone is not serviceable and has features to detect tampering with the ability to delete sensitive information before it is compromised. The U.S. […]

Jamaica’s National Security Ministry plans CCTV Network and Automated Traffic Ticketing System

By now, dear reader, you may be aware of the Boston Bombings in Boston, Massachusetts, close to the prestigious MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the very rapid capture in less than a week of the 2 suspects Tamerland Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. The reason for their rapid identification and seizure […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank reports security breach to members

The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has suffered a security breach. The bank has reportedly sent out a general notice via postal  mail to account-holders informing them that their information may have been compromised and has put some high-risk individuals on alert in an effort to thwart any attempt to defraud them or […]

Saudi Arabia orders BlackBerry Ban

Saudi Arabia has joined the United Arab Emirates as the second country in the space of a week to ban Research In Motion Ltd’s Blackberry devices. Apparently the encryption method used by RIM protect customer data is enough to get the intrusive Kingdom of Saudi Arabia very upset so they decided to ban the devices all together.

The announcement came hours after RIM executives hosted an event in New York to drum up fanfare for the Canadian company’s latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch 9800. This ban is a major setback for cellphone network operators in the Kingdom who recently reported record profits in a booming market. Read more about Saudi Arabia orders BlackBerry Ban

Surfing the Web Safely – How to do it

When you surf the net, the last thing the average user thinks about is “can someone track me or my net habits?”. Believe me when I say that, it is possible to learn information about you even when you don’t want to advertise who you are. This is true even if your system contains no virus or malware software. Specifically, information that is easily available online includes your internet protocol address, your country (and often more location information based on internet protocol address), what computer system you are on, the operating system version your using, what browser you use, your browser history and more. Also, cookies (not those sweet kind I must add, the bits and pieces of your browsing history) can track your habits as you move from machine to machine. So basically, you are being monitored even thought you might not want to be.

Surfing the Web safely

How do people get this basic information about you?

When you visit different websites, information about you can be retrieved and recorded. Basically, information is intercepted and used by others to track your Internet activities. Read more about Surfing the Web Safely – How to do it