Meet Li-Fi, the Breakthrough Technology That’s 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

By Justin Bariso

Slow internet got you down? Check out the technology that’s got everyone talking.

What if I told you that every one of the billions of light bulbs around the world could be used as a wireless hotspot for your electronic devices? Oh, yeah, and that your data speed would be 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), or about 100 times faster than current Wi-Fi technology?

Meet Li-Fi, the potential successor to Wi-Fi.

Although it’s already been in development for a few years, Li-Fi’s getting more press since last week, when Estonian technology company Velmenni was able to use it to achieve speeds of 1 Gbps in real-world office and industrial environments, as opposed to inside a lab. Earlier this year, researchers at the University of Oxford achieved speeds of 224 Gpbs. (That speed would allow you to download 18 feature-length films in a single second.)

Full article at: http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/meet-li-fi-the-breakthrough-technology-thats-100-times-faster-than-wi-fi.html

ALERT: This New Ransomware Steals Passwords Before Encrypting Files

By Swati Khandelwal
You should be very careful while visiting websites on the Internet because you could be hit by a new upgrade to the World’s worst Exploit Kit – Angler, which lets hackers develop and conduct their own drive-by attacks on visitors’ computers with relative ease.
Many poorly-secured websites are targeting Windows users with a new “Cocktail” of malware that steals users’ passwords before locking them out from their machines for ransom.
Yes, stealing Windows users’ passwords before encrypting their data and locking their PCs for ransom makes this upgrade to the Angler Exploit Kit nastier.

 

Photos of kids and parents, chatlogs, audio files stolen in VTech breach

by Lisa Vaas

The intruder who says he broke into servers at toymaker VTech last month told Motherboard that the data he* could get at was so sensitive, it made him queasy.

Really? What was in there?

According to the company’s breach notification, the intruder got at general user profile information including names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download histories – personal data pertaining to both customers and their kids.

As Motherboard reported, the tally included names, email addresses, passwords, and home addresses of 4,833,678 parents, and the first names, genders and birthdays of more than 200,000 children.

But wait, it gets worse.

Full article at: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/12/01/photos-of-kids-and-parents-chatlogs-audio-files-stolen-in-vtech-breach/

Facebook ordered to stop tracking non-users

by Lisa Vaas – 4 Dec. 2015

Facebook is now blocking Belgians if they haven’t signed in.

Those Belgians who don’t have a Facebook account are now unable to view Belgian Facebook pages at all, even public profiles such as those for local businesses.

The change was forced on Facebook when a Belgian court ruling last month ordered the social network to either face fines or stop tracking people who browse the site when they’re not signed in.

Those were stiff fines: at the time of the ruling, Facebook was given 48 hours to comply, lest it face fines of up to €250,000 EUR ($267,000 USD) a day.

According to the BBC, Facebook expected to receive an order this week and plans to contest it.

In the meantime, it’s complying: cookies will no longer be set for non-users, and visitors to the site must have accounts to access content.

Full article at: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/12/04/facebook-ordered-to-stop-tracking-non-users/

Researcher Claims Dark Web is the next safe haven for the ISIS

By Agan Uzunovic on 

Al-Hayat, an agency that spreads all the content relevant to ISIS on different online platforms has announced the ISIS intentions on moving their operations to Dark web.

There are a number of blogs and forums the agency posts regarding ISIS activities. Most significant of them are the Ansar Khilafah blog and the Shamikh forums.

In order to inform the users, the agency used blog posts to disclose ISIS plans with the activities online but this move is not something which would be implemented in coming months rather during summer, many of the ISIS sites have already been moved to the dark web.

Full article at: https://www.hackread.com/dark-web-next-safe-haven-for-the-isis/

 

Scammers Threatening Users with Apple ID Suspension Phishing Scam

By Uzair Amir on 

A phishing email has been discovered alerting Apple users that their Apple ID would be suspended if they do not complete a verification within time.

The email further states that the user supposedly didn’t respond to a previous warning email and now it is compulsory to click on “verify now” button to complete the pending verification.

The “verify now” is the phishing link and of course, the email is not from Apple itself but a complete scam.

Full article at: https://www.hackread.com/apple-id-suspension-phishing-scam/