Author: HackTech

Yahoo Investigates Massive Breach of 200 Million Accounts

(pc-Google Images) Yahoo is investigating a massive data breach after the apparent user names, passwords and birth dates of up to 200 million users appeared for sale online. The information is being sold by a hacker known as “Peace” for three bitcoins, or about $1,860. A Yahoo spokesperson said: “We are aware of a claim. We are committed to protecting the security of our users’ information and we take any such claim very seriously. Our security team is working to determine the facts. Yahoo works hard to keep our users safe, and we always encourage our users to create...

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Watch hackers break into the US power grid

A power company in the Midwest hired a group of white hat hackers known as RedTeam Security to test its defenses. We followed them around for 3 days, as they attempted to break into buildings and hack into its network, with the goal of gaining full access. And it was all much easier than you might think. Based on our experiences, it would seem that power companies need to step up their game in the fight against cyber attackers or it could be “lights out.” Produced by Chris Snyder and Paul Szoldra Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider...

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The head of Bloomberg's $150M VC fund explains the formula on AI

Roy Bahat, head of Bloomberg Beta. LinkedIn When Bloomberg first built the terminal system, back in the early 1980s, most of its customers — mainly finance professionals — didn’t have computers on their desks. The internet was not yet a commonly-accepted technical protocol for networking and hardware of its kind hadn’t been seen before. So Bloomberg’s engineers had to go about inventing the tech themselves — from the set of instructions to carry data across a network, to custom-built hardware so traders could use a keyboard, and monitors you could stack. It created a great culture of invention at...

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Yahoo Saves A Copy Of Your Deleted Emails !

(PC-GOOGLE IMAGES) If you think your emails are taken out of your account permanently after being deleted, then you are not entirely correct. Yahoo’s ‘auto-save’ feature saves a copy of emails even after they have been deleted from Trash and Draft. A US judge has granted a motion forcing Yahoo to explain how exactly it is able to recover emails that have been deleted from a user’s inbox. The motion has been granted as part of a convicted UK drug trafficker Russell Knaggs’ appeal to try to get evidence against him thrown out of court by arguing that the...

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