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Future Watch III: Location based tracking threatens individual privacy

 June 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Location mapping is a highly useful tool to study social behavior but it also poses a real threat to the privacy of individuals. GPS signals collected via smartphones are just the tip of the iceberg. The latest location mapping tool, known as Indoor Positioning System (IPS), makes use of Wi-Fi...

Future Watch II: Rogue SSL certificates on the rise

 June 4, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Continuing with our series of predicting potential security threats, this post delves into rogue SSL certificates. This attack vector allows phishers and social engineers to gain complete trust of their victims, the prospects of which are quite frightening. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates are present on pages where a user...

Future Watch I: The impending dangers of Hacktivism and political hacking

 May 25, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Hacktivism is a rising threat to cyber security that we are sure to see more of in the coming years. Out of the 174 million reported cyber crimes in 2011, around 100 million of them are related to hacktivism. This term refers to the hacking of networks or websites by...