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Rappler's latest stories on computer security


How to protect your computer vs cyberattacks

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:29 AM

The Commission on Elections data leak highlights the urgency of protecting your own system from hackers

Rush to put death records online lets anyone be 'killed'

Aug 08, 2015 - 3:49 PM

A rush to go digital with the process of registering deaths and births makes it simple for maliciously minded folks to have someone who is alive declared dead or birth someone out of thin air

Foray into US life led hacker couple to crack smart rifle

Aug 07, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The researchers are now working with TrackingPoint to shore up the self aiming rifle s vulnerabilities

PRECISION-GUIDED FIREARMS. Image from TrackingPoint website

Microsoft releases critical patch for all Windows versions

Jul 21, 2015 - 12:42 PM

The flaw means the way Microsoft Windows handles fonts could allow an attacker to take over someone else’s computer

MORE JOB CUTS. A file picture dated January 6, 2010 shows the Microsoft booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. File Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Security firm intern accused of creating Dendroid malware

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:55 PM

The Dendroid malware can be used to remotely take pictures using the phone camera record audio and video listen in on calls and texts and steal data

DARKODE SEIZURE. Screen shot of the seizure notice on the Darkode website.