Heartbleed

April 18, 2014 Joseph Iacoviello 0

On Monday, April 7th, the OpenSSL team reported the Heartbleed bug to the world. OpenSSL is the software that is used to encrypt or hide the data coming from your computer to the website. It […]

European Net Neutrality

April 12, 2014 Joseph Iacoviello 0

Europe is currently doing what American legislatures seem to have trouble doing: they are drafting a net neutrality law. The European Union has just voted in favor of a law that will ensure all traffic […]

How the NSA Did It

March 27, 2014 Joseph Iacoviello 0

Image Courtesy of: Google The more we learn about the NSA’s secret surveillance program, the wider and wider the scope becomes. Since Snowden leaked files containing data on the NSA’s surveillance program, we have learned […]

DOS: You Got Served

March 14, 2014 Joseph Iacoviello 0

DOS (Denial of Service) attacks come in various different forms and intensities, but all have the same purpose, to take a website offline and damage the organization running that website. The most common use for […]

Plastic Cards

December 5, 2013 Vector Staff 0

Americans love plastic. There’s plastic everywhere – in your car, your phone, and your computer. There’s one particular piece of plastic that America just can’t get enough of, and it’s in your wallet: your credit […]

Cable Cutting

December 5, 2013 Joseph Iacoviello 0

“Cutting the cable”, or unsubscribing from television cable networks, has been a popular idea but hasn’t really caught on yet. Despite the growth of third party networks such as Netflix, most people are still subscribed […]

Phone Companies

November 19, 2013 Joseph Iacoviello 0

With the leak of the PRISM program run by the NSA, many were left wondering how the NSA was able to get at such a huge amount of data in the first place. It turns […]

Surface Pro 2 Review

November 19, 2013 Vector Staff 1

A while ago, I wrote about the Surface Pro, Microsoft’s brand new tablet laptop hybrid. In my review, I said the product is very well made but had one huge flaw – a poor battery […]

Silk Road 2.0

November 12, 2013 Joseph Iacoviello 0

The “Dark Net” is a series of nefarious websites that are impossible to access from the normal web. Dark Net is usually hidden behind a firewall or some sort of anonymous network, such as Tor. […]

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