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December 6, 2016

The Department of Defense Is about to Enhance Its Deep Web Search Engine

A lot of people have never heard of Memex. Memex is a deep web search engine developed by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the agency that created the ARPANET, which served as a basis of the internet we use nowadays.

Memex is a deep web search engine that doesn’t quite work like Google or Bing. DARPA sees Memex as a set of search tools intended for government use, unlike commercial search engines as the ones mentioned above. This deep web search engine powers domain-specific searches that then show sophisticated infographics as results. According to Tech Times, this new search engine can crawl 90 to 95% of the deep web.

The current goal is to battle [...]

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November 15, 2016

Facebook Buys Passwords on the Deep Web to Keep Users Safe

Security breaches are fairly common nowadays, but a few companies, like Facebook, manage to stay safe. As it turns out, Facebook doesn’t just have an amazing security team. It goes out of its way to protect users.

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s CSO, revealed at the Web Summit in Lisbon the Facebook actively buys password dumps on the deep web, in order to keep its users safe. The move aims to protect its users who don’t actively protect themselves with Facebook’s security features.

Stamos said that:

The reuse of passwords is the number one cause of harm on the internet.

Essentially, Facebook buys passwords from black markets on the deep web, so it can then figure [...]

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October 31, 2016

50 Million People Have Their Private Data on the Deep Web, Security Firm Warns

Leading Brazilian digital security company PSafe recently issued a warning to all internet users everywhere, stating that over 50 million people from all over the world have private data up for grabs on the deep web. The company compares the attacks with those that hit Yahoo! and Snapchat in the past, claiming this one is even worse as private data from as much as 20.000 government agents – including NASA employees – might have also been leaked.

According to PSafe, over 20 countries were affected, and the first on the list Is the U.S., with data from over 1,2 million people being leaked. The cybercriminals have reportedly got their hands on private information which [...]

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September 19, 2016

How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources

Cybercriminals, whose attacks cost organizations millions of dollars a year, do extensive research on their targets. They gather organizational and personal information before deciding which vulnerabilities to exploit.

SurfWatch Labs, a security consultancy, has released a report on research resources cybercriminals use. The purpose of the report is to provide organizations a tool to prevent cyber attacks. The report includes an overview of information resources cybercriminals use to target the victims. Knowing about these resources can help organizations defend against cyber attacks.

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