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Hackers Break Into The Personal Life Of NYU Professor By Invitation

Hackers Break Into The Personal Life Of NYU Professor By Invitation

In today’s digital age, nearly every one of us has a digital presence. This makes us vulnerable in many ways because digital security is a tricky thing. A New York University professor, Adam Penenberg, recently asked a group of hackers to try and ‘break’ into his life. And they did, astonishing the professor along the way.

By On October 31, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook has had a rather notorious reputation when it comes to guarding users’ privacy rights. In continuation of this reputation, it has now been revealed that the social network is exploring the option of collecting data about the cursor movements of the users.

By On October 31, 2013 Respond
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Russia Claims Imported Chinese Clothing Irons Are Bugged

Russia Claims Imported Chinese Clothing Irons Are Bugged

When it comes to cyber ops, technology is often used very intelligently to accomplish espionage. But a Russian channel has now claimed that China is bugging its clothing irons so that when they are imported to Russia, they can connect to unsecured Wi-Fi networks and spread viruses.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Attacker Can Hijack Web-Based iOS App Requests Over Wi-Fi

Attacker Can Hijack Web-Based iOS App Requests Over Wi-Fi

When a user connects to a random Wi-Fi network without first ensuring adequate security measures on his device, it puts him at many risks. Skycure has now demonstrated that an attacker can easily hijack an iOS app web request when initiated on the same Wi-Fi network that he is connected to.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Apple Doesn’t Want You To Build Nukes Using iTunes

Apple Doesn’t Want You To Build Nukes Using iTunes

There was a time when music was used in battles to instigate the fervor of the fighters. Then John Lennon sang ‘Imagine’ and changed the trends. But Apple still thinks that some people may try to use iTunes to build nuclear weapons and it’s user agreement prohibits that.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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RIAA Targets 21 Sites To Shutdown

RIAA Targets 21 Sites To Shutdown

There are many websites that are harming legitimate businesses just for their existence. And for this reason the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has targeted 21 sites to shutdown.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Adobe Security Breach Is Far More Serious Than The Company Revealed

Adobe Security Breach Is Far More Serious Than The Company Revealed

We recently reported how Adobe was a victim of the hackers, yet again, and that the hackers were able to make away with the data of nearly 3 million users. But more details about the incident show that hackers may have laid their hands on the data of 38 million users, while also getting the source code of many notable Adobe softwares.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Google Updated Hangouts, Adds Animated GIFs, SMS Integration, Location Sharing And More

Google Updated Hangouts, Adds Animated GIFs, SMS Integration, Location Sharing And More

Google+ Hangouts is a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. To make Google+ Hangouts more attractive to people, Google has now added many attractive features.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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This Student Invested $27 In Bitcoins Gets A Luxurious Apartment

This Student Invested $27 In Bitcoins Gets A Luxurious Apartment

Norwegian student named Kristoffer Koch bought some Bitcoins for $27 in 2009. Interestingly the coins have now brought him a luxurious apartment.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

If you own an account (it could be bank account or any social networking account), then it’s natural that you should have all the access of your account. But lately that has not happened for Facebook. Yesterday, Facebook locked a ‘small portion’ of users out of their accounts and now the social networking company is apologizing.

By On October 29, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla Works On Public Geolocation Data Service Of Its Own

Mozilla Works On Public Geolocation Data Service Of Its Own

Currently, a number of giants such as Google offer geolocation services. However, nearly all existing geolocation services are profit-oriented. Mozilla aims to change this by offering a geolocation service of its own, one that is meant to be used by the public. ‘Mozilla Location Service’ is still experimental, though, and available in a few countries.

By On October 29, 2013 Respond
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Report Cites NSA Monitored Data From 60 Million Phone Calls In Spain

Report Cites NSA Monitored Data From 60 Million Phone Calls In Spain

The Snowden leaks continue to put the US government in a very difficult position. The country’s premier intelligence agency, NSA, not only tapped into the emails of former Mexican President and the phone calls of German Chancellor, it also apparently collected data on 60 million phone calls in Spain, cites a new report.

By On October 29, 2013 Respond
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Google Detected Malware On PHP.net Website, Issue Resolved Now

Google Detected Malware On PHP.net Website, Issue Resolved Now

A few days ago, multiple sources confirmed that the notable website PHP.net was compromised. Google warned users trying to access the site that it contained a malware while Chrome and Firefox also cited similar warnings. The issue has been resolved by now.

By On October 28, 2013 Respond
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12-Year-Old Boy Hacks Government Sites And Leaks Data To Anonymous

12-Year-Old Boy Hacks Government Sites And Leaks Data To Anonymous

Earlier we have seen Anonymous hacking government website and threatening to leak confidential information. But this time, a 12-year-old boy has hacked government websites and later leaked the data to famous hacktivist group Anonymous.

By On October 27, 2013 Respond
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[Update] Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked! Halts Automated Social Sharing Service

[Update] Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked! Halts Automated Social Sharing Service

Buffer is a social media scheduling app. It is a better way to share on social media for free. The social scheduling tool helps you share contents at the best possible times throughout the day so that your followers and fans see your updates more often. However, the buzzing news is Buffer has been hacked!

By On October 27, 2013 Respond
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