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WordPress.com Resets 100,000 Accounts!

WordPress.com Resets 100,000 Accounts!

Recently, around 5 million Gmail usernames and their corresponding passwords have been leaked. This Gmail password leakage is a big factor to Automattic, the company that operates hosted blogging service wordpress.com. Now Automattic has revealed that it has preemptively reset 100,000 accounts as a precaution over recent Gmail password leaks.

By On September 15, 2014 1 Response
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Security Scientists Say Anyone Can Hack Traffic Signal System With A Laptop And A Radio

Security Scientists Say Anyone Can Hack Traffic Signal System With A Laptop And A Radio

In many movies, we have seen people easily hacking traffic signal system and then controlling it. But in reality is it possible to hack traffic signal system easily? Well, security scientists at the University of Michigan have mentioned that in real life, it’s really possible that anyone can hack traffic signal system just by using a laptop and the right sort of radio.

By On September 3, 2014 Respond
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Flaw Lets Hackers Break WiFi Router’s Security With One Guess

Flaw Lets Hackers Break WiFi Router’s Security With One Guess

When hackers don’t know your WiFi router’s password, but want to crack/hack it, then they have no option except for entering some random passwords with guesses. It’s quite a bit tough to guess the password, but now researchers are saying that flaw lets hackers break WiFi router’s security with just only one guess!

By On September 1, 2014 Respond
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The 4 Keys Reasons Your Life & Business Aren’t Hacker-Proof & How to Fix It

The 4 Keys Reasons Your Life & Business Aren’t Hacker-Proof & How to Fix It

Internet security continues to be a global issue and as more aspects of our daily lives are being integrated into the concept of the “internet of things” through phones, refrigerators, light bulbs and a lot more, the problems are set to continue.

By On August 11, 2014 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Protect Your ATM Card

[Tutorial] How To Protect Your ATM Card

Hackers can get cash out of ATM machines using infected USBs. They can also steal credit card info using tiny cameras and ATM skimmers. As its is said, “prevention is better than cure,”, so lets see how one can protect his/her ATM card from being hacked.

By On August 4, 2014 Respond
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Hackers Took Control Over Israeli Army’s Twitter Account For A While

Hackers Took Control Over Israeli Army’s Twitter Account For A While

Earlier we have seen hackers breaching into many government sites and leaking many vital documents and information. However, lately it’s been reported that hackers took control over Israeli Army’s Twitter account for a while and posted some false messages.

By On July 5, 2014 Respond
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Be Careful! Security Flaw Discovered In Google’s Android Play Store

Be Careful! Security Flaw Discovered In Google’s Android Play Store

The Google Play Store is the centerpiece of most Android individuals’ digital globe. But lately researchers have revealed that they’ve discovered security flaw in Android Play Store and more importantly, this is affecting most of the Android apps.

By On June 21, 2014 Respond
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Russian Hackers Behind Ransomware For Apple Devices Arrested

Russian Hackers Behind Ransomware For Apple Devices Arrested

Ransomware is a malicious piece of software which locks access to a device, seeking a certain amount of ransom in order to unlock it. Russians authorities have now arrested two hackers who have been behind numerous ransomware attacks targeted at Apple devices.

By On June 11, 2014 Respond
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Cyber Attacks Cost $400 Billion A Year, Wrecking Global Economy

Cyber Attacks Cost $400 Billion A Year, Wrecking Global Economy

The frequency and severity of cyber attack has sharply risen over the past few years. With the key targets being financial institutions, banks and industry entities, it isn’t surprising to note that these cyber attacks cost the global economy a cool $400 billion each year.

By On June 11, 2014 1 Response
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Another OpenSSL Bug Discovered, Allows Man-In-The-Middle Attack

Another OpenSSL Bug Discovered, Allows Man-In-The-Middle Attack

The web is still reeling from the aftereffects of the Heartbleed bug and here we are now, with yet another bug discovered in OpenSSL. This bug allows an attacker to launch a man-in-the-middle attack, tapping into private communications and modifying traffic.

By On June 6, 2014 Respond
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Snowden Is ‘Probably Not’ A Russian Spy, Says NSA Chief

Snowden Is ‘Probably Not’ A Russian Spy, Says NSA Chief

When Edward Snowden blew the whistle on NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance, many including Rep. Michael Rogers went berserk in trying to brand him a traitor. Now, as the Chief Admiral of NSA, Rogers seem to have taken a dose of sanity and said that Snowden is ‘probably not’ a Russian spy.

By On June 5, 2014 Respond
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NSA Collects Millions Of Photos From Web For Facial Recognition

NSA Collects Millions Of Photos From Web For Facial Recognition

NSA has been at the heart of a huge debate about digital privacy for the past year or so. A new report now suggests that the agency collects millions of images per day from the web for use in facial recognition to find intelligence targets.

By On June 2, 2014 Respond
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New Malware Spread Through Fake Heartbleed Bug Removal Tool

New Malware Spread Through Fake Heartbleed Bug Removal Tool

We extensively covered the vulnerability in the OpenSSL protocol that put three-quarters of the internet at security risk recently and came to be known as ‘Heartbleed.’ Now, a malware is being spread masquerading as a ‘Heartbleed Bug Removal Tool.’

By On May 29, 2014 Respond
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Unencrypted Cookie Creates Huge WordPress Vulnerability, Compromises 2-Step Authentication

Unencrypted Cookie Creates Huge WordPress Vulnerability, Compromises 2-Step Authentication

WordPress.com is one of the most popular hosting platforms online. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has now identified a gaping vulnerability in WordPress.com which essentially allows anyone with basic hacking skills to access a WordPress account and hijack it for good.

By On May 28, 2014 Respond
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VirusTotal Releases Malware Detection App Compatible With Mac

VirusTotal Releases Malware Detection App Compatible With Mac

VirusTotal is a Google-owned site that provides free tools to scan for viruses and other security threats. The company has now released a Mac-compatible version of its flagship VirusTotal uploader app, available for free.

By On May 28, 2014 Respond
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