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Researchers Discovered 30+ Vulnerabilities In Google App Engine

Researchers Discovered 30+ Vulnerabilities In Google App Engine

Google App Engine (GAE) is Google’s PaaS (Platform as a Service) Cloud computing Platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers. Lately, security researchers have discovered more than 30 critical vulnerabilities in the Java environment of the GAE that enables attackers to bypass critical security sandbox defenses.

By On December 9, 2014 Respond
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Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Major UK-based Media Websites

Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Major UK-based Media Websites

Until now, Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a pro-hacker group, has hacked many websites, user’s/company’s social media accounts and so on. These hack includes Microsoft News’ Twitter account, official Facebook and Twitter account of Skype, Time’s Twitter account, site of US Marines and so many. The latest news is now SEA has hacked a number of major UK-based media websites.

By On November 29, 2014 Respond
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abc123: Change your Password!

abc123: Change your Password!

Every year, a list of the most common passwords is released by Los Gatos, California, company SplashData. Its most recent list compiled 2013’s most commonly used passwords, revealing that despite the numerous warnings, there are still people out there who have no clue when it comes to the basics of Internet security.

By On November 27, 2014 Respond
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FBI Takes Down 27 Websites Of Tor Network

FBI Takes Down 27 Websites Of Tor Network

This is not new that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) often takes down websites that they want. The latest news is lately, FBI has found some of the hidden servers of TOR and hence, it has taken down 27 websites. Tor wants to know how FBI found it, but the agency is not revealing that.

By On November 26, 2014 Respond
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[Breaking News] Dropbox Hacked! Millions Of Passwords May Have Compromised

[Breaking News] Dropbox Hacked! Millions Of Passwords May Have Compromised

If you use Dropbox, then you need to change your password immediately. A thread has surfaced on Reddit that contains links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text.

By On October 14, 2014 2 Responses
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FBI Not Happy With Apple And Google’s Encryption Policy

FBI Not Happy With Apple And Google’s Encryption Policy

Apple and Google have revealed that they will enable encryption by default on your smartphones and tablets. It means neither company will know your smartphone’s or tablet’s passcode. And this has made FBI very much disappointed as the agency will not be able to get any peoples’ data unless their data is stored in the cloud.

By On September 28, 2014 Respond
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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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