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FBI Has Access To The Complete Database of TorMail Service

FBI Has Access To The Complete Database of TorMail Service

TorMail has long been a key anonymity tool for a wide variety of privacy-conscious internet users. It has now been revealed that FBI has a complete copy of the Tormail service, containing names, mails and all other data.

By On January 28, 2014 Respond
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Researcher Gets $33,500 Bounty After Finding Facebook Remote Execution Bug

Researcher Gets $33,500 Bounty After Finding Facebook Remote Execution Bug

Nearly all the tech companies routinely pay bounty awards to security researchers for finding vulnerabilities in their services. But it’s quite rare to see a bounty to the tune of $33,500, which was recently grabbed by a researcher who found a remote execution bug in Facebook.

By On January 24, 2014 Respond
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Russian Hackers Target Hundreds Of Energy Companies Worldwide

Russian Hackers Target Hundreds Of Energy Companies Worldwide

China has long been accused of backing its army of hackers in their numerous cyber espionage attempts. A report now reveals that Russian government may be playing a similar role, supporting a group of hackers who have targeted hundreds of energy companies globally.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Sites Can Use Chrome Exploit To Listen To Users Without Permission

Sites Can Use Chrome Exploit To Listen To Users Without Permission

Google has been incorporating more and more speech recognition and media playback features in its Chrome browser. But now an exploit has been discovered which can allow a malicious site to continue listening to your audio even after you have closed the site.

By On January 23, 2014 Respond
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Report Says Most People Used “123456″ As Password Instead Of “password” In 2013

Report Says Most People Used “123456″ As Password Instead Of “password” In 2013

Password plays a very important role in terms of securing your online accounts. Earlier, it was found that many people use “password” as password for their online accounts. Lately, it’s been reported that in 2013 most people used “123456″ as password instead of “password.”

By On January 22, 2014 Respond
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Don’t Fall For This New Apple ID Phishing Scam Sent Out Through Email

Don’t Fall For This New Apple ID Phishing Scam Sent Out Through Email

Apparently, it appears that hackers have decided to target Apple customers by dishing out fake emails. These emails are typical phishing scams, pretending to be directly from Apple and asking the users for their Apple IDs and passwords.

By On January 19, 2014 Respond
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A Russian Teenager May Have Caused The Huge Recent Target Data Leak

A Russian Teenager May Have Caused The Huge Recent Target Data Leak

Target was at the receiving end of significant customer backlash and criticism recently when hackers were able to steal 40 million customer credit card numbers. The hack, a fresh report says, may have been a result of a Russian teenager’s malware.

By On January 19, 2014 Respond
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Smart TVs And Refrigerators Are A Huge Security Threat

Smart TVs And Refrigerators Are A Huge Security Threat

A few years ago, handsets and tablets were the only smart devices which were commercially available apart from regular computers. Today, there are smart TVs and refrigerators, ovens and even smart toys. And all this is putting the users at risk.

By On January 17, 2014 Respond
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Syrian Electronic Army Takes Over Microsoft’s News Twitter Account

Syrian Electronic Army Takes Over Microsoft’s News Twitter Account

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has pulled off a number of high-profile hacks in the recent past. The notorious hacking group apparently took over Microsoft’s News Twitter account recently, sending out many tweets against the company itself.

By On January 12, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP Expires With the OS In April

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP Expires With the OS In April

Microsoft is all set to shut down all support and security updates for Windows XP come April this year. The company has now revealed that Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP will also expire at the same time.

By On January 9, 2014 Respond
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Malware Targets Users Visiting Yahoo.com, Security Firm Reveals

Malware Targets Users Visiting Yahoo.com, Security Firm Reveals

In the past, Yahoo has been criticized often for its numerous security breaches. The company is yet again in difficult waters, with security experts citing that a malware is being used to target any Yahoo.com visitors.

By On January 5, 2014 Respond
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Check If Your Snapchat Account Been Compromised

Check If Your Snapchat Account Been Compromised

We recently reported the massive Snapchat breach, letting the hackers lay their hands on as much as 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers. Not sure if your Snapchat account was among these? Given below is a quick look-up tool to help you confirm.

By On January 2, 2014 Respond
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NSA Can Hack Into Your Wi-Fi Network From Up To 8 Miles Away

NSA Can Hack Into Your Wi-Fi Network From Up To 8 Miles Away

It was recently reported that NSA has specific units of elite hackers, tasked with hacking into all kinds of hardware and networks. Further details on the subject reveal that these NSA hackers can hijack a Wi-Fi network, even while they are miles away.

By On January 2, 2014 Respond
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Official Facebook & Twitter Account Of Skype Got Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Official Facebook & Twitter Account Of Skype Got Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has decided to celebrate the new year with a solid dose of hacking. The pro-Assad group recently gained control of Skype’s social media accounts, demanding an end to online spying.

By On January 2, 2014 Respond
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Hacker Leaks Info Of 4.6 Million Snapchat Users Online

Hacker Leaks Info Of 4.6 Million Snapchat Users Online

Recently, security researchers were able to reveal a critical flaw in Snapchat, which allowed a hacker to match Snapchat usernames against actual passwords. Now, a detailed database of 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers has been posted online.

By On January 1, 2014 Respond
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