A recent report in New York Times stated that spy agencies like NSA could use games like ‘Angry Birds’ to keep tabs on the users. Rovio has now issued a strong-worded statement that denies any such possibility.
SpyEye malware kit has long been deemed as a huge threat for the banking industry. The kit enables hackers to infiltrate banking systems with ease and make away with money. The creator of the malware, Aleksander Panin, has now been arrested and has pleaded guilty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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