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CAPTCHA Is About To Become Obsolete And Hit The Dust

CAPTCHA Is About To Become Obsolete And Hit The Dust

CAPTCHA has successfully warded off spam on all sorts of online sites and forums for quite some time. The verification method has been relevant for a surprisingly long time but a new algorithm may finally render it useless.

By On February 20, 2014 Respond
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‘The Moon’ Malware Found To Be Infecting Linksys Routers

‘The Moon’ Malware Found To Be Infecting Linksys Routers

Wireless routers have become a fairly common accessory for users at home and at office both. But if you have a Linksys router at either of the two places, you may be in trouble. A malware is currently targeting specific Linksys models.

By On February 19, 2014 Respond
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Stack Overflow Briefly Becomes Unavailable, Programmers Panic

Stack Overflow Briefly Becomes Unavailable, Programmers Panic

Stack Overflow is a coding-related website that has become an essential tool for programmers around the globe. The site went down for an hour today due to a DDoS attack, leading to a frenzy of panicked social media updates from programmers.

By On February 17, 2014 Respond
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Forbes Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army, User Data Stolen

Forbes Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army, User Data Stolen

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) seems ceaselessly adamant on hacking on Western media organization after another. After its recent attacks at Microsoft and Skype, the hacktivist group recently broke into Forbes’ site and made away with user data.

By On February 16, 2014 Respond
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KickStarter Breached, Customer Data Stolen By Hackers

KickStarter Breached, Customer Data Stolen By Hackers

It has become somewhat of a routine to come across at least one high-profile hacking incident every month or so. This time it’s KickStarter which was recently breached by hackers who were then able to steal the data of an unknown number of customers.

By On February 16, 2014 Respond
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Hackers Leak Credentials For Thousands Of FTP Sites

Hackers Leak Credentials For Thousands Of FTP Sites

Hackers have somehow laid their hands on the FTP credentials of thousands of websites, which include New York Times. These credentials are now being circulated in underground hacking forums.

By On February 15, 2014 Respond
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Malicious App StealthBit Is Stealing Bitcoins From Mac OS X Users

Malicious App StealthBit Is Stealing Bitcoins From Mac OS X Users

Bitcoin is the pioneering crypt-currency and that may be the reason why it keeps facing one trouble after another. This time, it is a malicious Bitcoin app called ‘StealthBit’ which essentially steals Bitcoins from Mac OS X users.

By On February 11, 2014 Respond
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Snowden Used A Simple Web Crawler To Gather NSA Data

Snowden Used A Simple Web Crawler To Gather NSA Data

Edward Snowden is the man who helped start a global debate on the digital surveillance of NSA by leaking critical, internal data from the agency. It has now been revealed that Snowden collected this data using simple web crawlers.

By On February 10, 2014 Respond
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Target Ramps Up Security Of Customer Credit Cards Following Breach

Target Ramps Up Security Of Customer Credit Cards Following Breach

The recent Target data breach, which leaked credit card information of some 110 million customers of the company, made many headlines. Recovering from the PR damage, Target is now focused on improving the security of customers’ credit cards.

By On February 5, 2014 Respond
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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks eBay And PayPal’s UK Websites

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks eBay And PayPal’s UK Websites

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has gained notoriety in the recent past for pulling off numerous high-profile hacks. The group is back in the headlines with the fresh hacking of UK sites of eBay and PayPal.

By On February 3, 2014 Respond
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Canada Used NSA’s Help To Spy On Airport Passengers Through Free Wi-Fi

Canada Used NSA’s Help To Spy On Airport Passengers Through Free Wi-Fi

Canada has been rather shielded from the digital surveillance debate going on around the globe right now. Not anymore, now that a report suggests that Canadian spy agency used airport Wi-Fi to spy on passengers.

By On February 1, 2014 Respond
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Yahoo Mail Usernames And Passwords Hacked, Yet Again

Yahoo Mail Usernames And Passwords Hacked, Yet Again

When it comes to major email service providers, Yahoo stands out as a company which often runs into security hazards. The company has now revealed that the usernames and passwords of an unknown number of Yahoo Mail users have been stolen and are being used to hack into their accounts.

By On January 31, 2014 Respond
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Rovio Says It Hasn’t Shared Any ‘Angry Birds’ Data With NSA

Rovio Says It Hasn’t Shared Any ‘Angry Birds’ Data With NSA

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.

By On January 30, 2014 Respond
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24-Year-Old Russian Author Of Notorious Banking Malware ‘SpyEye’ Pleads Guilty

24-Year-Old Russian Author Of Notorious Banking Malware ‘SpyEye’ Pleads Guilty

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.

By On January 30, 2014 1 Response
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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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