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Singapore Prime Minister’s & President’s Websites Hacked, Police Arrest 6

Singapore Prime Minister’s & President’s Websites Hacked, Police Arrest 6

Singapore police has arrested 6 men for hacking the country’s Prime Minister’s and President’s websites. If they are found guilty, they’d be sent to jail for up to 3 years and fined S$10,000 (US$2,000).

By On November 14, 2013 Respond
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TorGuard: The Site That Fought Off Spammers, Botnets And Fake Pizza Deliveries

TorGuard: The Site That Fought Off Spammers, Botnets And Fake Pizza Deliveries

If you want to compromise a website’s security, there are virtually countless ways to go about it. But if the person taking care of that site’s security is good enough, he’ll know how to tackle each of them. Something along these lines happened to the VPN service, TorGuard, which had to fight off large botnets, spammers and fake pizza deliveries.

By On November 14, 2013 Respond
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Brazil Orders Google To Hand Over Street View Data

Brazil Orders Google To Hand Over Street View Data

In some country, Google’s Street View is much popular. But the very interesting thing is Brazil has ordered Google to hand over the Street View data that it has collected within the country till now by next Saturday.

By On November 11, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla’s Lightbeam For Firefox Lets You Visualize The Websites Tracking You

Mozilla’s Lightbeam For Firefox Lets You Visualize The Websites Tracking You

Online privacy is becoming an increasingly hot point of contest in the tech world. Companies want more of the user’s data while users want greater privacy. An excellent new tool that lets you keep track of all such sites which collect your data is Mozilla’s Lightbeam for Firefox.

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Stuxnet Also Infected A Russian Nuclear Plant’s Internal Network

Stuxnet Also Infected A Russian Nuclear Plant’s Internal Network

Stuxnet is a rather well-known malware that has been used for advanced cyber espionage by certain governments. In the past, it was found out that Iran was targeted using the malware. Now, security giant Kaspersky giant has revealed that a Russian nuclear plant’s internal network was also infected by Stuxnet.

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CIA Pays $10 Million To AT&T For Access To International Calling Records

CIA Pays $10 Million To AT&T For Access To International Calling Records

Lately, the New York Times has reported that CIA pays more than $10 million a year to AT&T for access to international calling records. AT&T has confirmed that it works with CIA but refused to divulge the nature of this partnership.

By On November 8, 2013 1 Response
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FBI Adds 5 Hackers To ‘Cyber Most Wanted List’, Offers Huge Rewards For Info

FBI Adds 5 Hackers To ‘Cyber Most Wanted List’, Offers Huge Rewards For Info

FBI maintains a ‘Cyber Most Wanted’ list which usually comprises of hackers and such individuals who have perpetuated online fraud. The agency has now added five individuals to this list, announcing rewards to the tune of $100,000 to anyone who provides information leading to their arrests.

By On November 7, 2013 Respond
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iPads Banned From UK Government’s Closed-Door Meetings

iPads Banned From UK Government’s Closed-Door Meetings

The fears of being spied on and foreign espionage have become increasingly real in recent times. UK government had been very interested in equipping its officials, parliamentarians and others with iPad tablets. But now, the government has informally banned iPads from closed-door meetings over fears that hackers may eavesdrop on important conversations.

By On November 4, 2013 Respond
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New Master Key Vulnerability Found In Android 4.4 KitKat

New Master Key Vulnerability Found In Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of the mobile OS, hasn’t reached a lot many devices yet. It is already available as part of the Android Open Source Project though. Jay Freeman, a notable security researcher, has now revealed that Android 4.4 KitKat contains yet another Master Key Vulnerability.

By On November 3, 2013 Respond
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Google Starts Auto-Blocking Of Malware Downloads In New Chrome Build

Google Starts Auto-Blocking Of Malware Downloads In New Chrome Build

Malware are one of the most widespread security threat to modern computing machines and devices. Several browsers have tried to build functionality to warn users when they try to download a malicious file. Google, too, has now added automatic malware blocking to the latest build of Chrome browser.

By On November 3, 2013 Respond
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‘Severe And Large’ Hacking Attack Launched At Finland’s Government Data Network

‘Severe And Large’ Hacking Attack Launched At Finland’s Government Data Network

Over the past few years, hackers around the globe have grown increasingly sophisticated. Concerted cyberattacks have been launched against different countries and now, Finland has made it to the list. It has been revealed that the country’s government data network was hit with a ‘severe and large’ hacking attack earlier this year.

By On November 1, 2013 1 Response
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Hackers Break Into The Personal Life Of NYU Professor By Invitation

Hackers Break Into The Personal Life Of NYU Professor By Invitation

In today’s digital age, nearly every one of us has a digital presence. This makes us vulnerable in many ways because digital security is a tricky thing. A New York University professor, Adam Penenberg, recently asked a group of hackers to try and ‘break’ into his life. And they did, astonishing the professor along the way.

By On October 31, 2013 Respond
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Russia Claims Imported Chinese Clothing Irons Are Bugged

Russia Claims Imported Chinese Clothing Irons Are Bugged

When it comes to cyber ops, technology is often used very intelligently to accomplish espionage. But a Russian channel has now claimed that China is bugging its clothing irons so that when they are imported to Russia, they can connect to unsecured Wi-Fi networks and spread viruses.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Attacker Can Hijack Web-Based iOS App Requests Over Wi-Fi

Attacker Can Hijack Web-Based iOS App Requests Over Wi-Fi

When a user connects to a random Wi-Fi network without first ensuring adequate security measures on his device, it puts him at many risks. Skycure has now demonstrated that an attacker can easily hijack an iOS app web request when initiated on the same Wi-Fi network that he is connected to.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Adobe Security Breach Is Far More Serious Than The Company Revealed

Adobe Security Breach Is Far More Serious Than The Company Revealed

We recently reported how Adobe was a victim of the hackers, yet again, and that the hackers were able to make away with the data of nearly 3 million users. But more details about the incident show that hackers may have laid their hands on the data of 38 million users, while also getting the source code of many notable Adobe softwares.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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