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Chinese Hackers Spyied On European Diplomats During G20 Meetings Using Malware

Chinese Hackers Spyied On European Diplomats During G20 Meetings Using Malware

Chinese hackers have earned a notorious reputation over the years, hacking into the machines of countless organizations. Now, a report from FireEye reveals that hackers based in China were able to access the computers of European diplomats during G20 meetings.

By On December 15, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Vulnerability Allows Apps To Send DMs Without User Permission

Twitter Vulnerability Allows Apps To Send DMs Without User Permission

We routinely authorize different apps to have limited access to our Twitter accounts. However, many of these apps can easily exceed the accorded permissions to send out DMs from a user’s account without his or her knowledge.

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Hacker Discovers Remote Code Execution Vulnerability On eBay

Hacker Discovers Remote Code Execution Vulnerability On eBay

White-hat hackers are often accredited with finding serious flaws in online sites and services. David Vieira-Kurz is such a hacker who recently discovered a remote code execution vulnerability in eBay’s site.

By On December 15, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Joins Efforts To Replace Passwords With Better Authentication Technologies

Microsoft Joins Efforts To Replace Passwords With Better Authentication Technologies

Over the years, passwords have turned out to be predictable, crackable and overall, vulnerable. Microsoft has now joined hands with an alliance which aims to replace online passwords with better technologies.

By On December 14, 2013 Respond
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Gmail Will Always Display Images In Emails From Now On

Gmail Will Always Display Images In Emails From Now On

Until now, Gmail asked your permission to ‘Display Images Below’ before showing any pics within an email. With a new update, the email service will directly display the images, not requiring your permission any more.

By On December 13, 2013 Respond
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Hacker Tries To Sell Supercomputer Time, Gets Sentenced For 18 Months

Hacker Tries To Sell Supercomputer Time, Gets Sentenced For 18 Months

A hacker in eastern Pennsylvania came up with a unique entrepreneurial idea. He hacked into a couple of supercomputers and started selling access to them online. Sadly, an undercover FBI agent was among the first of his clients.

By On December 13, 2013 Respond
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WhatsApp Conversations Stolen By Malicious Android Gaming App

WhatsApp Conversations Stolen By Malicious Android Gaming App

Google has recently identified an Android gaming app on its Play store which is potentially malicious and steals the users’ WhatsApp conversations. The app has been removed from the Play store.

By On December 9, 2013 Respond
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FBI Can Turn On Laptop Cameras Without The Indicator Lights

FBI Can Turn On Laptop Cameras Without The Indicator Lights

Some of our worst digital surveillance horrors have turned true. A Washington Post report claims that FBI can remotely turn on laptop’s cameras without the indicator light, a move which is seen as highly intrusive by many.

By On December 8, 2013 Respond
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JPMorgan Chase Hacked, Data Of 465,000 Prepaid Card Users Exposed

JPMorgan Chase Hacked, Data Of 465,000 Prepaid Card Users Exposed

A recent cyber attack targeted JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest banks around the globe. During the attack, data of 465,000 prepaid card users was breached and accessed by the hackers.

By On December 6, 2013 Respond
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HaveIBeenPwned Tells If Any Of Your Online Accounts Has Been Breached

HaveIBeenPwned Tells If Any Of Your Online Accounts Has Been Breached

Today, every internet user has multiple online accounts across different sites. Guarding each of them adequately can be a tough job. HaveIBeenPwned is a site that tells you if any of your online accounts have been compromised.

By On December 6, 2013 Respond
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2 Million Facebook, Twitter, Google And ADP Passwords Stolen By Botnet

2 Million Facebook, Twitter, Google And ADP Passwords Stolen By Botnet

Most major tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter pride themselves in the advanced security features of their sites. Despite these, a botnet was recently able to nick away some 2 million passwords of Facebook, Google, Twitter and ADP accounts.

By On December 5, 2013 Respond
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FBI Warns About Online Shopping Scams During Holiday Season

FBI Warns About Online Shopping Scams During Holiday Season

It’s the winter holidays again and the time of the year when most of us indulge our shopping urges. However, a warning from FBI now tells internet users to keep an eye out for online shopping scams which may swindle you.

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Snowden Documents: Dutch Intelligence Service Hacks Internet Forums

Snowden Documents: Dutch Intelligence Service Hacks Internet Forums

The treasure-trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, continue to make startling revelations. One of these documents says that Dutch Secret Service, AIVD, hacks internet forums to gather data.

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Time’s Twitter Account And Person Of The Year Poll Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Time’s Twitter Account And Person Of The Year Poll Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hacked the websites and accounts of many international media outlets in the recent past. Time magazine is on the list now with SEA having hacked Time’s Twitter account as well as its Person of the Year poll.

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Hackers Reveals Vulnerability In Gmail Password Reset System

Hackers Reveals Vulnerability In Gmail Password Reset System

A hacker has discovered a critical vulnerability in Gmail password reset system, enabling him to nick away Gmail passwords through simple spear-phishing attacks.

By On November 27, 2013 Respond
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