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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the last few years, Blackshades has been known as a notorious malware program. The source code of the malware was leaked three years ago but it continues to be sold in underground hacking forums, a Symantec engineer has now revealed.
Ransomware are a particularly nefarious form of malware. These software lock or encrypt the victim’s files and then demand ransom to resume access to it. UK’s National Crime Agency has now revealed that a mass ransomware spam campaign has been launched to target 10 million UK users with the Cryptolocker malware.
Security researcher Dan Melamed recently discovered a new vulnerability in Facebook. The open URL redirection vulnerability essentially allows a potential hacker to have facebook.com redirected to any other URL of his choice.
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