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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Blackshades Malware Is Still Being Actively Sold And Used, Reveals Symantec

Blackshades Malware Is Still Being Actively Sold And Used, Reveals Symantec

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.

By On November 26, 2013 Respond
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Cryptolocker Ransomware Spam Campaign Targets 10 Million UK Users

Cryptolocker Ransomware Spam Campaign Targets 10 Million UK Users

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.

By On November 20, 2013 Respond
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Open URL Redirection Vulnerability Discovered In Facebook

Open URL Redirection Vulnerability Discovered In Facebook

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.

By On November 17, 2013 Respond
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Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Handed Down 10-Year Prison Sentence

Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Handed Down 10-Year Prison Sentence

Back in 2011, the hacktivist group Anonymous hacked Stratfor and leaked a treasure-trove of documents and emails showing the often-illicit and extensive work of Stratfor. Being a big fish, Stratfor has pulled all the strings it could and now, Anonymous hacktivist Jeremy Hammond has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a part of the hack.

By On November 16, 2013 1 Response
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How Incapsula Dealt With DDoS Attacks From Headless-Browser Botnets

How Incapsula Dealt With DDoS Attacks From Headless-Browser Botnets

Incapsula is a notable online service which offers to ramp up the security, speed and overall protection of client websites. The service recently came under a heavy barrage of DDoS attacks. Unlike common DDoS attacks, this attack made use of headless-browsers. Narrated below is how Incapsula dealt with this seemingly disastrous problem.

By On November 16, 2013 Respond
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‘Pinkie Pie’ Hacks Into Chrome For Nexus 4 And Samsung Galaxy S4

‘Pinkie Pie’ Hacks Into Chrome For Nexus 4 And Samsung Galaxy S4

A number of companies keep holding hackathons so that they can find vulnerabilities in popularly used software and hardware. Recently, in such a hacking contest, a hacker by the nick of ‘Pinkie Pie’ was able to hack into Chrome browser for Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4.

By On November 15, 2013 Respond
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