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12-Year-Old Boy Hacks Government Sites And Leaks Data To Anonymous

12-Year-Old Boy Hacks Government Sites And Leaks Data To Anonymous

Earlier we have seen Anonymous hacking government website and threatening to leak confidential information. But this time, a 12-year-old boy has hacked government websites and later leaked the data to famous hacktivist group Anonymous.

By On October 27, 2013 Respond
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German Chancellor Merkel Protests To Obama Over NSA Tapping Her Calls

German Chancellor Merkel Protests To Obama Over NSA Tapping Her Calls

Ever since NSA’s extensive surveillance program blew up to the public, thanks to Edward Snowden, startling revelations have been coming to light. Recently, it was reported that NSA hacked into the email of former Mexican President. And now, German Chancellor has protested to President Obama over the fact that NSA tapped her calls.

By On October 24, 2013 1 Response
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US Senator Launches Initiative To Regulate Tracking Of User Data In Retail Stores

US Senator Launches Initiative To Regulate Tracking Of User Data In Retail Stores

The habits, choices and preferences of the consumers are increasingly important for the retail industry. To that end, many retail stores actively gather location data of the users when they are within a retail location. A US Senator now aims to regulate and restrict such industry practices.

By On October 24, 2013 Respond
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DDoS Attacks Are Growing In Size And Volume, Warns Security Firm

DDoS Attacks Are Growing In Size And Volume, Warns Security Firm

DDoS attacks are probably the most common tactic used by hackers to attack servers. It typically involves using multiple computers to attack a given server and try to choke its bandwidth. Over the years, the size and volume of these DDoS attacks is growing rather rapidly, a security firm has warned now.

By On October 22, 2013 Respond
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NSA Hacked Email Account Of Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon

NSA Hacked Email Account Of Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Recent leaks by Edward Snowden have shown that NSA has used illegal and unconstitutional ways to spy on the US citizens as well as people elsewhere. A fresh report in Der Spiegel magazine shows that the agency hacked the email account of former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon.

By On October 21, 2013 Respond
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Backdoor Vulnerability Found In D-Link Router

Backdoor Vulnerability Found In D-Link Router

A new backdoor vulnerability has been discovered in D-Link modem routers. The vulnerability allows a potential hacker to gain access to the configuration page of the router, even without knowing the username and password.

By On October 15, 2013 Respond
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United Airlines Website Glitch Lets You Purchase Free Tickets

United Airlines Website Glitch Lets You Purchase Free Tickets

United Airlines doesn’t exactly seem keen on improving its ticket-purchasing system. The company has suffered because of it in the past and now, users have found an exploit which lets them purchase United Airlines tickets absolutely free of cost.

By On October 15, 2013 Respond
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Team Madleets Hacks Google’s Malaysian Site

Team Madleets Hacks Google’s Malaysian Site

In recent months, we have seen a number of DNS poison attacks. These attacks typically involve meddling with the DNS of a given site so that it is redirected by the hackers to a different page. A similar attack has now been used to hack and redirect Google’s Malaysian site.

By On October 11, 2013 Respond
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Secure Your Dropbox Files With Qi

Secure Your Dropbox Files With Qi

Dropbox is used by many users to store their documents and other files in cloud storage. However, once these files are stored in Dropbox, it is only natural to wonder how secure they are. Now you can add an extra layer of security by using Qi, a secure token that automatically encrypts all your Dropbox files before uploading them.

By On October 9, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Pays $28,000 To Researchers For Finding IE 11 Bugs

Microsoft Pays $28,000 To Researchers For Finding IE 11 Bugs

Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer, has long been lambasted and criticized for providing inadequate security. However, the company seems adamant on providing better security features in IE 11. To that end, Microsoft recently paid $28,000 to six researchers who were able to find key bugs in IE 11.

By On October 9, 2013 1 Response
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Hacker Accesses And Sells Personal Data Of 4 Million US Citizens

Hacker Accesses And Sells Personal Data Of 4 Million US Citizens

A number of major consumer and business data aggregators often share huge amounts of personal data of US citizens with each other. Now, it has transpired that hackers were able to access this data using malware and have been able to gain and sell the personal data of 4 million US citizens.

By On September 27, 2013 Respond
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Hackers May Install Malicious Apps Using Android WebView Vulnerability

Hackers May Install Malicious Apps Using Android WebView Vulnerability

WebView is popularly used across nearly all major mobile platforms. It essentially lets mobile apps display data from other resources so that the data request is performed seamlessly and the requested data is automatically displayed. However, it has now been discovered that WebView on Android contains a critical vulnerability.

By On September 17, 2013 Respond
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Long Passwords May Lead To DoS Attacks

Long Passwords May Lead To DoS Attacks

For long, security researchers have preached longer passwords because the odds of cracking them are less than shorter passwords. However, now it has been revealed that longer passwords come with the risk of possible DoS attacks, especially if no specific password length is maintained by the web service.

By On September 17, 2013 Respond
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Argentinian ‘Superhacker’ Arrested For Financial Fraud

Argentinian ‘Superhacker’ Arrested For Financial Fraud

A 19-year old boy in Buenos Aires has been arrested by the police. It has been charged that he is a ‘superhacker’ who has been stealing $50,000 a month by using malware to perpetuate financial fraud.

By On September 15, 2013 Respond
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FBI Controlled Tor Servers To Launch Mass Malware Attack

FBI Controlled Tor Servers To Launch Mass Malware Attack

Last year in July, FBI was able to gain control of the servers of Freedom Hosting. Once the agency had access, it was able to gather data on the hosting company, over suspicions that it was helping in child pornography. Yesterday, FBI has publicly admitted for the first time that it did indeed control Freedom Hosting’s servers.

By On September 15, 2013 Respond
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