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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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Now You Need An Apple ID To Schedule Online Genius Bar Appointments

Now You Need An Apple ID To Schedule Online Genius Bar Appointments

To visit Apple Genius Bar, now you need an Apple ID to schedule Online Genius Bar appointment instead of filling up only name, address and email.

By On September 13, 2013 Respond
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Professor Uses Legos To Hack E-Book Security On Kindle

Professor Uses Legos To Hack E-Book Security On Kindle

Legos are not exactly known for a piece of tech equipment. But an associate professor at Vienna University of Technology has now used legos to hack the Kindle e-book security.

By On September 8, 2013 Respond
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Judge Refuses Feds Access To User Data From Google, Yahoo, Skype

Judge Refuses Feds Access To User Data From Google, Yahoo, Skype

In the recent past, we have seen how the judiciary has given NSA and other agencies a green signal at every illegal wiretapping stop. However, there is at least one judge who has now refused to grant the federal government access to the user data from Google, Yahoo, Skype and Verizon.

By On September 7, 2013 1 Response
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Snowden Leaks Reveal NSA’s Encryption-Bypassing Efforts

Snowden Leaks Reveal NSA’s Encryption-Bypassing Efforts

The revelations made through the documents leaked by Edward Snowden continue. A fresh batch of documents now shows that NSA has been working with IT companies, security research firms and other stakeholders in order to bypass and and all forms of encryption that are popularly used on the web.

By On September 7, 2013 Respond
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Pentagon Was Improving Domain Security When SEA Struck Marines Site

Pentagon Was Improving Domain Security When SEA Struck Marines Site

Recently, Syrian Electronic Army made headlines yet again when it targeted the U.S. marines site and redirected its visitors to a web page of its own. It has now transpired that Pentagon was in the process of improving the security of its domains when this took place.

By On September 4, 2013 1 Response
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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Site Of US Marines

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Site Of US Marines

In the past, a number of successful cyber attacks have been blamed on Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group of pro-Assad hackers. With the US at the advent of entering the Syrian war, SEA has now hacked and defaced the site of US Marines, calling on the marines to disobey their orders if they are asked to attack Syria.

By On September 3, 2013 1 Response
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