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Google's New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 16:40
With so many data breaches happening almost every week, it has become difficult for users to know if their credentials are already in possession of hackers or being circulated freely across the Internet. Thankfully, Google has a solution. Today, February 5, on Safer Internet Day, Google launches a new service that has been designed to alert users when they use an exact combination of

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 09:28
It's 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer. No, I'm not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by millions of Windows, MacOS and Linux users. Security researcher

Cryptocurrency Firm Losses $145 Million After CEO Dies With Only Password

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 10:21
QuadrigaCX, the largest bitcoin exchange in Canada, has claimed to have lost CAD 190 million (nearly USD 145 million) worth of cryptocurrency after the exchange lost access to its cold (offline) storage wallets. Reason? Unfortunately, the only person with access to the company’s offline wallet, founder of the cryptocurrency exchange, is dead. Following the sudden death of Gerry Cotten,

Several Popular Beauty Camera Apps Caught Stealing Users' Photos

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 07:38
Just because an app is available on Google Play Store doesn't mean that it is a legitimate app. Despite so many efforts by Google, some fake and malicious apps do sneak in and land millions of unaware users on the hunting ground of scammers and hackers. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro uncovered at least 29 devious photo apps that managed to make its way onto Google Play Store and have been

First Hacker Convicted of 'SIM Swapping' Attack Gets 10 Years in Prison

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 06:17
A 20-year-old college student who stole cryptocurrency worth more than $5 million by hijacking victims' phone numbers has pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of 10 years in prison. Ortiz was arrested last year on charges of siphoning millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from around 40 victims using a method commonly known as "SIM swapping," which typically involves fraudulently porting of

Hacker who reported flaw in Hungarian Telekom faces up to 8-years in prison

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 12:56
Many of you might have this question in your mind: "Is it illegal to test a website for vulnerability without permission from the owner?" Or… "Is it illegal to disclose a vulnerability publicly?" Well, the answer is YES, it’s illegal most of the times and doing so could backfire even when you have good intentions. Last year, Hungarian police arrested a 20-year-old ethical hacker accused of

New Mac Malware Targets Cookies to Steal From Cryptocurrency Wallets

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 08:32
Mac users need to beware of a newly discovered piece of malware that steals their web browser cookies and credentials in an attempt to withdraw funds from their cryptocurrency exchange accounts. Dubbed CookieMiner due to its capability of stealing cookies-related to cryptocurrency exchanges, the malware has specifically been designed to target Mac users and is believed to be based on

Airbus Suffers Data Breach, Some Employees' Data Exposed

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 07:08
European airplane maker Airbus admitted yesterday a data breach of its "Commercial Aircraft business" information systems that allowed intruders to gain access to some of its employees' personal information. Though the company did not elaborate on the nature of the hack, it claimed that the security breach did not affect its commercial operations. So, there's no impact on aircraft production.

FBI Mapping 'Joanap Malware' Victims to Disrupt the North Korean Botnet

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 06:03
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Wednesday its effort to "map and further disrupt" a botnet tied to North Korea that has infected numerous Microsoft Windows computers across the globe over the last decade. Dubbed Joanap, the botnet is believed to be part of "Hidden Cobra"—an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors' group often known as Lazarus Group and Guardians of

Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install 'Research' App That Collects Private Data

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 08:18
If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple's App Store, then you are mistaken. It turns out that Facebook is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it back to Facebook. The social media giant was previously caught collecting some of

iCloud Possibly Suffered A Privacy Breach Last Year That Apple Kept a Secret

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 07:56
Late last year when an unknown group of hackers stole secret access tokens for millions of Facebook accounts by taking advantage of a flaw in its website, the company disclosed the incident and informed its affected users. Similarly, when Twitter was hit by multiple vulnerabilities (#1, #2, #3) in the last few months, the social media company disclosed those incidents and informed its affected

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files?

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 10:02
Have you ever lost your important files, like memories or official documents, accidentally or maliciously? Adding more... when you even do not have any backup for the same. Unfortunate, right? We've all been there. Just last week I formatted my computer and later found that I didn’t have any backup for some recently saved important files. It was an absolute nightmare. We have frequently

Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 07:13
If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble. After taking down and arresting the operators of the world's biggest DDoS-for-hire service last year, the authorities are now in hunt for customers who bought the service that helped cyber criminals launch millions of attacks against several banks, government institutions, and gaming industry. Europol has

New FaceTime Bug Lets Callers Hear and See You Without You Picking Up

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 06:42
If you own an Apple device, you should immediately turn OFF FaceTime app for a few days. A jaw-dropping unpatched privacy bug has been uncovered in Apple's popular video and audio call app FaceTime that could let someone hear or see you before you even pick up their call. The bug is going viral on Twitter and other social media platforms with multiple users complaining of this privacy issue

Police Shut Down xDedic – An Online Market for Cyber Criminals

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 05:54
In an international operation involving law enforcement authorities from the U.S. and several European countries, feds have shut down an online underground marketplace and arrested three suspects in Ukraine. Dubbed xDedic, the illegal online marketplace let cybercriminals buy, sell or rent out access to thousands of hacked computers and servers across the world and personally identifiable

New Exploit Threatens Over 9,000 Hackable Cisco RV320/RV325 Routers Worldwide

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:31
If the connectivity and security of your organization rely on Cisco RV320 or RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN routers, then you need to immediately install the latest firmware update released by the vendor last week. Cyber attackers have actively been exploiting two newly patched high-severity router vulnerabilities in the wild after a security researcher released their proof-of-concept exploit code

Researchers Release Tool That Finds Vulnerable Robots on the Internet

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 06:30
A team at a robot cybersecurity startup has released a free, open-source tool for information security professionals to help them easily 'footprint' and detect unprotected robots, not only connected to the Internet, but also to the industrial environments where they operate. Dubbed "Aztarna," the framework has been developed by Alias Robotics, a Spanish cybersecurity firm focused on robots and

GandCrab ransomware and Ursnif virus spreading via MS Word macros

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 09:29
Security researchers have discovered two separate malware campaigns, one of which is distributing the Ursnif data-stealing trojan and the GandCrab ransomware in the wild, whereas the second one is only infecting victims with Ursnif malware. Though both malware campaigns appear to be a work of two separate cybercriminal groups, we find many similarities in them. Both attacks start from

Learn Python Programming – 7 Courses Video Training Bundle

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:28
It's no secret that learning how to code is one of the most important things you can do when it comes to the beginning or furthering practically any career in programming and technology. The only problem a beginner often faces is that there are seemingly countless programming languages to choose from, which makes it exceedingly difficult for aspiring or even seasoned programmers to know which

Millions of PCs Found Running Outdated Versions of Popular Software

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 10:02
It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, making themselves vulnerable to online threats and known security vulnerabilities/exploits. Security vendor Avast has released its PC Trends Report 2019 revealing that millions of users are making themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks by keeping outdated

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