Stylish turns out to be spyware

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Stylish turns out to be spyware   Recently the add-on Stylish was removed from Chrome’s, Firefox’ and Opera’s web stores. It turns out that there’s actually been spyware lurking in the code since January 2017, under its new owner SimilarWeb which bought Stylish in October 2016. This code has been sending off all browsing activity … Read moreStylish turns out to be spyware

Jeopardy Winner Pleads Guilty To Hacking Work Colleagues Email Accounts

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Jeopardy Winner Pleads Guilty To Hacking Work Colleagues Email Accounts Stephanie Jass 48 from Tecumseh Michigan, was a contestant on American TV game show Jeopardy that was created by Merv Griffi. Jass landed a winning streak in 2012 winning Jeopardy not once but seven times. Stephanie Jass winning streak record was beaten by Julia Collins in 2014. Stephanie … Read moreJeopardy Winner Pleads Guilty To Hacking Work Colleagues Email Accounts

Norway Healthcare Data Breach, Up to 2.9 Million People Affected

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2.9 Million citizens of Norway are under a potential threat of identity theft. On Monday (15th Jan) the healthcare organization called Health South-East Regional Health Authority of Norway announced the data breach of nearly half of the country’s citizens. HelseCERT reported the Healthcare organization of suspicious behavior in the computer systems in the particular region. After conducting an … Read moreNorway Healthcare Data Breach, Up to 2.9 Million People Affected

OnePlus Hacked: 40,000 Customers Affected by the Hack

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OnePlus releases an official note to confirm the Credit card data breach on their website “oneplus.net“. The breach has affected 40,000 customers in just 3 months. In their official note, they said the breach has affected 40,000 customers who made a transaction using their credit card between mid-November 2017 and 11 January 2018. The note … Read moreOnePlus Hacked: 40,000 Customers Affected by the Hack

Skygofree – One of The Most Powerful Android Spyware

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With huge market comes huge risks too, Android is been always the preferred (affordable) connectivity device used by billions of people. With billions of people using androids, it attracts thousands of thieves(hackers) too. An android spyware and vulnerabilities are not so rare nowadays, vulnerabilities like Janus and spyware like Tizi are just two drops from the ocean of … Read moreSkygofree – One of The Most Powerful Android Spyware

Alert! Facebook Messenger Now Used For Spreading Cryptocurrency Mining Virus

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On 21st December, Security researchers at TrendMicro released a blog post explaining about a cryptocurrency mining virus dubbed as “Digmine“. The virus is spreading rapidly because it uses world’s most popular platform “Facebook Messenger” as the medium to spread. Digmine is a cryptocurrency mining virus targetting the users of Facebook Messenger’s Desktop/Web versions. So, if you are … Read moreAlert! Facebook Messenger Now Used For Spreading Cryptocurrency Mining Virus

Quantum Computing and Information Security

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Let us first focus on understanding what Quantum Computing refers to and why it is required. Let us have a brief look at working of a Classical Computer and Quantum Computer. The Working A classical computer is made up of very simple components doing simple operations, like representing data, means of processing data and the … Read moreQuantum Computing and Information Security

Android vulnerability Janus malware Allows Hackers to Modify Apps

Relevance score 0: Android’s regular security update for December 2017 included a fix for Janus malware With over 2 Billion active devices Android market is the biggest smartphone market and competitor of IOS devices. But these 2 Billions of devices are at a severe security risk by the detection of this newly discovered vulnerability. The vulnerability dubbed … Read moreAndroid vulnerability Janus malware Allows Hackers to Modify Apps

Tizi: New Android Spyware Discovered by Google

Google play protect is well known for its new AI-powered malware detection mechanism, Google Play Protect Service recently detected an Android spyware dubbed as “Tizi.” Targeting devices in African countries, Tizi comes with fully featured android rooting and data collection capabilities. It creates a backdoor in the affected device and sends sensitive information related to … Read moreTizi: New Android Spyware Discovered by Google

Firefox To Alert Users When They Visit Previously Hacked Website

Mozilla Firefox recently launched their all-new version of Firefox, the “Firefox Quantum,” which tends to be faster than its competitor Google Chrome, compared to chrome, firefox quantum uses 30% fewer resources and is quite faster. Quantum launched with brand new stylish design and couple of new features including the tracking protection feature. Apart from the … Read moreFirefox To Alert Users When They Visit Previously Hacked Website

Intel Firmware Contains Critical Vulnerabilities, affecting Millions of Systems

A few months back few researchers submitted a report explaining about few severe vulnerabilities present in Intel Processors. To be more specific researchers found vulnerabilities in intel’s remote administration feature popularly known as “Management Engine,” the vulnerability in the intel’s management engine enabled unauthorized access to the vulnerable systems, which gives an attacker full control … Read moreIntel Firmware Contains Critical Vulnerabilities, affecting Millions of Systems

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000. Read Why

Uber’s CEO Mr. Dara Khosrowshahi, on 21 Nov published a blog post regarding a hack which happened in the month of October 2016. The hackers stole personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from a third-party cloud service which was used by Uber. The hackers were two individual outsiders. According to an article published … Read moreUber Paid Hackers $100,000. Read Why

Google Caught Collecting Android Location Data Even When GPS is Disabled

There are over 2 billion people using Androids nowadays, this figure is given by Google itself, in the month of May 2017 Google announced that there are over 2 billion active smartphone users. But what Google didn’t announce is that these 2 billion smartphones data is been collected by Google for there location-based marketing purpose. … Read moreGoogle Caught Collecting Android Location Data Even When GPS is Disabled

Watch How Hackers Fooled Apple’s iPhone X Face ID Feature

Apple earlier this month released their iPhone X including a new feature “Face ID” for authenticating a user by using facial recognition. The apple’s new facial recognition feature also check whether the person is alive or not by observing the movements of the eyes of the user (claims apple). Apple announced it as one of … Read moreWatch How Hackers Fooled Apple’s iPhone X Face ID Feature

Windows Defender Can’t Defend You Anymore

Windows Defender, which is by default an anti-threat software for Windows operating system can be bypassed using a technique called Illusion Gap. Security Researchers at CyberArk on this Thursday published a blog post explaining about this new technique of bypassing Windows Defender called Illusion Gap. (Windows Defender is widely used as a default anti-malware program in … Read moreWindows Defender Can’t Defend You Anymore

New FinFisher Campaigns Are Scary. Read why

FinFisher an infamous spyware which was widely sold to the government organizations and other agencies. Security researchers at ESET discovered malware/surveillance campaigns utilizing variants of FinFisher in the wild. “New surveillance campaigns utilizing FinFisher, are in the wild, featuring technical improvements, some of these variants have been using a cunning, previously-unseen infection vector with strong indicators … Read moreNew FinFisher Campaigns Are Scary. Read why

Exploit to Hack Newer Versions of Windows

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EternalSynergy is one of the NSA hacking tools released by the Shadow Brokers, along with EternalBlue and EternalRomance. EternalBlue was the main tool used in the Wannacry ransomware. Wannacry ransomware attack was one of the biggest ransomware attacks, along with that NotPetya ransomware also had an outrageous effect. A Security researcher and open source contributor Worawit … Read moreExploit to Hack Newer Versions of Windows

WikiLeaks Revealed CIA Tool To Monitor Linux Network Traffic

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WikiLeaks as part of Vault 7 leaks published documents from a project of CIA dubbed as ‘OutlawCountry‘. The documents published on Thursday on their website explains about a malware which probably CIA used to monitor the network traffic of Linux users. The two documents named as ‘OutlawCountry v1.0 User Manual‘ and ‘OutlawCountry v1.0 Test Plan‘ … Read moreWikiLeaks Revealed CIA Tool To Monitor Linux Network Traffic

Linux Machine Can Be Remotely Hijacked By Malicious DNS Response

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Now Linux machines can be hacked using a malicious DNS response (TCP). An attacker just has to send a Psuedo DNS Response to the victim. This vulnerability has been discovered in Systemd, which is a popular service manager for Linux machines, it allows remote attackers to overflow the buffer to execute a malware on the … Read moreLinux Machine Can Be Remotely Hijacked By Malicious DNS Response

Researchers Crack AES-256 Using Only $200 Worth Of Equipment

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Security Researchers at Fox-IT made a device which can sniff the AES-256 keys from 1m of distance. The AES-256 encryption is been used by Military forces to and many other big organizations to keep their secret data safe. It is also used by the famous crypto currency Bitcoin for blockchain encryption. If the key is … Read moreResearchers Crack AES-256 Using Only $200 Worth Of Equipment

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