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Insecure Apps that Open Ports Leave Millions of Smartphones at Risk of Hacking

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A team of researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that hundreds of applications in Google Play Store have a security hole that could potentially allow hackers to steal data from and even implant malware on millions of Android smartphones. The University of Michigan team says that the actual issue lies within apps that create open ports — a known problem with computers — on
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Source Code for CIA’s Tool to Track Whistleblowers Leaked by Wikileaks

28 Duben, 2017 - 20:34
Wikileaks has just published a new batch of the Vault 7 leak, exposing the documentation and source code for a CIA project known as "Scribbles." Scribbles, a.k.a. the "Snowden Stopper," is a piece of software allegedly designed to embed 'web beacon' tags into confidential documents, allowing the spying agency to track whistleblowers and foreign spies. Since March, as part of its "Vault 7"
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New MacOS Malware, Signed With Legit Apple ID, Found Spying On HTTPS Traffic

28 Duben, 2017 - 10:57
Many people believe that they are much less likely to be bothered by malware if they use a Mac computer, but is it really true? Unfortunately, No. According to the McAfee Labs, malware attacks on Apple's Mac computers were up 744% in 2016, and its researchers have discovered nearly 460,000 Mac malware samples, which is still just a small part of overall Mac malware out in the wild. Today,
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Save the Internet: FCC Unveils Plan to Rollback Net-Neutrality Rules

27 Duben, 2017 - 19:30
After crushing a set of privacy rules on ISPs that restrict them from sharing your online data with third parties without your consent, President Donald Trump's newly appointed FCC chairman Ajit Pai has announced the first move in its efforts to kill off Net Neutrality. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will roll back net neutrality rules that require
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

27 Duben, 2017 - 17:38
A Chinese infosec researcher has reported about an "almost impossible to detect" phishing attack that can be used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet. He warned, hackers can use a known vulnerability in the Chrome, Firefox and Opera web browsers to display their fake domain names as the websites of legitimate services, like Apple, Google, or Amazon to steal login or financial
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Hack'em If You Can — U.S. Air Force launches Bug Bounty Program

27 Duben, 2017 - 15:49
With the growing number of data breaches and cyber attacks, a significant number of companies and organizations have started Bug Bounty programs for encouraging hackers and bug hunters to find and responsibly report vulnerabilities in their services and get rewarded. Now, following the success of the "Hack the Pentagon" and "Hack the Army" initiatives, the United States Department of Defense
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Hajime ‘Vigilante Botnet’ Growing Rapidly; Hijacks 300,000 IoT Devices Worldwide

27 Duben, 2017 - 10:48
Last week, we reported about a so-called 'vigilante hacker' who hacked into at least 10,000 vulnerable 'Internet of Things' devices, such as home routers and Internet-connected cameras, using a botnet malware in order to supposedly secure them. Now, that vigilante hacker has already trapped roughly 300,000 devices in an IoT botnet known as Hajime, according to a new report published Tuesday
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Beware! New Android Malware Infected 2 Million Google Play Store Users

26 Duben, 2017 - 11:42
Initially thought to be 600,000 users, the number of Android users who have mistakenly downloaded and installed malware on their devices straight from Google Play Store has reached 2 Million. Yes, about 2 Million Android users have fallen victim to malware hidden in over 40 fake companion guide apps for popular mobile games, such as Pokémon Go and FIFA Mobile, on the official Google Play
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Atlassian's HipChat Hacked — Users' Data May Have Been Compromised

25 Duben, 2017 - 21:00
Atlassian's group chat platform HipChat is notifying its users of a data breach after some unknown hacker or group of hackers broke into one of its servers over the weekend and stole a significant amount of data, including group chat logs. What Happened? According to a security notice published on the company's website today, a vulnerability in a "popular third-party" software library used
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Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

25 Duben, 2017 - 12:38
Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world. The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn't stopped some PCs from receiving it, causing serious
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Learn Practical Hacking Online — Get Training For Just $45!

24 Duben, 2017 - 17:04
Due to recent highly publicised hacks and high-profile data breaches, certified hackers are in huge demand and being hired by almost all industry to help them keep their networks protected. These ethical hackers not only gain reputation in the IT industry but are also one of the most well-paid employees in the IT workforce today. There is a growing number of jobs for people with ethical
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Leaked NSA Hacking Tools Being Used to Hack Thousands of Vulnerable Windows PCs

22 Duben, 2017 - 17:13
Script kiddies and online criminals around the world have reportedly started exploiting NSA hacking tools leaked last weekend to compromise hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Windows computers exposed on the Internet. Last week, the mysterious hacking group known as Shadow Brokers leaked a set of Windows hacking tools targeting Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 and 8, and Windows
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

US Court Sentences Russian Lawmaker's Son to 27 Years in Jail for Hacking

22 Duben, 2017 - 12:25
The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker was sentenced on Friday by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of stealing millions of US credit card numbers and causing some $170 million in damages to businesses and individuals. This sentence is so far the longest sentence ever imposed in the United States for a hacking-related case. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, the
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

MasterCard launches Credit Card with Built-In Fingerprint Scanner

21 Duben, 2017 - 11:50
MasterCard has unveiled its brand new payment card that has a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner, allowing customers to authorize payments with their fingerprint, without requiring a PIN code or a signature. The company is already testing the new biometric payment cards, combined with the on-board chips, in South Africa and says it hopes to roll out the new cards to the rest of the world
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Beware! Dozens of Linksys Wi-Fi Router Models Vulnerable to Multiple Flaws

20 Duben, 2017 - 18:21
Bad news for consumers with Linksys routers: Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed the existence of nearly a dozen of unpatched security flaws in Linksys routers, affecting 25 different Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers models widely used today. IOActive's senior security consultant Tao Sauvage and independent security researcher Antide Petit published a blog post on Wednesday, revealing that
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers Steal Payment Card Data From Over 1,150 InterContinental Hotels

20 Duben, 2017 - 10:22
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after it found malware on payment card systems at 1,174 franchise hotels in the United States. It's the second data breach that U.K.-based IHG, which owns Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has disclosed this year. The multinational hotel conglomerate
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants to Hack You Before Someone Else Does

19 Duben, 2017 - 18:44
It should be noted that hacking a system for unauthorised access that does not belong to you is an illegal practice, no matter what's the actual intention behind it. Now I am pointing out this because reportedly someone, who has been labeled as a 'vigilante hacker' by media, is hacking into vulnerable 'Internet of Things' devices in order to supposedly secure them. This is not the first time
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Russian Hacker Selling Cheap Ransomware-as-a-Service On Dark Web

18 Duben, 2017 - 20:18
Ransomware has been around for a few years, but it has become an albatross around everyone's neck, targeting businesses, hospitals, financial institutions and individuals worldwide and extorting millions of dollars. Forget about developing sophisticated banking trojans and malware to steal money out of people and organizations. Today, one of the easiest ways that can help cyber criminals get
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Robert W. Taylor, Who Helped Create the Internet, Dies at 85

17 Duben, 2017 - 12:25
Image by New York Times The Internet just lost one of its most prominent innovators. Robert W Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in creating the Internet as well as the modern personal computer, has died at the age of 85. Mr. Taylor, who is best known as the mastermind of ARPAnet (precursor of the Internet), had Parkinson's disease and died on Thursday at his home in Woodside
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Turns Out Microsoft Has Already Patched Exploits Leaked By Shadow Brokers

15 Duben, 2017 - 11:01
The latest dump of hacking tools allegedly belonged to the NSA is believed to be the most damaging release by the Shadow Brokers till the date. But after analyzing the disclosed exploits, Microsoft security team says most of the windows vulnerabilities exploited by these hacking tools, including EternalBlue, EternalChampion, EternalSynergy, EternalRomance and others, are already patched in
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