Category: Security News

Snowden doesn’t use iPhone for security reasons

The Snowden’s lawyer has recently declared that the popular whistleblower doesn’t use iPhone due to the alleged presence of a surveillance software. The whistleblower Eduard Snowden has completely changed our perception of Intelligence, the documents leaked by the Former NSA contractor have shown the technologies used by the US Government for mass Intelligence, the documents leaked …

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Unconfirmed zero-day vulnerability discovered in Adobe Flash Player

An unconfirmed Adobe Flash Player zero-day vulnerability was discovered yesterday by security researcher Kafeine. The zero-day is reported to affect the latest versions of Adobe Flash Player and has been seen in some versions of the Angler exploit kit. Initial reports indicate that Internet Explorer versions 6 to 10 running on Windows XP, Windows 7, and …

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Worst passwords of 2014

SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. In its fourth annual report, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, “123456”and “password” continue to …

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The Continued rise of DDoS Attacks

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Spying on Keyboard Presses with a Software Defined Radio

Last year Milos Prvulovic, a computer science researcher uploaded some videos to YouTube showing how he was able to remotely and covertly record the keystrokes of a target laptop in another room wirelessly using just a software defined radio, magnetic loop antenna and some custom software. The target laptop was first modified with special drivers that cause increased …

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N. Korea blames US for internet shutdown, hurls racist comment toward Obama

North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.” North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong …

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South Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

(Reuters) – South Korea’s nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company’s headquarters are continuing but the country’s nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd has been intensifying its cyber security, President and CEO Cho Seok said. He …

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Fake Christmas offers by Santa infect PCs with banking Malware

THIS SEASON, SANTA’S GOT “CHRISTMAS OFFERS” AND A VIRUS OR TWO IN STORE FOR YOU ‘It’s the season to be jolly and to infect a few hundred PC’s with a nasty virus too while you’re at it! Spammers are taking advantage of the Christmas season to infect computers all over the world by emailing you …

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Yet another old Windows 8 build has leaked, this time it’s build 8888

Yesterday, we reported than an older build of Windows 8 leaked onto the internet in psuedo localized. The build in question was 8331, and was compiled back in 2012. Today, another build of Windows 8 has leaked onto the internet, which is a nice little gift for beta collectors this holiday. Todays leak is build …

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Top Security Highlights from 2014

2014 has been a busy and exciting year for security at Cisco! The team has worked extremely hard to provide our customers with unmatched visibility, continuous control and advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum. Among many things, Cisco launched the first threat-focused Next Generation Firewall: Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services. This solution delivers …

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North Korea’s Cyberattack Capabilities

North Korea’s microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in 48 hours, according to one Web traffic monitor. The mysterious problems have some talking of a retaliatory cyberattack by the United States, which holds Pyongyang responsible for last month’s spectacular hack of Sony Pictures. American officials have …

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