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Wal-Mart owned movie rental site has become the latest victim of data breach. But unlike some of the previous attacks, Vudu data breach didn’t involve any remote hacking attempts.

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Popular note taking service, Evernote has announced that they suffered a data breach recently. But thankfully, according to a blog post made at the Evernote blog, the hackers were not able to break into and access stored notes of individual users.

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Last month, a number of major companies such as the New York Times, Washington Post and most recently, Twitter had revealed that they were targeted by hackers leading to some form of data breach. In a recent development, Facebook has also now revealed that some of the computers of its employees were hacked by using a Java exploit.

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Twitter has released information regarding a hacking attempt which has led to partial breach of around 250,000 accounts.

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Microsoft’s antivirus product, Microsoft Security Essentials has once again failed AV-Test’s criteria for Certification. MSE was able to garner a score of 10 out of a possible 18, while a score of at least 11 was needed to obtain the certification.

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Russian hackers have discovered a new vulnerability in Skype that could allow anyone to practically reset any Skype account if the email associated is known.

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A serious flaw has been discovered that allowed anyone to basically login to other’s Facebook account without the need of a password.

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Last month, I got access to the RTM version of Windows 8 via the Dreamspark subscription. Since it was the final version, I decided to give it a chance. And on September 29th, I finally installed Windows 8 on my primary system as the only OS. I was certain that if I had installed it along with Windows 7 as a dual boot setup, I would keep on switching back and forth between the two operating systems and that wouldn’t be doing a fair assessment and would just lead to decrease in productivity. So, here’s my initial experience with Windows 8 RTM and how it has evolved over time.

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United States ICS-CERT (Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team) has issued an alert of a possible SCADA vulnerability affecting solar power plants.

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Last month, we reported about an operation conducted by Microsoft to disrupt the Nitol botnet. The operation, titled Operation b70 was a result of a study conducted by Microsoft which discovered pirated copies of Windows embedded with malware. As a part of the opeartion, Microsoft’s Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit had asked to be allowed to take control of the domain 3322.org which was used to host the botnet.

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A Romanian university teaching assistant Radu Dragusin has discovered a publicly accessible FTP server that stored around 100,000 usernames and passwords in plain text. The passwords where found in logs stored in the FTP server. There where around 100GBs of logs which contained 376 million HTTP requests. Out of these, 411,308 entries contained passwords.

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Flame was arguably the next big thing in the state sponsored malware section after Stuxnet. As we had previously reported, Flame is a malware that was used to infect computers in the Middle East for espionage purposes.

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A few days ago, we reported a new vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to execute code remotely on an affected PC. Microsoft has now released a Fix It solution to close Internet Explorer zero day vulnerability.

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In an operation named Operation b70, Microsoft was able to disrupt the Nitol botnet. The operation was carried out by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit under the permission of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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A large number of websites that were either hosted or using GoDaddy name serves went down for more than four hours today following an outage in their DNS server. GoDaddy has been working to fix the issue and now it looks like almost all sites are back online.

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