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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Although the data breach took place last Saturday, HSBC Bank did not report it before this Tuesday. As remedial measures, HSBC Bank is offering one year of subscription to ITAC Sentinel.

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Clearly, the openness and regulation free nature of the Android platform is taking a toll on security. Android developers need to address this issue and come up with a secure solution.

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Halloween is fast approaching, and if you don’t want to deal with a security nightmare, it might be prudent to take another look at your passwords. Splashdata has released a list of top passwords of 2012 compiled from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers.

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The primary aim of the CSRA is to bridge the gap between Government-funded R&D efforts and commercial cyber-security solutions. It will bring together expertise from member companies and the R&D efforts of the Government.

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A list with more than a millions active email addresses harvested from Facebook apps has shown up for sale in the open market.

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People end up putting the names of their girlfriend/son/daughter/wife/mother in their passwords, which makes them vulnerable to social hacking. How do we come up with a safe password?

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This operating system from Kaspersky Lab has security as its top priority, but it will also address issues of availability by providing hot reboot-less patches. Nonetheless, it will also proactively be checked for security exploits to stay one-step ahead of hackers.

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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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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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The hacker group has a timetable for this week’s attack, with Wells Fargo, the US Bank and the PNC websites scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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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 critical zero-day vulnerability has been uncovered in Internet Explorer that could allow a remote hacker to execute arbitrary code on your system even if you simply browse to an infected page.

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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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Brazilian banking Trojan authors were able to sign their malware using digital certificate by using fake data.

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