The US Senate Republicans have proposed yet another online security bill that will invariably lead to a privacy loss. The SECURE IT bill of the Republicans is a toothier Cybersecurity Act. While the bill has a lot of backing,only time will tell if SECURE IT gets passed.Read More
FBI has released details of an international operation directed at curbing card crimes. The operation, which is said to be the largest aimed at curbing card crimes, lead to the arrest of 24 individuals in 13 countries among which, 11 are from US.
Carding crimes include stealing of personal information such as credit card details, social security numbers, bank account details etc. and using them or selling them in order to make money.
The operation was a result of a two year undercover operation lead by the FBI. Of the 11 arrested outside US, 6 are from United Kingdom, 2 from Bosnia and 1 each from Bulgaria, Norway and Germany.Read More
ESSET has published 25 most commonly used passwords and debit/credit card pins. The list includes usual suspects like “password” and “qwerty”.Read More
Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered a new malware that was used to spy on Middle Eastern countries. The attack has been highly targeted, infecting about 5000 computers across Iran, Israel, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and other unnamed countries. The malware, called Flame affects Windows machines and once infected, it can record audio conversations, take screenshots, sniff network traffic, intercept keyboard etc.Read More
The Pastebin page also gives away an SQL injection vulnerability, however, it seems like not everyone is excited is about this hack. Discordian has criticized Reckz0r on this hack, saying most of the data was already out in the public domain.Read More
With this ban, Virgin Media has become the first UK based ISP to impose a ban on The Pirate Bay. Legally, Virgin Media is not at fault here because it is just following court orders. However, instead of accepting the ban so happily, Virgin should have challenged the decision and followed BT’s example.Read More
Norton 2013 series of products is now available for beta testing. Apart from cosmetic changes, the biggest improvement is complete Windows 8 support.Read More
Gmail has started sending suspicious sign in prevented emails to users to alert them of suspicious activities in their accounts and when a user tries to login to Gmail from unknown locations.Read More
WhatsApp message storage database uses static AES key to store messages. Can be decrypted and view by anybody.Read More
Sophos has published its annual report which includes an in-depth analysis of the security threats we witnessed in 2011, as well as prediction of trends for 2012.Read More
It is interesting to note that the mystery man why demystified DuQu is none other than Igor Skochinsky, who reverse-engineered the Kindle in early 2008.Read More
Swedish Police have acquired warrants to secretly raid noted torrent sharing platform The Pirate Bay. However, The Pirate Bay came to know of this information and leaked it to the public. Moreover, The Pirate Bay operates several public servers so effectively shutting down the site is next to impossible.Read More
A federal Judge has extended the date to cut off computers affected with the DNSChanger malware from the internet.
For those unaware, DNSChanger is a malware that replaces the default DNS servers of the infected computers with rogue DNS servers. It is believed that around four million computers were infected by this malware .Read More
Adobe has released an update to its Adobe Flash and Shockwave Player, as there were critical vulnerabilities found in both the products. The vulnerabilities were found by two Google’s security team members and reported the same to the Adobe. The vulnerabilities – integer error and memory corruption – could have been used by hackers to take advantage of it and completely control the computers that are affected by it.Read More
The White House has drafted a set of guidelines for good practices by companies regarding consumer’s privacy. The Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World document lays down several points that need to be maintained by companies for customer satisfaction. Read on to find out more!Read More