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FBI has released details of its Operation Ghost Click which led to the arrest of six operators of an internet fraud ring that had created and distributed a malware called DNSChanger. All of the arrested men were of Estonian descent and worked primarily from Estonia and Russia. They had infected about 4 million computers in 100 different countries. United States alone had almost 500,000 DNSChanger infected PCs ranging from those owned by individuals to enterprise to even NASA. The hackers are believed to have gotten at least 14 million dollars from the fraud.

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Do you, at times, wonder whether your accounts have been compromised? If the answer is yes, you can now verify your doubt by using a service appropriately called PwnedList (Pwn is a jargon used by hackers to imply that an account has been compromised).

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25 billion actions a day or 65,000 actions a second! That is the volume of actions generated by Facebook’s 800 million users. And all of these actions are monitored by Facebook’s massive Security infrastructure called the Facebook Immune System or FIS for any kind of suspicious activities.

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BSNL site defaced as retribution for Indian sites being hacked. Databases copied and deleted from server.

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Patterns and facial recognition in Android & Picture Password in Windows 8 are the new interactive methods of logging into the system instead of complicated passwords.

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Croma has partnered with Intel to launch laptop anti-theft service in India that can intelligently lock down stolen laptops and protect sensitive information.

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NoScript comes to Firefox Mobile as NoScript Anywhere, works on Android and Maemo platforms.

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Opera browser vulnerable to exploit that could lead to an attacker taking control of your computer.

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It has been discovered that the cockpits of two US drone fleets – Predator and Reaper have been infected with a virus. The virus infection was discovered two weeks ago in the Creech Air Force base in Nevada. Since then, the officials have been trying to remove the infection, but the virus keeps on coming back, reports WIRED.

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iPhone Users Vulnerable To Address Book Snarfing Via Skype XSS

Skype iOS vulnerability allows for remote theft of address book by sending a single message.

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Tomorrow, Adobe will be releasing an Adobe Reader and Acrobat security update which will remove DigiNotar certificates from its trusted list. The update will be available for both Windows and Mac. Once installed,it will remove DigiNotar certificates from the ‘Adobe Approved Trust List program’ or AATL.

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On July 10 2011, ComodoHacker attacked the Certificate Authority DigiNotar. This attack led to the creation of fake Gmail certificates that was used for man in the middle attacks. This time, the same hacker ComodoHacker claims to have hacked another Certificate Authority- GlobalSign.

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Iranian Gmail users might have had their emails eavesdropped.

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Motorola’s Droid 3 gets rooted. Custom ROMs and kernels should be coming soon.

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Nokia’s Developer page victim to SQL injection. Part of database containing user name and password hashes posted online.

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