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New Java vulnerability found, could affect 1 billion users

09/26/2012, Oracle has recently been at the receiving end of criticism when a zero-day exploit was discovered in Java, an exploit which we were told had been brought to Oracle’s notice months ago. Oracle broke its quarterly schedule to ship out a patch for the...

French Central Bank password was 123456 (really)

09/20/2012, A French citizen has unintentionally breached the security of the French central bank (Banque de France) over the phone and was freed by French authorities after being accused of “hacking” the central bank’s and triggering a 48-hours...

Six million Virgin Mobile user accounts at risk, says developer

09/18/2012, If you are a company will millions of users, it is usually expected that you would ensure fool-proof security of your user’s accounts. A developer has now claimed that Virgin Mobile USA entirely fails on this front, citing a very basic security...

Internet Explorer bug fix pushed to the masses

09/17/2012, Microsoft has strongly encouraged Windows users earlier this morning to install a free piece of security software which is said to be able to offer protection for PCs from a newly discovered bug that is making its rounds on those using the Internet...

GoDaddy Attacked, Millions Of Sites Down

09/10/2012, Members of the well-known online hacktivist group, Anonymous, have attempted a number of high-profile cyber attacks in the recent past. It seems that the latest to go on the list of their victims is the popular web hosting giant, GoDaddy. According to the...

Apple’s leaked UDIDs: Blue Toad Publishing may be the real source

09/10/2012, Lask week, an online hacktivist group, AntiSec, leaked 1 million Apple UDIDs onto the web. The group claimed that it was able to lay its hands on a total of 12 million Apple device IDs by breaching FBI servers. At one side, this raised questions about a...

Wireless Windows Sensors May Guarantee Better Intrusion Detection

09/07/2012, Window sensors are nothing new. Since long, they have been employed on windows to detect any intrusion. However, conventionally, such sensors come with cables. And that essentially means one could cut the cables or somehow mess with them to compromise the...

Apple UDID Leak: Why Does It Matter?

09/04/2012, Ealier today, AntiSec hackers claimed that they had been able to breach into FBI servers and gain access to a list of 12 million Apple UDIDs. The group leaked 1 million UDIDs online, claiming them to be a part of the list. The debate on the web has so far...

Dropbox Beefs Up Security With Two-Step Verification

08/27/2012, In recent times, a number of fairly secure platforms have faced hacking attacks. Many of these attacks were successful, for instance in the case of LinkedIn, where the hackers were able to lay their hands on millions of encrypted passwords. Thus it has...

Anonymous claims PSN breach, 10M accounts allegedly accessed

08/15/2012, Uh-oh, the Anonymous hacker group has claimed to have hacked the PlayStation Network, or PSN, and downloaded 50GB worth of database that contain user accounts and passwords. From the look of it, a lot of emails are from Sweden, Russia and other European...

Facebook announces dedicated email address to report phishing scams

08/09/2012, Following Facebook’s 10-Q report earlier this month that revealed a staggering number of fake accounts, roughly 83.09 million accounts all in all, Facebook is announcing a dedicated email address to report those scams. Facebook users can now report...

Amazon tightens security after hacking scandal

08/08/2012, Security is a vital part of our life. That’s why when we heard that Mat Honan’s iCloud account was hacked on Monday this week, we immediately followed the story. Apple was quick to respond by freezing the functionality to allow Apple ID...