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An exploit can completely bypasses Mac’s malware Gatekeeper


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Gatekeeper is the security feature of Mac OS X that protects users from malicious applications and code execution on their Mac computers. It warns Mac users from installing unsigned apps or the ones downloaded through an unencrypted connection. Gatekeeper does an efficient job of preventing the installation of Trojans and applications with malicious codes. However, […]
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50 million users users impacted by WINRAR bug


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On 28th September 2015, a vulnerability was detected in WinRAR SFX v5.21. It is the latest version of WinRAR, a commonly used file compression tool. Attackers can exploit the vulnerability and compromise a computer with WinRAR installed on it. The bug is in the “text and icon function” under the module “Text to display in […]
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Hilton Hotel credit Card Users fall victim of Fraudsters


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In the past few weeks, reports from several players in the banking industry have revealed that hackers may have gained entry into the financial system of the Hilton Hotel. The revelations indicate that the customers of the luxury hotel chain and its entities within the United States may have fallen victim to credit card fraud. […]
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Google Chrome can be crashed with 16 characters


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If you use Google Chrome 45 or any of the older versions, it can crash by simply typing a 16 character URL. The bug was first detected by Andris Atteka who reported it to Google, but he was not rewarded since it is not a security issue but a DOS vulnerability. The issue reported by […]
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United Airlines got hacked and lost millions of travelers information


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As per United Airlines, a group of hackers from China were responsible targeting United Airlines network and stealing  customer information. United Airlines experienced a cyber attack on its network during the month of June as per Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with this matter. “The hackers who stole data on tens of millions of U.S. insurance […]
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Adware found in Google play Apps infects Milions of Android Users


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Malware on Android is not new anymore but this time adware has taken over Google play with approx 10 million  downloads. Avast researchers have identified three apps that might have millions of downloads. The  apps identified are “Durak card game app”, “IQ Test” app and “Russian History” app from three different developers performing the same […]
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1.3 million customers have their personal data stolen – Orange telecom company hacked again


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The French phone company Orange has been the victim of a hack that risks the personal information of 1.3 million customers. That’s 1.3 million people’s names, phone numbers, e-mails, dates of birth, and more accessed by cyber criminals. Perhaps most shocking is the fact that this hasn’t happened once– but twice this year. Orange was […]
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24 Million Home Routers Expose ISPs to Massive DNS-Based DDoS amplification attacks.


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Researchers from nominum identified a massive set of of  DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks have significantly increased in the recent months, targeting vulnerable home routers globally. ( A DNS amplification attack is a reflection-based distributed denial of service (DDos) attack )                   Home routers are the easiest vector of attack because […]
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3 Key Take Away’s from RSA Conference 2014 – San Francisco for CISOs and Security Enthusiasts


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Author : Arun Hegde , Security Architect @arun25 Here is a quick summary about my experience at RSA Conference 2014 – San Francisco last month  Highlights of RSA 2014 : Some of the highlights at this year at RSA was cloud security, mobile security ( specially for enterprise), more companies providing SIEM solutions  and lot of new […]
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Flexcoin shuts down after targeted by Hackers loosing $600,000


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One more bad news to the world of Bitcoin was announced today after Mt. Gox.   “Bitcoin bank” Alberta, Canada-based Flexcoin  and Bitcoin exchange Poloniex have announced that they have been targeted by hackers. The company said  “As Flexcoin does not have the resources, assets, or otherwise to come back from this loss, we are closing […]
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