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WhatsApp Adds 2-Step Verification Passcode — Enable this Security Feature

WhatsApp has introduced a new security feature that fixes a loophole in the popular messaging platform, which if exploited, could allow an attacker to hijack victim's account with just knowing the victim's phone number and some hacking skills. The attack does not exploit any vulnerability in WhatsApp; instead, it relies on the way the account setup mechanism works. WhatsApp allows users to sign …

Datum: 15. 11. 2016

Wi-Fi Signal Interference Can Leak Your Passwords and Keystrokes

Hackers can steal your sensitive information, such as your Passwords, PINs and Keystrokes, from your phone by observing changes in the wireless signal as you enter them into your smartphones. A group of researchers from the Shanghai Jaio Tong University, the University of South Florida and the University of Massachusetts at Boston have demonstrated a new technique that can reveal private …

Datum: 14. 11. 2016

Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack

Yes, you only need a single laptop with a decent internet connection, rather a massive botnet, to launch overwhelming denial of service (DoS) attacks in order to bring down major Internet servers and modern-day firewalls. Researchers at TDC Security Operations Center have discovered a new attack technique that lone attackers with limited resources (in this case, a laptop and at least 15Mbps …

Datum: 14. 11. 2016

Over 300 Million AdultFriendFinder Accounts Exposed in Massive Data Breach

Adult Friend Finder, a casual dating website with the tagline "hookup, find sex or meet someone hot now," has suffered another massive data breach, but this time it is much worse than the last year. Over 300 Million AdultFriendFinder accounts have reportedly been exposed in a massive data breach that hit adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network. Friend Finder Network is …

Datum: 14. 11. 2016

Russian Court bans LinkedIn in Russia; Facebook and Twitter Could be Next

As reported late October, the world's largest online professional network LinkedIn is going to ban in Russia beginning Monday following a Moscow court decision this week that found Microsoft-owned LinkedIn to be in violation of the country's data protection laws. Here's why LinkedIn is facing ban in Russia: In July 2014, Russia approved amendments to the Russian Personal Data Law that came …

Datum: 12. 11. 2016

Facebook Bug Declares Millions of Users Dead, Including Zuckerberg!

Last night, Facebook declared everyone dead, including the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a massive memorial 'remembering' profile glitch. Well, that's awkward. Despite being very much alive, Facebook users, when logged on to their accounts on Friday afternoon, found their accounts turned to a "memorialized account," strongly suggesting that they are dead to everyone who visits their …

Datum: 12. 11. 2016

Google Pixel Phone Hacked in 60 Seconds at PwnFest 2016

The brand new Android smartphone launched by Google just a few months back has been hacked by Chinese hackers just in less than a minute. Yes, the Google's latest Pixel smartphone has been hacked by a team white-hat hackers from Qihoo 360, besides at the 2016 PwnFest hacking competition in Seoul. The Qihoo 360 team demonstrated a proof-of-concept exploit that used a zero-day vulnerability in …

Datum: 11. 11. 2016

5 Major Russian Banks Hit With Powerful DDoS Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have risen enormously in past few months and, mostly, they are coming from hacked and insecure internet-connected devices, most commonly known as Internet of Things (IoT). Recent DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn that brought down a large chunk of the Internet came from hacked and vulnerable IoT devices such as DVRs, security cameras, and smart …

Datum: 11. 11. 2016

Warning: Beware of Post-Election Phishing Emails Targeting NGOs and Think Tanks

Just a few hours after Donald Trump had won the 2016 US Presidential Election, a hacking group launched a wave of cyber attacks targeting U.S.-based policy think-tanks with a new spear phishing campaign designed to fool victims into installing malware. The group of nation-state hackers, also known as Cozy Bear, APT29, and CozyDuke, is the one of those involved in the recent data breach of the …

Datum: 11. 11. 2016

OpenSSL Releases Patch For "High" Severity Vulnerability

As announced on Tuesday, the OpenSSL project team released OpenSSL version 1.1.0c that addresses three security vulnerabilities in its software. The most serious of all is a heap-based buffer overflow bug (CVE-2016-7054) related to Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections using *-CHACHA20-POLY1305 cipher suites. The vulnerability, reported by Robert Święcki of the Google Security Team on …

Datum: 10. 11. 2016

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