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Browser AutoFill Feature Can Leak Your Personal Information to Hackers

Just like most of you, I too really hate filling out web forms, especially on mobile devices. To help make this whole process faster, Google Chrome and other major browsers offer "Autofill" feature that automatically fills out web form based on data you have previously entered in similar fields. However, it turns out that an attacker can use this autofill feature against you and trick you …

Datum: 11. 1. 2017

Secure Your Enterprise With Zoho Vault Password Management Software

Recent data breaches have taught us something very important — online users are spectacularly bad at choosing their strong passwords. Today majority of online users are vulnerable to cyber attacks, not because they are not using any best antivirus or other security measures, but because they are using weak passwords that are easy to remember and reuse same passwords on multiple accounts and …

Datum: 11. 1. 2017

Microsoft Releases 4 Security Updates — Smallest Patch Tuesday Ever!

In Brief Microsoft has issued its first Patch Tuesday for 2017, and it's one of the smallest ever monthly patch releases for the company, with only four security updates to address vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system as well as Adobe Flash Player. Meanwhile, Adobe has also released patches for more than three dozen security vulnerabilities in its Flash Player and Acrobat/Reader …

Datum: 11. 1. 2017

Stolen NSA "Windows Hacking Tools" Now Up For Sale!

The Shadow Brokers who previously stole and leaked a portion of the NSA hacking tools and exploits is back with a Bang! The hacking group is now selling another package of hacking tools, “Equation Group Windows Warez,” which includes Windows exploits and antivirus bypass tools, stolen from the NSA-linked hacking unit, The Equation Group. For those unfamiliar with the topic, The Shadow …

Datum: 10. 1. 2017

Los Angeles College Pays Hackers $28,000 Ransom To Get Its Files Back

Ransomware has turned on to a noxious game of Hackers to get paid effortlessly. Once again the heat was felt by the Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) when hackers managed to infect its computer network with ransomware and demanded US$28,000 payment in Bitcoins to get back online. The cyber-attack occurred over winter break and caused widespread disruption to online, financial aid, email and …

Datum: 10. 1. 2017

Goodbye! Yahoo to rename itself 'Altaba' after Verizon Deal

It's time to say goodbye to Yahoo! While Yahoo's core internet business was being sold to Verizon for $4.8 Billion, the remaining portions of the company left behind is renaming itself to Altaba Inc, which marks the sad ending of one of the most familiar brand names on the internet. In a public filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday, the company announced that …

Datum: 10. 1. 2017

Over 27,000 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom Within A Week

The ransomware attacks on poorly secured MongoDB installations have doubled in just a day. A hacker going by the handle Harak1r1 is accessing, copying and deleting unpatched or badly-configured MongoDB databases and then threatening administrators to ransom in exchange of the lost data. It all started on Monday when security researcher Victor Gevers identified nearly 200 instances of a …

Datum: 9. 1. 2017

FTC Sues D-Link Over Failure to Secure Its Routers and IP Cameras from Hackers

Image Source: Book - Protect Your Windows Network from Perimeter to Data The United States' trade watchdog has sued Taiwan-based D-link, alleging that the lax security left its products vulnerable to hackers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit (pdf) against D-Link on Thursday, arguing that the company failed to implement necessary security protection in its routers and …

Datum: 6. 1. 2017

Netgear launches Bug Bounty Program for Hacker; Offering up to $15,000 in Rewards

It might be the easiest bug bounty program ever. Netgear launched on Thursday a bug bounty program to offer up to $15,000 in rewards to hackers who will find security flaws in its products. Since criminals have taken aim at a rapidly growing threat surface created by millions of new Internet of things (IoT) devices, it has become crucial to protect routers that contain the keys to the …

Datum: 6. 1. 2017

KillDisk Ransomware Targets Linux; Demands $250,000 Ransom, But Won't Decrypt Files

What you'll do if Ransomware infects you? Should you pay or not to recover your files? Believe me, the FBI advises - Pay off the criminals to get your files back if you don't have a backup. But paying off a ransom to cyber criminals is definitely not a wise option because there is no guarantee that you'll get the decryption key in return. In the latest incident, the new variant of KillDisk …

Datum: 6. 1. 2017

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