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Student Faces 10 Years In Prison For Creating And Selling Limitless Keylogger

A 21-year-old former Langley High School student, who won a Programmer of the Year Award in high school, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of developing and selling custom key-logging malware that infected thousands of victims. Zachary Shames from Virginia pleaded guilty in a federal district court and now faces a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison for his past deeds. Shames was …

Datum: 14. 1. 2017

Explained — What's Up With the WhatsApp 'Backdoor' Story? Feature or Bug!

What is a backdoor? By definition: "Backdoor is a feature or defect of a computer system that allows surreptitious unauthorized access to data," either the backdoor is in encryption algorithm, a server or in an implementation, and doesn't matter whether it has been used previous or not. Yesterday, we published a story based on findings reported by security researcher Tobias Boelter that …

Datum: 14. 1. 2017

WhatsApp Backdoor allows Hackers to Intercept and Read Your Encrypted Messages

Most people believe that end-to-end encryption is the ultimate way to protect your secret communication from snooping, and it does, but it can be intercepted if not implemented correctly. After introducing "end-to-end encryption by default" last year, WhatsApp has become the world's largest secure messaging platform with over a billion users worldwide. But if you think your conversations are …

Datum: 13. 1. 2017

Donald Trump appoints a CyberSecurity Advisor Whose Own Site is Damn Vulnerable

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has been appointed as a cyber security advisor for the President-elect Donald Trump, but it appears that he never actually checked the security defenses of his own company's website. Giuliani is going to head a new Cybersecurity Working group for the President-elect, and "will be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning …

Datum: 13. 1. 2017

Phone-Hacking Firm Cellebrite Got Hacked; 900GB Of Data Stolen

The company that sells digital forensics and mobile hacking tools to others has itself been hacked. Israeli firm Cellebrite, the popular company that provides digital forensics tools and software to help law enforcement access mobile phones in investigations, has had 900 GB of its data stolen by an unknown hacker. But the hacker has not yet publicly released anything from the stolen data …

Datum: 12. 1. 2017

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

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