NSA Official Moonlighting for a Private Security Firm

NSA Official Moonlighting for a Private Security Firm

US National Security Agency is reviewing a decision allowing its official to moonlight for a private cyber security firm. NSA’s Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd enlisted for part time with a company owned by former NSA director Keith Alexander. The arrangement was reportedly approved by senior managers at NSA allowing Dowd to work for his …

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Authentication Vulnerability in PayPal Mobile API Exposes Millions of Users

Authentication Vulnerability in PayPal Mobile API Exposes

Researchers at Vulnerability Lab discovered an authentication restriction bypass in PayPal mobile API that could be exploited to access blocked accounts. The vulnerability lies in the authentication procedure for the PayPal web service. Normally, if a PayPal users enters a wrong password- Username combination several times as they try login into their account, PayPal temporarily …

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Radware Unearths a New type of DDoS Attack

Radware Unearths a New type of DDoS attack

Tsunami SYN Flood is the latest type of denial of service attack (DoS) to rock the tech world, according to Radware – a DDoS protection solution provider .The Tsunami SYN flood have been designed to overcome majority of existing defense mechanism within seconds of attacks. SYN flood attacks have been around for decades yet they …

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The Cost of Cybercrime in US

CyberCrime Cost in USA

The cost of Cybercrime in US have climbed to a record $12.7 million down from $11.56 million in 2013, according to a report by Ponemon Institute. The research dubbed “2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: United States” was sponsored by US tech giant Hewlett-Packard(HP), involving 2000 participants and 259 companies across seven countries i.e. United …

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Millions of UPnP Devices Risk DDoS Attacks

Millions of UPnP Devices Risk DDoS Attacks

A vulnerability in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Internet protocol exposes millions of internet devices to Distributed Denial of services (DDOs) attacks according to a security advisory report issued by Akamai- an internet infrastructure firm. According to Akamai, attackers use reflection and amplification DDoS attacks to exploit  the Simple Service discovery Protocol(SSD) – a standard …

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The Shocking State of Cybercrime in Russia

The Shocking State of Cybercrime in Russia

Stolen Credit and Debit card constitute over $680 million in Russia Cybercrime market according to Group IB – a leading company in fraud prevention, cybercrime and hi-tech investigation. The Group released their annual report on Wednesday detailing the state of the Russian High-tech crime market in 2014. Generally, the annual report gives a comprehensive assessment …

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All You Need to Know about The POODLE Bug

All You Need to Know about The POODLE Bug

Google researchers have discovered a serious vulnerability in SSL 3.0- a widely used web encryption technology- that could be exploited by cyber attackers to launch “Poodle” attacks over the internet. According to Google’s security expert Bodo Möller the “vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker.” Technically, a Security …

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Microsoft Releases Experimental Android wear App

Microsoft Releases Experimental Android wear App

We all know how difficult it is to use voice recognition on our android wears especially in a noisy place or in a place where noise is prohibited and yet your smartwatch can’t pick up your whispers. Microsoft new release Analog Keyboard for Android Wear might be the solution to the problem. The App which is …

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Core Secrets: NSA undercover Agents Spying on China, Germany and South Korea

Core Secrets NSA undercover Agents Spying on China, Germany and South Korea

US National Security Agency have made headlines again, after Snowden’s latest leaked documents revealed the Agency had undercover agents in China, Germany and South Korea. Document obtained by The Intercept revealed the undercover operatives used “Physical subversion” tactics to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices. “The documents, leaked by  former NSA agent Edward Snowden, also …

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The Snappening: Thousands of Nude SnapChatters’ Photos Leaked Online

The Snappening Thousands of Nude SnapChatters Photos Leaked Online

The Snappening is real, tens of thousands of private photos and videos have been leaked online. The leaked files were reportedly stored secretly by a third party Snapchat client App. Initially, the Snappening was rumored to be a hoax, before the Daily Beast confirmed that over 190,000 photos and 9,000 video hacked allegedly from a …

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