Hackers could send Malware Command via All-In-One Scanners

Hackers could send Malware Command via All-In-One Scanners

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have discovered a way to infiltrate an air-gapped computer system, through a malware infected All-In-One printer. It works by flashing a visible light or infrared light an open scanner lid. Basically, Air- gaping also known as air wailing is securing a computer system by isolating it from other unsecure …

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Alleged Man-In-The-Middle Attacks from China Targeting the iCloud

Alleged Man-In-The-Middle Attacks from China Targeting iCloud

Isn’t it ironic? The Chinese State is yet again involved in accusations regarding MITM (man-in-the-middle) attacks against the iCloud. This happens on the very same day when the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been released to the public in China. Although normally the iCloud makes use of a secured SSL certificate, the …

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Dropbox Releases New Update for Apple Users Featuring Touch ID Encryption

Dropbox Release New Update for Apple Users Featuring Touch ID Encryption

Dropbox has made quite a breakthrough with the latest update released for the Apple users everywhere. This new version 3.5 includes Touch ID Encryption, helping people unlock Dropbox with their fingerprint. The application has been designed for both iPhones and iPads, as well as iPod Touch devices. So, everyone seeking to upgrade the overall security …

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China to Revamp its Cybersecurity Strategy

China to Revamp its Cybersecurity Strategy

China People’s Liberation Army have announced measures to tighten security on its cyberspace and enhance the capacity of Local software engineers to develop more secure software, according to Chines State media. Beijing is concerned that the cyberspace is largely dominated by western powers with China doing little to promote its development. The Communist government has …

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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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