Yik Yak Anonymous Messaging App Easily Hacked by a Young Researcher

Yik Yak Messaging App Easily Hacked

Researcher at SilverSky Labs unearthed a vulnerability in Yik Yak iOS messaging App leveraging on the anonymous feature of the App. Exploiting the vulnerability would allow a hacker to reveal the reveal identity of the Yik Yak user, read previous posts and send new messages. Following a string of embarrassing privacy scandals sparked by Edward …

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Beware of Dangers of Public Wi-Fi, Cyber Security Experts Warn

Beware of Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

As service providers compete to lure customers into their joints by offering Public Wi-Fi, security experts are warning internet users’ to beware of the inherent security threats associated with such unsecured connections. If possible give public Wi-Fi a wide berth, otherwise use a VPN if you can’t avoid being a freeloader. Do you always update …

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Hackers Breach Hollywood Payroll Master, Warns SAG-AFTRA

Hackers breach Hollywood Payroll master, warns SAG-AFTRA

Confidential information of Hollywood stars including their banking info, addresses and other private information hidden may soon make its way to Kiss Ass torrents and other sharing sites, following a reported hack at Hollywood’s payroll master, American Residual & Talent Inc.  The security breach affects thousands of clients who depend on the payroll master to …

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ISIS Targeting US Military Members and their Families on Social Media

ISIS Targeting US Military Members and their Families on Social Media

US spooks unearthed a cyber-espionage campaign on social media targeted on US military men, retired servicemen and their families by members of Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The FBI and Department of Homeland have warned all US servicemen to keep off social media or risk falling prey to the Syrian based extremist group. …

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Hackers Can Deanonymise the Bitcoin transactions: Says Experts

Hackers Deanonymise Bitcoin transactions

Researchers at the University of Luxembourg says it is now possible to unmask people being Bitcoin transactions in the ever growing dark web market by exploiting an in design vulnerability in Tor network. Experts are yet to observe this kind of attacks but there is wide speculation that the feds employed the attack in operation …

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Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced 10 Years in Jail

FBI most wanted hacktivist, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in Prison in one the most punitive sentence ever slapped on a hacker in US. The case revealed dirty tricks used by the FBI to hack foreign government computer networks in addition to raising concerns of conflict of interest on Judge Loretta Preska’s part. …

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Two Tennessee Men prove how easy it is to Crack ATMs

Two Tennessee Men prove how easy it is to Crack ATMs

Two little known Tennessee men used factory default passcode to dupe ATM machines into giving more cash in an 18 months hacking spree cut short by Secret Service.  The money minting operations proves how low-tech street criminals poses a threat to poorly configured and serviced ATMs all over the world. A recent shocker in the …

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Pirate Bay Co-founder Peter Sunde has been released from Prison

Pirate Bay Co-founder released

Pirates Bay co-founder has been released after several months in Prison. His release comes days after police the nailed the last original co-founder of Site, while yet another Pirate Bay mastermind was sentenced to 3 years in prison by a Danish court in a historic ruling against cybercrime in Denmark. Pirate Bay co-founder has been …

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Tim Cook’s “Very Open” Talk on the future of Apple in China

Tim Cook’s “Very Open” Talk on the future of Apple in China

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had a “Very open, fascinating and Impressive” meeting with Chinese vice Premier, days after hacking of iCloud servers in China. Although Cook never revealed the details of the Beijing meeting, reports have it that Cook raised a host of security and privacy issues, in addition Apple’s plan to introduce Apple Pay …

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12 year old Chinese Hacking Prodigy joins the League of World’s Youngest Computer Hackers

Wang Zhengyang, a 12 year old Chinese “computer whizzkid” may be the youngest hacker in China. Wang broke into his school computer system and a shopping website but claims he was only looking for flaws. Wang hacked into his school system then notified the software company that offered this same software to other schools. “I …

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