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Posts for March 28th, 2012

Justin Bieber’s Twitter account hacked

Posted: March 28th, 2012 - Information Security  
Canadian pop/R&B singer, songwriter, and actor Justin Bieber had his Twitter account allegedly hacked today. Whoever did it decided to question his follower count and insult him with a popularly-used phrase amongst those who dislike him. It was potentially seen by Bieber’s 19 million followers, or even more, given that Twitter is

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iPhone passcode cracking is easier than you think

Posted: March 28th, 2012 - Information Security  
A report came out last fall suggesting that repeating one number in the iPhone's four-digit security PIN made for better protection than using all unique numbers. However, that little trick doesn't seem to go very far with Micro Systemation, a Swedish security firm that helps police and military around the world crack

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MS Office exploit that targets MacOS X seen in the wild – delivers “Mac Control” RAT

Posted: March 28th, 2012 - Information Security  
Continuing our research on Tibet attacks, we have found more Mac trojans and some interesting MS Office files that  deliver them. The group behind these attacks is the same we have been tracking for a while (See full story for link to other articles). The doc files seem to exploit MS09-027 and

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Hackers turn credit report websites against consumers

Posted: March 28th, 2012 - Information Security  
The most important tool consumers have to fight against identity theft has been turned against them by hackers, MSNBC reported March 26. Web sites that offer consumers a chance to see credit reports are being brazenly used by hackers to steal information. The prices of the reports rise and fall depending on

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