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eBay Users Should Change Password due to Breach

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 - Information Security  

All eBay users should change their passwords immediately.  Due to a security breach, customer account information for eBay’s millions of users has been compromised.  To reset your password, here is the eBay password-reset page link . In a post yesterday on the company’s official blog, eBay said the “database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay […]

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Twitter suffers malware spam outbreak

Posted: July 31st, 2012 - Information Security  

A widespread spam attack linking to malware has broken out on Twitter, according to the security firm Sophos. The malicious tweets often read “It’s you on photo?” or “It’s about you?” The tweets and URLs often include a user’s Twitter handle. Many of the links Sophos discovered have a .RU domain name. “The attack itself […]

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Warning: Battery-saver app on Android is malware

Posted: July 24th, 2012 - Information Security  

By Emil Protalinski for Zero Day A new piece of malware is trying to take advantage of poor battery life on Android smartphones. Cybercriminals have created an app that is supposed to reduce battery use, but in reality steals the user’s contacts data stored on the device. Symantec, which first discovered the malware, is calling […]

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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 a mainly public […]

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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 digital security systems. […]

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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 target Microsoft Office […]

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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 the credit score […]

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A Look into the Most Notorious Mac Threats

Posted: March 27th, 2012 - Information Security  

The mass appeal of Apple products is undeniable. Every product or software release is often anticipated and greeted with much fanfare. Its latest release, the OS X Mountain Lion, is no exception. Although the software has yet to be released, there have already been articles written about its features. One of the more-touted features of […]

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Survey scammers fling spam at Pinterest punters

Posted: March 27th, 2012 - Information Security  

Cyber criminals have latched on the success of social networking site Pinterest by launching a variety of money-making scams. Just like Facebook before it, Pinterest has become a haven for survey scams. Would-be targets are invited to complete surveys under the pretext that they might win an iPad or obtain a discount voucher. In reality, […]

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New TGLoader Android malware found in alternative markets

Posted: March 27th, 2012 - Information Security  

The TGLoader malware appeared in some alternative Android app markets recently, and researchers at North Carolina State University discovered and analyzed it, finding it has a wide range of capabilities. The malware uses the “exploid” root exploit to get root privileges on compromised phones, and from there it starts installing a variety of apps and […]

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