Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone’s neck—from big businesses and financial institutions to hospitals and individuals worldwide—with cyber criminals making millions of dollars. In just past few months, we saw a scary strain of ransomware attacks including WannaCry, Petya and LeakerLocker, which made chaos worldwide by shutting down hospitals, vehicle manufacturing, telecommunications, banks and many …

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8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

Google’s Chrome web browser Extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month. Almost two weeks ago, we reported how unknown attackers managed to compromise the Chrome Web Store account of a developer team and hijacked Copyfish extension, and then modified it to distribute spam correspondence to users. Just two days after that incident, some …

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Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since 2008. After a lengthy seven-year investigation that was launched in 2010 after several rivals complaint, the European Commission on Tuesday imposed this ‘biggest even financial penalty’ against the internet tech giant for breaking EU competition law. by …

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Smart Vacuum Cleaners Making Map Of Your Home — And Wants to Sell It

Smart Vacuum Cleaners Making Map Of Your Home — And Wants to Sell It

Roomba – What if I say that your cute, smart robotic vacuum cleaner is collecting data than just dirt? During an interview with Reuters, the CEO of iRobot, the company which manufactured Roomba device, has revealed that the robotic vacuum cleaner also builds a map of your home while cleaning — and is now planning to sell this data to third-party companies. …

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Companies Could Face $22 Million Fine If They Fail to Protect Against Hackers

Companies Could Face $22 Million Fine If They Fail to Protect Against Hackers

Hackers – Over the past few years, massive data breaches have become more frequent and so common that pretty much every week we heard about some organisation being hacked or hacker dumping tens of millions of users records. But even after this wide range of data breach incidents, many organisations fail to grasp the importance of data protection, leaving its …

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Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends First ‘Unhackable’ Data to Earth

Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends First ‘Unhackable’ Data to Earth

In what appears to be the world’s first quantum satellite transmission, China has successfully sent an “unbreakable” code over a long distance from an orbiting satellite to the Earth, achieving a milestone in the next generation encryption based on “quantum cryptography.” In August last year, China launched the world’s first quantum communication satellite into the Earth’s orbit aboard a Long …

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Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based ‘Coco Framework’ to Speed Up Blockchain Network

Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based 'Coco Framework' to Speed Up Blockchain Network

COCO framework – A growing number of enterprises are showing their interest in blockchains, but the underlying software fails to meet key enterprise requirements like performance, confidentiality, governance, and required processing power. However, Microsoft wants to help solve these issues and make it easier for the enterprises to build their networks using any distributed ledger. Microsoft has unveiled a framework called …

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Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

Today, many automobiles companies are offering vehicles that run on the mostly drive-by-wire system, which means a majority of car’s functions—from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator—are electronically controlled. No doubt these auto-control systems make your driving experience much better, but at the same time, they also increase the risk of getting hacked. Car Hacking is a hot topic, though …

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Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

Zero-Day – Are you using Foxit PDF Reader? If yes, then you need to watch your back. Security researchers have discovered two critical zero-day security vulnerabilities in Foxit Reader software that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a targeted computer, if not configured to open files in the Safe Reading Mode. The first vulnerability (CVE-2017-10951) is a command …

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Android Trojan Now Targets Non-Banking Apps that Require Card Payments

Android Trojan Now Targets Non-Banking Apps that Require Card Payments

Android Trojan Now Targets Non-Banking Apps that Require Card Payments The infamous mobile banking trojan that recently added ransomware features to steal sensitive data and lock user files at the same time has now been modified to steal credentials from Uber and other booking apps as well. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new variant of the Android banking Trojan …

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Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely Devices Hijacked – If your smartphones, tablets, smart refrigerators, smart TVs and other smart devices are smart enough to make your life easier, their smart behavior could also be leveraged by hackers to steal data, invade your privacy or spy on you, if not secured properly. One …

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US Charges Two Russian Spies & Two Hackers For Hacking 500 Million Yahoo Accounts

US Charges Two Russian Spies & Two Hackers For Hacking 500 Million Yahoo Accounts

The 2014 Yahoo hack disclosed late last year that compromised over 500 million Yahoo user accountswas believed to be carried out by a state-sponsored hacking group. Now, two Russian intelligence officers and two criminal hackers have been charged by the US government in connection with the 2014 Yahoo hack that compromised about 500 million Yahoo user accounts, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. …

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