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Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site
Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world.The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn't stopped some PCs from receiving it, causing serious issues for not just individuals, but also companies and organizations relying on the software. Webroot even …
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Atlassian's HipChat hacked, user data and private messages compromised

Atlassian's HipChat hacked, user data and private messages compromised
Atlassian's group chat platform HipChat is notifying its users of a data breach after some unknown hacker or group of hackers broke into one of its servers over the weekend and stole a significant amount of data, including group chat logs. What Happened? According to a security notice published on the company's website today, a vulnerability in a "popular third-party" software library used by its HipChat.com service allowed hackers to break into its server and access customer account informat…
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Learn Practical Hacking Online — Get Training For Just $45!

Learn Practical Hacking Online — Get Training For Just $45!
Due to recent highly publicised hacks and high-profile data breaches, certified hackers are in huge demand and being hired by almost all industry to help them keep their networks protected.These ethical hackers not only gain reputation in the IT industry but are also one of the most well-paid employees in the IT workforce today.There is a growing number of jobs for people with ethical hacking skills. But if you lack behind in this field, you required a good computer hacking course to sharpen …
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Leaked NSA Hacking Tools Being Used to Hack Thousands of Vulnerable Windows PCs

Leaked NSA Hacking Tools Being Used to Hack Thousands of Vulnerable Windows PCs
Script kiddies and online criminals around the world have reportedly started exploiting NSA hacking tools leaked last weekend to compromise hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Windows operating systems exposed on the Internet.Last week, the mysterious hacking group known as Shadow Brokers leaked a set of Windows hacking tools targeting Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 and 8, and Windows 2012, allegedly belonged to the NSA's Equation Group.What's Worse? Microsoft quickly downplayed t…
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US Court Sentences Russian Lawmaker's Son to 27 Years in Jail for Hacking

US Court Sentences Russian Lawmaker's Son to 27 Years in Jail for Hacking
The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker was sentenced on Friday by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of stealing millions of US credit card numbers and causing some $170 million in damages to businesses and individuals.This sentence is so far the longest sentence ever imposed in the United States for a hacking-related case.Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, the son of a Russian Parliament member of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR), Valery Seleznev, was…
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MasterCard launches Credit Card with Built-In Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard launches Credit Card with Built-In Fingerprint Scanner
MasterCard has unveiled its brand new payment card that has a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner, allowing customers to authorize payments with their fingerprint, without requiring a PIN code or a signature.The company is already testing the new biometric payment cards, combined with the on-board chips, in South Africa and says it hopes to roll out the new cards to the rest of the world by the end of 2017. Don't Worry, It Still Supports PIN-based Transactions as Fallback Wait — If you thi…
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Beware! Dozens of Linksys Wi-Fi Router Models Vulnerable to Multiple Flaws

Beware! Dozens of Linksys Wi-Fi Router Models Vulnerable to Multiple Flaws
Bad news for consumers with Linksys routers: Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed the existence of nearly a dozen of unpatched security flaws in Linksys routers, affecting 25 different Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers models widely used today.IOActive's senior security consultant Tao Sauvage and independent security researcher Antide Petit published a blog post on Wednesday, revealing that they discovered 10 bugs late last year in 25 different Linksys router models.Out of 10 security issues (r…
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Hackers Steal Payment Card Data From Over 1,150 InterContinental Hotels

Hackers Steal Payment Card Data From Over 1,150 InterContinental Hotels
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after it found malware on payment card systems at 1,174 franchise hotels in the United States.It's the second data breach that U.K.-based IHG, which owns Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has disclosed this year. The multinational hotel conglomerate confirmed a credit card breach in February which affected 12 of its hotels and restaurants.What happened?IHG i…
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To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants To Hack Them Before Someone Else Does

To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants To Hack Them Before Someone Else Does
It should be noted that hacking a system for unauthorised access that does not belong to you is an illegal practice, no matter what's the actual intention behind it.Now I am pointing out this because reportedly someone, who has been labeled as a 'vigilante hacker' by media, is hacking into vulnerable 'Internet of Things' devices in order to supposedly secure them.This is not the first time when any hacker has shown vigilance, as we have seen lots of previous incidents in which hackers have us…
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Russian Hacker Selling Cheap Ransomware-as-a-Service On Dark Web

Russian Hacker Selling Cheap Ransomware-as-a-Service On Dark Web
Ransomware has been around for a few years, but it has become an albatross around everyone's neck, targeting businesses, hospitals, financial institutions and individuals worldwide and extorting millions of dollars.Forget about developing sophisticated banking trojans and malware to steal money out of people and organizations. Today, one of the easiest ways that can help cyber criminals get paid effortlessly is Ransomware.This threat became even worse after the arrival of ransomware as a serv…
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