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Learn to Encrypt Your Emails against an invasion of privacy by NSA

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Now that we have enough details about how the NSA's Surveillance program, running for a long time against almost each country of this planet.  Hundreds of top-secret NSA documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden already exposed that Spying projects like PRISM and MUSCULAR are tapping directly into Google and Yahoo internal networks to access our Emails. NSA's tactics are even capable to 

Potential backdoors discovered in US-based components used by French Satellites

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) may terminate a $930 Million USD contract with France based companies for the supply of two two military Imaging satellites due to the discovery of several US produced components in them. Now the deal is in danger because the UAE claims it has discovered backdoors in the components which are manufactured in the United States, reported by the Defense News.<!-- adsense --

Cryptolocker Malware learned to replicate itself through removable USB drives

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In the category of Ransomware Malware, a nasty piece of malware called CRYPTOLOCKER is on the top, that threatened most of the people around the world, effectively destroying important files of the victims. Cryptolocker, which strongly encrypts victims' hard drives until a ransom is paid, is now again back in action to haunt your digital life with an additional feature.<!-- adsense -->Until now,

Hacking Wireless DSL routers via Administrative password Reset Vulnerability

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If you want to hack a Netgear and Linkys Wireless Routers, there is a quick backdoor entry available, that allow an attacker to reset the admin panel password to defaults. Eloi Vanderbeken, a hacker and reverse-engineer from France has discovered an administration password Reset vulnerability in many Netgear and Linkys Routers.<!-- adsense -->In a blog post, Eloi said that During Christmas

Yahoo Ad Network abused to redirect users to malicious websites serving Magnitude Exploit Kit

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Internet advertisement networks provide hackers with an effective venue for targeting wide range computers through malicious advertisements. Previously it was reported by some security researchers that Yahoo's online advertising Network is one of the top ad networks were being abused to spread malware by cyber criminals. Recent report published by Fox-IT, Hackers are using Yahoo's advertising

Yahoo Ad Network abused to redirect users to malicious websites serving Magnitude Exploit Kit

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Internet advertisement networks provide hackers with an effective venue for targeting wide range computers through malicious advertisements. Previously it was reported by some security researchers that Yahoo's online advertising Network is one of the top ad networks were being abused to spread malware by cyber criminals. Recent report published by Fox-IT, Hackers are using Yahoo's advertising

Prison Locker Ransomware, an upcoming malware threat in 2014

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Ransomware is one of the most blatant and obvious criminal's money making schemes out there. Ransomware malware was mostly known by the people when Cryptolocker comes into play. At the time when readers were getting aware of ransomware, Cryptolocker threat had touched the peak and other money motivated cyber criminals have started developing their own Cryptolocker versions. Two hackers going by

NSA will not stop spying on us, next move 'Quantum computer' to break strongest Encryption

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Image Credit: The guardian  If I say that NSA (National Security Agency) will never stop spying on us then it won’t be wrong. After the exposure of the large number of surveillance scandals including PRISM, DROPOUTJEEP, XKeyscore and many many more which are now publicly known as well as unknown, Will NSA ever stop Privacy  breach? Obviously 'NO'. That I can predict from another Snowden leak

Prison Locker Ransomware, an upcoming malware threat in 2014

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Ransomware is one of the most blatant and obvious criminal's money making schemes out there. Ransomware malware was mostly known by the people when Cryptolocker comes into play. At the time when readers were getting aware of ransomware, Cryptolocker threat had touched the peak and other money motivated cyber criminals have started developing their own Cryptolocker versions. Two hackers with

Hacking Wireless DSL routers via Administrative password Reset Vulnerability

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If you want to hack a Netgear and Linkys Wireless Routers, there is a quick backdoor entry available, that allow an attacker to reset the admin panel password to defaults. Eloi Vanderbeken, a hacker and reverse-engineer from France has discovered an administration password Reset vulnerability in many Netgear and Linkys Routers.<!-- adsense -->In a blog post, Eloi said that During Christmas

Windows Error Crash Reports or Treasure of Zero-Day vulnerabilities for NSA?

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I am sure that you all have been familiar with the above shown annoying Window Operating System error messages that many times pop ups on your screen while working on the system in case of process failure i.e. "The system has recovered from a serious error. A log of this error has been created. Please tell Microsoft about this problem" The message that prompts ask the user to report the problem

Abusing Network Time Protocol (NTP) to perform massive Reflection DDoS attack

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In 2013, we have seen a significant increase in the use of a specific distributed denial of service (DDoS) methodology known as Distributed Reflection Denial of Service attacks (DrDoS). Open and misconfigured DNS (Domain Name System) can be used by anyone to resolve domain names to IP addresses are increasingly abused to launch powerful DDoS attacks.<!-- adsense -->But not only the DNS servers,

Hackers stole money from European ATMs using Malware-loaded USB Device

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Hacking ATM Machines is nothing new, but it seems that instead of relying on ATM skimmers now some smart hackers in Europe are reportedly targeting ATM Machines using Malware-loaded USB drives to steal money.<!-- adsense -->Most of the world’s ATMs are running on Windows XP operating system, which is highly vulnerable to Malware attacks. Just like your Desktop Laptops, some ATMs also have USB

DROPOUTJEEP: NSA's Secret program to access any Apple iPhone, including microphone &amp; camera

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In the era of Smartphones, Apple’s iPhone is the most popular device that exists, which itself gives the reason to target it. According to leaked documents shared by Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, a secret NSA program code named DROPOUTJEEP has nearly total access to the Apple’s iPhones, which uses “modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality.”<!-- adsense -->While

Firmware vulnerability allows man-in-the-middle attack using SD Memory cards

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How is it possible to exploit SD Card, USB stick and other mobile devices for hacking? Another interesting hack was presented at the Chaos Computer Congress (30C3), in Hamburg, Germany. The researchers demonstrated how it is possible to hack the microcontroller inside every SD and MicroSD flash cards that allow arbitrary code execution and can be used to perform a man in the middle attack. The

Skype's Official Twitter, Facebook and Blog Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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Happy 2014.. We are back with first hacking story of the year - SKYPE "Stop Spying". Yes Skype Got hacked last night by an infamous hacker group called the Syrian Electronic Army, a group that supports Syria’s president and typically they publish pro-Syrian government messages, but its first time they are taking about PRIVACY.<!-- adsense -->Syrian Hackers posted bogus messages on Skype’s Twitter

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