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Java Version, Update 15 released to patch critical remote compromises

Oracle has released the updated February 2013 Critical Patch Update for Java SE.  This Java Version, Update 15 delivers 5 additional fixes which could not be included when Oracle accelerated the release of the Critical Patch Update by publishing it […]

Facebook hackers attack Apple Inc employee’s computers

The same group of hackers who recently hacked Facebook, appear to have attacked computers belonging to Apple Inc. No data was however stolen, says Apple. Facebook Security team had revealed that hackers from China had carried out a sophisticated attack […]

Anonymous India brings down IIPM websites

Hackers group, Anonymous India hacked IIPM (The Indian Institute of Planning and Management) websites yesterday on Saturday February 17, 2013. The Indian Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued an order for ISPs to block about 78 URLs. IIPM.edu and IIPM.in […]

27 million new strains of malware were created in 2012 – Panda

According to the most recent PandaLabs Annual Report, 27 million new strains of malware were created in 2012. The report comes before us after conducting a thorough survey over security issues, ranging from mobile malware to cyber-war that happened in […]

Hackers compromise Clicksor Ad Network to distribute malware

The research team of Trusteer recently investigated malvertising campaigns from several of the leading online advertising networks that distribute Blackhole Exploit kits that utilize this vulnerability to compromise user endpoints. Malicious Advertising or Malvertising makes use of online advertising to […]

Safer Internet Day 2013 is being celebrated today

The Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. This year too, the […]

Justin Bieber Scandal Video unearthed – Just Don’t Click Here!

After being a center of Marijuana controversy for a while, spotted with a large bottle of codeine at the shindig – aka sizzurp, a new Justin Bieber controversy has popped up. It’s a scandal actually. According to ESET Threat Blog, […]

ComboFix, the malware removal tool, infected with Sality Virus

In a recent not-so-good development, ComboFix, the popular malware removal tool, hosted by well-known Bleeping Computers has been found to be infected with the Sality Virus and has been termed as dangerous for download. Confirming this discovery, Lawrence Abrams says:  “Unfortunately it […]

Anonymous Hackers Group Hacks U.S Govt Website To Avenge Swartz’s Death

The Anonymous hacker-activist group today hijacked the U.S Sentencing Commission website in order to take revenge of Aaron Swartz’s death. Aaron Swartz, internet activist hanged himself on January 2013 in his Brooklyn apartment. Aaron Swartz was under a huge depression […]

VirusTotal Adds Eset & Quttera URL Scanners

VirusTotal, best known for its free online virus detection services announced that it had added the services of ESET and Quttera to its URL and web scanning service. These two new URL scanning services are integrated in the scanning engine of Virus […]

Hackers stealing Google Passwords via Red Cross website

Sophos, the renowned security vendor recently posted about a new phishing attack trying to steal Google passwords via Red Cross website. According to the report posted by Sophos, the hackers send the unsolicited emails to users asking to open a […]

Vulnerability found in Java 7 Update 11! Oh no … not again!!

After finding vulnerabilities in Java 7 Update 10, an  Update 11 was released as an emergency security update for blocking zero-day exploit exploited by cybercriminals for infecting computers with malware. Now, we learn from a news that new sandbox bypass vulnerabilities […]

Google To Bring Smart Ring & USB Yubikey To Kill Passwords

Google this time has something for people with a bad memory. You do not need to memorize any of your passwords any more if Google has its way. Google is planning to bring a special electronic ring or a Smart […]

Microsoft challenges AV-Test.org results

Microsoft has reacted to reports that its antimalware software was not performing ‘too well’ in the tests performed by AV-Test.org. AV-Test.org, is an independent IT Security organization, which conducts antivirus software tests regularly every month. According to it, Microsoft’s antimalware software […]

CRDF Threat Center study tests AntiVirus daily – Places ESET NOD32 at the top today

CRDF Threat Center, a security firm headquartered in Paris, is a non-commercial community project that creates statistics for various popular antiviral products, daily based on their effectiveness. Every day they release a quick opinion on the detection rates of various antivirus products. The report is […]

Red October Cyber Espionage uncovered by Kaspersky Labs

Kaspersky Lab’s research team has uncovered an advanced cyber spying network, dubbed ‘Red October’. It is supposedly targeting many governments, businesses, political groups, and other organizations, reports Kaspersky. The main purpose of the operation appears to be the gathering classified […]

Update to patch Oracle Java 7 Security Manager Bypass Vulnerability released

Loopholes found in Java are often used as a source of exploit to compromise your computer. Recently, after discovering a vulnerability in the latest Java update, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued the following vulnerability note: Java 7 […]

Firefox, and now Apple decides to block Java

After discovering a potential security vulnerability in the current version of Java (Java 7 update 10) Mozilla added it to the add-on block list. Now, Apple seems to be following suit. The company on Thursday quietly disabled Java 7 on […]

Mobile users, Windows, Businesses, to bear the brunt of malware attacks

Internet security software giant McAfee recently released their Security Threat Predictions Report. McAfee predicts that the year 2013 will be the year of mobile security threat. Online technology is rapidly moving from computers to the mobile Smartphone and thus hackers and […]

Digital Badge for Safer Internet Day 2013 unveiled

Every year in February, Safer Internet Day 2013 is organized by Safe, the Certificate in Social Networking and Makewaves, the social learning environment. The idea being to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially […]

Malware can now Steal Bank Data Sent by SMS

Cybercrime has become a cause of concern worldwide! 2013 is expected to be even worse for mobile users! Virus code writers have been developing several malicious Android apps, specifically to steal Mobile Transactions Authentication Numbers. These malicious apps uses a […]

Hotmail & Outlook can be hijacked using Cookie Handling Vulnerability

Hotmail and Outlook,  the popular email service from Microsoft is reported to be susceptible to hijacking using ‘stolen’  Cookies. A cookie handling vulnerability has been discovered that can allow cybercriminals to gain access to the accounts of Hotmail and Outlook users. Hotmail […]

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Yahoo teams up with AVG to provide secure search

Yahoo today announced that it was partnering with AVG, the Internet Security Providers, to provide safe and secure search to its consumers. The new Search & Distribution relationship between the two companies would  help provide Internet users with peace of mind […]