Posts under Security category

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 […]

BSNL Website hacked by Anonymous India, passwords and database leaked

The website of India’s state-owned telecom company The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website, www.bsnl.co.in was hacked today! Anonymous India claimed credit for hacking the website and said that it hacked the website in support of activists Aseem Trivedi and […]

Outlook.com hardens security with EV Certificates and DMARC support

Microsoft believes protecting its users from any sort of phishing and spam attacks is the company’s priority. It has therefore heightened security at its new mail service Outlook.com. It has added support for DMARC and EV certificates. Both the features […]

Free Software Foundation says Ubuntu acting as Spyware

Richard Stallman President and Founder of The Free Software Foundation has claimed that Ubuntu is tracking its users and selling its data. Specifically he called Ubuntu Linux a spyware because it collected data about users searches and sent it to […]

Android All Set To Replace Windows As Malware Writers Favorite Target

Sophos recently released its Security Threat Report 2013 for public consumption. The report was based on new platforms being developed and the changing threats and such as BlackHole, Java attacks, Polymorphic attacks, Mac malware and Android threats. The security threat […]

Panda Cloud Antivirus now offers anti-exploit protection

Former version of Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.0 boasted many UI changes, included support for Microsoft’s latest OS – Windows 8, and had a solid disinfection engine. That’s past! The new version, Panda Cloud Antivirus AV 2.1 is out and […]

Acer India website hacked

Acer India’s website acer.co.in has been hacked by a  Turkish Hacker Group, Maxney. The site has been defaced and is facing a massive leakage of data. Over 20000 user credentials and information in the XLS format has been claimed to be […]

Facebook subdomain vulnerable to SQL injection

Leading websites are prone to being attacked – and Facebook is no exception. Just a few weeks back we had read that a zero-day vulnerability was found on Facebook, which allowed a hacker to login to anyone’s Facebook account without […]

avast! Endpoint Protection Suite, now FREE for Educational Institutions

avast! one of the leading security suite provider has launched a program that promises to give enterprise-level protection to schools for free. The Free for education program from avast! is providing Endpoint Protection Suite to schools for protecting their networks. […]

Israeli Finance Minister: Israel successfully beat back hackers

Contrary to the claims by Anonymous that it had hacked hundreds of Israeli websites, the Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Sunday that out of some 44 million-plus attacks on government and defense related websites, only one succeeded! The Minister […]

Anonymous hacks hundreds of Israeli websites

Anonymous launched a massive hack attack on hundreds of leading Israeli websites, in support of the Palestinian people. The attack was codenamed #OpIsrael and was launched in protest against Gaza Operation – Pillar of Defense. Several important Israeli government websites including […]

16 year old Indian ethical hacker creates Windows Phone 8 malware

Barely had the dust settled over the Windows Phone 8 OS launch – the OS sees its own malware being developed! A teenager and a researcher – part of the Indian National Security Database program – Shantanu Gawade claims to have […]