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Mon
22
Apr
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Many Home Routers Vulnerable to Attack: Report

Do you use a Linksys, Netgear, Verizon, D-Link, or Belkin router for your home network? Then your network could be vulnerable to attack. Baltimore, Maryland-based security consultancy firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) says that in a test of ... popular home routers most were vulnerable to attack by hackers. ISE put routers from Linksys, Netgear, Verizon, D-Link, and Belkin to the test after having installed each firm's latest firmware updates. ISE also left each router's default configurations in place when carrying out their tests. Hackers Intercept Sensitive Information ISE found that ... (view more)

Mon
18
Mar
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Hacked GPS Apps Could Cause Traffic Jams: Report

A new study has found that hackers have the ability to cause real-time traffic jams, even in areas many miles from their location. The threat could affect the millions of people who rely on global positioning systems. Among the most prolific systems ... targeted by hackers is Google Maps, a service that offers turn-by-turn navigation using information from a mobile phone to analyze real-time traffic data. All location information sent to the individual is secured by a TLS (Transport Layer Security) system to protect the integrity of the data and make it impossible for a hacker to orchestrate an ... (view more)

Mon
14
Jan
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Hackers Pay Huge Sum to Acquire New Exploit Kit

The group behind a collection of 'premium' hacking tools is apparently charging hackers $10,000 a month for permission to use their product. The proceeds are helping fund rewards for anyone who shares information with the hackers about previously ... unknown software vulnerabilities. According to security firm Sophos, the 'premium' hacking kit is the work of a group called 'Paunch.' This is the same group that previously offered hackers a set of tools known as the Blackhole kit, which users could access only after paying a $1,500 per year rental fee. (Source: sophos.com ) The Blackhole kit was ( ... (view more)

Fri
11
Jan
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Hacker Finds Major Loophole in Windows 8, RT

A hacker has figured out how to run Windows 8 software on the Windows RT operating system, installed on Microsoft's Surface and other tablet computers. According to the hacker, any differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 are entirely artificial ... and for marketing purposes only. Windows RT is described as similar to Windows 8 but is supposedly designed exclusively for portable devices built around ARM processors. These chips can greatly extend battery life, but are said to lack the computing power needed for a robust operating system like Windows 8. Users of Windows RT notice one major ... (view more)

Thu
13
Dec
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Samsung HDTVs Vulnerable to Zero-Day Hack

A security researcher says he's found a major vulnerability in Samsung's new high-definition Smart televisions that could transfer control of a TV from the person with the remote control to an unknown, distant hacker. Smart TVs are, arguably, the ... most advanced HDTVs on the market right now. They provide viewers with a high-resolution Light Emitting Diode (LED) screen capable of displaying two- and three-dimensional video, and they also give users access to downloadable applications, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google Maps. These capabilities have made Smart TVs hot items with the deep ... (view more)

Mon
29
Oct
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Hack Exposes Millions of US Social Security Numbers

South Carolina taxpayers are upset after an estimated 3.6 million of their Social Security numbers were exposed to an international hacker who breached the state's Department of Revenue database. Approximately 387,000 credit and debit card numbers ... were also exposed during the attack. Luckily, most of these numbers appear to have been encrypted. The breach occurred in mid-September 2012. However, South Carolina officials didn't learn of the problem until several weeks later. Officials then initiated an investigation that discovered how the data had been accessed. South Carolina officials say ... (view more)

Thu
09
Feb
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PC Anywhere Code Leaked After Failed Ransom Bid

Hackers have published source code that could be used to hack computers running Symantec's security program PCAnywhere. The move comes after the security firm refused to meet the hackers' demand for $50,000 in ransom. As we reported last month , the ... code behind a range of Symantec products was originally stolen in 2006. It appears most likely the theft came after Indian military officials demanded access to the code before accepting it for official use. Symantec may have learned of the theft only after hackers revealed they had it, earlier this year. Symantec said in January that several ... (view more)

Mon
09
Jan
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Massive Credit Card Hack Hits Israel

Israelis have recently been hit with one of the largest credit card hacks in recent memory. An estimated 20,000 people in that Mid-East nation have found their financial information exposed to web users by an unknown hacker claiming to be from Saudi ... Arabia. Israeli authorities believe the attack, which officials first detected on Tuesday (January 3, 2012), qualifies as cyber-terrorism. Other experts, however, believe it's too early in the hacking cycle to determine exactly what motivated the attack or who, precisely, may have been behind it. (Source: nytimes.com ) Exposed Credit Card Accounts ... (view more)

Mon
20
Jun
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'Earth Alerts 2011.1.120', and 'Process Hacker 2.17'

Earth Alerts 2011.1.120 Earth Alerts is a Windows-based application that allows you to monitor in near real-time a variety of natural hazard events that are occurring anywhere around the world. Alert notifications, reports, and imagery provide the ... user with a convenient way to view natural phenomenon as they occur, whether close to home or some far-flung corner of the globe! http://earthalerts.manyjourneys.com Process Hacker 2.17 Process Hacker is similar to the Windows Task Manager. It is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. Process Hacker is an ... (view more)

Mon
09
Aug
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'Process Hacker 2.2', and 'Prospector Lite 2.1.3870'

Process Hacker 2.2 Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. Its kernel-mode driver has unique abilities which allows it to terminate, suspend and resume all processes and threads, antivirus ... programs which are otherwise difficult to shut down. http://processhacker.sourceforge.net Prospector Lite 2.1.3870 Automate your searching on eBay, and with RSS feeds -- one click to replay all your searches, another click to see the items listed since your last update. With Prospector, you can do this and more. http://www.bayprospector.com This ... (view more)

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