600 million Apple devices have secret backdoors

Munich, Germany: Customers gather outside an Apple store

An expert security researcher said that there are secret backdoors in more than half a billion mobile devices which are having Apple’s latest iOS. Jonathan Zdziarski, usually known by his internet world name “NerveGas” was attending a presentation in at ‘Hackers on Earth’ conference in New York on Friday morning where he told the audience [...]

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Low Enough? Scammers Set Up Fake Facebook Tribute Pages for MH17 Victims

Scammers Set Up Fake Facebook Tribute Pages for MH17 Victims to Earn Money

Some people take advantage of every situation regardless of how it may hurt others. Same is happening now where online scammers are trying to cash-in the heartbreaking Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 incident by creating fake Facebook pages in the names of victims.   While visiting the page users can see several posts with website links directing them [...]

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Android ‘SMS Stealer’ Malware Hidden in World Cup Themed Apps

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Be careful of any new World cup themed apps, lest you should be tricked into downloading a malicious app, says a recent report published by Trend Micro. More than 375 spurious apps, based on World cup themes, targeting Android platform have cropped up in unauthorized third-party apps stores. “Upon analysis, we found that the bulk [...]

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Heartbleed now reforms into “Cupid” attack targeting Wi-Fi networks and Android

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If you thought that Heartbleed is out of date now, and the whole cyber world is secure, then you have to change your perception because Luis Grangeia, a partner and security services manager at SysValue discovered an exploit, which he named Cupid. He proved that the same vulnerability could also be utilized against any device running [...]

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Adobe Flash Player Critical Vulnerability Targeting Japanese Web users

Adobe Flash Player Critical Vulnerability Targeting Japanese Web users

Symantec has come up with a discovery about Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE 2014-0515). Symantec monitored CVE 2014-0515 vulnerability trend and found that attackers are targeting Japan internet users on a huge scale. This vulnerability was being used in watering hole attacks against organizations and industries. However, Adobe had released a patch for [...]

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WhatsApp Flaw leaves User Location Vulnerable to Hackers and Spies.

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Researchers warn that the highly popular mobile application WhatsApp cannot be trusted blindly. WhatsApp has been one of the most popular mobile applications when it comes to exchanging messages for free. However, a group of budding security researchers at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, USA allege that WhatsApp could not be trusted with the user’s data. The [...]

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