5-year-old Skype Backdoor Discovered — Mac OS X Users Urged to Update

Those innocent-looking apps in your smartphone can secretly spy on your communications or could allow hackers to do so. Hard to believe, but it's true. Recently, Trustwave's SpiderLabs analysts discovered a hidden backdoor...
Microsoft releases 12 Security Updates; Including 6 Critical Patches

Microsoft releases 12 Security Updates; Including 6 Critical Patches

For the last Patch Tuesday for this year, Microsoft has released 12 security bulletins, half of which are rated 'critical' as they give attackers remote code execution capabilities on the affected...

More Firmware Backdoor Found In Cheap Android Phones

Here's some bad news for Android users again. Certain low-cost Android smartphones and tablets are shipped with malicious firmware, which covertly gathers data about the infected devices, displays advertisements on top of...
Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining tool turns Computers into Zcash Mining Machines

Cryptocurrency Mining tool turns Computers into Zcash Mining Machines

 Since its launch over a month ago, new virtual currency Zcash (ZEC) has become a significant way for cybercrooks to make money by infecting computers with software mining program. Launched in late...

Europol arrests 34 Teenagers for using DDoS Attack Tools

Europol has announced that the law enforcement agencies from 13 countries around the globe have arrested 34 users of Netspoof DDoS attack tool and interviewed and warned 101 suspects in a...

President Obama Orders ‘Full Review’ of Possible Russian hacking in US Election

In his final month in office, President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a "full review" of pre-election cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations that many believe affected...

Stop Using these 2 Easily Hackable Netgear Router Models — US CERT Warns

Bad news for consumers with Netgear routers: Two popular Netgear routers are vulnerable to a critical security bug that could allow attackers to run malicious code with root privileges. Netgear's R7000 and...
This Ransomware Unlocks Your Files For Free If You Infect Others

This Ransomware Unlocks Your Files For Free If You Infect Others

Is your PC infected with Ransomware? Either pay the ransom amount to the attacker or spread the infection further to get the decryption keys. Yes, this new technique has been employed by...

Uber Now Tracks Your Location Even After Your Ride

Uber was in controversies at the mid of this year for monitoring the battery life of its users, as the company believed that its users were more likely to pay a...
Yahoo Flaw Allowed Hackers to Read Anyone's Emails

Yahoo Flaw Allowed Hackers to Read Anyone’s Emails

 Yahoo has patched a critical security vulnerability in its Mail service that could have allowed an attacker to spy on any user's inbox. Jouko Pynnönen, a Finnish Security researcher from security firm...
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Russian proposes 10 Year in Prison Sentence for Hackers and Malware Authors

The Russian government has introduced a draft bill that proposes prison sentences as punishment for hackers and cyber criminals creating malicious software used in targeting critical Russian infrastructure, even if they...
Turkish Hackers Are Giving Away Prizes For Participating In DDoS Attacks

Turkish Hackers Are Giving Away Prizes For Participating In DDoS Attacks

DDoS has become a game now that could knock any service offline. A Turkish hacking group is encouraging individuals to join its DDoS-for-Points platform that features points and prizes for carrying out...
Hacker who stole Celebrity Emails, Sex Tapes, Movie Scripts Gets 5 Years in Prison

Hacker who stole Celebrity Emails, Sex Tapes, Movie Scripts Gets 5 Years in Prison

A hacker who was arrested last year for hacking into celebrities' email accounts to steal the unreleased movie and television scripts, their private messages, and sex tapes to sell them has...
5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

A 5-year-old serious privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that affects almost every distro of the Linux operating system, including Redhat, and Ubuntu. Over a month back, a nine-year-old privilege-escalation...
Stegano Exploit Kit Hacking Millions with Just an Image — Recipe: Pixels, Ads

Stegano Exploit Kit Hacking Millions with Just an Image — Recipe: Pixels, Ads

If you have visited any popular mainstream website over the past two months, your computer may have been infected — Thanks to a new exploit kit discovered by security researchers. Researchers from...
Rape Faces longer Prison term than Rapists Hacker who exposed Steubenville

Rape Faces longer Prison term than Rapists Hacker who exposed Steubenville

Remember Steubenville High School Rape Case? In 2012, Steubenville (Ohio) high school's football team players gang-raped an unconscious teenage girl from West Virginia and took photographs of the sexual assault. In December 2012,...
Researchers Show How to Steal Tesla Car by Hacking into Owner's Smartphone

Researchers Show How to Steal Tesla Car by Hacking into Owner’s Smartphone

New technology is always a little scary, so are Smart Cars. From GPS system and satellite radio to wireless locks, steering, brakes, and accelerator, today vehicles are more connected to networks...

Beware! Malicious JPG Images on Facebook Messenger Spreading Locky Ransomware

If you receive an image file sent by someone, even your friend, on your Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn or any other social media platform, just DO NOT CLICK ON IT. Even JPG image...

Microsoft Shares Telemetry Data Collected from Windows 10 Users with 3rd-Party

Cyber security is a major challenge in today's world, as cyber attacks have become more automated and difficult to detect, where traditional cyber security practices and systems are no longer sufficient...

Antivirus Firm Kaspersky launches Its Own Secure Operating System

The popular cyber security and antivirus company Kaspersky has unveiled its new hack-proof operating system: Kaspersky OS. The new operating system has been in development for last 14 years and has chosen...

FBI Hacked into 8,000 Computers in 120 Countries Using A Single Warrant

The FBI hacked into more than 8,000 computers in 120 different countries with just a single warrant during an investigation into a dark web child pornography website, according to a newly...