Security

Hacker Finds a Way for Unauthorized Apps to Sneak Into PS Vita

September 7, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Till yesterday, the name ‘Yifan Lu’ was not even recognized. But today, the web is searching for that name as it’s the name of the hacker who opened the way for pirated as well as unauthorized apps into PS Vita. Yes folks, PS Vita just got hacked!  And, with that, now it’s official that there […]

US Congress invites ZTE and Huawei for Congressional Hearing

September 3, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

As part of looking into the security threats to the telecommunications infrastructure of the country from Chinese espionage attempts through corporate entities, the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has invited top officials of the Chinese telecommunications firms ZTE and Huawei to testify before the committee. The committee has been probing the connections […]

SMS Vulnerability Exclusive Feature of iOS Devices, Finds Security Firm

August 28, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After a researcher warned iPhone users that they are more likely to fall victims of spoofed SMS and phishing attempts due to vulnerability with the iPhone, another security firm now points out that the vulnerability is something found exclusively on iOS devices. According to research report produced by security firm, AdaptiveMobile, users will find it […]

Apple Stops Apple ID Resets over Phone Due To Security Flaws

August 8, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Finding its security policies flawed, after a hacker was able to take over the identity of ‘Wired’ reporter Mat Honan and virtually disrupt his digital life by wiping all his connected Apple machines and Google account, Apple has stopped accepting AppleID password resets over the phone, for the time being. Apple sources, on condition of […]

Curiosity Lands in Mars, Tweets its News Back To Earth

August 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

At last, NASA’s space rover Curiosity has touched the Martian soil safely around 10.32 pm PDT. The landing, which was fully automated due to the time delay it takes for transmissions to pass between the two planets, was a nervous business for the scientists at NASA. The nervousness was heightened for the seven minutes when […]

Attacks Through Privileged Accounts a Major Threat For Organizations, Says New Study

June 14, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A new study done by a security firm shows that privileged accounts can be a serious attack vector as a good number of IT managers and executives who participated in the study said that they would steal the data related to privileged accounts if they are fired. Among the 820 respondents of the study conducted […]

Flame Controllers Send Suicide Codes To Symantec’s Honey Pot To Avoid Monitoring

June 11, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Flame the Trojan that has infected thousands of Mac machines all over the world has been making headlines in media both offline and online. However, now a new development shows that the creators of the Trojan can also send some suicide code to the machines infected. According to Symantec, the security firm which has set […]

Flame, a Super Cyber Weapon, is on the Prowl, Says Kaspersky Lab

May 29, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A very sophisticated cyber weapon is on the prowl, which can carry out large scale cyber espionage to steal valuable information from countries and organizations. Progressing with research initiated on request from the International Telecommunication Union to find out the mystery behind a series of attacks which has wiped data on computers in the West […]

Gmail Password Retrieval Vulnerability May Lead to Mass Hacking Attempts

May 22, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you think Google always tops in securing your data and personal information on web, that need not be always true. Now web security analysts feel that the password recovery options given in Gmail can be an easy way for hackers to get access to hundreds of Gmail accounts. Presently, one of the ways in which […]

Israeli Air Force May Use Nano Drones, Missile Launching Algorithm In Future

May 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A serious brain storming session that was on since mid-2009 has recently concluded at the headquarters of the Israeli Air Force in Tel Aviv. During the effort, named IAF 2030, some 300 Israeli Air Force officers were asked to deliberate on different aspects of the development of the air force. What came out from the […]

AT&T Digital Life Goes Live; Try This 24 Hour IP-based Home Security System

May 7, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

AT&T is getting ready to poke their nose into your life more than ever before. The carrier has announced a new service called Digital Life, where digital means are put in place to give more security to your real life properties and assets. The IP-based security platform helps users monitor and detect any activity around […]

Adobe Releases Security Patch for Latest Flash Player Update

May 5, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Adobe has released a security patch for the update they released recently. All users are to get the security patch. The security patch for the Adobe Flash Player is for the version 11.2.202.233 and the previous versions of the software in Linux, Windows and Macintosh. The version 11.1.115.7 is for Android 4.0, 11.1.111.8 and its […]

US -Russia Hot Line Set Up to Avert Cyber War in Future

April 27, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Finding no respite from cyber attacks originating from the Russian continent Federation, US authorities have started setting up a communication hotline on the lines of the famous NRRC (Nuclear Risk Reduction Center) between Russia and the US. NRRC has been functioning as a hotline, popularly known as the red phone, since 1988 to reduce the […]

Android Pattern Unlocking Fails; FBI Seeks Google Cooperation

April 21, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

To discover the details of a pimp’s activities, the FBI needs to unlock his Android phone first! San Diego’s Dante Dears, who was sentenced to state prison for founding and running a group called Pimpin’ Hoes Daily (PHD) in 2005, got released in 2011 and, since then, was allegedly continuing “telephone pimping” with the help […]

Apple Support Page Now Live to Help Tackle Flashback Mac Trojan Menace; Further Fixes on the Way

April 11, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

When Russian security site Dr. Web exposed the java vulnerability of Mac OS X machines from Apple and the Flashback Mac Trojan that utilized the vulnerability to rapidly spread through some 650,000 Mac machines across the world, the Mac user community became panicky. Though the response was lukewarm from Apple in the beginning, just like […]

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