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How Your Computer Monitor Could Be Hacked To Spy On You

How Your Computer Monitor Could Be Hacked To Spy On You

August 09, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Just stop believing everything you see on your screen, as it turns out that even your computer monitor can be hacked. You have seen hackers targeting your computer, smartphone, and tablet, but now, it has been proved that they can even compromise your monitor and turn them against by just changing the pixels displayed on the screen. Although changing pixels is really hard and complicated, a team of security researchers at this year's DEF CON says that it is not impossible. Ang Cui and Jatin Kataria of Red Balloon Security has demonstrated a way to hack directly into the computer that controls monitor to see the pixels displayed on the monitor as well as manipulate the pixels in order to display different images. How to Hack Computer Monitors? According to the researchers, an attacker first needs to gain physical access to the monitor's USB or HDMI port which would then help the attacker access the firmware of the display. The duo said they discovered the hack by rev
Germany to Consider Typewriters to Protect From US Spying

Germany to Consider Typewriters to Protect From US Spying

July 16, 2014Swati Khandelwal
So far we have heard that using privacy tools by every individual and offering encrypted communication by every company is the only solution to Mass Surveillance conducted by the government and law enforcement authorities. But, Germany says the only solution to guard against surveillance is - Stop using Computers!! Ohh Please!! Is it a joke? No, it does not mean that they are going to completely throw out all of their computer systems, but rather they would use it preposterous. A year ago, when it came to light that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's own personal mobile phone had been spied by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for years, Surveillance has become a big issue for Germany. Such a big that prominent politicians are seriously considering using manual typewriters for sensitive documents instead of computers. The head of the Germany's NSA Inquiry Committee, Patrick Sensburg said in an interview with the Morgenmagazin TV show on Monday night, th
20-years-old Alleged "NullCrew" Hacker Arrested by the FBI

20-years-old Alleged "NullCrew" Hacker Arrested by the FBI

June 18, 2014Wang Wei
The FBI officers have arrested a 20-year-old Tennessee man and charged with federal computer hacking for allegedly conspiring to launch cyber attacks on five organizations in 2013, including two universities and three companies in the US and Canada, federal law enforcement officials announced today. The accused named Timothy Justin French , who go online by the name " Orbit ," is a key member of the collective "NullCrew" hacking group , that claimed responsibility for dozens of high-profile computer attacks against corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. NullCrew is a hacktivist group that came into light in 2012 after a successful cyber attack against the World Health Organization (WHO) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 2012, which resulted in plain-text username and passwords being posted online on Pastebin. The group, represent itself as a part of Anonymous hacking collective, has since 2012 carried out a number of similar high profi
eBay Hacked, Change your Account Password Now

eBay Hacked, Change your Account Password Now

May 21, 2014Wang Wei
If you have an eBay Account then you should change your password immediately, because the World's biggest E-commerce company with 128 million active users announced today in a press release that it had been Hacked. eBay revealed that attackers compromised customers' database including emails, physical addresses, encrypted passwords and dates of birth, in a hacking attack between late February and early March, but financial information like credit card numbers, as well as PayPal information were stored separately and were not compromised. ' After conducting extensive tests on its networks ,' They also said they've found no evidence of unauthorized access or activity by registered eBay users, but as precaution, eBay is resetting everyone's passwords that ' will help enhance security for eBay users. ' Why did eBay wait so long to tell everyone? because just two weeks ago they discovered data breach . They conducted a forensic investigation of its compu
China Bans Microsoft Windows 8 for Government Computers

China Bans Microsoft Windows 8 for Government Computers

May 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
While US government is always prohibiting the purchase of Huawei products due to suspected backdoors from the Chinese government, China also keep itself totally apart from the US productions. China is a bit famous for using its own operating systems, smartphone application services and lots more, rather than using the US developed Operating Systems, and now China has reportedly banned the installation of Microsoft Corporation's latest operating system, Windows 8 on any of its government computers. The Central Government Procurement Center issued a notice that was posted on its website last week prohibiting the use of Microsoft's latest operating system and the reason behind it is to support the use of energy-saving products, the report said. But the state news agency ' Xinhua ' pointed out a different reason for the ban saying the country wants to avoid any further losing of the support for an operating system like it did recently by pulling out its support from t
Infamous Hacker 'Diabl0' arrested in Bangkok, responsible for $4 Billion Damage to Swiss Banks

Infamous Hacker 'Diabl0' arrested in Bangkok, responsible for $4 Billion Damage to Swiss Banks

March 18, 2014Wang Wei
27-year-old Infamous Moroccan-Russian hacker arrested by Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI)  in Bangkok, accused of cracking Switzerland Bank Computers and websites. Farid Essebar , went by the online screen name " Diabl0 ", has been wanted from last three years, and finally arrested on Tuesday with the joint operation of Thai and Swiss authorities and will be extradited to Switzerland soon. In 2011, He allegedly duplicated the Bank website pages to dupe more than 1,000 people and responsible for damage of $4 Billion and subject to an 'International' arrest warrant for forgery and piracy of financial institutions. '' We arrested the suspect at a condominium on Rama IV Road. Next Thailand will send him to Switzerland within 90 days in accordance with the extradition agreement, '' Police Colonel Songsak Raksaksakul of the Department of Special Investigation said. In 2005, 18-year-old Farid Essebar was arrested b
300000 Confidential records breached at Florida college

300000 Confidential records breached at Florida college

October 11, 2012Mohit Kumar
Computer hackers broke into a Florida college's computer system and stole the confidential information of nearly 300,000 students statewide and the school's president. State and college officials said a breach that at first involved employees at Northwest Florida State College was much larger than suspected and now potentially involves student records from across the state. More than 3,000 employee records and 76,000 student records containing personal identification information were also stolen, including names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, ethnicity and gender for any student statewide who was eligible for Florida's popular Bright Futures scholarships for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years. The breach occurred sometime between late May and late September. The school notified the public on Monday. It was discovered during an internal review from Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. The school's president, Ty Handy, was among the employees victimized, the schoo
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