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Google Finds 7 Security Flaws in Widely Used Dnsmasq Network Software

Google Finds 7 Security Flaws in Widely Used Dnsmasq Network Software
October 02, 2017Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have discovered not one or two, but a total of seven security vulnerabilities in the popular open source Dnsmasq net...

Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack

Even A Single Computer Can Take Down Big Servers Using BlackNurse Attack
November 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you only need a single laptop with a decent internet connection, rather a massive botnet, to launch overwhelming denial of service (...

Critical DoS Flaw found in OpenSSL — How It Works

Critical DoS Flaw found in OpenSSL — How It Works
September 23, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The OpenSSL Foundation has patched over a dozen vulnerabilities in its cryptographic code library, including a high severity bug that can be...

602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History

602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History
January 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Cyber attacks are getting evil and worst nightmare for companies day-by-day, and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one...

Chinese Hackers tried to Take Down Tibetan Social Networking Website

Chinese Hackers tried to Take Down Tibetan Social Networking Website
January 03, 2016Wang Wei
Tibet is an area in the Republic of China that has been the point of conflict for many years in China. While China believes that Tibet ...

DDoS Botnet Leverages Thousands of Insecure SOHO Routers

DDoS Botnet Leverages Thousands of Insecure SOHO Routers
May 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Small office and home office (SOHO) routers are an increasingly common target for cybercriminals, not because of any vulnerability, but...

iOS 8 Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash Any iPhone and iPad Within Wi-Fi Range

iOS 8 Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash Any iPhone and iPad Within Wi-Fi Range
April 22, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have uncovered a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 8 that could repeatedly crash users' Apple iPhones, iPads and i...

Crash Your Friends' WhatsApp Remotely with Just a Message

Crash Your Friends' WhatsApp Remotely with Just a Message
December 01, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A Vulnerability has been discovered in the wildly popular messaging app WhatsApp , which allows anyone to remotely crash WhatsApp just b...

Reflection DDoS Attacks Using Millions of UPnP Devices on the Rise

Reflection DDoS Attacks Using Millions of UPnP Devices on the Rise
October 16, 2014Swati Khandelwal
After successful in launching reflection and amplification Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks by abusing various protocols su...

Adobe Releases Critical Security Updates for Acrobat and Reader

Adobe Releases Critical Security Updates for Acrobat and Reader
September 18, 2014Swati Khandelwal
After a week delay, Adobe has finally pushed out critical security updates for its frequently-attacked Reader and Acrobat PDF software p...

Remote Attack Could Format Your Pebble Smartwatch Easily

Remote Attack Could Format Your Pebble Smartwatch Easily
August 21, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Pebble, a wristwatch that can connect to your phone - both iOS and Android - and interact with apps, has a hard-coded vulnerability that...

Hacking Traffic Lights is Amazingly Really Easy

Hacking Traffic Lights is Amazingly Really Easy
August 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Hacking Internet of Things (IoTs) have become an amazing practice for cyber criminals out there, but messing with Traffic lights would be s...

Anonymous Group Takes Down Mossad's Website Over Gaza Conflict

Anonymous Group Takes Down Mossad's Website Over Gaza Conflict
July 31, 2014Wang Wei
The hacktivist group Anonymous has reportedly taken down the official website of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad against Israel’...

Snapchat app vulnerable to denial-of-service attack, allows remotely crash iPhone

Snapchat app vulnerable to denial-of-service attack, allows remotely crash iPhone
February 08, 2014Anonymous
SNAPCHAT , photo sharing app is the majority choice for variety of users. Recently, the company has faced data breach and Captcha bypass...

10th Anniversary of the World’s first Mobile Malware 'Cabir'

10th Anniversary of the World’s first Mobile Malware 'Cabir'
January 27, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The year 2014 starts with the formation of new mobile malware like ‘ Android . HeHe ’, with the ability to steal text messages, interce...

100Gbps DDoS attack took down Gaming servers with NTP Servers

100Gbps DDoS attack took down Gaming servers with NTP Servers
January 13, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The New Year begins with a new form of amplified Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack, a weapon for attackers to bring down websites ...

DDoS Attacks : A Serious unstoppable menace for IT security communities

DDoS Attacks : A Serious unstoppable menace for IT security communities
October 18, 2013Anonymous
It should be the busiest day of the year for your business, but your website has just disappeared off the Internet and orders have dried...

13 Anonymous Members indicted and accused of participating in 'Operation Payback'

13 Anonymous Members indicted and accused of participating in 'Operation Payback'
October 03, 2013Mohit Kumar
A U.S. Grand jury indicted and accused 13 members of the hacking group Anonymous for allegedly participating in the cyber attacks aga...
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