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Kali Linux 2019.1 Released — Operating System For Hackers

Kali Linux 2019.1 Released — Operating System For Hackers
February 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Wohooo! Great news for hackers and penetration testers. Offensive Security has just released Kali Linux 2019.1, the first 2019 version ...

Popular Torrent Uploader 'CracksNow' Caught Spreading Ransomware

Popular Torrent Uploader 'CracksNow' Caught Spreading Ransomware
February 18, 2019Wang Wei
It's not at all surprising that downloading movies and software from the torrent network could infect your computer with malware, but it...

How to Hack Facebook Accounts? Just Ask Your Targets to Open a Link

How to Hack Facebook Accounts? Just Ask Your Targets to Open a Link
February 18, 2019Mohit Kumar
It's 2019, and just clicking on a specially crafted URL would have allowed an attacker to hack your Facebook account without any further...

Over 92 Million New Accounts Up for Sale from More Unreported Breaches

Over 92 Million New Accounts Up for Sale from More Unreported Breaches
February 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
All these numbers…. "More than 5 billion records from 6,500 data breaches were exposed in 2018" — a report from Risk Based Se...

WARNING – New Phishing Attack That Even Most Vigilant Users Could Fall For

WARNING – New Phishing Attack That Even Most Vigilant Users Could Fall For
February 15, 2019Mohit Kumar
How do you check if a website asking for your credentials is fake or legit to log in? By checking if the URL is correct? By checking i...

Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale

Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale
February 15, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A hacker who was selling details of nearly 620 million online accounts stolen from 16 popular websites has now put up a second batch of 1...

Snapd Flaw Lets Attackers Gain Root Access On Linux Systems

Snapd Flaw Lets Attackers Gain Root Access On Linux Systems
February 13, 2019Mohit Kumar
Ubuntu and some other Linux distributions suffer from a severe privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow a local attacker or a m...

Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups

Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups
February 13, 2019Swati Khandelwal
What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone—every file and every backup servers are entirely w...

New Unpatched macOS Flaw Lets Apps Spy On Your Safari Browsing History

New Unpatched macOS Flaw Lets Apps Spy On Your Safari Browsing History
February 12, 2019Wang Wei
A new security vulnerability has been discovered in the latest version of Apple's macOS Mojave that could allow a malicious applicati...

Xiaomi Electric Scooters Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Remote Hacks

Xiaomi Electric Scooters Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Remote Hacks
February 12, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Smart devices definitely make our lives easier, faster, and more efficient, but unfortunately, an insecure smart device can also ruin you...

RunC Flaw Lets Attackers Escape Linux Containers to Gain Root on Hosts

RunC Flaw Lets Attackers Escape Linux Containers to Gain Root on Hosts
February 12, 2019Mohit Kumar
A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in the core runC container code that affects several open-source container managemen...

Beware!! New Windows .exe Malware Found Targeting macOS Computers

Beware!! New Windows .exe Malware Found Targeting macOS Computers
February 12, 2019Mohit Kumar
A malicious Windows EXE file can even infect your Mac computer as well. Yes, you heard me right — a .exe malware on macOS. Security r...

Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs

Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs
February 05, 2019Swati Khandelwal
You've always been warned not to share remote access to your computer with any untrusted people for many reasons—it's basic cyber...

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software
February 05, 2019Swati Khandelwal
It's 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your comput...

Hacker who reported flaw in Hungarian Telekom faces up to 8-years in prison

Hacker who reported flaw in Hungarian Telekom faces up to 8-years in prison
February 01, 2019Mohit Kumar
Many of you might have this question in your mind: "Is it illegal to test a website for vulnerability without permission from the o...

Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services
January 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble. After taking down and arresting the operators of the ...

Police Shut Down xDedic – An Online Market for Cyber Criminals

Police Shut Down xDedic – An Online Market for Cyber Criminals
January 29, 2019Mohit Kumar
In an international operation involving law enforcement authorities from the U.S. and several European countries, feds have shut down an o...

Millions of PCs Found Running Outdated Versions of Popular Software

Millions of PCs Found Running Outdated Versions of Popular Software
January 24, 2019Swati Khandelwal
It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, mak...

Chinese Hacker Publishes PoC for Remote iOS 12 Jailbreak On iPhone X

Chinese Hacker Publishes PoC for Remote iOS 12 Jailbreak On iPhone X
January 23, 2019Wang Wei
Here we have great news for all iPhone Jailbreak lovers and concerning one for the rest of iPhone users. A Chinese cybersecurity researc...

Someone Hacked PHP PEAR Site and Replaced the Official Package Manager

Someone Hacked PHP PEAR Site and Replaced the Official Package Manager
January 23, 2019Mohit Kumar
Beware! If you have downloaded PHP PEAR package manager from its official website in past 6 months, we are sorry to say that your server m...
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