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Some D-Link and Comba WiFi Routers Leak Their Passwords in Plaintext

Some D-Link and Comba WiFi Routers Leak Their Passwords in Plaintext

September 10, 2019Swati Khandelwal
What could be worse than your router leaking its administrative login credentials in plaintext? Cybersecurity researchers from Trustwave&#...
Hostinger Suffers Data Breach – Resets Password For 14 Million Users

Hostinger Suffers Data Breach – Resets Password For 14 Million Users

August 26, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Popular web hosting provider Hostinger has been hit by a massive data breach, as a result of which the company has reset passwords for al...
Citrix Data Breach – Iranian Hackers Stole 6TB of Sensitive Data

Citrix Data Breach – Iranian Hackers Stole 6TB of Sensitive Data

March 11, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Popular enterprise software company Citrix that provides services to the U.S. military, the FBI, many U.S. corporations, and various U....
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...
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...
Google's New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site

Google's New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site

February 05, 2019Mohit Kumar
With so many data breaches happening almost every week, it has become difficult for users to know if their credentials are already in pos...
Widespread Instagram Hack Locking Users Out of Their Accounts

Widespread Instagram Hack Locking Users Out of Their Accounts

August 15, 2018Mohit Kumar
Instagram has been hit by a widespread hacking campaign that appears to stem from Russia and have affected hundreds of users over the past...
Timehop Hacked — Hackers Stole Personal Data Of All 21 Million Users

Timehop Hacked — Hackers Stole Personal Data Of All 21 Million Users

July 09, 2018Mohit Kumar
And the hacks just keep on coming. Timehop social media app has been hit by a major data breach on July 4th that compromised the person...
Password-Guessing Was Used to Hack Gentoo Linux Github Account

Password-Guessing Was Used to Hack Gentoo Linux Github Account

July 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Maintainers of the Gentoo Linux distribution have now revealed the impact and "root cause" of the attack that saw unknown hacke...
Cortana Software Could Help Anyone Unlock Your Windows 10 Computer

Cortana Software Could Help Anyone Unlock Your Windows 10 Computer

June 13, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Cortana, an artificial intelligence-based smart assistant that Microsoft has built into every version of Windows 10, could help attackers...
MyHeritage Says Over 92 Million User Accounts Have Been Compromised

MyHeritage Says Over 92 Million User Accounts Have Been Compromised

June 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
MyHeritage, the Israel-based DNA testing service designed to investigate family history, has disclosed that the company website was breac...
Hard-coded Password Lets Attackers Bypass Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner

Hard-coded Password Lets Attackers Bypass Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner

January 29, 2018Wang Wei
Lenovo has recently rolled out security patches for a severe vulnerability in its Fingerprint Manager Pro software that could allow leak ...
[Bug] macOS High Sierra App Store Preferences Can Be Unlocked Without a Password

[Bug] macOS High Sierra App Store Preferences Can Be Unlocked Without a Password

January 11, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Yet another password vulnerability has been uncovered in macOS High Sierra, which unlocks App Store System Preferences with any password ...
New Mirai Botnet Variant Found Targeting ZyXEL Devices In Argentina

New Mirai Botnet Variant Found Targeting ZyXEL Devices In Argentina

November 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
While tracking botnet activity on their honeypot traffic, security researchers at Chinese IT security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab discovered a...
Highly Critical Flaw (CVSS Score 10) Lets Hackers Hijack Oracle Identity Manager

Highly Critical Flaw (CVSS Score 10) Lets Hackers Hijack Oracle Identity Manager

October 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A highly critical vulnerability has been discovered in Oracle's enterprise identity management system that can be easily exploited by...
Disqus Hacked: More than 17.5 Million Users' Details Stolen in 2012 Breach

Disqus Hacked: More than 17.5 Million Users' Details Stolen in 2012 Breach

October 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Another day, Another data breach disclosure. This time the popular commenting system has fallen victim to a massive security breach. ...
FormBook—Cheap Password Stealing Malware Used In Targeted Attacks

FormBook—Cheap Password Stealing Malware Used In Targeted Attacks

October 05, 2017Unknown
It seems sophisticated hackers have changed the way they conduct targeted cyber operations—instead of investing in zero-days and developi...
Cardiac Scan Authentication — Your Heart As Your Password

Cardiac Scan Authentication — Your Heart As Your Password

September 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Forget fingerprint authentication, retinal scanning or advanced facial recognition that has recently been implemented by Apple in its iPh...
Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

September 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Another day, another news about a data breach, though this is something disconcerting. Login credentials of more than half a million re...
Taringa: Over 28 Million Users' Data Exposed in Massive Data Breach

Taringa: Over 28 Million Users' Data Exposed in Massive Data Breach

September 04, 2017Mohit Kumar
Exclusive — If you have an account on Taringa , also known as "The Latin American Reddit," your account details may have compro...
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