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End of SMS-based 2-Factor Authentication; Yes, It's Insecure!

End of SMS-based 2-Factor Authentication; Yes, It's Insecure!

July 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
SMS-based Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) has been declared insecure and soon it might be a thing of the past. Two-Factor Authenticatio...
Github accounts Hacked in 'Password reuse attack'

Github accounts Hacked in 'Password reuse attack'

June 17, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Popular code repository site GitHub is warning that a number of users' accounts have been compromised by unknown hackers reusing emai...
Google Trust API plans to replace your Passwords with Trust Score

Google Trust API plans to replace your Passwords with Trust Score

May 24, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The importance of increasing online security around personal information has risen due to the increase in cyber attacks and data breaches...
In-Brief: Spotify Hack, Secret of Chrome OS, MIT Bug Bounty, Nanowire Batteries

In-Brief: Spotify Hack, Secret of Chrome OS, MIT Bug Bounty, Nanowire Batteries

April 26, 2016Mohit Kumar
1. Spotify Hacked! Change your Password ASAP If you are one of the millions of people around the world who love to listen to music on ...
Instagram Adds Two-Step Verification to Prevent Account from being Hacked

Instagram Adds Two-Step Verification to Prevent Account from being Hacked

February 17, 2016Unknown
Hijacking an online account is not a complicated procedure, not at least in 2016. Today, Instagram confirmed that the company is in ...
Oh Snap! Lenovo protects your Security with '12345678' as Hard-Coded Password in SHAREit

Oh Snap! Lenovo protects your Security with '12345678' as Hard-Coded Password in SHAREit

January 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
What do you expect a tech giant to protect your backdoor security with? Holy Cow! It's " 12345678 " as a Hard-Coded Pa...
Password Security — Who's to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

Password Security — Who's to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

January 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The majority of Internet users are vulnerable to cyber threats because of their own weaknesses in setting up a strong password. But, are...
You Wouldn't Believe that Too Many People Still Use Terrible Passwords

You Wouldn't Believe that Too Many People Still Use Terrible Passwords

January 21, 2016Wang Wei
Some things online can never change like -- Terrible Passwords by Humans . When it's about various security measures to be taken...
ALERT: This New Ransomware Steals Passwords Before Encrypting Files

ALERT: This New Ransomware Steals Passwords Before Encrypting Files

December 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
You should be very careful while visiting websites on the Internet because you could be hit by a new upgrade to the World's worst Ex...
Collision Attack: Widely Used SHA-1 Hash Algorithm Needs to Die Immediately

Collision Attack: Widely Used SHA-1 Hash Algorithm Needs to Die Immediately

October 08, 2015Swati Khandelwal
SHA-1 – one of the Internet's widely adopted cryptographic hash function – is Just about to Die. Yes, the cost and time require...
Encryption Software VeraCrypt 1.12 Adds New PIM Feature To Boost Password Security

Encryption Software VeraCrypt 1.12 Adds New PIM Feature To Boost Password Security

August 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Encrypting your sensitive data is important. As you may know, CIA... C onfidentiality I ntegrity A vailability ...are the essenti...
This MicroSD Card Has Entire Secure Computer Inside It

This MicroSD Card Has Entire Secure Computer Inside It

June 01, 2015Mohit Kumar
As Millions of Hackers, Spammers and Scammers are after your sensitive online data, you can't really expect your passwords to stay s...
London Railway System Passwords Exposed During TV Documentary

London Railway System Passwords Exposed During TV Documentary

May 02, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Weakest Link In the Information Security Chain is still – Humans. And this news has ability to prove this fact Right. One of...
Hacker Finds a Simple Way to Bypass Google Password Alert

Hacker Finds a Simple Way to Bypass Google Password Alert

May 02, 2015Mohit Kumar
Less than 24 hours after Google launched the new Phishing alert extension Password Alert , a security researcher was able to bypass the ...
PayPal Wants To Integrate Password with Human Body

PayPal Wants To Integrate Password with Human Body

April 18, 2015Swati Khandelwal
You would have been holding a number of online accounts for different services, but how many of you hold a different and unique password...
'TweetDeck Teams' Allows Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts Without Sharing Passwords

'TweetDeck Teams' Allows Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts Without Sharing Passwords

February 18, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Many times organizations, companies and groups of people come across the problem when their social media teams have to work within a sin...
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