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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to replace SMS with RCS Messaging in 2020

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to replace SMS with RCS Messaging in 2020
October 25, 2019Mohit Kumar
Mobile carriers in the United States will finally offer a universal cross-carrier communication standard for the next-generation RCS messa...

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS
September 12, 2019Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researchers today revealed the existence of a new and previously undetected critical vulnerability in SIM cards that could ...

Just An SMS Could Let Remote Attackers Access All Your Emails, Experts Warn

Just An SMS Could Let Remote Attackers Access All Your Emails, Experts Warn
September 04, 2019Mohit Kumar
Beware! Billion of Android users can easily be tricked into changing their devices' critical network settings with just an SMS-based ...

'Legit Apps Turned into Spyware' Targeting Android Users in Middle East

'Legit Apps Turned into Spyware' Targeting Android Users in Middle East
June 26, 2019Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researchers are warning about an ongoing Android malware campaign that has been active since 2016 and was first publicly re...

Unprotected VOIP Server Exposed Millions of SMS Messages, Call Logs

Unprotected VOIP Server Exposed Millions of SMS Messages, Call Logs
January 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
A California-based Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) services provider VOIPO has accidentally left tens of gigabytes of its customer data, containing...

Instagram Adds 3 New Security Tools to Make its Platform More Secure

Instagram Adds 3 New Security Tools to Make its Platform More Secure
August 29, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Instagram is growing quickly—and with the second most popular social media network in the world (behind just Facebook), the photo-sharing...

Reddit Hacked – Emails, Passwords, Private Messages Stolen

Reddit Hacked – Emails, Passwords, Private Messages Stolen
August 02, 2018Mohit Kumar
Another day, another significant data breach. This time the victim is Reddit... seems someone is really pissed off with Reddit's accou...

New 4G LTE Network Attacks Let Hackers Spy, Track, Spoof and Spam

New 4G LTE Network Attacks Let Hackers Spy, Track, Spoof and Spam
March 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a set of severe vulnerabilities in 4G LTE protocol that could be exploited to spy on user phone call...

Telegram Hacked? Turn ON Important Security Settings to Secure your Private Chats

Telegram Hacked? Turn ON Important Security Settings to Secure your Private Chats
August 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
We have heard a lot about data breaches nowadays. And if you think that switching to an encrypted messaging service may secure you and your...

How to Hack Facebook Account Just by Knowing Phone Number

How to Hack Facebook Account Just by Knowing Phone Number
June 15, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hacking Facebook account is one of the major queries on the Internet today. It's hard to find — how to hack Facebook account or fa...

Warning: 18,000 Android Apps Contains Code that Spy on Your Text Messages

Warning: 18,000 Android Apps Contains Code that Spy on Your Text Messages
October 28, 2015Khyati Jain
A large number of third-party Android apps have reportedly been discovered grabbing copies of all text messages received or sent to infe...

Wiko Mobiles Can be Remotely Crashed with a Text Message

Wiko Mobiles Can be Remotely Crashed with a Text Message
June 13, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A vulnerability has been identified in Wiko Mobiles that could allow anyone to remotely  force it to shut down abruptly with a text me...

Twitter Enables Password Reset With SMS and Suspicious Login Notifications

Twitter Enables Password Reset With SMS and Suspicious Login Notifications
May 09, 2014Mohit Kumar
The popular social media site Twitter is rolling out a couple of new features to its login process to help users prevent their account ...

CASH! CASH! Hacking ATM Machines with Just a Text Message

CASH! CASH! Hacking ATM Machines with Just a Text Message
March 25, 2014Mohit Kumar
As we reported earlier, Microsoft will stop supporting the Windows XP operating system after 8th April, apparently 95% of the world's 3 mill...

DROPOUTJEEP: NSA's Secret program to access any Apple iPhone, including microphone & camera

DROPOUTJEEP: NSA's Secret program to access any Apple iPhone, including microphone & camera
January 02, 2014Swati Khandelwal
In the era of Smartphones, Apple's iPhone is the most popular device that exists, which itself gives the reason to target it. According to ...

Google Nexus phone vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack

Google Nexus phone vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack
November 30, 2013Mohit Kumar
Google's Nexus Smartphones are vulnerable to SMS-based DOS attack , where an attacker can force it to restart, freeze, or lose network conne...

Simple, but Critical vulnerability in Verizon Portal revealed users' SMS History

Simple, but Critical vulnerability in Verizon Portal revealed users' SMS History
October 21, 2013Mohit Kumar
A Security researcher discovered a critical privacy vulnerability on Verizon Wireless's Web-based customer portal that allows anyone to dow...

Android WebView vulnerability allows hacker to install malicious apps

Android WebView vulnerability allows hacker to install malicious apps
September 16, 2013Mohit Kumar
WebView is an essential component in Android and iOS. It enables applications to display content from online resources and simplifies ...

Vulnerability in USB Internet Modems allows hacker to access Millions of Computers remotely

Vulnerability in USB Internet Modems allows hacker to access Millions of Computers remotely
August 16, 2013Mohit Kumar
A USB Internet Modems or Data card, is a type of modem that allows your computer to receive Internet access using USB Port and connect t...
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