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Learn How to Use Your Android for Hacking and Penetration Testing

Learn How to Use Your Android for Hacking and Penetration Testing

September 27, 2017Exclusive Deals
Android is now the most used mobile operating system in the world—even Microsoft’s Founder Bill Gates has recently revealed that he is cu...
DARPA Challenges Hackers to Create Automated Hacking System — WIN $2 Million

DARPA Challenges Hackers to Create Automated Hacking System — WIN $2 Million

July 13, 2016Mohit Kumar
Why we can’t detect all security loopholes and patch them before hackers exploit them? Because... we know that humans are too slow at ...
Firing Range — Open Source Web App Vulnerability Scanning Tool From Google

Firing Range — Open Source Web App Vulnerability Scanning Tool From Google

November 20, 2014Wang Wei
Google on Tuesday launched a Security testing tool "Firing Range" , which aimed at improving the efficiency of automated Web a...
Facebook Awards $50,000 Under Its New 'Internet Defense Prize' Program

Facebook Awards $50,000 Under Its New 'Internet Defense Prize' Program

August 22, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Along with a dream to make Internet access available to everyone across the world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is working to make...
Update : Backtrack Kali Linux 1.0.3 released with built-in accessibility features

Update : Backtrack Kali Linux 1.0.3 released with built-in accessibility features

April 26, 2013Mohit Kumar
BackTrack Linux, a specialized distribution of penetration testing tools, has long been a favorite of security specialists and IT pros....
Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Hacked, Password was "DOG" ?

Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Hacked, Password was "DOG" ?

October 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy website ( www.hks.harvard.edu/cchrp/ ) was hacked last week  and then silently fixed by t...
Universal Cross-site scripting vulnerability in Opera browser

Universal Cross-site scripting vulnerability in Opera browser

October 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
A Universal Cross-site scripting vulnerability in Opera browser was disclosed today on a Russian forum rdot.org . The flaw has the ability...
Millions of DSL modems hacked in Brazil, spread banking malware

Millions of DSL modems hacked in Brazil, spread banking malware

October 02, 2012Mohit Kumar
More than 4.5 million DSL modems have been compromised as part of a sustained hacking campaign in Brazil, with the devices spreading malware...
Cisco CallManager vulnerable to brute force attack

Cisco CallManager vulnerable to brute force attack

October 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
Roberto Suggi Liverani , founder of the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) New Zealand chapter discover a vulnerability in Cisco ...
Billions of Windows Users Affects with Java Vulnerability

Billions of Windows Users Affects with Java Vulnerability

September 25, 2012Mohit Kumar
Researchers at Security Explorations disclosed a new vulnerability in Java that could provide an attacker with control of a victim's com...
Backdoored PhpMyAdmin distributed at SourceForge site

Backdoored PhpMyAdmin distributed at SourceForge site

September 25, 2012Mohit Kumar
A security issue has been reported in phpMyAdmin, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. The security...
iPhone 5 and 4 Hacked with same Exploit

iPhone 5 and 4 Hacked with same Exploit

September 23, 2012Mohit Kumar
iPhone 5  is vulnerable to the same attack that successfully breached an iPhone 4S at the mobile Pwn2Own hacker contest held this week a...
Oracle Database stealth password cracking vulnerability

Oracle Database stealth password cracking vulnerability

September 20, 2012Mohit Kumar
Oracle suffered with serious vulnerability in the authentication protocol used by some Oracle databases. This Flaw enable a remote attacker ...
Exploit Released for Internet Explorer zero-day attacks : CVE-2012-4969

Exploit Released for Internet Explorer zero-day attacks : CVE-2012-4969

September 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
Microsoft has confirmed reports that a zero-day vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser is being actively attacked in the wild. Four ...
Android 4.0.4 multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Android 4.0.4 multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

September 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
The Samsung Galaxy S3 can be hacked via NFC, allowing attackers to download all data from the Android smartphone, security researchers demon...
WhatsApp vulnerability can be misused for Spreading Malware

WhatsApp vulnerability can be misused for Spreading Malware

September 13, 2012Mohit Kumar
A Cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in WhatsApp website reported to The Hacker News by Edgard Chammas. WhatsApp is one of the most ...
Plugx RAT targeting government organizations in Japan using spear phishing

Plugx RAT targeting government organizations in Japan using spear phishing

September 11, 2012Mohit Kumar
Roland Dela Paz (Threat Researcher) at TrendMirco reported that last year a Malware Campaign to target specific users in Japan, China, and T...
CRIME : New SSL/TLS attack for Hijacking HTTPS Sessions

CRIME : New SSL/TLS attack for Hijacking HTTPS Sessions

September 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
Two security researchers claim to have developed a new attack that can decrypt session cookies from HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secur...
Operation Aurora - Other Zero-Day Attacks targeting finance and Energy

Operation Aurora - Other Zero-Day Attacks targeting finance and Energy

September 07, 2012Mohit Kumar
The infamous Aurora Trojan horse is just one of many attacks launched by the same group of malware authors over the past three years, accor...
#Antisec Hackers hack FBI laptop and leak 12 Million Apple Device Records

#Antisec Hackers hack FBI laptop and leak 12 Million Apple Device Records

September 04, 2012Mohit Kumar
The hacker group AntiSec released a file of a million and one UDIDs unique device identifiers which it claims to have hacked it off an FBI ...