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Tag: hacking

Nine WiFi routers used by millions were vulnerable to 226 flaws

WiFi routers

Security researchers analyzed nine popular WiFi routers and found a total of 226 potential vulnerabilities in them, even when running the latest firmware. The tested routers are made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and are used by millions of people. The front-runners in terms of the number of vulnerabilities are the TP-Link Archer AX6000,…

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Hackers deploy Linux malware, web skimmer on e-commerce servers

Security researchers discovered that attackers are also deploying a Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce servers after injecting a credit card skimmer into online shops’ websites. The PHP-coded web skimmer (a script designed to steal and exfiltrate customers’ payment and personal info) is added and camouflaged as a .JPG image file in the /app/design/frontend/ folder. The attackers use this script…

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PRIVACY REPORT: WHAT ANDROID DOES IN THE BACKGROUND

We’ve come a long way from the Internet of the 90s and early 00s. Not just in terms of technology, capabilities, and culture, but in the attitude most of us take when accessing the ‘net. In those early days most users had a militant drive to keep any personal or identifying information to themselves beyond the occasional (and often…

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Hackers are stealing 2FA codes with terrifyingly effective voice bots

Every time a massive data breach makes the news, we remind you about the best practices you need to employ to protect your online properties. You should never use weak passwords and recycle them. Instead, pick a password manager that lets you generate unique passwords for every different service, website, and app. And use two-factor authentication (2FA) or one-time passwords (OTP) whenever you…

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These 23 fake Android apps are dangerous spyware, so delete them now

Danger lurks around every corner online. Whether you’re using a phone, a tablet, or a computer, you always have to keep your guard up to avoid hacks and scams. This is especially true for Android users, as dangerous phishing campaigns appear to be popping up on a weekly basis. The latest is PhoneSpy, and it involves a collection of spyware…

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The breach of a major telecommunication company’s systems exposed communications between millions of people

Syniverse, a major telecommunications company, said hackers had been in its system for years.  The data breach exposed billions of text messages and millions of cell phone users’ data.  Syniverse itself said that almost all mobile carriers rely on its network.  Telecommunications giant Syniverse disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that hackers had infiltrated its systems,…

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Security researcher updates OMG Cables to record user keystrokes

Security researcher Mark Green, (who goes by MG) has revealed to the Vices team at Motherboard that he and his team have upgraded their version of a hacked Lightning cable in a way that allows a hacker to record keystrokes and then to send the data to a designated site. This would allow the device to be used to steal passwords…

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