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A recent rise in prevalence of cyber-crimes and subsequent awareness has resulted in generating high demand of IT professionals worldwide. According to a Salary Survey by recruitment company Robert Walters,IT and Information Security professionals will see a considerable increase in their salaries this year. The average rise is expected to be 14%, the highest in the industry. This comes...

Hacktivists group "Anonymous" launched DDoS attack on Narita International Airport of Japan and claimed its responsibility. The website went offline on the 22nd and 23rd of January for several hours due to which passengers were unable to access flight information. However, it did not have any effect on flight operations. The DDoS attack came as a result of protest against...

Facebook users particularly businesses and consumers are now facing a new malware attack that targets them by sending fake emails. A recent phishing and social engineering campaign targeting businesses and consumers represents the information as being sent from official Facebook authorities. The sender's name poses to be "Facebook" and the email address also suggests that the mail is coming...

SplashData, a password management company, has released its list of worst passwords of the year 2015. The report is based upon more than two million leaked passwords during 2015. According to SplashData, users in 2015 kept long but simple and common passwords. The password "123456" still holds the top position as in preceding year 2014. Below is a list of...

Last year in October, Apple’s OS X Gatekeeper security feature was bypassed by Patrick Wardle, research director of Synack. Wardle bundled up a legal Apple-signed application with an unsigned malicious app that was put in the same directory and wrapped it up in Apple disk image file. In response to this, Apple attempted to block Wardle’s attack method (CVE-2015-7024)...

A recent Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaign that attacks targeted websites by making use of SQL injections has been making rounds. The Threat Research Division of Akamai Technologies has reported that, with SEO web application attack, attacked websites are made to distribute secret HTML links which confuse search engine bots and cause them to display incorrect page rankings. According to...

Recently, Pakistan has been trying to develop an intelligent mass data surveillance system that will serve to be as good as the National Security Agency and would allow tapping emails and phone calls worldwide. For this, the Pakistani government has been in talks with U.S and European companies as well as some local companies to help develop the system....

The Google Chrome team has finally decided to fix an address spoofing bug after keeping the issue under consideration for more than a month. This potential security threat was brought into notice in the start of June by a UK Security firm researcher, David Leo. According to Leo, when a new page is loaded by Chrome, the content of...