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Loanbase, an international Bitcoin lending platform known previously as BitLendingClub had its systems breached this Sunday. The security message sent out the the clients by Loanbase notified that hackers had exploited vulnerability in the WordPress blog of the company and accessed user information. The information database consisted of names, phone numbers and email addresses. Hackers were able to compromise 4 accounts...

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...

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...

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...

Google has recently released a new service for Gmail by the name of Postmaster Tools. This service helps large companies to avoid sending their emails in the spam folders of their clients. Now companies that send large volumes of emails are able to analyze their messages. They can easily get spam reports, email delivery error data and reputation analysis. Although...

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...

common passwords of 2016

It seems as though we are never going to learn. Once again, “123456” made it to the top in the list of world’s most common passwords of 2016. Keeper, a password management company, released a list of most common passwords used all over the world in 2016 by analyzing 10 million passwords that were cracked in various data breaches...

An malicious SMS stealing Android malware Trojan that portrays itself as a Security feature for Chinese online payment application, AliPay, has recently been discovered. The android malware was detected by Zscaler ThreatLabz, while carrying out an analysis of customer protection from mobile threats. According to Zscaler, the app poses itself as "security controls", and tricks its users into thinking that it...