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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...

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...

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...

mousejack

Researchers at Bastille have demonstrated how computers can be hacked by exploiting flaws in wireless keyboard and mouse dongles. The attack, termed as mousejack attack, is made possible with the use of portable devices that are manufactured by big vendors including Lenovo, HP, Amazon, Microsoft and Logitech. "MouseJack is a class of vulnerabilities that affects the vast majority of wireless,...

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...

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...

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...

An email having the subject of "Quick Question" pretends to send a resume from a random sender is currently in the rounds. The so-called attached resume is a malicious .rtf attachment, actually a word docx file and tries to download password stealers, Trojans like Dyreza and Dridex, and ransomware like Teslacrypt and Cryptolocker into your system. Most of these emails...