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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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 number of Android games on Google Play Store have been found to be stealing personal information of Facebook users. Two security firms have highlighted this issue and stated that some of these apps are quite popular, with one app having more than one million downloads. According to a recent post by Trustlook, a popular game by the name of...