Ipad Hacking: FBI Investigation

FBI is investigating a security breach of ATT’s website that allowed hackers to obtain the email addresses of iPad owners. ‘The FBI is aware of these possible computer intrusions and has opened an investigation to address this potential cyberthreat,’ said Lindsay Godwin, an FBI spokeswoman. ATT acknowledged on Wednesday there had been a data breach […]

Biggest Technical Security Conference By Blackhat

A biggest technical conference is going to be held on this month in America and Europe. The event is organised by Black Hat and sponsored by big giants like Microsoft etc.

The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers.

Chinese hackers target Indian government

A day after Google made public that they were under a well organized attack from Chinese hackers news has trickled in that certain Chinese hackers have targeted computers within the Government trying to snare many top level administrators. Apparently an email was sent to top level bureaucrats from a dormant email id. This allowed the […]

Passwords of Thousands of Hotmail Accounts Leaked Online!

Microsoft had a bad weekend as around 20,000 hotmail accounts were hacked and their passwords were posted on October 1 by an anonymous user on pastebin, a website used by programmers to share code snippets. The page was removed soon after (even the cached page by Google). How were the accounts hacked? The most probable […]

Email Security – How Aware Are You?

The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) surveyed consumer emailing behavior and security awareness amongst them and found out that almost a third of consumers accepted to responding to an email they suspected to be spam. Alarmingly, about 80 % of users doubted their computers were at risk of being infected with a “bot,” – a […]

Beware! Internet Explorer Vulnerability in Microsoft’s Video ActiveX Control

Microsoft warns its users of Internet Explorer vulnerability in its Video ActiveX Control that affects computers running on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Microsoft says that they have been working on a security update to fix this. While that happens, Microsoft advises its users to prevent Microsoft Video ActiveX Control from running in Internet Explorer.

Twitpic fixes vulnerability after Britney Spears dies on Twitter!

This has been a week of tragic celebrity deaths (Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon). And a couple of days back, it was the pop princess Britney Spears! Well, rather a Tweet (with a Twitpic) on her official Twitter page that read the following:

“Britney has passed today. It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.”

Well… well… Pranksters get weird kicks hacking accounts and posting wicked stuff.

Unsafe Gmail email service putting users at risk

The 38 signatories including security experts, lawyers and privacy advocates have questioned Google in an open letter to explain why it is not making Gmail service more secure and needlessly putting Gmail users at risk.

Google apparently is not using the secure version of the HTTP protocol for privacy protection of its users, leaving them vulnerable to threats from cybercriminals.