D-Link domestic routers found to have security risk

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Domestic routers by D-Link and Planex have been found to have an easy-to-exploit backdoor access point by security researcher, Craig Heffner. The backdoor, if used, would allow a hacker to take complete control of a router and/or modem letting them gain access to the home’s browsing activity. D-Link has acknowledged… Read more »

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Webcam hackers pose serious threat to unsuspecting users

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Shocking new statistics have emerged from anti-online bullying and harassment foundation, the Cybersmile Foundation, relating to the amount of complaints regarding webcam hackers. Shockingly, there is a growing trend in peadophile hackers tracking down their victims using special search engine and then accessing their webcams remotely.They exploit computer viruses which can grant… Read more »

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Whatsapp encryption flaw poses security risk for users

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It has been revealed that popular cross-platform IM service WhatsApp is flawed. A Dutch researcher claims that the company has not thought out its encryption solution as well as they should have and that users should be aware that their WhatsApp messages could be easily decrypted by attackers. WhatsApp allows… Read more »

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Cyber crime chief warns dark web ‘will evolve’

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The UK’s cyber crime chief has warned that the “dark web” services used by criminals will continue to evolve in an attempt to evade authorities. Last week, notorious drugs market place the Silk Road was shut down after a lengthy investigation. Andy Archibald, interim head of the National Cyber Crime Unit… Read more »

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China suffers ‘largest ever’ cyber hack attack

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Matthew Prince, the chief executive of CloudFlare, a company that provides Web performance and security services for more than a million websites, said China saw a 32% drop in Internet traffic for domains in the company’s network during a lengthy two-hour cyber attack. The Beijing government is calling it the… Read more »

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2.9 million customers affected in Adobe cyber attack

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Adobe has confirmed that 2.9 million customers have had private information stolen in a sophisticated cyber attack on its website. However, Adobe’s chief security officer has confirmed that based on investigative findings to date, Adobe are not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this… Read more »

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4 million social security numbers stolen in Chicago

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Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is warning the public that an estimated 4 million healthcare patients may be at risk of identity theft after a privacy breach occurred at the Illinois company Advocate Health Care. This comes to light after the company had four computers stolen in July… Read more »

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Two million customers affected in Vodafone Germany hack attack

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Two million customers of Vodafone Germany have had some of their personal details compromised in a sophisticated server hack at the company. Having taken place deep within the IT infrastructure of the company, Vodafone has said that the attack could have only been “carried out with high criminal intent and… Read more »

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Santander bank targeted in cyber scam

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A cyber plot to download data from Santander bank in which a phony engineer fitted a keyboard video monitor at the Surrey Quays branch has led to twelve arrests, reports the BBC. According to officials, if carried out, the loss might have resulted in millions of pounds being stolen. Keyboard… Read more »

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NYTimes.com goes offline following cyber attack

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The New York Times has said that it has suffered a “malicious external attack” sending its website down for the second time in just a few weeks. The previous incident, which took place on August 14th, was caused by a technical problem. The BBC reports that investigators believe the attack… Read more »

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