Monthly Archives: July 2016

South accuses North Korea for massive data breach affecting 10 million online shoppers

Authorities in South Korea are blaming hackers from North Korea for a massive data breach affecting 10 million Interpark online shoppers. North Korea launched a new cyber attack against the South, according to the Government of Seoul a massive data breach … Continue reading

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Two Vulnerabilities Affect LastPass, Both Allow Full Password Compromise

LastPass fixed one, is currently fixing the second. July 27, 2016, will not be remembered as a quiet day for the LastPass team, as two vulnerabilities surfaced online that could allow an attacker to compromise their application. The first one is … Continue reading

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France Serves Notice to Mircosoft on Data Tracking

Paris – France on Wednesday said it had served notice to Microsoft to stop collecting what it deems excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent on civil liberty grounds. The National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) said in … Continue reading

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APPLE FIXES VULNERABILITIES ACROSS OS X, IOS, SAFARI

Apple fixed dozens of vulnerabilities in its software on Monday, including 60 vulnerabilities in its operating system, OS X, and 43 in its mobile operating system, iOS. The OS X update graduates the desktop and server operating system to OS X El Capitan v10.11.6 and … Continue reading

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DIGITAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES CALL FOR INVESTIGATION AROUND W3C’S DRM EXTENSION

Digital rights advocates are again pleading with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to reconsider standardizing DRM in Encrypted Media Extensions, a draft specification that would ultimately feed into HTML 5. Advocacy groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and security … Continue reading

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Cryptocat dev reckons WhatsApp is blocking calls to Saudi numbers

Lebanese-Canadian developer Nadim Kobeissi has taken aim at WhatsApp, accusing it of fudging about why calls to Saudi numbers don’t work. In a long post at GitHub Gist, Kobeissi (best known for his work on secure chat app Cryptocat) says … Continue reading

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Nasty session stealing hole filled in WordPress All in One SEO plugin

A million sites are at risk. Again. So patch, please. Wordpress has patched a hole in its popular All in One search engine optimisation plugin, a tool that’s been downloaded by some 30 million users and is used on a million … Continue reading

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