Monthly Archives: March 2018

ANDROID MALWARE IN QR READER APPS ON PLAY STORE

The information security researchers at SophosLabs have discovered a new Android malware in seemingly harmless QR reader apps on Google Play Store. The malware has been developed to flood Android devices with large screen ads to generate revenue for attackers. … Continue reading

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MONGODB HACKED IN 13 SECONDS

For the last couple of years, hackers have been exploiting unprotected MongoDB based servers to steal data and hold the exposed databases for ransom. Hackers leaked 36 million records of internal data collected from several vulnerable servers. The information security training researchers … Continue reading

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PUERTO RICO POWER UTILITY HACKED

Puerto Rico’s power utility, PREPA, said on Monday it has been hacked over the weekend, but customer information was not compromised. The computer infrastructure of PREPA, as the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is known, suffered a cyber attack on … Continue reading

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VPN HOTSPOT SHIELD, PUREVPN AND ZENMATE ARE REVEALING REAL IP ADDRESSES

According to VPN Mentor, a private firm which reviews virtual private networks (VPN), after research, it has been discovered that three VPN service providers with millions of customers worldwide are leaking sensitive data such as users’ IP addresses. These VPNs … Continue reading

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ANDROID SETTINGS THAT USERS SHOULD CHANGE RIGHT NOW

Most of us don’t interfere with default Android settings, yet in the event that you are searching for ways to improve your general Android experience; there are a couple of changes that information security experts said that worth attempting. Android … Continue reading

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APAC INFORMATION SECURITY CHIEFS EXPECT CRITICAL ATTACK

Nearly 70% of information security leaders in the APAC region believe a major attack affecting critical infrastructure across multiple countries will happen in the next two years, a survey reveals Most information security training leaders in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region … Continue reading

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DARK WEB, WHERE YOUR ENTIRE IDENTITY IS FOR SALE

Having multiple accounts online is a common practice as we use all sorts of services from carrying out transactions on PayPal to social networking through Facebook and buying groceries from Walmart. Hackers have now come up with another way of … Continue reading

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