Archive | Privacy


17 March 2011 | 13,954 views

Web Hacking Incident Database Shows DoS Attacks On The Rise

It seems like the formidable Anonymous army has managed to change the weighting of stats collected by the Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) with it’s vast array of DDoS attacks. We’ve reported on a couple of them like back in December when the WikiLeaks Attacks Caused Rival DDoS Retaliation. There have been a whole lot [...]

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10 February 2011 | 13,617 views

Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture

We have mentioned Facebook plenty of times, they have had their fair share of security issues and we have mentioned Tunisia once way back in regards to Internet Repression. It seems like the government of Tunisia have been basically phishing their users with fake versions of login pages for Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo!. It only [...]

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07 February 2011 | 13,115 views

Canadian Dating Site PlentyofFish.com Hacked

Something which caused some kind of stir last week was the hacking of the Canadian dating site Plenty of Fish (sometimes known as PoF) which rose to fame on the Webmaster forums for SEO due to a picture of Markus Frind holding an Adsense cheque for $132,000 for two months earning. For anyone not familiar [...]

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17 January 2011 | 10,704 views

China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some [...]

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06 January 2011 | 18,346 views

Researchers Hack Mobile Calls On GSM Network

Gotta love a bit of hardware hacking in the new year, this Karsten Nohl guy has been busy lately – he recently exposed Car Immobilisers Using Weak Encryption Schemes and more relevant to this article we’ve written about him and GSM Hacking Coming To The Masses Script Kiddy Style before. This kind of GSM snooping [...]

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15 December 2010 | 15,099 views

FBI Investigating Gawker Media User Database Password Ownage

After the non-stop action with WikiLeaks last week, the big news this week is the hack carried out on Gawker Media which exposed their users e-mail addresses and passwords. More than 200,000 password hashes (very lightly encrypted with DES) and e-mail combos can be downloaded on-line as a torrent file. Now this has had some [...]

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08 December 2010 | 13,783 views

TwitterPasswordDecryptor – Instantly Recover Twitter Account Passwords

TwitterPasswordDecryptor is the FREE tool to instantly recover Twitter account passwords stored by popular web browsers. Most web browsers store the login credentials for visited websites so that user don’t have to remember and enter the password every time. Each of these web browsers use their own proprietary encryption mechanism to store the login passwords [...]

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19 November 2010 | 15,234 views

European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming

ATM hacking and skimming were often in the news a few years back, but since the banks ramped up the security on ATM machines – including anti-skimming devices – ATM fraud activities seemed to drop off. Remember the Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out ATM Hacking Tips and a bunch of people getting busted not [...]

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28 October 2010 | 40,783 views

Firesheep – Social Network Session Stealing/Hijacking Tool

A huge wave has been made by this tool in the mainstream media this week as it makes session stealing/hijacking a click and go procedure. It was released at Toorcon 12 and is simply a Firefox Add-on. Stealing sessions/passwords and so on is something we’ve been able to do for a LONG time using Wireshark [...]

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19 October 2010 | 7,574 views

Facebook Apps Leaking Personal Data To Third Parties

Less than a week after our story about Facebook Introducing OTP (One-time Password) Functionality to make the site more secure, their dubious privacy standards have hit the news again. Facebook privacy has been in the news numerous times and it’s a subject we’ve also covered many times, with the sheer mass of users on the [...]

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