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Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts

November 7th, 2016

Almost 20,000 Tesco Bank customers have had their money stolen from their accounts after the banking arm of UK’s biggest retailer fall victim to a hacking attack this weekend.

As a result of the hack, Tesco Bank has frozen online transactions in an attempt to protect its customers from, what it described as, the “online criminal activity.”

However, customers can still use their debit and

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You Wouldn’t Believe that Too Many People Still Use Terrible Passwords

January 21st, 2016

Some things online can never change like — Terrible Passwords by Humans.

When it’s about various security measures to be taken in order to protect your Internet security, like installing a good anti-virus or running Linux on your system doesn’t mean that your work gets over here, and you are safe enough from online threats.

However, even after countless warnings, most people are

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These Top 10 Programming Languages Have Most Vulnerable Apps on the Internet

December 4th, 2015

A new research showed that Scripting languages, in general, give birth to more security vulnerabilities in web applications, which raised concerns over potential security bugs in millions of websites.

The app security firm Veracode has released its State of Software Security: Focus on Application Development report (PDF), analyzing more than 200,000 separate applications from October 1,

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Adobe to Kill ‘FLASH’, but by Just Renaming it as ‘Adobe Animate CC’

December 2nd, 2015

Adobe is Finally Killing FLASH, but not actually.

Adobe Flash made the Internet a better place with slick graphics, animation, games and applications, but it never stood a chance of surviving in the same world as HTML5.

Of course, Flash has plagued with various stability and security issues, which is why developers had hated the technology for years.

So, now it’s time to say GoodBye

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Security Weekly News #439 – Chip and Pin Hacked

October 24th, 2015

  This week in the news we learn about how chip and pin was hacked in France and are you fooled by fake online reviews? For a full list of stories including links, visit the wiki http://wiki.securityweekly.com/wiki/index.php/Episode439#Stories_of_the_Week_-_7:00PM-8:00PM.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/pauldotcom/psw439_news.mp3  

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How to Protect Yourself against XcodeGhost like iOS Malware Attacks

October 19th, 2015

Recently, Chinese iOS developers have discovered a new OS X and iOS malware dubbed XcodeGhost that has appeared in malicious versions of Xcode, Apple’s official toolkit for developing iOS and OS X apps.

The hack of Apple’s Xcode involves infecting the compiler with malware and then passing that malware onto the compiled software.

This is a unique approach because the hack does not

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Security Weekly #435 Security News – Exploding Chips and Cisco Routers

September 23rd, 2015

Today in the news we discuss an Apple iOS directory traversal vulnerability in AirDrop. Also in Security News is the Facebook ‘Dislike’ button. Not to be confused with with a downvote, more along the line of sympathy or empathy. Do you ever wish you could remotely detonate resistors? Well now you can (kind of). For

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Aw, Snap! This 16-Character String Can Crash Your Google Chrome

September 21st, 2015

Remember when it took only 13 characters to crash Chrome browser instantly? This time, it takes 16-character simple URL string of text to crash Google Chrome instantly.

Yes, you can crash the latest version of Chrome browser with just a simple tiny URL.

To do this, all you need to do is follow one of these tricks:

Type a 16-character link and hit enter
Click on a 16-character link

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Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Explained: Actual Security Threat You Need to Know

July 31st, 2015

Just one day after Microsoft released its new operating system, over 14 Million Windows users upgraded their PCs to Windows 10.

Of course, if you are one of the Millions, you should aware of Windows 10’s Wi-Fi Sense feature that lets your friends automatically connects to your wireless network without providing the Wi-Fi password.

Smells like a horrible Security Risk! It even triggered

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Podcast: News From RSA 2015

April 23rd, 2015

Dennis Fisher, Mike Mimoso and Brian Donohue discuss the news of the week from the RSA Conference.

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