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Articles tagged with: Hack

The Hacking Streak Continues, Android Forums Hacked!

After LinkedIn and Yahoo Inc, an Android forum known as Android Forums has been breached by hackers. The hacking attack probably led to off the record user information including log in credentials getting compromised. The news was made public by Phandroid.com, operator of the forums. The forum members are been advised to change their log in details. This forum has over a million active users…

Yahoo Gets Hacked by D33D Company

Recently the Yahoo servers were hacked and now Yahoo officially confirmed that roughly over 400,000 credentials along with passwords belonging to Yahoo and other companies were stolen.

A hacking group named “The D33D Company” posted something like 453,492 accounts that belonged to not only Yahoo but also Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Live.com, MSN, Comcast, Verizon and SBC Global users.

LinkedIn Confirms Intrusion, Password Database Leaked

LinkedIn suffered a serious blow in terms of security. Hackers claim to have leaked over 6.5 million passwords from the networking site. LinkedIn protected user passwords with SHA-1 encryption but did not salt user passwords.The company informed users that an investigation is underway; however, some users on Twitter are claiming they found their password’s hash in the text file (236578.txt).

Chrome OS Has Been Hacked, What Now?

After Google has stated time and time again how secure its Chrome operating system was, we’ve just got wind that the operating system has been hacked. Now, before you start freakin’ out, don’t worry, it wasn’t some 14 year old.

The hackers were actually two researchers from the Black Hat security conference with White Hat security and they got through the ScratchPad- a Chrome application that lets you compose text files and save them to Google Docs.

Facebook Pictures Can Lure You Into A Botnet

For those of you who are related to IT in one way or another, ‘Botnet’ shouldn’t be a new term. However, for those who are unaware, a botnet is a system of computers which are compromised by malware and each individual computer is called a Bot.

A botnet is a very complex method of hacking which may be used to steal your private information without you even knowing it. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi, India have designed Stegobot, a new type of Botnet system which pulls out secret information via social networks by attaching to user profiles.

A picture is just a chunk of bytes and nothing more.

Google Implements Two-Step Authentication Worldwide

In June 2011, many Gmail accounts were compromised by hackers. Passwords of many US officials, political activists and officials in different countries were stolen.

Ever since then, Google had been working on it’s Two Step Authentication method. This method has enhanced the security of Google account holders. This method requires password based authentication along with a verification code which is sent to the user either through voice, call/text or is generated on the user’s smartphone device via a Google app from which one is accessing his/her account.

Anonymous Crosshairs NATO!

It’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) this time that the Online ‘Hacktivist’ gathering, Anonymous, targeted and breached their database successfully, claiming a Gigabit of data.

Anon admitted that on Twitter, saying that they gained a huge amount of restricted data and might make it public in few days.

LulzSec Posts Fake Article Claiming Murdoch’s Death

I guess LulzSec never really resigned, and the whole thing was just a way to engage in a cooldown period and get the FBI off their backs (at least a little bit). Then again, members of LulzSec are known to go rogue and just do their own thing.

Rather than simply taking down a website, they decided to post a fake Times newspaper page that masqueraded as the Sun. Following the attack, the hackers tweeted “We have joy we have fun we will mess up Murdoch’s Sun: http://t.co/JArvwg1 | Hi Rupert! Have fun tomorrow at the Parliament! #AntiSec”

Anonymous To Create Its Own Social Networking Site

Anonymous, the iniquitous group is the headline once again after Google+ banned a handful of Anonymous’ users (the exact figure of shut down accounts is unknown though).

The futuristic group equated Google’s topical action against them to the tittle-tattles of activists being banned from various social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and administration blocking websites using internet expurgation tools.

Skype Vulnerability Allows Intruders, Fix Coming Soon

The popular Voice Over IP service, Skype, has a serious security issue that can allow a hacker to gain access into a contact’s account. The guy who discovered the serious flaw is Levent Kayan, and he claims that the vulnerability can even make the computer itself prone to a cyber attack.

The problem is based off a cross-site scripting vulnerability that enables hackers to embed JavaScript in the mobile phone field of the victims profile description.