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Articles tagged with: hacks

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.

Macbook Battery Firmware Vulnerability Revealed

Hacking ain’t a new thing but hackers are those stubborn fellas who constantly search for hitting upon something like a venerability, a backdoor, a leak or something related.

Apple’s Mac OS is widely considered to be a robust piece of code persistent against viruses and virus makers.But it remains no more unexposed…

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”

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.

Hewlett Packard Provides Robust Network For BMW

The world’s largest computer maker, HP, had announced yesterday that it will be partnering up with German car manufacturer BMW. The partnership will mean that BMW will benefit from HP’s networking architecture.

We’re not sure what the partnership will have on HP sales, but one can assume that sales would rise given the prestige BMW currently holds as being one of the top luxury car makers.

Get Unlimited Skips In Pandora

If you are like me and listen to Pandora 50 hours a week, or if you just enjoy having the option of skipping as many songs as you want, you’re going to want to hear this. An XDA forum member by the name of yakitori2 has hacked the Pandora platform to give users the ability to skip as many songs as they desire.

From a quick glance, it appears that this is only a hack for the mobile version of Pandora, and unfortunately does not apply to PC users. Although, you may be able to hook up your android phone to your speakers and get a similar effect.

British Hackers Strike Back, Hit Al-Qaeda

A group of British hackers too down Al-Qaeda’s communication network and websites which prevented the terrorist organization from posting online messages and videos. The attacks actually started a few days ago and have temporarily postponed the group’s activities.

The attacks followed similar attacks earlier in the month when British intelligence officers replaced Al-Qaeda’s bomb-making recipes with cupcake recipes. Analysts believe that Al-Qaeda will get its websites back online within the next few days due to the sophisticated techniques to take the websites down.

Regulators Request Banks To Improve Network Security

US financial regulators have asked that all banks do their best to boost network security after companies have gone through a flurry of cyber attacks. The Federal Financial Institutions Council recommended that banks perform regular risk assessments as well as keeping customers informed about any online banking security issues.

The Council urged that all banks demand more than one form of customer authentication since hacking often occurs via keyloggers, where passwords are stolen on personal computers.

10 Military Newspapers Taken Down In A Single Hack

We all remember President Obama threatening the public a few months ago. He basically said that he would take any cyber attack against the US government very seriously and may even counter attack with force.

Well, it seems like a hacker may have found a loophole into attacking the US government, that is, by attacking Government Newspaper publications. 10 military newspapers were hacked earlier this month and just yesterday the military had admitted the hacks.