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Articles tagged with: network security

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…

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.

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.

LulzSec Brazil Takes Down Brazilian Government

It seems like LulzSec is a group of hackers that are spread all over the world, and not just in the previously suspected U.S., Spain, and U.K, but also Brazil. A branch of LulzSec called LulzSec Brazil has taken down the Brazilian government portal and the homepage of the President of Brazil.

It appears that both websites under a packet flood as neither can be reached at the time of this blog. The LulzSec Brazil group started on June 19th, and promised to attack the government of Brazil if they had reached 1,000 followers on Twitter. The group currently has 1,200 followers on Twitter

Sony’s Last Words Before Court Hearing

CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kazuo Hirai offered an explanation for the Sony attacks less than a week before Sony’s June 2nd court date. Hirai undoubtedly pins the attacks to the Anonymous group who made a number of threats against Sony, immediately after Sony decided to pursue George Hotz for teaching others how to pirate. Let me also remind you that a file was found deep in Sony’s network that carried the slogan of the Anonymous group, “We are Legion” and the file was called “Anonymous.” Assuming Anonymous isn’t being framed by some rival hacking group (if there is one), all fingers point to them.