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Chinese hackers breached TeamViewer’s systems in 2016 reveals report

TeamViewer confirms breaching by Chinese cyber attackers in 2016 The German software company behind the most popular software in the world, TeamViewer recently confirmed that its systems were breached by Chinese state-sponsored hackers in 2016, after a report by German newspaper Der Spiegel. However, the company said that TeamViewer chose […]

Hackers breach Stack Overflow Q&A platform and compromise users’ data

Stack Overflow confirms hackers breached its systems; some users’ data compromised Stack Overflow, a popular question and answer site for professional and tech programmers, recently confirmed that their systems were breached by hackers. “Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow. We have confirmed that some level of […]

WhatsApp confirms vulnerability in its app after report of spyware attack

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed hackers to snoop on users’ calls and messages via spyware Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently confirmed vulnerability in its app that allowed attackers to install malicious spyware that could have been used for surveillance on phone calls made over the app without users’ knowledge. The vulnerability, which was first reported […]

Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Allow Hackers To Take Complete Control Over PC

Microsoft patch zero-day vulnerability discovered by Kaspersky Labs Microsoft last week released a patch for a Windows zero-day vulnerability that could allow hackers to take full control over a targeted device. Kaspersky Lab researchers, Vasily Berdnikov and Boris Larin, who discovered the zero-day vulnerability last month reported the vulnerability to […]

New vulnerabilities in WPA3 Protocol allow hackers to steal Wi-Fi password

Dragonblood vulnerabilities discovered in Wi-Fi WPA3 protocol Last year, Wi-Fi Alliance had released the next-gen WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3) with several security improvements over WPA2 after the KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) exploit that affected almost every Wi-Fi supported device. WPA3 was introduced to protect against brute-force dictionary attacks on […]

FB’s new settings make it easier for hackers to pentest its mobile-owned apps

Facebook introduces “Whitehat Settings” feature to help bug hunters analyze traffic in its mobile apps Facebook last week added a new “Whitehat Settings” feature that allows bug hunters to easily pentest the security of Facebook, Messenger and Instagram applications for Android. This feature allows security researchers to bypass Facebook’s Certificate […]

Hackers remotely hijack Android phones by exploiting insecure UC browser ‘feature’

‘Secret function’ in UC browser allows hackers to compromise Android devices Doctor Web, a leading Russian anti-malware company, published in a report that the mobile device browser – ‘UC Browser’ – could be exploited by remote attackers to automatically download and launch new software components, bypassing Google Play servers. For […]

ASUS Software updates hacked to push malware into millions of PCs

1 million ASUS computers targeted by hackers through malicious ASUS Live Update Utility software The Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs in a blog post disclosed that they detected a new advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that compromised system updates to install a malicious backdoor on ASUS laptops and desktops of […]

New security flaws affect 4G and 5G standard networks

Vulnerabilities in 4G, 5G network allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations A group of researchers have discovered three new security vulnerabilities in 4G and upcoming 5G standard that allows attackers to intercept phone calls and identify locations of smartphone users, reports TechCrunch. It is the first time […]

Hackers can access iCloud-locked iPhones using fake receipts and phishing kits

Hackers, Thieves, and Repair Shops Access iCloud-Locked iPhones, Here’s How Hackers, thieves, and repair shops have discovered a new way to bypass the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature on iCloud-locked iPhones so that they can sell stolen or non-stolen devices, according to a report from Motherboard. For those unaware, “Find my […]