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Attackers Can Crash the Hard Drives Using Sonic Signals

Sonic and ultrasonic signals can be used by attackers to crash hard disk drives, OS Security researchers from the University of Michigan and Zhejiang University in China have published a new research paper that reveals the latest generation of hard drives are more vulnerable to sonic and ultrasonic signals (inaudible to human) and may […]

500,000 Cisco routers hacked worldwide by Russian Hackers

Cisco warns 500,000 routers have been hacked in suspected Russian plan to attack Ukraine Security researchers from Cisco’s cyber intelligence unit Talos have warned that Russian hackers have infected over 500,000 routers with a sophisticated malware and have plans to launch a cyber attack on Ukraine. According to the researchers, […]

Nintendo Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches From Using Online Services

Nintendo Resorts To Online Ban On Switch Console of Hackers There is no doubt that hackers have a particular liking when it comes to hacking Nintendo Switch. The gaming console in the past has not only been hacked to play homebrew games and ROMs, run Debian Linux, but also has […]

Ransomware Most Commonly Used Malicious Software: How to Protect Your Business

According to Verizon’s latest annual Data Breach Investigations Report, ransomware continues to be one of the biggest issues in the world of hacking. In fact, according to the report, ransomware is the most used type of malicious software, and so far has been the cause of 39 percent of malware-related […]

Facebook App For Android Is Asking For “Superuser” Permission

Facebook’s Android App users freak out as the app is asking for ‘superuser’ privileges Users of the official Facebook Android app are being asked something unusual from May 17th. The app is asking for “Superuser” permissions to the users’ phones. In other words, the official Facebook Android app is asking the users […]

How to safeguard your databases from SQL injections

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a popular programming language for managing data kept in relational databases. However, the databases can be breached when an attacker adds SQL statements that attempt to corrupt, delete, extract, or delete the data held in the databases. With the current rise of SQL injection cases, […]

New Flaw Shows Encrypted Emails Aren’t So Safe At All

PGP: ‘Serious’ flaw found in secure email tech Emails! What will we do without emails? After social network applications and search engines, emails have to be the next most important and most used feature in our everyday lives. From sending out curriculum vitae’s to checking up on friends, to sending […]

Facebook suspends 200 apps for misusing user data

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation In the wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal wherein 87 million Facebook users’ data were collected without their explicit consent, the social media giant has now suspended 200 apps on its platform over uncertainties of misusing user data as part of the first […]

Hacker team runs cybersecurity portal claiming to protect against zero day attacks in 60 seconds

Less and less computer security professionals, use anti-virus programs nowadays. This is primarily due to the gradually decreasing level of protection provided by commercial antiviruses. Most antivirus software developers prefer not to talk about this fact, and only a few admit that “bad guys got better”. But even then they […]

Reducing IT Security Risk: How ITAM Plays a Critical Role in Information Security

In today’s computing world, information security is synonymous with technology. Ubiquitous across every industry and business, the demand for secure workstations, servers, and infrastructure is necessary to maintain a secure operating environment. This imminent need for security often wages war against accessibility and usability. It’s a common problem that all […]