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Social Mapper Finds Social Media Profiles Using Only A Photo

Social Mapper – This Free Tool Lets You Track People Across Social Media Researchers at Trustwave, a company that provides ethical hacking services, have made it easier for penetration testers and red teamers to search for social media profiles. It has released an open source intelligence tool called ‘Social Mapper’ that uses […]

Microsoft is working on InPrivate Desktop sandbox feature for Windows 10

Windows 10 may get a new ‘InPrivate Desktop’ security feature It seems like Microsoft is looking to add a new security feature in Windows 10 (Enterprise) that it calls “InPrivate Desktop”. This possible upcoming new security feature was initially discovered by Bleeping Computer who captured it with a screenshot that contained relevant […]

Snapchat Source Code Leaked, Posted Publicly On GitHub

Snapchat Source Code Leaked Online, Posted On GitHub In response to a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notice, Microsoft-owned repository GitHub took down a leaked source code of the popular social messaging app SnapChat, after it was posted publicly on the world’s largest platform for developers. The notice sent by Snap […]

Apple’s chip supplier TSMC factories hit by computer virus

Computer virus attack cripples Apple’s iPhone supplier TSMC plants Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (TSMC), sole maker of the iPhone’s main processor, was hit by a computer virus on Friday night that halted several of its fabrication plants bringing the production to a stand-still. This has come at a time when Apple […]

CCleaner users annoyed over active monitoring, user data collection

Avast responds to CCleaner outburst; promises users will be able to individually control both Active Monitoring and heartbeat Users of CCleaner, the much-loved system cleaning tool, have been complaining of the product sloping downward with ‘malware’, advertising and other things ever since its maker Piriform has been bought by anti-virus […]

Reddit hack: Users’ personal information compromised in a serious data breach

Reddit discloses hack, reveals hackers stole email addresses and old passwords Reddit, the social discussion, and forum-hosting website, in a blog post on Wednesday, said that a security breach earlier this summer has compromised personal information of some users, including email addresses and private messages. However, the company did not […]

HP to pay hackers up to $10,000 for finding security vulnerabilities in its printers

HP launches bug bounty program to enhance printer security HP became the first printer manufacturer company to launch a bug bounty program that wants hackers to break into its printers. According to HP, it’s a “first of its kind” bug bounty program for printers, with rewards of up to $10,000 […]

Google wants you to use its physical keys to secure your Gmail account

Google’s Titan Security Key To Strengthen Your Online Security Google launched its own physical security keys for two-factor authentication at its ongoing Google Cloud Next event day before yesterday, in an attempt to stop customer’s accounts from being hacked. Known as the Titan Security Key – a physical device – […]

Nintendo wants GitHub to remove the popular Game Boy Advance emulator

GitHub responds to Nintendo’s request by shutting down Game Boy Advance emulator Last week, Nintendo, the Japanese gaming company behind the popular game like Nintendo Switch, filed and sent a DMCA notice to GitHub to shut down a JavaScript-based emulator hosted on the developer platform that allowed users to access […]

Microsoft wants the government to regulate use of facial recognition technology

Microsoft asks Congress to regulate facial recognition technology to protect human rights Facial recognition technology is commonly used as a method of authentication across devices and organizations. While the technology that recognizes a person’s face from a photo or through a camera offers a wealth of uses, it at the […]