Archive for 'Vulnerabilities'

Windows XP Support’s End Can Be A Hackers Playground

Windows XP Support’s End Can Be A Hackers Playground

Windows XP was released by Microsoft back in 2001. Though the company has come out with various new operating systems since then, many computer users have chosen to stay with Windows XP. In fact, estimates are that this popular operating is still used on around one third of all computers around the world. Even in […]

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6 Shocking Statistics about Internet Security Threats to Mobile Devices

6 Shocking Statistics about Internet Security Threats to Mobile Devices

There is little doubt that the next frontier for cyber criminals is mobile devices.  It is estimated that cyber-crime cost consumers more than $110 billion worldwide in 2011.  In the United States, the costs were estimated at $21 billion.  As more statistics are gathered about the relationship between cyber-crime and mobile devices a number of shocking results were identified. […]

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Top 4 Computer Security Problems We Resolved in 2012

Top 4 Computer Security Problems We Resolved in 2012

Computer security is and will continue to be a major challenge all over the world. As researchers are coming up with new ways of dealing with threats to computer systems, malicious persons are also finding more vulnerabilities in our systems and discovering more ways of manipulating these vulnerabilities to their advantage. While many of these […]

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Removing Recent Code Injection for WordPress

Removing Recent Code Injection for WordPress

In the last month or so many WordPress blogs were attacked and as a result most of the blogs were blocked with the infamous attack page (pictured below). This attack is a result of an iframe injection in the following templates; wp-blog-header.php wp-config.php wp-load.php These are the core WordPress files and in order to remove […]

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WordPress 3.1.4 Addresses Security Issues

WordPress 3.1.4 Addresses Security Issues

One good reason to update your WordPress installation to 3.1.4 is the security fixes in this release. WordPress 3.1.4 addresses a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious editor-level user to gain further access to the site. In addition to security fixes, there are a number of other fixes in this latest release from WordPress. […]

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Hacking Groups LulzSec and Anonymous Join Forces

Hacking Groups LulzSec and Anonymous Join Forces

These two hacking organizations have made posts on Twitter that they’ve joined forces. This could be one of the largest and most dangerous hacking organizations on the internet today. LulzSec (Lulz Security) and the group Anonymous took down the UK police web site as part of “Operation Anti-Security” on Monday. Anonymous made a post on […]

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Tango Down – Lulz Takes Down CIA

Tango Down – Lulz Takes Down CIA

I am not praising anyone here, but to breach the CIA web site is just one more notch in this hacker group’s belt. It amazes me that they have breached so many well known companies. The Lulz group certainly provided enough evidence that they’re capable of anything when it comes to online breaches. You would […]

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LulzSec Hacker Group On a Roll!

LulzSec Hacker Group On a Roll!

In the past couple of weeks, the so-called LulzSec (Lulz Security) group has breached a number of popular sites and brands, such as; Sony, PBS, FBI Security Affiliate and British National Health Services. They’re still going strong, and this time they hacked into the U.S. Senate, issuing on its own site a small sample of […]

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Beware of Victoria’s Secret Survey Scam

Beware of Victoria’s Secret Survey Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Victoria’s Secret, claiming that if you take the online survey your next purchase at Victoria’s Secret is absolutely FREE* (up to $1,000). This sounds too good to be true, and it is. This is a scam to get recipients to click on the link embedded in the email. […]

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Citibank Hacked – Time to Stuff the Mattress

Citibank Hacked – Time to Stuff the Mattress

Is it time to declare anarchy of sorts by taking our hard earned money from the bank and stuffing it in our mattresses? Today, more and more banks are being targeted by cyber crimnals and there is no end in sight. You can bet that Citibank is now back peddling because of their recent attack […]

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Beware of Malicious Email – “Easy and Affordable Handymen”

Beware of Malicious Email – “Easy and Affordable Handymen”

There’s an email (spam), claiming that you can search for “Easy and Affordable Handymen” for any job. If the recipient clicks on any links in the email, the link takes you to a malicious site that could infect your computer with harmful viruses, Trojans and or spyware. The link in the email goes to (http://www.wjadserver.com) […]

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Why Free WordPress Templates Can Be Dangerous

Why Free WordPress Templates Can Be Dangerous

I like free, but I also like my privacy and protection against dubious tricks and hidden nooks. There are many sites that offer Free Premium WordPress Templates, but what you may not know is that some of these sites have hidden code within these templates that are malicious. In some templates, you will find links […]

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