Meanwhile in Russia, Anyone Can Hack Skype!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
A member of a Russian tech forum posted that he spotted a serious security hole in Skype. In fact, he revealed that anyone can hack any Skype account just by using the e-mail address of the account owner. We’re unsure whether he found it by accident, but all Skype chatters (and even Microsoft) should be concerned about it. The user listed how to exploit the security flaw and it turned out to be very simple

Kaspersky Lab Seeks Help to Crack New Malware

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Online security company Kaspersky Lab is facing a blank wall in cracking the mystery of a new malware and is seeking the help of those who have what it takes to defeat the virus. Last week, the security firm has uncovered Gauss, a malware that has attacked users in the Middle East. It aims to steal personal details such as banking accounts. What is unique about this cyber threat is that it comes with a module cal

Yahoo! Voices Accounts Hacked

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Yahoo has confirmed that its Yahoo! Voices contributor network was hacked, with over 400,000 usernames and passwords stolen from its servers and published online. And if you think only Yahoo email addresses have been infiltrated, you are dead wrong. Yahoo! Voices allows users to sign in using a non-Yahoo email address and even accounts using Gmail, MSN, Comcast, and AOL accounts have also been hacked. The leaked a

Thousands of Computers to be Shut Down July 9 Due to Malware Infection

Friday, July 6th, 2012
Do you know that your computer, whether it is a Mac or PC, could be infected with some nasty malware without even realizing it? A malicious software called DNSChanger has been circulating the Web since 2007 and it causes affected computers to redirect Internet traffic to ad-riddled websites, thus providing the malware’s creators profit from unsuspecting visitors. Although the trojan’s creators, consist

Hackers Expose 55,000 Twitter Accounts and Passwords

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
A hacker group claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous provided about 55,000 Twitter usernames and passwords in a text storage site. The hackers claim to have accessed into the servers of the popular microblogging service and stole the data. The details were published on Pastebin, which were grouped in five pages. There were reports that claimed that some celebrity accounts were included in the list, but that ha

Facebook Partners Up with Security Firms; Resells Antivirus in the Process

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
With close to 1 billion users, Facebook has been a target of shady techies armed with malware that would flood its users’ Timeline fake news or phishing links. Today, the largest social network has sealed a partnership with various online security companies, including McAfee, Trendmicro, Microsoft, Sophos, and Symantec to enhance its own URL blacklisting system; all while positioning itself as an antivirus s

Symantec Confirms Anonymous Stole Assorted Source Codes

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Data security company Symantec has confirmed that Anonymous, a hacker group/ Internet freedom advocates (however you want to view them), stole the source code of several Nortorn security products from its 2006 line as well as the pcAnywhere remote access tool. Although Symantec claims the theft actually happened in 2006, the company becomes concerned after hackers who claim to be part of Anonymous said they had the

Another “Critical Flaw” Spotted on Adobe Flash Player

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Adobe Flash Player is under attack from hackers, barely a month after it suffered the same fate. The company was forced to issue an advisory stating that a critical flaw is being exploited. Last month, hackers embedded malicious Flash (.swf) files in Excel (.xls) files disguised as e-mail attachments. This time, the hackers are conducting targeted attacks using Flash files placed in Microsoft Word (.doc) files. S