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After exposing private tweets, plaintext passwords, and personal information for hundreds of thousands of its users, here is a new security blunder social networking company Twitter admitted today. Twitter announced that the phone numbers and email addresses of some users provided for two-factor authentication (2FA) protection had been used for targeted advertising purposes—though the company said it was 'unintentional.' In … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 9, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
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Cybercrime researchers discovered a so-called “trojanized version” of the Tor Browser responsible for stealing $40,000 from users of Russian darknet markets. The infected version of the browser is being distributed through darkweb forums via posts about darknet markets, crytpocurrency, and bypassing censorship. According to researchers at ESET, the actors behind the campaign have been directing users to one of three … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 19, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
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BrianClub, one of the most popular dark web stores known for the sales of stolen credit cards has undergone a serious data breach, affecting about 26 million stolen credit cards. According to a report, BrianClub has for the past 4 years uploaded millions of stolen credit card details from a number of online stores and payment systems. Considering the fact … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 17, 2019, 8 a.m.
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Flashpoint, a security intelligence firm has embarked on a comprehensive search on the dark web, assessing and analyzing the prices of cybercrime data of some of the major dark web websites. The Flashpoint report basically compared the prices of cybercrime tools in 2019 to the prices in 2017. Some of these dark web markets include the prominent ones that were … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 17, 2019, 8 a.m.
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Over the years, the traditional method of searching for disappeared individuals has become less effective as over 2000 names listed makes it a near impossible to effectively locate the whereabouts of the victims. In order to make it more easier to locate missing victims, the Australia police have turned to hackers to employ a more advanced approach through crowdsourcing to … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 14, 2019, 9 a.m.
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In an effort to mitigate a large class of potential cross-site scripting issues in Firefox, Mozilla has blocked execution of all inline scripts and potentially dangerous eval-like functions for built-in "about: pages" that are the gateway to sensitive preferences, settings, and statics of the browser. Firefox browser has 45 such internal locally-hosted about pages, some of which are listed below … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 15, 2019, 10 a.m.
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Attention Linux Users! A new vulnerability has been discovered in Sudo—one of the most important, powerful, and commonly used utilities that comes as a core command installed on almost every UNIX and Linux-based operating system. The vulnerability in question is a sudo security policy bypass issue that could allow a malicious user or a program to execute arbitrary commands as … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 14, 2019, 10 a.m.