News tagged ‘online security’

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014

Flight MH370 News Exploited by Cybercriminals, Online Threats Circulating

Flight MH370 News Exploited by Cybercriminals, Online Threats Circulating

Trend Micro reported that last Friday, scammers exploited the news of flight MH370 to incite Facebook users to hit a malicious link. Although the spoofed site has since been taken down, Trend Micro is advising users to stay alert, and exercise caution before clicking on any shared links.

Friday, 19 Jul 2013

Tumblr Issues Security Patch for iOS App

Tumblr Issues Security Patch for iOS App

Tumblr, the popular microblogging and social networking portal, has released an emergency patch for its iOS application. The patch will address "an issue that allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstance." For precaution, the company also advised users to change their passwords.

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Reinvent Passwords

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Reinvent Passwords

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance has been officially launched and it aims to establish an open standard for online authentication in order to create a seamless and stronger system for users. Its pioneering members include major corporations like Lenovo and PayPal.

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013

Security Flaws in UPnP Expose Millions of Networked Devices to Remote Attacks

Security Flaws in UPnP Expose Millions of Networked Devices to Remote Attacks

Security experts from Rapid7 have recommended disabling the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol on network-enabled devices. This is to prevent hackers from exploiting inherent flaws in the UPnP protocol to gain unauthorized access to their networks remotely.

Monday, 21 Jan 2013

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012

Security Firm Finds Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Security Firm Finds Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Researchers at Vupen Security, a private security firm that is based in France, claimed that they have uncovered multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10. These security flaws may potentially allow cybercriminals to gain control of a Windows 8 machine remotely.

Friday, 7 Sep 2012

IE10 Users on Windows 8 May Be at Risk from IE's Embedded Flash Security Flaws

IE10 Users on Windows 8 May Be at Risk from IE's Embedded Flash Security Flaws

IE10 users in Windows 8 may be at risk due security vulnerabilities in the browser's embedded Flash player. Microsoft has not release software patches for these security flaws as the company has yet to officially launch its Windows 8 operating system.

Friday, 31 Aug 2012

Oracle Issues Emergency Patches for Zero-Day Java Exploits

Oracle Issues Emergency Patches for Zero-Day Java Exploits

Oracle has just released emergency software patches to address critical vulnerabilities of Java, running in web browsers on desktops. According to Computerworld, the impetus behind the company's quick actions is the increasing scale of hackers' operations to exploit these vulnerabilities.

Monday, 13 Feb 2012

Microsoft Store India Reportedly Hacked, Users Credentials Compromised

Microsoft Store India Reportedly Hacked, Users Credentials Compromised

Microsoft Store India has been reportedly hacked by the Chinese Evil Shadow Team and they have released the usernames and passwords obtained from the breach of the online store.

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011

Microsoft Releases Duqu Workaround, Keeps Mum on Patch Release Timeline

Microsoft Releases Duqu Workaround, Keeps Mum on Patch Release Timeline

A temporary fix has been released by Microsoft for the Duqu Trojan, however, the company didn't comment on the timeline for the release of its official patch for this vulnerability.

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