Tag: DDOS

Mobile Friday: Google Waze Hacked By Technion Students

Waze has come a long way since its launch back in 2008. Winner of the Best Overall Mobile App award at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, the Israeli based startup was sold to Google last year for a whopping $1.3 Billion. Unfortunately, two students from the Technion have revealed a huge security issue in the

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Bitcoin Crashing Due To Steep Rise in Cybercrime

The Bitcoin bandwagon has stalled. The value of the Cryptocurrency skyrocketed in 2013, but a downward trend is being witnessed this year. Investors and traders wishing to see Bitcoins in the mainstream e-commerce scene will probably have to wait a little longer. Besides the glaring lack of regulation and worrying price volatility, cybercriminal activity has

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The Worrying Security State of CMS Platforms

The use of Content Management Systems (CMS) is on the rise. Over 20% of the top 10,000 websites today rely on CMS platforms, namely WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. But the quick setup and customizable functionality come at a price. Security issues are being exposed and exploited by cybercriminals. Checkmarx’s Research Lab studied the vulnerabilities in

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Windows XP Dying Maliciously, Zero-Day Attacks Imminent

Microsoft has announced that all official Windows XP support will be terminated on April 8, 2014. But despite the fact that zero-day is just around the corner, millions of businesses and individuals are still using the legacy platform, making them extremely vulnerable to hacking and malware attacks. The Windows XP platform’s ecosystem is officially going

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Botnet Alert: Your Refrigerator May Be Infected

The “smart” home appliances we all are letting into our lives are getting “smarter”. This isn’t a movie plot, nor is it a scientific experiment. Security provider Proofpoint estimates that over 750,000 phishing and spam emails have already been sent out by infected fridges, televisions and other appliances.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #38

Hacking Group ‘Anonymous’ attacks Syrian Government websites In Response To Syrian Internal Internet Blackout In response to a Syrian government move which has closed all fax, phone and Internet lines coming out of the troubled country, the hacking group ‘Anonymous’ started last Friday to attack and shut down government and affiliated pro-Syrian websites.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #37

Hacktivists reach a new level of cyber terror in Israel Since the outbreak of hostilities between Gaza and Israel, several Israeli companies as well as those doing business with them have absorbed quite a few cyber attacks. According to various sources, 44 million attacks have been prevented since rockets began falling.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #36

EU Official hacked at an Internet Security Conference A European Union Official has come out in a statement which declared that her staff was hacked when they attended an internet Security conference last month in Azerbaijan. EC Vice President Neelie Kroes, released a statement about the ironic hack in her blog last week, where she

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