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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Reported

An independent security researcher, known as Kafeine, has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player, a week after Adobe issued a patch to fix nine vulnerabilities within the multimedia software. Kafeine warns that the zero-day flaw…

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Up to 4.5 million Americans Hit by Android Malware

The New York Times has an interesting article concerning the spread of Android malware. They say that mobile security company, Lookout, has reported that Android malware has “hit between four million and 4.5 million Americans since January of…

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After 3 Years, The Nintendo 3DS has Finally Been Hacked

After 3 years of being available, the Nintendo 3DS has finally been exploited to run unofficial software or “homebrew”. The exploit itself was discovered in a pretty much unknown game available for the system – “Cubic Ninja”, a…

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Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch For Windows

Microsoft has released an emergency Windows patch that fixes an exploit currently being used by attackers. The exploit in the Kerberos authentication system can give an attacker full unfettered access to your system, bypassing administrator security measures. The…

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Microsoft Releases Patch for Major Windows Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch for a major Windows vulnerability that so far hasn’t yet been exploited. The “remote code execution vulnerability” affects servers, but a patch has been released for all versions of Windows, server…

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Swedish Hacker Finds Serious Security Flaw in OS X Yosemite

The white-hat hacker Emil Kvarmhammer from the Swedish security firm Truesec has found a serious security hole in Apple’s new OS X Yosemite. He dubbed the new vulnerability “rootpipe” and explains that it is a so-called privilege escalation…

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U.S. Hospital Target of Biggest Heartbleed Bug Exploit Yet

It has been a while since the Heartbleed bug got publicly know and went trough every media type, about four months and you would expect critical systems to be patched by now. After all, pretty much…

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Facebook Scammers Exploit Robin Williams’ Death

Not too long ago, we reported on the tragic and unfortunate death by suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Some people have now decided to utilize this tragedy for their own personal gain. You may…

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FreeNAS 9.2.1.7 Now Available, Fixes Samba Exploit

At the start of July, the developers of FreeNAS had said that 9.2.1.6 would be the last release prior to 9.3, but sometimes a serious bug needs to be addressed as soon as possible. This was…

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Hacker Diverts Traffic from 19 ISPs to Steal a Large Sum of Bitcoins

It is said that researchers over at Dell’s SecureWorks security division have uncovered a series of hacking attempts in which a bitcoin thief redirected a portion of online traffic from 19 ISPs, including data from Amazon,…

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Bug in PayPal Renders Two-Factor Authorization Useless

Security blogger Joshua Rogers of Melbourne wrote a piece about PayPal’s two -factor authorization system at the beginning of June and discovered a pretty concerning bug in it. Anyone with it enabled, would be able to access…

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Obama Allows NSA Exploit Internet Flaws All For National Security

Recently reported by the New York Times, President Barack Obama has said that the NSA must reveal any Internet vulnerability that it finds. But there’s a catch. The security agency is not obligated to disclose vulnerabilities whenever…

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New Snapchat Vulnerability Issue Allows Hackers To Crash Your iPhone

Snapchat is one of the most popular and fast-growing social media applications, fairly new too. Though, consequences are bound to surface, and this is the case yet again, with more security issues popping up. Jamie Sanchez,…

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Apple Exploit Can Disable ‘Find my Phone’ and Have Your Device Erased On Firmware 7.0.4

It appears that yet another bug cropped up in Apple’s latest iPhone iOS 7 firmware. The latest finding apparently lets you bypass the user password and deactivate the Find my Phone feature, hiding it from the…

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Yahoo Malware Attack Reportedly More Far-Reaching Than Previously Thought

Yahoo has reported a while back that on January the 3rd, their website has been infected with ad-related malware content. The FoxIT security company reported that the UK, France and Romania were the countries who suffered…