Security

A Week in Security: news stories and security related happenings

Security News

Notable news stories and security related happenings: Techie Finds 1.5 MEELLION US Medical Records Exposed on Amazon’s AWS. “It has been claimed that the names, addresses, and phone numbers, along with biological health information including existing illnesses and current medications, were posted in the clear to Amazon S3 storage servers by insurers using Systema Software.” (Source: The Register)

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A Simple Way to Bypass Android 5.x Lock Screen

Android phones hacked

CVE-2015-3860 Vulnerability: Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Lockscreen A Security researcher and hacker, named John Gordon, has found an easy way to bypass the security of locked smartphones running Android 5.0 and 5.1 (Build LMY48M). A vulnerability exists in Android 5.x <= 5.1.1 (before build LMY48M) that allows an attacker to crash the lockscreen and gain full access to a …

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Pay Up or Suffer: FBI Moneypak Virus is Cyber Kidnapping

FBI Moneypak Virus

FBI computer virus is a type of ransomware or malware. It infects both Windows and Mac based devices. As per the reports from the 103rd Precinct, the FBI virus operates in such a way that it locks the computer screen or the browser tricking the victims into paying a huge amount of fine. While the computer is infected, a webpage …

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New Android Malware Capable of Bypassing CAPTCHAs in Google Play

Android Malware

New Android Malware Steals Secretly via Premium SMS Malware among smartphone and mobile devices is something that many of us never give a second thought to until we encounter a serious threat on our own device. When it comes to mobile device malware, Android devices always come to mind as smartphones and tablets running the operating system are the most …

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10 Commandments of Online Safety

Online Safety

The inviting need of internet is unceasing that online banking, online shopping, online tutorials and much more are done at an effortless ease much instantly. We depend so much on the internet, that we as users feel handicapped without such a magnanimous virtual connection. We only see internet has a virtual treat of information but it is also a platform …

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Vulnerability in the PayPal Mobile App allows bypass the two-factor authentication

Paypal Vulnerability

Security experts at Vulnerability Lab have discovered a restriction filter bypass vulnerability affecting the PayPal mobile app. An unpatched vulnerability affecting PayPal’s mobile applications can be exploited to access restricted accounts and even bypass the two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanism, a researcher claims. Under specific conditions, PayPal can ask users to confirm their identity to prevent frauds. When users are asked …

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Firefox: New Experimental Private Browsing and Add-ons

Firefox: New Experimental Private Browsing

Mozilla is testing new privacy settings in the browser Firefox. Here, the browser should not leave traces of user activity on a computer: no copies in the cache, no traces of your browsing history and cookies. The new Firefox privacy settings blocks online services that try to track the movement of the user on the Web pages and display contextual …

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