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Hackers Flood, Crash Smartphones Using New Snapchat Security Flaw
2014-02-10 12:37:58

A security vulnerability in the popular Snapchat messaging app allows hackers to disable or slow smartphones by flooding a user with incoming messages, according to a new report from Spanish cyber-security researcher Jamie Sanchez.

Twitter Hack Implicates GoDaddy and PayPal
2014-01-30 13:02:01

A recent high-profile Twitter hack has called into question the security practices of GoDaddy and PayPal.

2014-01-22 23:30:24

Sierra College provided a high-end 3D printer and soldering kits to Hacker Lab in a partnership dedicated to educating and encouraging Sacramento makers to innovate, experiment, design and produce

2014-01-22 23:22:37

Security Company KnowBe4 Analysis Shows Awareness Training Greatly Mitigates Behavior Risks Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Security Awareness

Russian Teen 17 Hacked Target Systems
2014-01-20 14:25:56

New research reveals that a teen in Russia, who was not yet 17 years old at the time, authored the malware that was able to hack into Target's systems over the holidays.

New UMich Formula Predicts Perfect Moment For Hackers To Strike
2014-01-15 09:50:01

The timing of a cyber-attack is crucial to overcoming measures designed to defend or repel the attacks and a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan has revealed a mathematical model that could be used to optimize the timing of would-be hackers.

Snapchat Apologizes For Data Hack, Updates Find Friends Feature
2014-01-10 07:14:33

Snapchat released an update to its Find Friends functionality and issued an apology for the problems that occurred after 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were exposed due to a vulnerability.

Snapchat Gets Hacked
2014-01-01 13:41:11

Hackers have infiltrated Snapchat, the social network that allows users to send their friends photos and videos that will disappear within 10 seconds of being viewed.

Hacker Infiltrates, Attempts To Sell Access To BBC FTP Server
2013-12-30 06:24:09

A hacker reportedly managed to gain access to a computer server at the BBC sometime on or before Christmas Day, and then tried to sell access to the public broadcasting station’s network over the holidays.

Snapchat Security Flaw
2013-12-27 13:14:46

Gibson Security reported finding a new security flaw in Snapchat - an app that allows users to send pictures to each other that then disappear in 10 seconds.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.