Latest Hacker Stories

Google Glass Security Vulnerability
2013-07-17 12:13:35

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Glass is designed to allow light in and for people to see through, but in the case of Google Glass it may have opened the door to a security vulnerability as well. The service is not even set for an official launch until the end of this year, but researchers at the mobile security firm Lookout reported that they have uncovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of the device using QR codes. Though still in...

2013-07-15 23:19:33

With McAfee releasing its report on Operation Troy and the Dark Seoul cyber attacks last week, the spotlight once again falls on the spear phishing threats businesses face every day. Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO/CTO, Joe Caruso, talks about the mechanics of a spear phishing campaign and some steps that can be taken to combat the threat. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 McAfee released a report last week called Dissecting Operation Troy: Cyberespionage in South Korea, and it...

2013-07-15 23:18:03

Offers advice to maintain security with remote access users. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 David Boone, CEO of Paranet, the preferred provider of IT services, CRM solutions and IT outsourcing services, cautions companies on the dangers of public Wi-Fi to private company and customer data. Today, 65 percent of companies allow at least some employees to work remotely. More than half of U.S. businesses use cloud computing. According to Boone, this combination is creating a perfect opening...

Countries Pay Hackers Big Money To Find Rival Flaws
2013-07-15 09:09:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Countries around the world are hiring hackers to find weaknesses in the computer networks of their adversaries, according to the New York Times. The Times report adds to the looming concern of the dangers and very real possibility of widespread cyberwarfare. The hackers in question are looking for vulnerabilities in software like Microsoft's Windows, which could act as a gateway for warring cyber soldiers to gain access to larger...

2013-07-12 23:20:50

idcloak Technologies publishes an advisory Facebook login article to aid users who are facing difficulties in accessing the social networking site from their computer or mobile device. It also helps them identify when they have been hacked – a common cause for login issues. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 idcloak releases a new article in its Knowledge Centre to help users of Facebook negotiate Facebook login problems. The article has compiled 14 of the most commonly faced...

DefCon Looking To Keep Feds Out Of Hacker Convention
2013-07-11 12:22:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The feds once attended the DefCon hacker events in Las Vegas to recruit promising young hackers to help shore up national cyber security. Now following the recent news about the NSA and national surveillance, DefCon's founder has publicly asked members of the federal government to stay away from the convention this year. In a post entitled "Feds, we need some time apart" on the DefCon website, founder Jeff Moss, who operates online...

Nintendo Fan Site Hacked
2013-07-08 09:55:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The hackers are at it once again, this time targeting gamers and their online accounts. According to the Japan Times, a Nintendo fan site has been hit with an attack that has exposed the private information of nearly 24,000 users. The site had apparently been under attack for nearly a month as hackers attempted more than 15 million logins with false information. Of these millions of attempts, some 23,926 were successful, revealing the...

Hack On Game Company Ubisoft Leaks Account Information
2013-07-03 12:16:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gaming company Ubisoft has been hacked, resulting in the release of email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords. The company released a statement on Tuesday admitting the hack, noting that while some information had been accessed, users' credit and debit card information was not released. As an added security measure, the company is asking all users to change their passwords. In an interesting twist, one of Ubisoft's newest...

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