Google DNS Server Traffic Hijacked

The Google’s DNS server handles around 150 billion queries a day and during the 22 minutes of hijacking, millions of Internet users, including Financial institutions, Governments were redirected to BT’s (British multinational telecommunications services company) Latin America division in Venezuela and Brazil. Source: http://thehackernews.com/2014/03/google-public-dns-server-traffic.html#at_pco=tcb-1.0&at_tot=10&at_ab=-&at_pos=0   Google DNS briefly hijacked to Venezuela For about a half hour on Saturday, some requests to one of Google’s DNS servers in the US were re-routed through a network in Venezuela. A false...

RIP Facebook Email Feb25

RIP Facebook Email

Facebook is retiring its email service and has begun notifying users that all email sent to their @facebook.com address will soon be forwarded to their primary email address on file. Facebook users can turn off the forwarding feature, which is on by default. Users without a primary email...

Netflix to Pay Comcast for Smoother Streaming Feb24

Netflix to Pay Comca...

After rumors emerged this weekend, Netflix and Comcast on Sunday confirmed a deal that will provide Comcast’s U.S. customers with access to Netflix’s high-quality video streams. Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed, though the Wall Street Journal said Netflix will...

“Happy Birthday Colin” Now Has 1.9 Million Friends Feb16

“Happy Birthda...

Colin a 10-year-old boy from Michigan has been hard to make friends, and usually eat lunch alone at school. He did not want a party because he had no friends to invite. His mom start a “Happy Birthday Colin” Facebook page to show there are people who cared about him as a surprise...

1,000 Times Faster Internet: Google Fiber Working on 10Gbs Feb15

1,000 Times Faster I...

Google is working on data transfer speeds that would make its Google Fiber service seem like dial-up in comparison. The company’s chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, announced that Google was working on speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second — far faster than the 1 gigabit per second...

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Worried Consumers Feb15

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Worried Consumers

Comcast Corp.’s deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., if approved, would cement its position atop the American cable industry—and that has some consumers worried. Some public-interest groups are concerned that already high cable-TV bills could go even higher. And will services improve or suffer at company with more than 30 million subscribers? On the plus side for consumers, the combined company may have more power to pressure content providers. That could mean more leverage on programming and the prices it pays for shows and movies. Yet it isn’t clear how much of those potential savings Comcast would pass on to consumers....

IBM New Technological Advancement: Internet Speeds at 200 – 400 Gb/s Feb15

IBM New Technologica...

IBM today announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will help improve Internet speeds to 200 – 400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power. The speed boost is based on a device that can be used to improve transferring Big Data between clouds and data...

Fixed: Vulnerability In Magento Allow Privilege Es...

This attack allows for a cross store (so essentially unauthenticated, as we have not authenticated to our target store) privilege escalation attack creating an administrative user on any *.gostorego.com store. As indicated by their own website, there are over 200,000 active stores. This attack allows access to 200,000 x Customers x data = Y. Due to the nature of the attack, it would trivial to automate an attack that would give us an administrative account on each of these stores with a single GET request !! Or you could simply have a great shopping experience. Google search site:gostorego.com, find the items you want to purchase. Create...

Fan Ruined Justin Bieber’s Wax Figure Feb12

Fan Ruined Justin Bi...

The wax figure of the 19-year-old pop star has been removed from Madame Tussaud’s New York location. Is it because the company doesn’t approve of all his antics over the past few months? Is it because they need to make a new one because no one knows what he looks like with a shirt...

The Day We Fight Bac...

A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA’s mass spying regime on February 11th. Dubbed “The Day We Fight Back”, the day of activism was announced on the eve of the anniversary of the...

Google Shamed and Fi...

Google has been told to inform its French customers that it must pay a £125,000 fine for violating their privacy. France’s data protection watchdog punished the online advertising giant for the way it tracks and stores users’ personal information. The fine is just the latest blow...

Beware, Hacker Can C...

SNAPCHAT, photo sharing app is the majority choice for variety of users. Recently, the company has faced data breach and Captcha bypass vulnerability, and just yesterday a new denial-of-service attack has been revealed which can crash an iPhone. Jamie Sanchez, a security researcher has found...

Verizon Denied Throttling Netflix and Amazon Web Services Feb08

Verizon Denied Throttling Netflix and Amazon Web S...

After a federal court said last month that the government couldn’t prohibit Internet providers from slowing or blocking Web traffic, at least one ISP is being accused of taking advantage of the ruling. On Wednesday, a Texas man named David Raphael wrote on his blog that Verizon was intentionally throttling Netflix subscribers and other Internet users who rely on Amazon’s cloud computing service. Verizon quickly denied the complaint, saying it continues to treat all traffic equally. Raphael, a software engineer for the cloud-based security firm iScan Online, said he was first alerted to the problem on Jan. 26 when the president...

TittieCoin: Another Digital Currency Bouncing Onto Scene Feb07

TittieCoin: Another ...

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, a new altcoin called TittieCoin comes outside to play. When I first uncovered this brand new cryptocurrency I was instantly drawn to the expertly-made graphics and professional webdesign obvious in the coin’s official website and Reddit page. For some...

Apple Remove Blockch...

Apple this week yanked a bitcoin app from its App Store, prompting an angry screed from the developer, who accused Cupertino of trying to squash a “revolutionary new payment system.” Blockchain was removed without warning on Feb. 5 due to an “unresolved issue,”...

Malware Hidden in PN...

Researchers have discovered a relatively new way to distribute malware that relies on reading JavaScript code stored in an obfuscated PNG file’s metadata to trigger iFrame injections. The technique makes it highly unlikely a virus scanner would catch it because the injection method is so...

DailyMotion Serving Fake Antivirus Ads

How a fake antivirus attack works Earlier this month, Invincea researchers have warned about visitors of video-sharing website Dailymotion being targeted with malicious ads leading to bogus infection warnings and the download of a fake AV solution. Unfortunately, the warning still stands, as the popular website – 96th most popular in the world, with tens of millions of unique visitors each month – is still bombarding visitors with the fake warnings. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2697 DailyMotion Still Infected, Serving Fake AV Malware Invincea said it has again notified DailyMotion, which is the 96th...

No Porn Apps for Chr...

“We don’t allow content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child sexual abuse imagery. If we become aware of content with child sexual abuse imagery, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and...

New Chrome Feature to Combat Browser Hijacking

So, you’re trying to download a free screensaver or game or something else you really want. But later you find out that game came bundled with a malicious program that’s trying to hijack your browser settings. You’re not the only one having this problem—in fact, it’s an issue that’s continuing to grow at an alarming rate. You should always be in charge of your own Chrome settings. To help keep your browser settings under your control we added a “reset browser settings” button to Chrome’s settings page in October. Despite this, settings hijacking remains our number one user complaint. To make sure the reset option...

UK eBay and PayPal H...

A pro-hacker group, aligned with president Bashar al-Assad, very well known as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has again gained the media attention by adding the popular sites, i.e. eBay UK and PayPal UK to its victim list. After targeting websites of various media agencies, government...

Yahoo Mail Suffers Hack Attack

Security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence. Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts. Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts. Based on our current findings, the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third-party database compromise. We have no evidence that they were obtained directly from Yahoo’s systems. Our ongoing investigation shows that malicious computer software used the list of usernames and passwords to access Yahoo...

Stolen @N Twitter Us...

Naoki Hiroshima, an Echofon developer, posted an article about how he lost his extremely short Twitter handle @N in an extortion scheme. Hackers compromised his GoDaddy account with social engineering (calling and lying to an account rep), gaining access to his email on a personal domain....

Beware of Malware Ve...

Beware of malformed FileZilla FTP client versions 3.7.3 and 3.5.3. We have noticed an increased presence of these malware versions of famous open source FTP clients. The first suspicious signs are bogus download URLs. As you can see, the installer is mostly hosted on hacked websites with fake...

Small Credit Card Ch...

Watch Out for $9.84 Credit Card Charges - Better Business Bureau®   With this new con, scammers are banking on the fact that many consumers don’t check their credit card statements all that carefully. Don’t fall for it. Review your recent statements for unexplained charges of $9.84 and...

BitInstant CEO Charl...

U.S. government agents have arrested Charlie Shrem, the CEO of Bitcoin exchange BitInstant, charging him with laundering money for customers of online drug bazaar Silk Road. The U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York said Shrem helped someone he hadn’t met in person, Robert...