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Indian engineer gets $12,500 bounty for finding a Facebook bug that let anyone delete pictures

Recently, Facebook revealed that it paid over $1 million through its WhiteHat Bug Reporting Program whereby users are compensated for reporting any vulnerability that could be exploited on the social media site. This is how Arul Kumar, an Indian electronics and communications engineer won a $12,500 bounty when he found and reported a critical vulnerability… Read More »

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New York Times, Twitter and Huffington Post hacked by Syrian group

Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian Internet company that manages many major site addresses. The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that has previously attacked media organizations that it considers hostile to… Read More »

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New York Times Hackers Return with Smarter Malware

The attackers behind the much-publicized breach of the New York Times’ computer network in late 2012, have resurfaced – this time using more sophisticated malware to ensnare more targets. In January this year, the New York Times reported that hackers from China had been lurking on the paper’s network for a minimum of four months,… Read More »

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Facebook pays $1M to people hacking it

After the recent wave of online security breaches, Facebook has sought to assure its users that it takes their security seriously by revealing its two year old Bug Bounty program. In a recent post by the social media giant, the last two years has seen Facebook pay $1 million to 329 hackers for being able… Read More »

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Researchers hack Verizon device, turn it into mobile spy station

You only need to hack into a cellphone signal-boosting device that Verizon sells for $250 — and you can intercept all communications coming from a nearby phone. Two security researchers have discovered that the devices  called femtocells, or network extenders (small low-power cellphone stations that can be bought to improve the signal in a house)… Read More »

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How To Back-up the Files of an Infected Computer

An infected computer is nothing new. Actually, infected computers are rather common nowadays, especially with the prevalence of malware in the Internet. One wrong click can lead you to a spiral of mishaps that will eventually disintegrate your computer to a sputtering piece of hardware. This is possible even to those who keep a watchful… Read More »

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