How To: Use an old smartphone or tablet as a security camera

Don’t throw away or retire your older smartphones and tablets. Deploy them as a security camera around your home or office.     We bet there will be many of you who have an old smartphone or tablet that is lying almost useless simply because either it under performs, is outdated hardware or there are … Continue reading

Ninety-nine percent of fresh malware programs attack Android: Report

As per findings of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2012, ninety-nine percent of newly discovered mobile malicious programs target the Android platform, while only a very small amount targets Java and Symbian-based smartphones. The report found that 2012 was the second year to show explosive growth in Android malware. From a negligible eight new unique malicious … Continue reading

Flaw in Intel Ethernet controller exposes to ‘packet of death’ attack

The hardware qualification is a very important issue, recent vulnerabilities discovered in network appliances of various manufacturer have alerted security community once again on the necessity to validate the hardware especially for large consume product. The last news is related to a vulnerability related to the Intel’s 82574L Ethernet controller that expose equipment to risk … Continue reading

Syrian Electronic Army Hijack Sky News’s Twitter & Facebook Accounts

Syrian Electronic Army strike again! This time hacking group hijack Twitter accounts and a Facebook page of Sky News Arabia and also hack their Emails. The accounts affected were the channel’s main twitter handle @skynewsarabia and the @skynewsarabia account used for cultural and entertainment news, as well as the Facebook page facebook/skynewsarabia. Sky News regained control of the hacked accounts some how later. … Continue reading

Bamital botnet servers seized by Microsoft and Symantec

Microsoft teamed up with Symantec to take down a nasty malware affecting thousands upon thousands of PCs. Bamital botnet hijacked people’s search experiences and redirected victims to potentially dangerous sites that could leave them vulnerable to other online threats and steal their personal information. Experts from the organizations obtained a court order and shut down servers at … Continue reading

Hackers deface Hostgator Indian domain

Hacking group ‘today hack and deface Hostgator Indian domain Hostgator.in , which handles the Indian Operations ofHostgator.com with locally available servers and localized currency billing as well as support. Rather than editing homepage or other pages of site, hacker just added new file at on ftp with defacement purpose. At the time of writing, the page has been … Continue reading

Former military adviser urged Obama to pardon Gary McKinnon

John Arquilla, a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and former military adviser has urged President Barack Obama to pardon the British computer hacker Gary McKinnon and to recruit master hackers to US Cyber Command. Gary McKinnon faced extradition for hacking into Pentagon and Nasa systems, and but they believe that he could encourage other hackers to become government cyber warriors. ‘If the … Continue reading

Chinese malware campaign ‘Beebus’ target US defense industries

A Chinese malware campaign called ‘Beebus‘ specifically targeting the aerospace and defense industries has been uncovered by FireEye security researchers. Beebus is designed to steal information, and begins its infiltration, as so many attacks do, with spear-phishing emails. Operation Beebus very related to Operation Shady RAT and was first detected in April 2011. The attacks carried out by spear phishing attack and … Continue reading

IMEI tampering software giving security agencies sleepless nights

Fresh worries have cropped up for the nation’s central security agencies as two software programmes, Spiderman and Chinaking, were found aiding the task of changing IMEI numbers of phones manufactured in China. The matter was brought to light by the Madhya Pradesh police when it faced such a case and approached security agencies after it … Continue reading

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