Hacking and Security

Nightmare Breach: Leaked DreamHost Database Exposes 815 Million Records

86.15 GB worth of data and records were left exposed by hosting provider DreamHost in a huge security breach. The company left its database open by mistake a few months back, and exposed 815 million records – names, usernames and email addresses of its customers. The data dates back to 2018 and also includes admin […]

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First Android Trojan for Mobile Phones is on the Loose

An SMS Trojan called Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a has infected Android mobile devices, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. The Trojan is camouflaged as  a harmless media player application. Users are prompted to install a file of just over 13 KB with the standard Android extension .APK. Once installed on the phone, the Trojan uses the system to

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Massive Spyware Attack on Facebook

A massive spyware attack on Facebook was launched during the past weekend. AVG Technologies researchers indicated that from midnight to 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, May 15, 2010, AVG software detected and blocked more than three hundred thousand rogue applications. Social networks are viral by nature – when a user installs a Facebook app, there's

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