PlayStation Classic hacked to become platform-free console

Retro remake consoles are the preferred targets of hackers and their latest victim is Sony’s PlayStation Classic. According to reports, the security of PlayStation Classic is substantially affected by weak cryptography and this is why prominent console hackers including madmonkey1907 and yifanlu managed to exploit the UART serial port to get access to the console Leggi tutto…

Apps on smartphones are selling and sharing our location data 24/7

It’s no surprise that the apps we download on our smartphones are tracking our movements and also transferring the information to third parties without our consent. Last year it was Google caught collecting location data of Android users even if their device’s location service was off then the Gay dating app Grindr, Facebook and the fitness app by Leggi tutto…

phpMyAdmin Releases Critical Software Update — Patch Your Sites Now!

Developers of phpMyAdmin, one of the most popular and widely used MySQL database management systems, today released an updated version 4.8.4 of its software to patch several important vulnerabilities that could eventually allow remote attackers to take control of the affected web servers. The phpMyAdmin project last Sunday gave an early heads-up about the latest Leggi tutto…

Google+ to Shut Down Early After New API Flaw Hits 52.5 Million Users

Google today revealed that Google+ has suffered another massive data breach, forcing the tech giant to shut down its struggling social network four months earlier than its actual scheduled date, i.e., in April 2019 instead of August 2019. Google said it discovered another critical security vulnerability in one of Google+’s People APIs that could have Leggi tutto…

Toyota’s PASTA- A car hacking tool to enhance automobile cybersecurity

A team of security researchers working for the renowned automobile maker Toyota have developed a new car hacking tool. Dubbed as PASTA (Portable Automotive Security Testbed with Adaptability), it is an open source tool created to help researchers identify the prevailing vulnerabilities in modern vehicles. The team presented their research at the BLACKHAT EUROPE 2018, Leggi tutto…

235 members of dark web money counterfeiting gang busted

The Dark Web has become a thriving hub of all sorts of criminal activities from selling illegal drugs to the distribution of ransomware and running child porn platforms. To tackle the situation, a wide-scale crackdown was launched by European law enforcement agencies throughout Europe coordinated by Europol and 13 countries. The operation was launched on November 19th in Leggi tutto…

How to Hack WiFi Password Easily Using New Attack On WPA/WPA2

Looking for how to hack WiFi password OR WiFi hacking software? Well, a security researcher has revealed a new WiFi hacking technique that makes it easier for hackers to crack WiFi passwords of most modern routers. Discovered by the lead developer of the popular password-cracking tool Hashcat, Jens ‘Atom’ Steube, the new WiFi hack works explicitly Leggi tutto…

Another MongoDB database exposes personal data of 66M users

Another day, another data breach – This time, the IT security researcher at HackenProof have discovered a massive trove of personal data of over 66 million users exposed online due to an unprotected MongoDB database. In October and November 2018, HackenProof’s security researcher Bob Diachenko identified several unprotected MongoDB instances believed to be hosted by a Leggi tutto…

22 malware infected apps on Play Store found draining phone’s battery

Another day, another malware targeting Android users – This time, 22 apps have been removed from the Play Store after security researchers found malware draining user phone’s battery and also downloading files without their consent. These Android apps disguised themselves as legitimate software and in some cases even offered some functionality. The most popular of Leggi tutto…