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Ricochet — Most Secure Peer-to-Peer Encrypted Messenger that Sends No Metadata

There are several encrypted messaging apps for mobile and desktop platforms that shipped with “The Most Secure” tagline but ends up in de-anonymizing the real identity of its users in some or the other way. In fact, very few encrypted messaging apps available today deal with the core problem of …

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How Just Opening an MS Word Doc Can Hijack Every File On Your System

If you receive a mail masquerading as a company’s invoice and containing a Microsoft Word file, think twice before clicking on it. Doing so could cripple your system and could lead to a catastrophic destruction. Hackers are believed to be carrying out social engineering hoaxes by adopting eye-catching subjects in …

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Warning — Linux Mint Website Hacked and ISOs replaced with Backdoored Operating System

Are you also the one who downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th? You may have been Infected! Linux Mint is one of the best and popular Linux distros available today, but if you have downloaded and installed the operating system recently you might have done so using a malicious ISO …

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From Today Onwards, Don’t You Even Dare to Use Microsoft Internet Explorer

Yes, from today, Microsoft is ending the support for versions 8, 9 and 10 of its home-built browser Internet Explorer, thereby encouraging Windows users to switch on to Internet Explorer version 11 or its newest Edge browser. Microsoft is going to release one last patch update for IE8, IE9 and …

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‘Ridiculous’ Bug in Popular Antivirus Allows Hackers to Steal all Your Passwords

If you have installed Trend Micro’s Antivirus on your Windows computer, then Beware. Your computer can be remotely hijacked, or infected with any malware by even through a website – Thanks to a critical vulnerability in Trend Micro Security Software. The Popular antivirus maker and security firm Trend Micro has …

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Simple Yet Effective eBay Bug Allows Hackers to Steal Passwords

A simple, yet effective flaw discovered on eBay’s website exposed hundreds of millions of its customers to an advance Phishing Attack. An Independent Security Researcher reported a critical vulnerability to eBay last month that had the capability to allow hackers to host a fake login page, i.e. phishing page, on eBay website in …

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26-Year-Old Hacker Sentenced to Record 334 Years in Prison

A 26-year-old hacker has been sentenced to 334 years in prison for identity theft as well as mass bank fraud in Turkey, or in simple words, he has been sentenced to life in prison. Named Onur Kopçak, the hacker was arrested in 2013 for operating a phishing website that impersonated …

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Microsoft WARNING — ‘Use Windows 7 at Your Own Risk’

Someone is threatening Windows 7 users with a misleading warning. Guess who? Microsoft itself… Microsoft has just issued a clear warning saying Windows 7 users should remain on the aging operating system “at your own risk, at your own peril.“ But why particularly Windows 7 Users? Since Windows 7 runs …

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New Long-Range Wi-Fi Standard Offers Double Range to Home Devices

It is a common problem: Home Wireless Router’s reach is terrible that the WiFi network even does not extend past the front door of the room. My house also has all kinds of Wi-Fi dead zones, but can we fix it? The answer is: YES. The problem will improve with …

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Hackers Cause World’s First Power Outage with Malware

SCADA system has always been an interesting target for cyber crooks, given the success of Stuxnet malware that was developed by the US and Israeli together to sabotage the Iranian nuclear facilities a few years ago, and “Havex” that previously targeted organizations in the energy sector. Now once again, hackers …

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