Hacker Breaks Into French Government's New Secure Messaging App - A white-hat hacker found a way to get into the French government's newly launched, secure encrypted messaging app that otherwise can only be accessed by officials and politicians with email accounts associated with the government identities.
Dubbed "Tchap," the end-to-end encrypted, open source mes http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/N8bYoViHd-U/france-Tchap-secure-messenger.html
Facebook Stored Millions of Instagram Users' Passwords in Plaintext - Facebook late last month revealed that the social media company mistakenly stored passwords for "hundreds of millions" of Facebook users in plaintext, including "tens of thousands" passwords of its Instagram users as well.
Now it appears that the incident is far worse than first reported.
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Facebook Collected Contacts from 1.5 Million Email Accounts Without Users' Permission - Not a week goes without a new Facebook blunder.
Remember the most recent revelation of Facebook being caught asking users new to the social network platform for their email account passwords to verify their identity?
At the time, it was suspected that Facebook might be using access to users' email http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/Vah18iz39jU/facebook-email-database.html
Drupal Releases Core CMS Updates to Patch Several Vulnerabilities - Drupal, the popular open-source content management system, has released security updates to address multiple "moderately critical" vulnerabilities in Drupal Core that could allow remote attackers to compromise the security of hundreds of thousands of websites.
According to the advisories published http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/JEWcwVUzRiU/drupal-security-update.html
Researcher Hijacks a Microsoft Service Using Loophole in Azure Cloud Platform - A cybersecurity professional today demonstrated a long-known unpatched weakness in Microsoft's Azure cloud service by exploiting it to take control over Windows Live Tiles, one of the key features Microsoft built into Windows 8 operating system.
Introduced in Windows 8, the Live tiles feature was d http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/ua7YL1rpNME/subdomain-microsoft-azure.html
Over 100 Million JustDial Users' Personal Data Found Exposed On the Internet - An unprotected database belonging to JustDial, India's largest local search service, is leaking personally identifiable information of its every customer in real-time who accessed the service via its website, mobile app, or even by calling on its fancy "88888 88888" customer care number, The Hacker http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/G3EfPRNZqjQ/justdial-hacked-data-breach.html
Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store - Even after Google's security oversight over its already-huge Android ecosystem has evolved over the years, malware apps still keep coming back to Google Play Store.
Sometimes just reposting an already detected malware app from a newly created Play Store account, or using other developers' existing http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/lnh6UoV0a0w/android-google-play-store.html
Scranos: New Rapidly Evolving Rootkit-Enabled Spyware Discovered - A new powerful rootkit-enabled spyware operation has been discovered wherein hackers are distributing multifunctional malware disguised as cracked software or trojanized app posing as legitimate software like video players, drivers and even anti-virus products.
While the rootkit malware—dubbed Scra http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/Hcpo58lIOf8/scranos-rootkit-spyware.html
Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data - It's no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google's Location History feature disabled.
As revealed by an Associated Press investigation in 2018, other Google apps like Maps or daily weather update service on Android allows the tech giant to continuously collect your precis http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/Mf_aFF5fhuo/google-location-tracking.html
Apache Tomcat Patches Important Remote Code Execution Flaw - The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released new versions of its Tomcat application server to address an important security vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to execute malicious code and take control of an affected server.
Developed by ASF, Apache Tomcat is an open source web s http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/Nk_FJlNrCzU/apache-tomcat-security-flaw.html
Hackers Compromise Microsoft Support Agent to Access Outlook Email Accounts - If you have an account with Microsoft Outlook email service, there is a possibility that your account information has been compromised by an unknown hacker or group of hackers, Microsoft confirmed.
Earlier this year, hackers managed to breach Microsoft's customer support portal and access informati http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/sSnS82RCyn4/microsoft-outlook-email-hack.html
Russia Fines Facebook $47 Over Citizens' Data Privacy Dispute - Yes, you read that right!
Russia has fined Facebook with 3,000 rubles, roughly $47, for not complying with the country's controversial Data Localization law.
It's bizarre and unbelievable, but true.
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In December last year, Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor sent notificat http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/o-9TaFVtTQM/russia-data-localization.html
Encrypted Messaging Project "Matrix" Suffers Extensive Cyber Attack - Matrix—the organization behind an open source project that offers a protocol for secure and decentralized real-time communication—has suffered a massive cyber attack after unknown attackers gained access to the servers hosting its official website and data.
Hackers defaced Matrix's website, and als http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/k_goDyx7pJs/encrypted-messenger-cyberattack.html
Popular Video Editing Software Website Hacked to Spread Banking Trojan - If you have downloaded the VSDC multimedia editing software between late February to late March this year, there are high chances that your computer has been infected with a banking trojan and an information stealer.
The official website of the VSDC software — one of the most popular, free video ed http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/Oa6QxALEDA8/free-video-editing-malware.html
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has finally been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday—that's almost seven years after he took refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case.
According to a short note released by London's Metropolitan Police Serv http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/axZzEb6W_Ys/wikileaks-julian-assange-arrested.html
Security Flaws in WPA3 Protocol Let Attackers Hack WiFi Password - It has been close to just one year since the launch of next-generation Wi-Fi security standard WPA3 and researchers have unveiled several serious vulnerabilities in the wireless security protocol that could allow attackers to recover the password of the Wi-Fi network.
WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/GXjR0g2O0MM/wpa3-hack-wifi-password.html
Sophisticated 'TajMahal APT Framework' Remained Undetected for 5 Years - Cybersecurity researchers yesterday unveiled the existence of a highly sophisticated spyware framework that has been in operation for at least last 5 years—but remained undetected until recently.
Dubbed TajMahal by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, the APT framework is a high-tech modular-based malware http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/t4K6SqP9PfU/apt-malware-framework.html
Microsoft Releases April 2019 Security Updates — Two Flaws Under Active Attack - Microsoft today released its April 2019 software updates to address a total of 74 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, 13 of which are rated critical and rest are rated Important in severity.
April 2019 security updates address flaws in Windows OS, Interne http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/voeaS3FmfFQ/microsoft-patch-updates.html
Adobe Releases Security Patches for Flash, Acrobat Reader, Other Products - Good morning readers, it's patch Tuesday again—the day of the month when Adobe and Microsoft release security patches for their software.
Adobe just released its monthly security updates to address a total of 40 security vulnerabilities in several of its products, including Flash Player, Adobe Acro http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/TyLp5DlySZ4/adobe-security-updates.html
Researcher Reveals Multiple Flaws in Verizon Fios Routers — PoC Released - A cybersecurity researcher at Tenable has discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway Wi-Fi routers that could allow remote attackers to take complete control over the affected routers, exposing every other device connected to it.
Currently used by millions of consu http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHackersNews/~3/6GQSEITAzp8/verizon-wifi-router-security.html
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