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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Opera.com hacked, distributed malware signed with their certificate to probably thousand of users (Update)

According to a post on the Opera Security Blog, the company suffered on June 19th “a targeted attack on  internal network infrastructure”. The attackers were able to obtain at least one old and expired Opera code signing certificate, which they have … Continue reading

Improve your security #16: Encrypt your data

The best way to protect your data is to use encryption. Encryption is is the process of encoding messages (or information) in such a way that eavesdroppers or hackers cannot read it, but that authorized parties can. [check Wikipedia for more details]. … Continue reading

We’ve heard you: Goodbye “Expert mode” !

Some years ago, it was common practice to hide options that are most likely not going to be used by everyone. This is how the few advanced options were kept away from the what we call “average user” and made … Continue reading

Facebook likejacking scam via Twitter

The tweet your receive is ”we are looking for twitter members to try our brand new product at twitgiveaway,com”, mostly as a reply to one of your tweets. There is no mistake in the URL: “twitgiveaway,com”. There is indeed a comma … Continue reading

OWASP Top 10 Project 2013 published

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to develop, purchase, and maintain applications that can be trusted. The goal of the Top 10 project is to raise awareness about application security by identifying … Continue reading

How to combat the brute force attacks on WordPress blogs

We wrote 1.5 months ago in the article Botnet attack on WordPress about the ongoing distributed attack on the WordPress platform. WordPress has a default administrator called “admin” which can be changed to any user upon installation. According to various sources, the … Continue reading

How to enable two-factor authentication for LinkedIn

More and more social media websites and not only are enabling two-factor authentication in order to secure their users better. Following Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, Microsoft now also the biggest professional network website LinkedIn has introduced two-factor authentication. Here is … Continue reading