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GameOver Zeus

This week, a ring of cybercriminals responsible for the GameOver Zeus botnet was shut down following an international police effort. Behind this malware was an organized group responsible for stealing data and money from millions of users. This malware has … Continue reading

How to check if you were affected by the eBay data breach

The eBay Security breach announced by the company today is potentially the biggest security breach of all time. Yet again sloppy security standards on the part of a major consumer internet company has allowed cybercriminals to gain access to up … Continue reading

Improve your browser’s security and privacy in 5 steps

No matter which source for statistics you take, all agree that the most used browsers are Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.   There have been many studies and tests done to find out which is the most secure of them. However, … Continue reading

Link shortening service Bitly hacked, users asked to reset credentials

Link shortening service Bitly late Thursday announced it has suffered a data breach, and urged all users to reset their credentials.  Bitly’s CEO wrote in the blogpost that they have “reasons to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised; specifically, users’ … Continue reading

One month beyond the end of support of Windows XP

It is now a month since the official support from Microsoft has ended for Windows XP. Read here about strategies to move away from it. In the meanwhile, all XP users are getting this message: If you click on the link … Continue reading

Microsoft fixes the Zero-Day exploit for IE 6 to 11, also on Windows XP

We wrote about the new Zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer affects all IE Versions from 6 to 11 which is being exploited in limited and targeted attacks. This vulnerability, identified as CVE-2014-1776, could allow remote code execution even if the user doesn’t click on anything. … Continue reading

How to protect yourself against the zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer 6 to 11

A new Zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer affects all IE Versions from 6 to 11 and is being exploited in limited and targeted attacks. This vulnerability, identified as CVE-2014-1776 ,could allow remote code execution even if the user doesn’t click on … Continue reading

What you need to know about the OpenSSL vulnerability “heartbleed”

At the beginning of this week a new vulnerability in OpenSSL called Heartbleed was made public. OpenSSL is the library used by most computers to encrypt data sent across the Internet and not only. OpenSSL is perhaps the most widely deployed SSL library … Continue reading

Apple fixes the SSL bug for MacOSX

Following the criticism from the media and security experts, Apple delivered what it promised: a fix to the already famous “goto fail” bug in the SSL implementation in their products. All MacOSX users should update their software accordingly. Make sure … Continue reading

Apple patches a dangerous SSL bug in iOS

Apple released on Friday, February 21st, a software update with version 7.0.6 to fix a security issue in various iOS versions. This security bug allows attackers to act as a man-in-the middle: read and modify the encrypted communication on iPhone, … Continue reading