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Instagram Bound to Roll Out New Anti-Hacking Tool

In a bid to bring down the ever-increasing number of account hijacking, Instagram has rolled out a nifty new tool. According to the company, the extra security layer will allow the user to instantly gained accessed into an Insta account that has been previously overtaken and locked by a hacker. …

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Bitdefender’s Trans-European Initiative Gives Crippling Blow to GandCrab

BitDefender, the cybersecurity company behind the award-winning antivirus, has announced that a fourth decryption key for the notorious GandCrab is now available. The decryptor, which is the fruit of collaboration between the Metropolitan Police, Interpol, FBI, French Police, Bulgarian, and Romanian Police, will allow the users to retrieve their locked …

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VLC Receives Patch for Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

VideoLan, the company behind open-source video player VLC, has recently announced that two major vulnerabilities have been fixed. Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the company’s CEO and lead dev, argued that the two fixes are part of a larger patch, which VideoLan began pushed last week. Over 33 issues were fixed, including the …

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Amcrest HD Cameras Prone to Complete Takeover, Cybersecurity Company Reveals

Amcrest, the company that manufactures live-stream surveillance cameras, has just disclosed that two zero-day vulnerabilities have been identified. The bugs, which are apparently confined to the IPM-721S models, allow complete take-over of the cameras. Both the company and the cybersecurity company who identified the flaws urge consumers to download and …

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Buggy Evernote Extension Exposes Millions of Users

Well, it appears that 2019 has been officially nominated as the hacking year. This time is our lovable and handy Evernote or, as I like to call it, the best thing that ever happened to the taking down notes business. Earlier this week, a company spokesperson revealed that due to …

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Evite ‘Invites’ Hacker into Unsecured Data Locker

And this week’s how-not-to-secure-your-endpoints goes to stationary and online invites Evite, whose database was auctioned on the dark web for 0.2419 Bitcoins. With peer pressure on the rise, the company has decided to disclose the details of the incident earlier this week. Interestingly enough, the incident took place on or …

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Amazon Slapped with Lawsuit for Unlawfully Recording Children

It would appear that Amazon is going through yet another “oh-oh! I did it again” phase; earlier this week, a Seattle couple declared that it intends to seek legal action against the company which, allegedly, has unlawfully been recording the voice of their 10-year-old daughter. In at least 8 US …

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2019 in Cyber Attacks – The Bad, the Ugly, and the Worst

The year is far from over, yet it seems that cyber attacks just keep coming. What’s worse is that no countermeasures appear to make any difference. According to estimates, ransomware attacks produced $11.5 billion worth of damage. And that’s not the worst part – vpnMentor, the cybersecurity company who discovered …

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