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Wifi WPA2 Security Cracked: ” KRACK ” attack puts nearly every Android and Apple device at risk

WPA2 –  is the encryption standard. It secures all modern wifi networks. Recent investigations show that it has been cracked. Any wifi hacker can now read all information passing over any wifi network secured by ...
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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Investment Guide : Risk Assessment Check List

What is  initial coin offering (ICO) ? An initial coin offering (ICO) is a fundraising investment method that trades future crypto coins for crypto currencies with immediate cash value. Usually, a percentage of the tokens ...
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‘Locky’ Ransomware is Back Again : Ykcol and Asasin Ransomware Variants

Unfortunately, at this time it is still not possible to decrypt .asasin or .ykcol  files encrypted by the Locky Ransomware for free. Cybercriminals behind the Locky ransomware have revamped the malware’s code three times in ...
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List of frequently blacklisted Mobile apps by Enterprises around world

Mobile security firm Appthority has published an interesting report that revealed some Android and iOS applications which are most frequently blacklisted by enterprises. Todays mobile ecosystem in an enterprise comprises of apps from managed devices, ...
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Kaspersky – US government orders to removes (Russian) security software

The US Department of Homeland Security has told government departments and agencies to remove all security software from the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab from their IT systems.It said it was concerned about ties between company ...
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Equifax Data Breach : 143 Million people affected in US, UK and EU

The hackers made off with the most crucial tools that identity thieves need to impersonate you. The worst-case scenario is a very real threat to millions of Americans. If the stolen information from Equifax gets ...
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RESTORE_INFO-xxxx , 10 letter extra extension, 0x86, Plugins and new Ransomware

A new Variant of Ransomware has been reported by some of our clients. All data files (php, htm, txt, zip) are encrypted and have been renamed by adding a 10-letter file extension that looks random ...
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India and Pakistan hit by Malware – “State-sponsored” cyber espionage campaign

The security firm Symantec has discovered another cyber espionage campaign against India and Pakistan which is likely to be state-sponsored.Security experts at Symantec have uncovered a sustained cyber spying campaign against Indian and Pakistani entities ...
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Ransomware Targeting WordPress Sites in Pakistan

Recently, the Tier3 team has seen ransomware being used in attacks targeting WordPress sites in Pakistan. We are currently tracking a ransomware variant experts are calling “EV ransomware.” Ransomware is malicious software that an attacker ...
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Pakistani government websites hacked on 70th Independence Day

In a major hacking attempt Indian hackers on 70th independence day of Pakistan have hacked several government websites and posted Indian flag and Indian anthem, officials in Pakistan Telecommunication authority officials said on Monday. The ...
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October 17, 2017

Wifi WPA2 Security Cracked: ” KRACK ” attack puts nearly every Android and Apple device at risk

Recent investigations show that WPA2 encryption can been cracked... Get latest patches for your mobile phones and laptops from .... An attacker could now read all information passing over any wifi network ..., almost 90% of all modren wifi devices are affected.
October 14, 2017

What is ICO Money all About ? : Guide to ICO Token Sales

Token sales are, quite simply, a process of generating and selling a new crypto currency. Initial Coin Offerings ICO can be considered as an alternative form of crowdfunding that has emerged outside of the traditional financial system.
October 13, 2017

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Investment Guide : Risk Assessment Check List

Must Read for a successful initial coin offering (ICO) investment. This ICO Investment Guide will discuss the main factors to consider when evaluating an ICO investment.
September 13, 2017

Equifax Data Breach : 143 Million people affected in US, UK and EU

The hackers made off with the most crucial tools that identity thieves need to impersonate you. The worst-case scenario is a very real threat to millions […]
August 11, 2017

Fintech : New Cyber Security Threats and Challenges

  When you think about the Fintech space, it’s usually young startup companies trying to disrupt some specific financial service problem. Now if you have experience […]
August 2, 2017

Bitcoin Cash : Bitcoin ‘hard fork’ splits into separate cryptocurrency

In August 2017, the blockchain will support another cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, which is optimised slightly differently. People who currently hold Bitcoin will hold an equal value […]
June 28, 2017

“Petya” or “NotPetya” Ransomware Attacks Companies Across Globe

  Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say […]
June 16, 2017

FIA directed to probe Scam online shopping sites in Pakistan

The district consumer protection court has asked the Federal Investigation Agency Karachi director (cyber crime) to launch an investigation into those fraudulent companies that have been […]