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US ISP RCN Caught Storing User Passwords in Plain Text Format

US ISP RCN Caught Storing User Passwords in Plain Text Format

Cable service provider RCN was caught storing its users’ usernames and passwords in plain text format without any encryption. RCN’s practices were revealed after a user contacted the company’s support staff. The...
Phishers Are Sending Out Phishing Emails to TV Licensing Users

UK’s TV Licensing Users Hit With Large Scale Phishing Scam

A number of internet users are reporting fake emails from TV Licensing. The customer care department of the company is being bombarded with calls following the phishing scam. A phishing URL...

Google Chrome Sync Automatically Login Users Is A Major Privacy Issue

A recent change to Google Chrome causes users to be connected to Google Sync whenever they visit a Google website. The feature was added on Google 69 but was not announced clearly...
Microsoft Enables Password Free Logins for Azure Active Directory Apps

Microsoft Enables Password Free Logins for Azure Active Directory Apps

A large number of online apps from Microsoft will now allow users password-free logins. Users can now use one-time codes delivered via an authenticator or SMS to log in. Microsoft has...
Troy Hunt: Reusing Passwords Makes Us Our Own Biggest Threat - Interview

Troy Hunt: Reusing Passwords Makes Us Our Own Biggest Threat – Interview

Troy Hunt is a well-known name in the security industry. He's the person behind Have I Been Pwned, the website where you can check if your credentials were part of any data breaches, he's...
Denial of Service Attack Causes Mozilla Firefox to Crash

Denial Of Service Attack Causes Mozilla Firefox Desktop Versions To Crash

A security researcher from Wire has developed a JavaScript script that can crash the desktop version of Mozilla Firefox. The script can crash the browser when a user visits web pages with...
Tech Support Scam Affects Thousands of WordPress Websites

Tech Support Scam Affects Thousands of WordPress Websites

A large number of WordPress websites have been compromised with JavaScript code that redirects users to scam websites. The vulnerability was made possible due to outdated plugins that were exploitable. The...
Twitter API Bug May Have Caused An Internal Data Leak

Twitter API Bug May Have Caused An Internal Data Leak

A bug in the Twitter API may have led to a large number of users having their data leaked. The social media platform has already sent out a message informing them about...
Newegg Online Payment System Compromised by Cybercriminals

Newegg Online Payment System Compromised by Cybercriminals

Newegg is the latest in line to face a security breach in its online payment system. The store’s payments page was used to harvest credit card details for over a month by...
Netflix Subscribers Affected by An Email Phishing Attack

Netflix Subscribers Affected by An Email Phishing Attack

A phishing attack was identified targeting Netflix subscribers last week. The City of London Police and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau identified the attack. Netflix subscribers have already been warned about the...

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