Security News Archive

DefCamp 5 – Where Hacking and Security Collide

DefCamp 5 is organized between November 25 to 29 at the Crystal Palace Ballroom, in Bucharest, Romania. Center for Research in Security Informatics Romania – CCSIR presents the event for hacking and information security in Central and Eastern Europe, DefCamp. DefCamp 2014 is by far the largest

Brasil World Cup Security Center WiFi Password Revealed

Brasil Football World Cup Security Center accidentally leaked Wi-Fi Credentials from the Security Center of the most famous game event in the world, The FIFA World Cup. They have offered to cybercriminals the opportunity to carry out man-in-the-middle ( MITM ) attacks to break into their network

CloudFlare Acquires CryptoSeal in order to protect Web Surfers

CloudFlare announced the acquisition of Criptoseal, the Trusted Computing and virtual private network (VPN) as a service company. CryptoSeal was founded by Ryan Lackey, a well-known engineer in the security community. According to Wikipedia, Ryan Donald Lackey (born March 17, 1979) is an entrepreneur and computer security

How Hackers Changed The World – Anonymous – We Are Legion

How Hackers Changed the World – We Are Legion is a documentary about Anonymous, a hacking documentary released by BBC. It goes in depth to describe some cyber attacks such as Church of Scientology, Paypal, Amazon, Visa, Mastercard and world governments in order to shame them for

Yahoo Acquires Self-Destructing Messaging App Blink

Yahoo acquired Blink, a mobile messaging application that lets users to share self-destructing messages. Blink is a competitor of SnapChat. Blink is a product of Meh Labs, a company founded by ex-Googler Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan. Blink’s users are able to text and share photos, videos,

Facebook launches Hack Lang, a new programming language for HHVM

Yesterday, Facebook officially announced on it’s blog the Hack Language. Hack Lang is a programming language that Facebook deployed for HHVM, a programming language that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. The main feature of the Hack Language is the fast development of PHP with the discipline provided by

Boeing launches a Secure Smartphone that has Self Destruct Feature

Boeing is the world’s second biggest aerospace company. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, according to Wikipedia, Boeing “is the second-largest aerospace & defense contractor in the world based on 2012 revenue and is the US’ largest exporter by dollar value.” On it’s website, Boeing

Google Acquires Spider.io in order to Prevent and Stop Online Ad Fraud

According to DoubleClick Advertiser Blog, Google acquired Spider.io in order to invest in a cleaner and more accountable web. Spider.io is a company from London that spent over 3 years building a world-class ad fraud fighting operation. Spider.io’s functionality is designed specifically to detect attacks originating from

Google Acquires SlickLogin and Improve its Security with The Sound-Based Password Authentication

According to it’s official website, SlickLogin has been acquired by Google. Launched into closed beta in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Battlefield, SlickLogin lets you log into a website on your computer by holding your phone within a few inches of it. How exactly does it work?

Google France forced to notify visitors of €150,000 privacy policy fine

Google has been shamed and forced by the authorities in France to publish on the first page of its search engine a message that informs the public about the fine of 150,000 euros received in this country for violation of privacy of users. French Data Protection Authority,