Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

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Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as "teases". The alleged hacker(s) also asked for Bitcoins if anyone wants to get the full data. …
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Google Software Removal Tool for Chrome Web Browser

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Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn't matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today's cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That's one reason cyber-criminals loves your browser so much. They try to manipulate browser settings in many ways. Sometimes, it's a pesky toolbar that doesn't go away easily. Sometimes they change browser settings, your browser home page or tabs that redirects you to a malicious website of their choice. Almost all popular web browsers now enhances its functionalities using add-ons or extensions. Be it Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Safari, all supports add-ons or extensions. Unwanted and malicious browser add-ons and extensions thus has become a popular way to infect the browser. Although most web browsers comes with a reset button that are supposed to clean up your browser. Most of the time the reset button doesn't hold well against the …
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Microsoft’s June 2014 Patch Tuesday Fixes Record Number Of Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

Microsoft's June 2014 Patch Tuesday Deployment

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is here for this month. In this month Microsoft is fixing 66 vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities affects Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. This month, vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer is making the headlines. Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes 59 security issues in Internet Explorer using a single Cumulative Update out of the total 66 security issues it is fixing this month.  …
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VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Utility For Windows, A TrueCrypt Alternative

VeraCrypt a TrueCrypt alternative

VeraCrypt is an on-the-fly encryption utility, a fork of TrueCrypt. A software fork means that the software is using the source code of the original but it's not a clone. Before we talk more about VeraCrypt, here's what happened to the original TrueCrypt software. TrueCrypt (discontinued now by its original developers) was the most popular encryption software. The sudden abandon of the open source project left many speculations and even led to many conspiracy theories. Official TrueCrypt website started redirecting to SourceForge page. Official announcement stated that TrueCrypt is "not secure" and may have "security issues." The developers even asked users to use Microsoft Windows BitLocker to encrypt data. The internet was abuzz about the sudden death of the popular project. Many infosec people started suggesting TrueCrypt alternatives. Since VeraCrypt is a fork of TrueCrypt, users may consider it as a good alternative of TrueCrypt. …
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VirusTotal Uploader For OS X (Official Release)

VirusTotal Uploader for OS X

VirusTotal is an online virus scanner for malware analysis by Google. It is widely used around the world to analyze suspicious files and URLs. VirusTotal uses a simple concept of scanning a suspicious file or URL using more than 50 malware scanners. If you regularly download from the Internet, your regular antivirus installed on your computer or Mac, is not enough to offer you 100% security. To be 100% sure that the file you just downloaded is free of any malware, a second opinion is always welcomed. That's where online malware scanners like VirusTotal fit themselves. It's not a replacement for your antivirus software as it is not installed and neither have any real-time scanner. Once you upload a suspicious file for scanning using the web interface, VirusTotal uses more than 50 scanners to analyze the file and tell you if the suspicious file is infected with any virus, worm, trojan, or any other kind of malware. For some Mac users, using the online web interface of the service to …
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Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update Released Along With iTunes 11.2, Update Now

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Apple has released OS X 10.9.3 update for OS X Mavericks. Last month, Apple released Security Update 2014-002 that delivered new features, improvements and bug fixes. Security Update 2014-002 was released for OS X Lion 10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, and OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. Apple recommends all OS X Mavericks users to update their Mac to the latest OS X 10.9.3 update. …
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Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer Vulnerability (Security Advisory 2963983)

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Microsoft has issued an out-of-cycle security update for Internet Explorer vulnerability (Security Advisory 2963983) uncovered on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Microsoft even issued the fix for Windows XP (which is now no longer supported by the company), running Internet Explorer. This vulnerability was so severe in nature that IE users were asked to use an alternative browser for the time being until an official fix is issued. The US and UK even issued warnings about using Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser. The security update for the Internet Explorer vulnerability was delivered at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014. The security issue affected all versions of Internet Explorer, starting of the age-old Internet Explorer 6 through the latest version Internet Explorer 11. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using an affected version of Internet Explorer. After successfully exploited, the attacker could gain the same user rights …
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Internet Explorer Vulnerability (Security Advisory 2963983) Affects Every Single Version Of The Web Browser

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Microsoft, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, issued a security advisory warning users of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow "remote code execution." The latest Internet Explorer vulnerability affects all versions of the web browser, which includes Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11. As of writing this article, Microsoft didn't issue any patch to fix the Internet Explorer vulnerability. (we will update the page as soon as an official patch is issued) …
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