Category: Security

PHP Floating Point Bug may Crash Servers

PHP Floating Point Bug may Crash Servers

A newly identified bug in certain versions of the PHP scripting language could crash servers when the software is given the task of converting a large floating point number. This may even raise the possibility that hackers may exploit this glitch.

Google Collected Personal Info – South Korean Police

Google Collected Personal Info – South Korean Police

South Korean Police today said that Google collected e-mails and other personal information from unsecured wireless networks in the country while filming photographs for its Street View mapping service.

Microsoft Office Malware Alert

Microsoft Office Malware Alert

Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center issued a warning this week, alerting users that it has found malicious code on the Internet that can take advantage of a flaw in Microsoft Word and infect computers after users does nothing more than read an e-mail.

Hotmail New Year’s Bug Leads to Missing E-mails

Hotmail New Year’s Bug Leads to Missing E-mails

Some users of Microsoft’s Hotmail have started off the New Year scrambling to get back old e-mails in their online e-mail accounts. A number of users have posted franticly on Microsoft’s forum asking for assistance in retrieving their lost e-mails.

ISPs Raided in Anonymous DDoS Investigations

ISPs Raided in Anonymous DDoS Investigations

Law enforcement agencies in the United States and Germany have raided a number of Internet Services Providers in hopes of tracking down hackers who launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against websites such as Visa.com, Mastercard.com and Paypal.com earlier this month.

Android Mobile Malware has Botnet-like Indicators

Android Mobile Malware has Botnet-like Indicators

Hackers are now focusing on users of Google’s Android mobile operating system with a malicious application that harvests personal identifiable information and sends it to a remote server from where the information can be accessed and used by the hackers.

Mozilla Website Exposed Encrypted Passwords

Mozilla yesterday disclosed that a database of inactive Mozilla usernames and passwords was exposed on the Internet earlier this month.

Apple Sued Over Privacy Complaints

Apple Inc. has become the latest brand to get hit with privacy complaints and a lawsuit. The iPhone and iPad maker has been accused of allowing applications transmit the personal information of users to advertising networks without their explicit consent.

Beware of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials

Beware of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials

What is fake Microsoft security essential? Well, in reality, it is not fake. But if you look practically, then you will see that there are many such essentials that come in the name of Microsoft Security, but are actually fake. If you wish to understand in detail as to what this fake thing is then [...]