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WannaCry, the fearsome ransomware data security threat has been all the rage recently, with over 300,000 computers infected worldwide. Now, another similar vulnerability the ransomware took advantage of was discovered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and it only took the researchers 15 minutes to develop a new malware designed to abuse it. The new vulnerability was announced on Wednesday. According to Rebekah Brown of Rapid7, a data security company, not one hacker has

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Recently, Twitter patched a high-severity data security flaw that allowed an attacker to post a tweet from any account of their choosing, pretending to be the owner of said account. According to Kedrisch, a data security researcher, the flaw was present on the platform for quite some time, up until February 28th this year. Kedrisch disclosed the flaw on Tuesday. Initially, the bug was discovered in Twitter Ads Studio, a platform that allows advertisers to

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The first iteration of the WannaCry ransomware made an enormous impact on data security all around the world, having infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries. This resulted in millions, if not billions, of dollars in damage for the affected businesses. So, what can you do to protect yourself against the next wave? Keep your antivirus software up to date When it comes to protecting your data, regular antivirus updates are key. However, you

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There was a data security breach at DaFont, a popular source of over 32,000 free fonts, which resulted in 685,000 usernames and passwords beings stolen. Earlier this month, a hacker gained unauthorised access to their database holding 699,464 user accounts, and managed to crack 98% of its passwords. Apart from that, the hacker also downloaded the site’s forums, including the personal messages of its users. The hacker decided to publicly share the database on the

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ImageMagick, Yahoo’s library, is now officially retired. Their decision came to be as a result of Chris Evans, a data security researcher, discovering a simple line of code that made it possible for an attacker to view private Yahoo Mail images. Last week, Evans released this information to the public and wrote a detailed post about the exploit on his blog. Naming the exploit as the “Yahoobleed #1” vulnerability, it basically allows an attacker to

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Lately, a new type of malware has been surging in popularity which exploits the same vulnerabilities the WannaCry ransomware does. However, instead of encrypting your files, this one turns your computer into a cryptocurrency mining machine without you even knowing. Given the fact that cryptocurrencies have been rapidly increasing in value recently, if done right, an attacker could obtain quite a bit of money by forcing you to donate your computer resources towards making a

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There was a data security breach at Zomato, a food tech-company, which resulted in 17 million user’s data being stolen. The hackers managed to obtain email addresses and hashed passwords. Luckily, no credit card data was stolen. Hackaread seems to suggest that a hacker that goes by the name of “nclay” is responsible for this, and is looking to sell the stolen data on a popular Dark Web marketplace for roughly $1,000. Hashing is a

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There are some major upcoming changes in how Apple users will be accessing iCloud data through third-party apps. Beginning June 15th and onwards, Apple users will need to acquire app-specific passwords for any third-party programs that wish to access iCloud data. This also means that they will need to activate enhanced password-authentication protocols if they want to keep using these apps. Apple’s iCloud functions as a repository that syncs information between several different user devices,

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WannaCry ransomware, the latest and greatest data security threat, has caused so much mayhem that Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is now looking to extend inspectorate powers through which they will be assessing the state of IT systems in healthcare. Healthcare institutions will now have to make sure that they have reasonable data security measures in place, for which they will receive a suitable rating. While the total number of devices affected by WannaCry is

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During the last couple of days, the ransomware hack known as WannaCry and WannaCrypt has made a massive impact on hospitals, government agencies, schools, and other organisations all around the globe. Even though this is probably one of the data security threats with the most impact in existence, luckily, the threat is now on the decline. Still, those who use older versions of Windows continue to be vulnerable to the hack. The threat of WannaCry

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