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Yahoo confirms 400,000 user accounts stolen by hackers


July 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Yahoo has confirmed that hackers had stolen around 400,000 account credentials from its computer system.In a statement to technology blog TechCrunch Thursday, Yahoo said that ... Read more...

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Yahoo hackers leak passwords


July 13th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Yahoo is probing an apparent security breach which has led to over 450,000 email addresses and passwords being leaked online, a media report said Thursday.Hackers belonging ... Read more...

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LinkedIn probes theft of 6.5 mn passwords


June 6th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Professional networking website LinkedIn said it was investigating claims that 6.5 million of its users' passwords have been stolen and published on a Russian computer hacking ... Read more...

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Chinese swindles over $474,000 with bank passwords


May 21st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) A man in China has been jailed for over 13 years for swindling $474,000 (over three million yuan) from car owners in a bank card fraud. ... Read more...

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30 percent of global web traffic is porn


April 9th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Around 30 percent of all internet traffic is pornography, and the biggest porn site gets over four billion page views and 350 million unique visits ... Read more...

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Mobile phones hackers’ main target


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) Mobile phones will be hackers' main target in the future, according to a network security report.About 7.12 million Internet-capable smartphones were infected with malicious programmes in ... Read more...

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Chinese hacker leaks data of six mn people


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) A suspected hacker in China, accused of leaking personal information of more than six million internet users, has been arrested.Zeng, detained on charges of illegal acquisition ... Read more...

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Porn website hacked, 72,000 usernames stolen


March 14th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) A pornographic website -- reportedly one of the world's top five -- was hacked and passwords of 72,000 users and credit card details of 40,000 others ... Read more...

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Europe’s youngest app developer Aaron Bond expelled from school


March 8th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Europe’s youngest app developer, 14-year-old Aaron Bond, has been expelled from his school and given police reprimand after he was caught breaking into his school’s computer system. ... Read more...

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Two foreigners arrested for hacking bank passwords


March 6th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Two foreign nationals allegedly involved in hacking internet password of bank accounts have been arrested in south Delhi, police said Monday."Evans Ukah Mendi, 34, a ... Read more...

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IBM predicts ‘mind-controlled’ PCs within five years


December 21st, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Technology company IBM predicts that mind-controlled computers will be on the market within five years.Apple, Google and Microsoft are already investigating voice-controlled gadgets - or gadgets ... Read more...

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US suspects Russian hackers of attacking water system


November 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hackers apparently located in Russia attacked a water system in the US state of Illinois last week and damaged one of its pumps, the ... Read more...

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Punishment for Chinese who hack foreign computers


August 30th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China has passed a new law that would punish Chinese hackers who steal information from foreign computers, officials said.Starting Sep 1, hackers who attack 20 to ... Read more...

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Protesters show their displeasure over BART hack attack


August 15th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) The hacking group Anonymous has hit Bay Area Rapid Transit for disrupting the cellular service at a subway in San Francisco. BART announced that they had to ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s website hacked


July 17th, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga called in police after her website was hacked, resulting in the theft of thousands of names and email addresses.Mirror.co.uk reports that ... Read more...

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Hacking can now be made useless


May 18th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Hackers can now be discouraged from hacking into user accounts despite having access to passwords, reveals a new Labanese research.According to the Key-Pattern Analysis (KPA), a ... Read more...

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Sony says another 25m Playstation users may have been hacked


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Sony, who last week admitted that the personal details of 77m Playstation users may have been stolen by hackers, has again warned that almost 25 million extra gaming ... Read more...

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‘Nightmare scenario’ as huge data theft hits 70 m Sony PlayStation users


April 27th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): In one of the biggest ever cases of data theft, thepersonal data of a staggering70 millionPlayStation Network and Qriocity usershave been stolen by hackers.Sony also admitted that the ... Read more...

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Microsoft founder criticizes Apple and Google


April 25th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has lashed out at internet rivals Apple and Google, describing them as "evil" entities.During an interview, he described Steve Jobs, the co-founder and chief ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Stronger, more effective password protection


April 21st, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers are one step closer to make the passwords of the future more secure and, at the same time, simpler to use.Researchers at the Max Planck Institute ... Read more...

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US to create national cyber-identity system to boost privacy, online security


April 16th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): To boost privacy and security online, American Commerce Department has come up with a plan to create a national cyber-identity system that would give consumers who opt in ... Read more...

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Upper-casing password can foolproof your e-mail account


February 11th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Simply upper-casing your password can minimise a hacker's chance of finding out your account. A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just 10 minutes to ... Read more...

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Phishing websites pocket $3 billion in China


January 15th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Over 44 million personal computer users became victims of phishing websites in 2010, rendering a loss of three billion dollars in China, suggests a new report.According to ... Read more...

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Kamasutra could make you a victim of a hack attack


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): According to a security research firm, the Kamasutra might make you a victim of computer hackers.Security research firm Sophos has said that a Powerpoint file demonstrating more than ... Read more...

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US man faces 5-yrs jail for reading wife’s emails without permission


December 28th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): A man in the US is facing up to five-years in jail after he read his wife's emails without her permission.Leon Walker, 33, had suspected his wife Clara ... Read more...

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The Most Commonly Used Passwords Revealed


December 21st, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are a huge number of people who are getting net savvy with each passing day. The internet has become the hub of technologies. If you ... Read more...

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Twitter accounts hacked, flooded with spam


December 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Hackers have broken into thousands of accounts on social networking website Twitter and posted spam messages promoting drinks made from acai berries, a media report said Tuesday.Twitter ... Read more...

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Vigilance panel asks banks to secure passwords


December 7th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With cases of bank frauds on the rise, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked banks to ensure the confidentiality of their passwords and punish errant employees.The ... Read more...

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UK Royal Navy left ‘red faced’ after website infiltrated by Romanian hacker


November 9th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): The UK Royal Navy's website has been reportedly infiltrated by a Romanian hacker forcing the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to take the site offline.According to the Daily Mail, ... Read more...

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Face recognition may replace passwords in mobile phones


October 28th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) A new software that can track your facial features in real time is likely to replace passwords and PIN numbers when you log into internet sites from ... Read more...

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Charges Placed Against Facebook’s Virtual Burglar In Italy


October 27th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An unidentified thief may be jailed in Italy for breaking and robbing a house, the one which exists not in the domain of physical reality but ... Read more...

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Microsoft, Autodesk to provide free software to colleges


October 15th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Software majors Microsoft and Autodesk will provide free software to students and engineering faculty in colleges under the ambit of the All India Council for Technical Education ... Read more...

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Software to help overcome Facebook, Twitter obsession


October 10th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Are you fed up of the virtual world taking over your real life? If yes, then help is at hand.A Dutch company has developed software which can ... Read more...

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Now, software to catch iPhone thieves by comparing heartbeats


September 19th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 19 (ANI): With new software on board, iPhone has turned into iCop that would detect whether a handset has been stolen by comparing heartbeats.Apple is developing a hi-tech gizmo, which ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of Internet users fall prey to online crime: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 9, (ANI): A new survey has revealed that two-thirds of adults globally have been victims of some or the other form of online crime.More than 7000 adults from 14 countries ... Read more...

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