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  • Researchers debunk severity of OAuth "Covert Redirect" bug

    05.05.2014

    Late last week, a Ph.D. student at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore made the information security world pause for a moment by claiming that he had found a "serious" OAuth 2.0 and OpenID security flaw that could be attackers to obtain sensitive information from both providers and clients.

  • Passwords: Real-world issues, tips and alternatives

    25.04.2014

    Per Thorsheim is an independent information security adviser based in Norway.

  • Heartbleed attacker hijacked VPN active user sessions

    22.04.2014

    As the number of the most popular websites that still haven't patched their servers against the Heartbleed exploit continues to diminish (go here for an up-to-date list of those that are still vulnerable), researchers from cybersecurity firm Mandiant have reported that have identified successful attacks in the wild by targeted threat actors exploiting the Heartbleed bug.

  • Supposedly patched router backdoor was simply hidden

    22.04.2014

    When security systems' engineer and researcher Eloi Vanderbeken discovered the existence of a backdoor in his own Linksys router last Christmas, he spurred other hackers to check what other routers have the same backdoor.

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be tricked

    16.04.2014

    Samsung's newly released Galaxy S5 phone sports a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button that works well but unfortunately, like iPhone 5S' TouchID before it, can be tricked with a mould of the user's fingerprint.




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The psychology of phishing

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Cybercriminals no longer send out thousands of emails at random hoping to get a handful of hits, today they create highly targeted phishing emails which are tailored to suit their recipients.


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