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Steam gamers vulnerable to attack

A string of vulnerabilities have been discovered in the popular Steam gaming platform that allow attackers to compromise user machines. The flaws target game engine vulnerabilities including overflows, the ability to write arbitrary text to file and direct victims to external payloads. Attackers could compromise victim machines by crafting malicious links using the steam:// URL protocol. This could work in normal web browsers but also within the

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Pinkie Pie’ discovered second full Chrome exploit worth $60k at Pwnium 2

After outsmarting Google earlier this year, a teenager hacker has managed another successful exploit of the Chrome browser at today’s Pwnium 2 hackathon competition. The hacker, who goes by the alias “Pinkie Pie”, achieved a full Chrome exploit, which should win him a $60,000 cash prize. In March, Pinkie Pie and Sergey Glazunov both won $60,000 for their exploits at the first Pwnium competition. Google established the Pwnium competition as

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Skype Users Targeted with Ransomware and Click Fraud

The infection that’s still spreading across users of Skype has taken an interesting twist: ransomware and click fraud. Skype users tempted to follow the latest set of infection links will end up with a zipfile on their PC. Here’s an example of the rogue links still being pinged around:   Clicking the link will download a zipfile, and running the executable inside will see the infected PC making waves with network traffic that wasn’t present

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Fake Angry Birds games hijack Google Chrome browser

Fake games imitating popular Angry Birds titles in the Google Chrome Web store can hijack your browser and display extra ads on websites, security firm Barracuda Networks has found—and some 83,000 Chrome users have already installed these suspicious fake games. discount cigars online The imposters struck when game developer Rovio launched a new title in its Angry Birds franchise called Bad Piggies on September 27. Available from the App Store for

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DRIVE BY VIRUS

A new kind of threat to your computer has been detected. This virus is sent through e-mails that totally damages your hard disk. Earlier such virus used to spread only when you open the attachments of e-mail but this virus spreads in the system even if you don’t open the attachments. Cyber officials have named this virus as ‘DRIVE BY VIRUS’. Since this virus is not dangerous in itself, so security system cannot recognize it. On opening such

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New app that can hack your smartphone camera and spy on you

US military experts have demonstrated a new smartphone app that can turn your mobile's camera into a spying tool for cyber criminals, secretly beaming images of your house, cheque book and other private information back to them. The software can even build up a 3D model of your house, from which the hackers can inspect your rooms, potentially gleaning information about valuables in your home, calendar entries as well as spying on you. The app 'Plaice

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Protect Yourself

  Protect Computers From Hackers Ø Hackers are people who access computers or computer networks without authorization from the network administrator or computer owner. Most hackers are motivated by the :- Challenge or false sense of power, While others are motivated by money.   Ø Whatever the motive may be, hacking is an illegal activity, and hackers are real people who can break into   computer just like thieves can break into   home.

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