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Windows 10 Sends Your Data 5500 Times Every Day Even After Tweaking Privacy Settings!

Ever since the launch of Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 10 is believed to be spying on its users. Microsoft tracks you, even after you tighten your Windows 10 privacy to an extreme level, claims the recent analysis conducted by a Voat user CheesusCrust.

He conducted a traffic Analysis and found that after leaving his machine for 30 hours, Windows 10 made connections to 113 non-private IP addresses, potentially allowing hackers to intercept this data. Read more...



We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss

 The Internet of Things is a godsend for the US intelligence services, according to Director of National Intelligence and professional splitter-of-hairs James Clapper. He said that "widespread vulnerabilities" in new devices represent "new opportunities for our own intelligence services.

In the future, intelligence services might use the IoT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials." Read more...




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Hackers' attack against Russian banks in 2015 affected Visa, MasterCard

 An attack against the Russian banking system made by hackers last year compromised Visa and MasterCard international payment systems, representative of the Cybercrime Department of the Russian Interior Ministry Alexander Vurasko said on Thursday.

"Members of the ring actually prepared an operation to steal about 1.5 bln rubles ($19.8 mln) from several dozen Russian banks. They planned to do that during one day and prepared everything. They thought they just needed to 'push a button'," Vurasko said.




NASA hacked by AnonSec that hijacked a $222m Global Hawk drone

  Hackers belonging to the AnonSec group have released online 250GB of data stolen from systems at the NASA, the hackers revealed to have hijacked a drone the Agency uses to run high-altitude testing and sampling missions.

The stolen data includes names, email addresses and numbers of 2,414 NASA employees, as well as more than 2,000 flight logs and 600 video feeds from the aircraft used by the NASA during its missions. Anonsec gained a user account running on a fully patched version of Debian, but the group used it for lateral movements inside the systems at the Agency. Also in this case, poor security advantaged the work of the hackers that scanned the NASA network searching for accounts using the login and password "root." Read more...




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Angler exploit kit now hooking execs with Xmas Flash hole

The Angler exploit kit is again sailing the cyber seas and pillaging with impunity, adding one of the more recent machine-hijacking Flash holes to its arsenal. The integration of Adobe Flash vulnerability (CVE-2015-8651) patched last month solidifies Angler's position as the most popular and effective exploit kit on underground criminal markets. Chinese security researcher known as ThreatBook reports the exploit kit is being used in phishing attacks under the so-called DarkHotel campaign.

Those attacks also involve the compromising of hotel networks in order to compromise executives who connect to Wi-Fi. Read more...



Apple Can Still Read Your End-to-End Encrypted iMessages!

 If you are backing up your data using iCloud Backup, then you need you watch your steps NOW! There are still hundreds of Millions of Apple users whose data are stored on Apple's servers in plain text even after Apple's end-to-end encryption practice.

If you have enabled iCloud Backup on your Apple devices, the copies of all your messages, photographs and every important data stored on your device, are encrypted on iCloud using a key controlled by the company , and not you. This allows Apple, and hence anyone who breaks into your account, to see your personal and confidential data. Read more...




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