Hacking

Microsoft Hacked, Joins The Growing List of Companies

Well, it looks like no one is really immune from being hacked these days.  This evening, Microsoft came out and stated that they too, were hacked. As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion. Consistent with our security response … [Read more...]

iPhoneDevSDK Site Hack Led To The Apple and Facebook Attacks

Yesterday, we reported that a site called iPhoneDevSDK was responsible for infecting Apple and Facebook employees computers which led to the companies networks being infiltrated by hackers. Now, iPhoneDevSDK owner Ian Sefferman has shared some information in a blog post about how the Apple and Facebook … [Read more...]

Quirky Facebook Page Hacked? Nope, Trolled by Founder.

Quirky, a site known for developing user generated inventions, appears to have had their Facebook Page hacked this afternoon. The Quirky Facebook Page started to post some quirky (excuse the bad pun) messages around 3PM EST, starting with a simple "HELLO?" as the hacker most likely was testing to see if they … [Read more...]

How To: Recover A Hacked or Compromised Email Account

Today, my email account was compromised and used to send out spam.  Thankfully, I was able to login to my account which is hosted with Google Apps and change the password before most of the spam emails were able to be sent out, thus successfully minimizing the amount of potential damage.  That being said, if … [Read more...]

Security Guide: Passwords 101

It comes up all the time on the web: pick a strong password! But what does that really mean? There are many misconceptions about passwords that can lead to trouble. Insecure passwords are very vulnerable and subject to attack. Before you can understand how to prevent these issues, you must first understand … [Read more...]

YouTube Hacked: XSS Attack

YouTube has become a victim of XSS (cross site scripting) attacks.  The attacks which started this morning appear to be the work of a group of 4chan users.  The origin of the attack seemed to revolve around no other then Justin Bieber (screenshot below), claiming that he died in an accident sometime this … [Read more...]

App Store Hacked

Wow.  Talk about an exciting July 4th weekend.  Two major web services, the App Store and YouTube have been hacked.  It appears a rogue developer has gained unauthorized access to a number (currently unknown) of iTunes accounts and has pushed their books into the top 50.  Clearly dominating the entire market … [Read more...]

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