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How Much Did a Malware-Infested Laptop Sell at an Art Auction?

Malware is short for malicious software. The term refers to any intrusive software created by Hackers to steal data and damage or destroy computers and computer mechanisms. But did you know that an old malware-infected computer was auctioned off at a high price? A Windows XP computer that was infected with six different types of …

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Are Frequent Mandatory Password Changes Necessary?

October is Cybersecurity Month. Let’s take a look at one of the primary forms of cyber security, your log-in password. Did you know that experts actually discourage frequent changes?   The Federal Trade Commission cautions businesses against implementing routine password changing procedures because they encourage users to use basic, easy-to-remember passwords that will be easy to …

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In 1999, a group of hackers discovered that they could enter any Hotmail account by simply entering “eh” as a password. It was fixed by Microsoft within two hours.

Tech Time Warp: Quite the Hotmail hack, eh? You might not want to admit it, but you may still have a Hotmail account kicking around. Once your premier account—perhaps an upgrade from AOL—it may now be your throwaway address. Once, though, Hotmail was hip—and quite a target for hackers. Hotmail and Rocketmail (later Yahoo!) were …

In 1999, a group of hackers discovered that they could enter any Hotmail account by simply entering “eh” as a password. It was fixed by Microsoft within two hours. Read More »

A US law firm set up honeypots on torrent-sharing site The Pirate Bay and then sued people who downloaded their torrents. The matter reached the FBI and the pirate site accepted to collaborate with the feds resulting in the crooked lawyers getting jail time.

Cooperative ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawyer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison John Steele, one of the attorneys behind the ‘copyright troll’ law firm Prenda, has been sentenced to five years in prison. The attorney was one of the masterminds behind the fraudulent scheme that extracted settlements from alleged pirates. Because of Steele’s cooperative stance, his sentence …

A US law firm set up honeypots on torrent-sharing site The Pirate Bay and then sued people who downloaded their torrents. The matter reached the FBI and the pirate site accepted to collaborate with the feds resulting in the crooked lawyers getting jail time. Read More »

In 2018, A hacker broke into people’s routers (100,000 of them) and patched their vulnerabilities up so that they couldn’t be abused by other hackers.

A mysterious grey-hat is patching people’s outdated MikroTik routers A Russian-speaking grey-hat hacker is breaking into people’s MikroTik routers and patching devices so they can’t be abused by cryptojackers, botnet herders, or other cyber-criminals, ZDNet has learned. The hacker, who goes by the name of Alexey and says he works as a server administrator, claims …

In 2018, A hacker broke into people’s routers (100,000 of them) and patched their vulnerabilities up so that they couldn’t be abused by other hackers. Read More »