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Hacking ChromeCasts for fun

A while ago two hackers by the name of HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r allegedly “hacked” a bunch of Google ChromeCasts to promote PewDiePie’s (Felix Kjellberg) YouTube Channel. The “hack” was actually just abuse of poorly configured routers that port forwarded the ChromeCasts to the outside internet. From there, everyone with access to port 8008 of the

How we hacked 73 companies in under 24 hours

Before we go into this article I should note: YES, this is based on a true security assessment we did (and shows how simple it can be sometimes) and YES the vulnerabilities have since been patched. All identifiable company information has been altered. It all started with a security assessment we were doing for a

Using CCleaner? How to check if you’ve been hacked!

CCleaner, a popular junk cleaning tool, has been hacked. This means that about 20 million users worldwide have their devices compromised to the attackers. All that by downloading it from the OFFICIAL website!

Password policies of top internet companies broken down

A team of security researchers at Dashlane, a password security company with similar services like Lastpass, has analyzed close to 50 online services on their password practice. They’ve analyzed big companies like Spotify, Uber, GoDaddy, etc. and let’s say they’re not all quite as secure when it comes to their password policies.

Apple patches BroadPwn Exploit

Recently Apple released the iOS 10.3.3 security patch which patches a huge WiFi exploit called BroadPwn. Apple rolling out this patch means that now both Apple and Android devices running the latest software are safe from the attack. Google rolled out it’s version of the patch on July the 5th 2017.

New Windows Backdoor Malware CowerSnail discovered

A new kind of Backdoor Malware has been seen on the radar of security researchers. The trojan named CowerSnail is a virus made by the same group that was responsible for the exploitation SambaCry vulnerability that made it possible for them infect a load of Linux servers for the mining of cryptocurrency.

22.000 people “forced” to hug stray cats because they connected to public Wi-Fi

22.000 people in the UK have agreed to provide hugs to every stray cat and dog they see on the streets because they agreed to the Terms & Conditions of a big UK-based WiFi hotspot provider.

Petya creator releases private key

The original creator of the Petya ransomware, who goes under the alias “Janus”, has released the private key of the infamous Petya malware. This key will help the recovery or decryption of computers infected with Petya. It will not help however, with the decryption of files infected with the more recent variant called “NotPetya”.

Cybercrime on the rise

Every year the Federal Police Department of Belgium releases the new national crime statistics. The good news is that overall crime rates have dropped by 5,1 percent. The dropping trend has been noticeable in multiple countries over the years, which is a positive thing to hear. Cybercrime however…