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Mohit Kumar (unixroot)
Entrepreneur, Researcher, Trainer, Infosec Journalist, Speaker, Traveller & Part-time Hacker
Entrepreneur, Researcher, Trainer, Infosec Journalist, Speaker, Traveller & Part-time Hacker
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Judy Android Malware Infects Over 36.5 Million Google Play Store Users
Security researchers have claimed to have discovered possibly the largest malware campaign on Google Play Store that has already infected around 36.5 million Android devices with malicious ad-click software. The security firm Checkpoint on Thursday publishe...

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Russian Hackers Made 'Tainted Leaks' a Thing — Phishing to Propaganda
We came across so many revelations of sensitive government and corporate data on the Internet these days, but what's the accuracy of that information leaked by unknown actors? How much real are that information that you completely trust upon? Security resea...

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3 Nigerian Scammers Get 235-Years of Total Jail Sentence in U.S.
You may have heard of hilarious Nigerian scams. My all time favourite is this one: A Nigerian astronaut has been trapped in space for the past 25 years and needs $3 million to get back to Earth, Can you help? Moreover, Nigerians are also good at promising t...

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All Android Phones Vulnerable to Extremely Dangerous Full Device Takeover Attack
Researchers have discovered a new attack, dubbed 'Cloak and Dagger', that works against all versions of Android, up to version 7.1.2. Cloak and Dagger attack allows hackers to silently take full control of your device and steal private data, including keyst...

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Wanna Cry Again? NSA’s Windows 'EsteemAudit' RDP Exploit Remains Unpatched
Brace yourselves for a possible 'second wave' of massive global cyber attack, as SMB ( Server Message Block) was not the only network protocol whose zero-day exploits created by NSA were exposed in the Shadow Brokers dump last month. Although Microsoft rele...

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7-Year-Old Samba Flaw Lets Hackers Access Thousands of Linux PCs Remotely
A 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in Samba networking software that could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected Linux and Unix machines. Samba is an open-source software (re-implementation of SMB ...

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Microsoft Unveils Special Version of Windows 10 For Chinese Government
China is very strict about censorship, which is why the country has become very paranoid when it comes to adopting foreign technologies. The country banned Microsoft's Windows operating system on government computers in 2014 amid concerns about security and...

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It's Insanely Easy to Bypass Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner with a Photo
Samsung recently launched its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, with both Facial and IRIS Recognition features, making it easier for users to unlock their smartphone and signing into websites. We already knew that the Galaxy S8's f...

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Beware! Subtitle Files Can Hack Your Computer While You're Enjoying Movies
Do you watch movies with subtitles? Just last night, I wanted to watch a French movie, so I searched for English subtitles and downloaded it to my computer. Though that film was excellent, this morning a new research from Checkpoint scared me. I was unaware...

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Hacking Group Arrested For Infecting Over 1 Million Phones With Banking Trojan
The Russian Interior Ministry announced on Monday the arrest of 20 individuals from a major cybercriminal gang that had stolen nearly $900,000 from bank accounts after infecting over one million Android smartphones with a mobile Trojan called "CronBot." Rus...
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