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3Novices:Google Researcher Discovers a Critical Bug in Modern Web Browsers

Google researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in modern web browsers that could have allowed websites you visit to steal the sensitive content of your online accounts from other websites that you have logged-in the same browser.

Discovered by Jake Archibald, a developer advocate for Google Chrome, the vulnerability resides in the way browsers handle cross-origin requests to video


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3Novices:Popular Flight Tracker Flightradar24 Suffers Data Breach

One of the world’s most popular flight tracking services Flightradar24, which shows real-time aircraft flight information on a map, has suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised email addresses and hashed passwords for more than 230,000 customers.

Without revealing any information about the breach publically via their blog or social media accounts, Flightradar24 started sending


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3Novices:OpenBSD Disables Intel Hyper-Threading to Prevent Spectre-Class Attacks

Security-oriented BSD operating system OpenBSD has decided to disable support for Intel’s hyper-threading performance-boosting feature, citing security concerns over Spectre-style timing attacks.

Introduced in 2002, Hyper-threading is Intel’s implementation of Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) that allows the operating system to use a virtual core for each physical core present in processors


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3Novices:Magento Hackers Using Simple Evasion Trick to Reinfect Sites With Malware

Security researchers have been warning of a new trick that cybercriminals are leveraging to hide their malicious code designed to re-introduce the infection to steal confidential information from Magento based online e-commerce websites.

So, if you have already cleaned up your hacked Magento website, there are chances your website is still leaking login credentials and credit card details of


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3Novices:Email Phishers Using A Simple Way to Bypass MS Office 365 Protection

Security researchers have been warning about a simple technique that cyber criminals and email scammers are using in the wild to bypass most AI-powered phishing detection mechanisms implemented by widely used email services and web security scanners.

Dubbed ZeroFont, the technique involves inserting hidden words with a font size of zero within the actual content of a phishing email, keeping


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3Novices:Hackers Who Hit Winter Olympics 2018 Are Still Alive and Kicking

Remember the ‘Olympic Destroyer’ cyber attack?

The group behind it is still alive, kicking and has now been found targeting biological and chemical threat prevention laboratories in Europe and Ukraine, and a few financial organisation in Russia.

Earlier this year, an unknown group of notorious hackers targeted Winter Olympic Games 2018, held in South Korea, using a destructive malware that


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3Novices:TRON Cryptocurrency Founder Buys BitTorrent, ĀµTorrent for $140 Million

BitTorrent, the company which owns the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, has quietly been sold for $140 million in cash to Justin Sun, the founder of blockchain-focused startup TRON.

TRON is a decentralized entertainment and content-sharing platform that uses blockchain and distributed storage technology. It allows users to publish content without having to use third-party platforms such


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