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3Novices:Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

If your smartphones, tablets, smart refrigerators, smart TVs and other smart devices are smart enough to make your life easier, their smart behavior could also be leveraged by hackers to steal data, invade your privacy or spy on you, if not secured properly.

One such experiment has recently been performed by a team of student hackers, demonstrating a new attack method to turn smart devices


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3Novices:Android Trojan Now Targets Non-Banking Apps that Require Card Payments

The infamous mobile banking trojan that recently added ransomware features to steal sensitive data and lock user files at the same time has now been modified to steal credentials from Uber and other booking apps as well.

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new variant of the Android banking Trojan called Faketoken that now has capabilities to detect and record an infected


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3Novices:Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

Are you using Foxit PDF Reader? If yes, then you need to watch your back.

Security researchers have discovered two zero-day critical security vulnerabilities in Foxit Reader software that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a targeted computer, if not configured to open files in the Safe Reading Mode.

The first vulnerability (CVE-2017-10951) is a command injection bug discovered


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3Novices:Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

Today, many automobiles companies are offering vehicles that run on the mostly drive-by-wire system, which means a majority of car’s functions—from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator—are electronically controlled.

No doubt these auto-control systems make your driving experience much better, but at the same time, they also increase the risk of getting hacked.

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3Novices:Game of Thrones and HBO — Twitter, Facebook Accounts Hacked

The Game of Thrones hacking saga continues, but this time it’s the HBO’s and GOT’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts got compromised, rather than upcoming episodes.

As if the leak of episodes by hackers and the accidental airing of an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones by HBO itself were not enough, a notorious group of hackers took over the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for


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3Novices:Oopss! HBO Itself Accidentally Leaked ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Episode 6

HBO doesn’t need hackers to leak its widely watched “Game of Thrones” episodes, as it is sufficient enough to leak them by its own.

In what seems to be a terrible blunder, HBO Spain appeared to have accidentally broadcast the next episode—Episode 6—of Game of Thrones season 7 five days before its official premiere.

And as expected, the GoT episode 6 quickly began circulating online.
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3Novices:Corrupt Federal Agent, Who Stole Bitcoins From Silk Road, Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

A former the United States Secret Service agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins during an investigation into then-largest underground marketplace Silk Road has now pleaded guilty to money laundering.

Shaun W. Bridges is one of two former US undercover agents who pleaded guilty in 2015 to one count of money laundering and one count of obstruction and was sentenced


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