Fair elections are the lifelines of democracy, but in recent years election hacking has become a hot topic worldwide.
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After enabling ‘Site Isolation‘ security feature in Chrome for desktops last year, Google has now finally introduced ‘the extra line of defence’ for Android smartphone users surfing the Internet over the Chrome web browser.
The United States Department of Justice said today that they had arrested hundreds of criminals in a global crackdown after taking down the largest known child porn site on the dark web and tracing payments made in bitcoins.
Humankind had come a long way from the time when the Internet became mainstream. What started as a research project ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) funded by DARPA has grown exponentially and has single-handedly revolutionized human behavior.
A decade-old botnet malware that currently controls over 450,000 computers worldwide has recently shifted its operations from infecting machines with ransomware or crypto miners to abusing them for sending out sextortion emails to millions of innocent people.
No, it’s not a patch Tuesday.
It’s the third Tuesday of the month, and as The Hacker News shared an early heads-up late last week on Twitter, Adobe today finally released pre-announced out-of-band security updates to patch a total of 82 security vulnerabilities across its various products.
In an effort to mitigate a large class of potential cross-site scripting issues in Firefox, Mozilla has blocked execution of all inline scripts and potentially dangerous eval-like functions for built-in “about: pages” that are the gateway to sensitive preferences, settings, and statics of the browser.
Security incidents occur. It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but of ‘when.’ There are security products and procedures that were implemented to optimize the IR process, so from the ‘security-professional’ angle, things are taken care of.
A vulnerability has been discovered in Sudo—one of the most important, powerful, and commonly used utilities that comes as a core command installed on almost every UNIX and Linux-based operating system.