Entries by Ankur Agarwal

Protecting yourself from inevitable data breaches is easier than you think

It’s tempting to give up on data security altogether, with
all the billions of pieces of personal data – Social Security numbers, credit cards, home addresses,
phone numbers, passwords and much more – breached and stolen in recent years. But that’s not realistic – nor is
the idea of going offline entirely. In any case, huge data-collection corporationsRead more...

Shutdown makes dozens of .gov websites insecure due to expired TLS certificates

The U.S. government shutdown is causing trouble not only in political circles but also in the world of internet security. As the shutdown enters day 22, making it the longest shutdown in the history of the country, dozens of government websites have been rendered insecure or inaccessible due to expired transport layer security (TLS) certificates.

According to a report by … Read more...

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Python v/s PHP: Which Programming Language to Choose in 2019?

In today’s disruptive tech world, Python and PHP are the two most-popular server-side languages in use. In many aspects, Python and PHP closely compete with each other because of its almost identical features. Their open-source benefits and productive features attract a majority of the businesses and developers to choose Python or PHP for app development. 

However, the battle to identify … Read more...

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Microsoft’s killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, flags legit PCs as ‘Not genuine’

Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache.

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft’s latest updates in this week’s Patch Tuesday releases.

Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn’t detect during pre-release testing. 

This time they’ve found that its January security updates are bricking Windows 7 devices … Read more...

Iranian hackers suspected in worldwide DNS hijacking campaign

Mysterious group hijacks DNS records to reshape and hijack a company’s internal traffic to steal login credentials.

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US cybersecurity firm FireEye has uncovered an extremely sophisticated hacking campaign during which a suspected Iranian group redirected traffic from companies all over their globe through their own malicious servers, recording company credentials for future attacks.

Affected organizations include telecoms, ISPs, internet … Read more...

NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool

GHIDRA is written in Java and works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse engineering tool at the upcoming RSA security conference that will be held at the start of March, in San Francisco.

The software’s name is GHIDRA and in technical terms, is a disassembler, a piece of software that breaks … Read more...