Tag Archives: brute force attack

Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances

Gift cards have once again caused quite a headache for retailers, as cyber criminals are using a botnet to break into and steal cash from money-loaded gift cards provided by major retailers around the globe.

Dubbed GiftGhostBot, the new botnet specialized in gift card fraud is an advanced persistent bot (APB) that has been spotted in the wild by cyber security firm Distil Networks.

Bug Hunter Found Ways to Hack Any Instagram Accounts

How to hack an Instagram account?

The answer to this question is difficult to find, but a bug bounty hunter just did it without too many difficulties.

Belgian bug bounty hunter Arne Swinnen discovered two vulnerabilities in image-sharing social network Instagram that allowed him to brute-force Instagram account passwords and take over user accounts with minimal efforts.
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Now We Know — Apple Can Unlock iPhones, Here's How to Hack-Proof your Device

Apple has been asked to comply with a federal court order to help the FBI unlock an iPhone 5C by one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino mass shootings that killed 14 and injured 24 in December.

The FBI knows that it can not bypass the encryption on the iPhone, but it very well knows that Apple can make a way out that could help them try more than 10 PINs on the dead shooter’s iPhone

Password Security — Who's to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

The majority of Internet users are vulnerable to cyber threats because of their own weaknesses in setting up a strong password. But, are end-users completely responsible for choosing weak passwords?

Give a thought.

Recently we wrote an article revealing the list of Worst Passwords of 2015 that proved most of us are still using bad passwords, like ‘123456’ or ‘password,’ to secure our