Security

Hackers take down Despacito and other popular VEVO videos

A couple of hackers have teamed to deface the most viewed YouTube video of all time, Despacito, just for fun. The hackers replaced the thumbnail image of the video with a still of a gun. Beneath the videos, the hackers wrote “Free Palestine”. This includes videos from many other artists who were affected. The videos …

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Google will pay you up to $1000 for security flaws in top apps

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Google is offering white hat hackers up to USD 1000 to take part in bug hunting. The offer applies to the most popular applications in the Play Store, as well as their own apps. To join the program, a white hat hacker finds an exploit and demonstrates the vulnerability. Only Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities …

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How to stop NotPetya from encrypting your files

After being praised for not having a kill switch, it appears the NotPetya ransomware has a weakness after all. When it starts running, the malware checks for its own filename. If found, it then stops encrypting. Researchers are not totally sure they have found the real filename, but so far they found one that works …

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