Showing posts with label hacked. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hacked. Show all posts

Friday, February 1, 2013

How to follow Good Password Hygiene

There is enough news these days of Social Networking sites getting hacked. Once that happens you the end user stand to loos your account and maybe even your friends get spammed. Once an account is hacked you could also loose all your information and get your lists of friends etc deleted. This seems to be a problem generally on the internet and there seems to be only one way to fight all of this. Maintaining good password hygiene -- on social sites and else where on the internet. There is no company that is not susceptible to being hacked and till such time that permanent solutions are not found. The responsibility of keeping you account safe is left to you. So here are a few steps you need to follow to ensure good password management for your account, and keep your account secure.

How ot keep your passwords secureHow to set your passwords and keep them secure
1. Your passwords should be at least 10 characters long
2. Should contain a mix of characters -- letters, symbols (^%#), upper case, lower case and numbers
3. Don't use the same password for multiple sites
4. Change your password every six months

What is a password and why is it important
1. When you create a login ID on any site, you also need a password.
2. Passwords when being created and stored are always shown in asterisk -(******).
3. It is what gets you into your favorite sites like Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
4. It should not be shared with anyone.
5. Should be stored in a secure place. You can use a number of password saving apps online or better still -- find a way to manage all your passwords locally and offline.

Disable Java on your browser for better password protection
1. Most account seem to be compromised through the Java loophole.
2. The U.S Department of Homeland Advisory also has this to say on disabling Java.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

US Gov shatters Megaupload, Anonymous strikes back takes down FBI and DOJ sites

In what is being described as one of the largest attacks by the Hacktivist group collectively know as Anonymous, Their DDoS (Distributed Denial of service) attacks on Government websites and sites related to the Music and Movie industries are being taken down one by one. This comes soon after it was reported that popular file storage site was taken down by the US government and it's top bosses have been arrested. The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, 37, and three other employees were arrested on  Thursday in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials. The site and it's owners have been accused of making $175 million while causing a loss of above half a billion dollars in copyright infringement. The site was among the top 20 internet sites and was being used to store large files with the ability for other users to download it. The more downloads the more points an uploaded got, this way a lot of TV material and movies were being distributed. 

Anonymous took it upon itself to protect the internet and launched #opmegaupload and #megaupload on Twitter. Soon afterwards sites associated with the take down were targeted and taken down. 
Sites that have been attacked till now
1. (Still Down)
2. (Still Sown)
3. (was down but back up again)
4. Universal Music (Still down and out)
5. (Was down but now is up and about)
6. Warner Music Group (Back up again)

To keep track of sites that are falling down due to the DDoS attacks you can follow the hashtag #Tangodown on Twitter.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Facebook hack causes users to panic and put up notes on their profiles

The news that Facebook has been hacked and pornographic images showing up on your profile have caused some users to panic and start spreading the word. The news of the hack is that after the compromise your account could get hacked and porn images will show up and messages that could potentially embarrass you. Facebook has acknowledged the problem on Monday and says that the way this happened was that users were somehow tricked into copying and pasting malicious code into their browser bars. Once this was done hackers could gain easy access to their victim's profiles and paste whatever they want. Facebook have said that the accounts from where these hacks have been originating have been shut done. There have been many threats in the past especially when Anonymous threatened to shutdown the service because of the way Facebook handles privacy.

When I logged-in to Facebook today this is what i saw posted on my friends news feed. So if you see the same think posted on your friends profiles you know why it's there and where it has been originating from.

Hackers are busy on Facebook!!! They post some insulting messages and pornographic videos and pictures on the wall of your friends with your regards, without you knowing about it. You cannot see it, it does not come up in your news feed. If you receive one of those messages in my name, it isn't from me. Put this on your wall and warn your friends. Share the news

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Monday, August 29, 2011

YouTube Hacked - Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Rihanna targeted

After the Justin Bieber VEVO channel gets hacked it is Lady Gaga's Bad Romance to go missing on YouTubeVEVO. The hacked has smartly chosen the biggest fan bases online to mess with. Someone is having a lot of fun somewhere as they look at the Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga fans go gaga all over Twitter and other social media sites. Apparently it does not stop there as Bruno Mars and Rihanna's videos have also been taken down. YouTube has not been able to get all the videos back up and it is going to take some time. How many more artists music is going to go missing is anyone's guess.

The hacked many are saying is a kid but there are no confirmations as yet. The news is all over Twitter as fans were the first to notice and report it.

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JustinBieberVEVO channel has no videos - Hacked?

Was browsing through the world wide trending topics and noticed this one on Twitter 'JustinBieberVEVO'. Which is Justin Bieber's official channel on YouTube. Apparently when you click on the channel you get this message. '"Justin Bieber - ..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by iLCreation.' What has transpired has not become too clear but we can summarize that there has been a copyright claim by iLcreation and YouTube has decided tot ake down all his videos. Belibers will surely be disappointed as there are no official Justin Bieber videos to watch. Will update more and as more information flows in as to why this has happened. There are now two topics trending on Twitter related to what has happened #JustinBieberVEVO and #WeWantJustinBieberVEVOBack. The fans on Twitter are tweeting that his channel has actually been hacked because if you Google 'iL creation' all you get is a catering company. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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