Archive for September, 2014


“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

September 29th, 2014

A French IT manager recently discovered a flaw in the way millions of devices communicate across the internet.  The bug is found in “bash,” which is a program that translates human-readable commands into a language readable by the computer’s operating system.  This bug affects any device that can connect to the internet and uses the operating […]


Home Depot – Disclosed Credit Card Information

Home Depot – Disclosed Credit Card Information

September 16th, 2014

After weeks of knowing about the issue, a report came out last week alerting the public that Home Depot’s computers have been hacked for about five months now, revealing the credit and debit card information of millions of customers. The hackers are still unknown, but are believed to be among two groups.  The hackers managed […]


Nearly 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked

Nearly 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked

September 10th, 2014

Earlier today, Daily Dot reported that nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords have been hacked and posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum.  The unknown hacker posted a screenshot of the database on the forum Tuesday evening, revealing some of the stolen usernames and passwords. As of earlier today, the list has been taken down […]


New Ransomware Hits the Net – ZeroLocker

New Ransomware Hits the Net – ZeroLocker

September 3rd, 2014

Last week, security researchers identified a new ransomware trojan in the wild. This new variant, deemed ZeroLocker, operates in a similar fashion to last year’s CryptoLocker. Ransomware is a category of malware that restricts access to a computer or files and demands a ransom be paid to restore access. CryptoLocker and ZeroLocker accomplish this by […]