‏Athena Martinez is a security expert/analyst geek with almost 5 years of experience, writes on various topics pertaining to internet security with latest happening in the IT world thoroughly.

What is Data Integrity? And Steps To Reduce Data Integrity Risk

Over the past few years, Data integrity has become a serious issue and therefore is a core focus of many enterprises. The FDA published a Data Integrity Guidance Document outlining compliance that addresses the role of data integrity for the industry. The document is a result of the FDA increasingly observing violations involving data integrity

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19-Year-Old WinRAR Bug That Lets Install Malware in Computers

A 19-year-old security flaw, which lets hackers install malware in systems, has been detected in WinRAR, the popular Windows file archival tool. WinRAR, which has been popular as a powerful archive manager for over two decades now, is used for backing up data, compressing files and thus reducing the size of email attachments, decompressing files

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Data Leak Exposes Mass Surveillance in Xinjiang, China

A data leak has brought to light widespread surveillance that has been happening in the Xinjiang region of China. A data leak that has been discovered by a Dutch security researcher has brought to light the surveillance carried out by a Chinese technology firm in the Xinjiang region, which is home to the majority of

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New Malware Strain Spreading Via Skype & Facebook Messenger

A new strain of malware that spreads through Facebook Messenger and Skype has been discovered. Security researchers at Avast have been monitoring this new malware strain, which they have been calling Rietspoof and which, according to them, exhibits striking features and capabilities. Though the Avast team of researchers were monitoring Rietspoof for the past few

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Millions of Accounts from Unreported Breaches Up for Sale

Reports of data breaches and millions of records being stolen are rather common today. The truth, however, is that in addition to these reported data breaches, there are lots of breaches that go unreported. Some studies point out that over 50 percent of all data breaches do go unreported. Now, here comes another news pertaining

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New Malicious Windows EXE Files Targeting Mac Detected

This might seem a bit odd, but it’s a fact- new malicious Windows .exe that target macOS computers have been detected. Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered malicious Windows EXE files (which are supposed to run only on Windows platforms) that could bypass Mac’s security mechanisms and deliver malware on MacOS systems. A Trend

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How To Reverse Bitlocker Encryption On A Corporate PC?

Encryption was once a luxury feature instead of a security requirement, however, as more and more users realize that they are walking with their mobile device loaded with personal data. Corporations and security-conscious individuals have started mandatory encryption policy, in order to prevent theft and loss of data, especially on airports where thousands of laptops

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Swiss Government Wants its E-Voting System to be ‘Hacked’

Want to earn quick cash? Then accept the invite of the Swiss government, as they are offering $30,000 reward whoever can hack their e-voting system. The pen test challenge are both open for companies, groups and individuals, with the successful party earning $30,000 in cold cash. “The e-voting system is the first Swiss system that

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Hacked Apps Put on iPhones Using Hijacked Apple Technology

Bad news for iPhone users! Apple technology has been hijacked by software pirates and used to put hacked apps on iPhones. Reuters reports that software pirates, using hijacked Apple technology, have distributed hackers’ versions of some popular apps, including Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go and Minecraft. As per the report from Reuters, illicit software distributors

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Image-I-Nation Supply Chain Data Breach Reported

A supply chain data breach detected at Image-I-Nation has reportedly impacted customers of some of the major credit agencies. The supply chain data breach was experienced by Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. As per reports, this breach might have resulted in users’

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