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Safari browser redirects on iPhone, iPad – C...

Safari browser redirects became an obnoxious problem a few weeks back, when both my iPhone and iPad began to auto-redirect to a fake app store and to a few unsavory sites (like freecamsecrets). Most of the time the redirects would occur while I was browsing Facebook or clicking a link in Gmail. Occasionally, Safari browser redirects would occur while using Google search on an iOS device. I searched the discussion forums at Apple and around the web with little success in coming up with any solution Read more [...]

Hacking your Facebook inbox

How easy is it to hack your Facebook inbox? I could do it in five minutes. All I need to do is connect up via Skype and convince a blackhat dev that I really need to buy his Facebook Manager app, so that I can spy on my cheating husband. Then all I have to do is set it up with a troll account that looks like a booth babe  — and I will have my cheating husband chomping at the bit. For the most part, social engineering tactics can play a strong role in hacked Facebook accounts. From recent Read more [...]

A Quick and Dirty on the Heartbleed Bug

The heartbleed bug has been hanging around (in-the-wild) for more than two years and according to Netcraft, affects 17% of SSL web servers that use certificates issued by trusted certificate authorities. This bug is only present in OpenSSL 1.01 to 1.01f and exists in OpenSSL's implementation of the heartbeat extension where an attacker could force the Openssl server to read arbitrary memory locations: In other words, an attacker can control the heartbeat size and structure it to be larger than Read more [...]

WordPress White Screen of Death – HaHaHa!

The WordPress white screen of death, otherwise known as a WSOD — can toss any WordPress admin an adrenalin high. The first thought that always enters my brain is have I been hacked? Before I even attempt to begin troubleshooting - I head to cPanel. I always  look at memory usage; last login IP; .htaccess, and the logs first. I've had two major WordPress hacks in the past and I do not take any chances on screwing around with plugins, themes, or anything else that may be creating that damnable Read more [...]

Why Are Twitter Followers Sending Strange DM’...

The past two weeks I've noted an uptick in Twitter followers sending me strange DM's. When I contacted them about these strange DM's, they stated that their account had been compromised. Some valid (compromised) accounts have since been deleted by Twitter and the URLs included in the DMs appear docile at this time. [Pataloca DOT com |] Twitter Followers The original DM URL linked back to a tweet from an account that did not follow me. Par for the course, the third-party account Read more [...]