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    Hacking,  Incident Response,  RFC 2104

    Incident Response Case Study: Bitly Account Compromise

    There is an important update from the Bitly Account Users from the Bitly Team. The Bitly Team is having some strong reasons to believe that Bitly account credentials may have been compromised; however, they have no indication at this time that the user’s account has been accessed without permission. Whenever a service provider is having some suspicion of account compromising incident, it is better to take precautions. In the same manner, to play safe in the cyberspace The Bitly Team had proactively disconnected any connections one might had done with Facebook and Twitter to publish the posts by using the URL Shortening Links using bit.ly or bitly.com. Once can safely reconnect these…

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    Hacking

    Could the computer in your car be hacked?

    As vehicles are increasingly computerized, researchers and industry officials consider it inevitable that cars will face the same vulnerabilities as PCs. Internal computer networks monitor and control everything from brakes, engines and transmissions to air bags and keyless-entry functions. Wireless connections, meanwhile, are becoming more common in reporting a vehicle’s position or providing information about the car’s functions. Some auto companies are creating applications to allow users to control some features in their car with their smartphone. On 10 March, 2011 there was a news update that “Researchers had found that Cars can be hacked and remotely controlled“. You can refer the link here to read the news: Could the computer…