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Now in Stuxnet-Sunday we would discuss about the devastating
malware the cyber world has ever witnessed.
Stuxnet is a malicious software that was detected in 2010 and the
surpising about this malware was that it was coded in such a way that it would
erase itself in 2012.
It is believed that it an American-Israeli cyberweapon.
Stuxnet was coded in such way that it targets the PLC or
Programmable Logic Circuit.PLC are hardware part that is considered most
important in the industries that makes the automation of the various process
Stuxnet is a combination of two malwares.First part is worm that
helps the stuxnet to spread freely in a network and second is the rootkit that
gave stuxnet the ability of camoflauging its activity.
It was identified in an Iranian nuclear power plant. It was
introduced using an usb flash driver.It has ability of controlling the
centrifuge of nuclear power plant through the PLCs.The centrifuge is used as a
cooling system in a nuclear power plant.
Now just imagine if the cooling system fails......
WhatsApp could have accidentally
entered into troubled waters here in India by enabling its end-to-end
encryption for all. The new security feature by WhatsApp is not what is
required by the Indian telecom rules and WhatsApp could face a ban, if the
rules are not adhered to. But not yet. In India, companies need to
follow the country’s rules and adhere to specific types of encryption, which
WhatsApp does not currently use. WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption on its chat
service means that WhatsApp or anyone else won’t be able to crack open its
contents. Only the sender and the recipient are able to read the
encrypted data. WhatsApp uses a 256-bit key for encryption of all chat
messages, which is only known to the sender and the recipient. Why is it not possible for
WhatsApp to help decrypt users’ messages? "No one can see inside that
message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even
us," WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton wrote on their blog. How…
Qihoo 360 buys Opera in $1.2 Billion Opera Software intends to accept a
$1.2 billion acquisition offer from a group of Chinese companies. The
Chinese consortium includes Internet security company Qihoo 360, Internet firm
Beijing Kunlun (which invested roughly$93 millioninto Grindr earlier in the year) and
investment group Golden Brick and Yonglian. According
to Opera, the $1.2 billion is a 56 percent premium over Opera's share price
during the last 30 trading days. Despiteclaiming350 million users, the company's
browser has struggled in the oversaturated Western market. China could be a
profitable arena for Opera, in part because Google's Chrome browserdoes not come preinstalled on Android
phones in China like it does elsewhere. In addition, doing business in China
without local partners is nigh impossible, but Opera could leverage the networks
of Kunlun and Qihoo 360 if the deal goes through.
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marketplace Snapdeal has acquired …