Posts By Akshay Vaid

Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are going up in numbers and have evolved into complex and overwhelming security challenges for organizations, irrespective of the size - small, medium or large sized. Although these attacks are not a recent happening – they occurred in December 2014 and December 2015; the methods and resources available to carry out such strikes have dramatically transformed…

Kali Linux is one of the best-known hacking tool collections, and their website provides many how-to hacking links. Brute Force Attack: Brute Force, as the name itself, suggests means, “breaking into” or “cracking into” - is a method used by application programs. This is used to decode encrypted data such as passwords through repeated efforts. It is more of a…

More than one million accounts hacked, with the number increasing by 13,000 every single day. These are the figures associated with the latest large scale malware attack, known as the Gooligan attack. The Malware, after infecting your mobile phone, roots it, steals authentication data and hacks into your Gmail accounts, including the Play Store. It then starts downloading malicious apps.…

On 21st October, 2016 – Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, and several other websites came crashing down after a group of cyber-attackers launched a massive DDoS attack on the servers of Dyn, effectively leaving a massive chunk of the population without access to the Internet. What does it take to bring down Large Server Networks and Modern Firewalls you ask? Several gbps…

Xcode Ghost is a new type of malware, uniquely created and executed in cracked versions of Xcode, Apple’s tool for iOS and OS X app development. This malware is loaded onto apps, and works in the background of the application, seizing user information, which possibly included usernames and passwords. Apple has long been known to maintain an app store that’s…

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