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Backdoor on Facebook Server Found


A security researcher has found vulnerabilities and a backdoor on a server operated by Facebook. Hundreds of staff passwords were captured by an unknown hacker.

A researcher from a Taiwanese security vendor, Orange Tsai scanned the social media giant’s IP address space and found a domain name that he found interesting.

He then discovered the system the domain name – – ran on a range of servers including a vulnerable version of the Accellion Secure File Transfer application.

Facebook has since patched the server in question.

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How Airbus Fights Cyber Attacks

airbusThe Airbus Group gets about 12 major systems attacks every year and the company recently spoke about how it fights off these attackers.

The civil aircraft manufacturer’s chief information security officer said ransomware and state-sponsored hackers accounted for the majority of the threats.

State sponsored attackers are apparently the worse, according to Stephane Lenco. They will go to any lengths to break in and if they are successful, they will go after everything, Lenco said.

While the company gets thousands of attacks every day, they get 10 to 12 really serious ones each year. Read more:

Architects and Builders Turning to Robots

robotArchitects and builders are turning to robotic technology to realise more complex building designs.

An example is Bond University on the Gold Coast which is studying the use of sensors to guide machines around the similar types of cluttered environments that you would associate with construction sites.

As architects and designers’ quest for innovation  grows, it has resulted in some of the world’s leading architecture firms beginning to integrate prototyping tools, including robots, into their design process.

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FBI Promises to Share iPhone Unlock with Authorities...

phonesThe (FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation has promised to help unlock mobile devices such as iPhones as soon as it is permitted by law and policy.

The FBI said in a letter to local law enforcement agencies about the challenges being faced by authorities in monitoring suspects who use encrypted mobile devices.

The FBI says it will consider any tool that may be helpful to other agencies.

There’s been an ongoing legal battle between the Apple and the FBI, with the court ruling in favour of Apple recently.

The authorities wanted Apple to write new software to get into the iPhone secured by encryption to access data from suspect’s phones.

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Paid IPhone Apps You Could Get For Free

live-wallpapers-plusSo iPhone users are just ending off a pretty good week having had 4 consecutive days of paid iPhone and iPad apps for free.

The catch is the sale could end at any time, in fact it may already by over. But these are a few that may still be on sale. So if you click on a link and see a price, then obviously the sale is over.

  1. Faux Browser normally $9.99
  2. Live wallpaper plus normal price $0.99
  3. Rogue Saga normal price $0.99
  4. BrainWave Tuner normally $3.99
  5. Moodelicious normal price $0.99

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