As our lives become increasingly filled with obligations, fewer and fewer of us are able to find the time to go out and meet new people.Naturally we turn to what has become our go-to solution for all the answers to life’s mysteries— the Internet."Not only does this allow crooks to potentially impersonate [users] elsewhere, it also allows unscrupulous employees at their own organization to log in to users' accounts without authorization." In this case, according to information reviewed by Krebs, 34 million of the Cupid Media users registered with email addresses from Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail.Another reason to worry: More than 1.9 million of the hacked accounts used the classic password 123456, while another 1.2 million used 111111.As many as 42 million people from around the globe had their information stolen from an online dating network, including names, email addresses, unencrypted passwords, and dates of birth, according to a report published by security researcher Brian Krebs.
Our daily screen lives are filled with commercials and advertisements featuring “real people” who found true love online.Millions of singles world-wide use online dating sites for a variety of reasons.Many are hoping to actually meet their perfect mate.April 24, 2012 - WARNING: The information included in this tutorial could be used for malicious purposes in the wrong hands, please expect to be yelled at by people who think you are a bad guy if you start talking about this or asking questions. April 27, 2012 - Security Level: High / Hardcore Purpose: To hide who you are while performing research through your browser AND protecting your host system from drive-by download attacks AND being able to perform dynamic malware analysis and capture malicious traffic moving between the malware and the C&C. Along with this trend is the increased spread of some pretty nasty malware.One in particular is called Happili, an adware trojan that installs a browser extension to re-direct legitimate search queries to ad sites.