Facebook Messenger App Privacy

Security researcher finds Facebook Messenger is loaded with ‘spyware type code’ [updated]

By on September 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

Security researcher finds Facebook Messenger is loaded with ‘spyware type code’ [updated]

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to hate Facebook Messenger, now you have another one. Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski tells Motherboard that he spent some time picking apart Facebook Messenger earlier this week and found that it’s positively loaded with “spyware type code” designed to track everything you do. More →

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Gmail Hack

How to find out if your Google login was compromised in the Gmail hack

By on September 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

How to find out if your Google login was compromised in the Gmail hack

Gmail is a fantastic service that has changed the way much of the world uses email. It was also the target of a big security breach recently that has left 5 million Google customers exposed. Are you one of the unlucky users whose login credentials were compromised?

Here’s how to find out — and what to do if your Google username and password were exposed in the breach. More →

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Gmail User Name Password Leak

5 million stolen Gmail user names and passwords have leaked online

By on September 10, 2014 at 12:54 PM.

5 million stolen Gmail user names and passwords have leaked online

No, iCloud isn’t the only popular online service that runs into security problems every now and then. FreedomHacker brings us word that roughly 5 million different Gmail user names and passwords have been posted online on a Russian Bitcoin forum and it looks like phishing scammers are already using the leak to lure in unsuspecting users to enter in their user names and passwords into websites that purport to help them figure out if their passwords have been compromised or not. More →

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Home Depot Credit Card Breach

Home Depot’s massive credit card data breach may be even bigger than attack on Target

By on September 9, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot’s massive credit card data breach may be even bigger than attack on Target

Home Depot already confirmed a few days ago it has been the victim of an elaborate cyber attack, without providing specific details about the number of users that may have been affected in this new credit and debit card data heist. The company on Monday again confirmed that hackers managed to get in its in-store payment systems, The New York Times reports, and the new attack may be even bigger than the similar breach that occurred in late 2013 at Target. More →

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Apple iCloud Security Breach

In the wake of massive nude photos leak, Apple adds another layer to iCloud security

By on September 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

In the wake of massive nude photos leak, Apple adds another layer to iCloud security

Apple has insisted that iCloud has no real security issues, although that hasn’t stopped the company from putting more security measures in place to keep its users’ data safe anyway. MacRumors reports that Apple is now sending out email alerts whenever you or anyone else tries to log into your iCloud account on a web browser. MacRumors notes that “the alerts are being sent out even if the specific browser has been used previously to access iCloud, but this is presumably a one-time measure that will not be repeated for future logins with that combination of browser and machine.” More →

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Tim Cook on iCloud Security

Tim Cook vows to improve iCloud security, prevent future ‘nudegates’

By on September 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM.

Tim Cook vows to improve iCloud security, prevent future ‘nudegates’

One of the downsides of so many celebrities using your devices is that you’ll share the blame when anything privacy-related affects them. Apple’s iCloud services have been blamed for the hack that resulted in multiple celebrities having their nude pictures leaked all over the Internet, although Apple later revealed that it wasn’t a widespread iCloud hack that’s actually to blame for the huge personal data leak, but rather other factors that are independent from Apple’s iCloud security measures. More →

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Celebrities Nude Pictures Malware

There’s something phishy about those nude photos you might be looking for

By on September 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

There’s something phishy about those nude photos you might be looking for

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you’ve probably heard that quite a few celebrities have had their personal iCloud accounts hacked into, with thieves being able to retrieve compromising pictures and videos from existing cloud backups. Some hackers apparently did it just for the fun of it, while others did it for the money. Other hackers, meanwhile, might be trying to profit from the increased interest in celebrities’ nude photos by attempting to use their notoriety to engage in phishing attacks. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Apple Security

Apple’s iCloud woes have BlackBerry smelling blood

By on September 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Apple’s iCloud woes have BlackBerry smelling blood

We already knew that BlackBerry has been having a good time watching Apple try to shore up its reputation for security following the massive celebrity iCloud photo hack. But now John Chen’s feisty underdog has taken things a step further and written a full post on its company blog explaining why everyone should have listened to BlackBerry all these years about the importance of mobile security. More →

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Android Malware Apps

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

By on September 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

Unfortunate though it may be, the simple fact is that most of us don’t take mobile security as seriously as we should. The idea of running a PC without antivirus software and malware protection is crazy to most people, but Android devices and other smartphones and tablets are the new frontier for hackers and malicious software makers looking to steal your private data.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Apple iCloud Hack

BlackBerry knows how angry iCloud hacking victims could have saved themselves lots of trouble

By on September 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

BlackBerry knows how angry iCloud hacking victims could have saved themselves lots of trouble

Sure, the iPhone might have paved the way for the collapse of BlackBerry’s once-dominant handset business but that doesn’t mean the company won’t occasionally get the opportunity to laugh at its longtime tormentor. More →

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iCloud Nude Celebrities Photos Hack

Law enforcement iCloud hacking tool used in Jennifer Lawrence nude photos theft

By on September 3, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

Law enforcement iCloud hacking tool used in Jennifer Lawrence nude photos theft

Apple on Tuesday confirmed that various celebrities using iPhones have had their iTunes accounts hacked by third parties who managed to steal sensitive information including nude pictures and videos, but revealed that a massive iCloud security issue isn’t to blame. Instead, attackers used other means of associating user names and passwords to get into their targets’ iCloud accounts. Wired has learned more details about the massive hack, revealing that a law enforcement tool may have been used in the attacks. More →

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Home Depot Credit Card Theft

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

By on September 3, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

Home Depot might be the next victim of a massive cyberattack, Krebs on Security and The Wall Street Journal report, although specific details have not been offered by the company yet. More →

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