JPMorgan Chase Customer Data Hack

WSJ: JPMorgan Chase hackers failed to infiltrate other banks

By on October 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

WSJ: JPMorgan Chase hackers failed to infiltrate other banks

JPMorgan Chase has recently confirmed that hackers managed to breach its computers system and access identification data for as many as 83 million accounts, although they were not able to steal actual financial information, passwords and social security numbers associated to those accounts. The hackers were able to obtained detailed information about the programs JPMorgan uses to protect its network, a recent report has also revealed, information that could be used for future attacks. Furthermore, the hackers reportedly tried to attack as many as nine other financial institutions, according to a New York Times report on Friday, but The Wall Street Journal has learned that cyberattackers didn’t manage to breach other networks. More →

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JPMorgan Chase Data Breach

This might be the most important thing hackers stole during massive JPMorgan Chase attack

By on October 6, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

This might be the most important thing hackers stole during massive JPMorgan Chase attack

JPMorgan Chase last week confirmed that hackers managed to access personal data for more than 83 million customers, including 76 million households and seven million small-business online accounts, but The New York Times reveals that the largest bank in the U.S. isn’t the only one to have been hit. It appears that other nine, unnamed, financial institutions have also been targeted by the same mysterious hackers group, which also managed to steal some critical security data from JPMorgan on top of personal data. More →

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JPMorgan Chase Security Breach

Massive JPMorgan Chase hack impacted more than 80 million accounts

By on October 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM.

Massive JPMorgan Chase hack impacted more than 80 million accounts

On Thursday evening, JPMorgan Chase revealed that a massive security breach has led to the exposure of sensitive data belonging to 76 million households and 7 million businesses. This huge security failure arrives in the wake of the hacking of 40 million cardholders and 70 million others at Target, and one at Home Depot last September that affected 56 million cards.

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Hackers Mac Flaw Reddit

Scary flaw lets hackers create a botnet of more than 17,000 infected Macs

By on October 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Scary flaw lets hackers create a botnet of more than 17,000 infected Macs

No matter how secure a computer is, hackers will always find a tiny flaw that can be exploited. And sure enough, hackers have found a flaw on at least 17,000 Mac computers and are using it to control them through Reddit.

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Is Apple Pay Secure

There’s no chance your Apple Pay credit card info will end up like Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pics

By on October 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

There’s no chance your Apple Pay credit card info will end up like Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pics

In the wake of the massive iCloud hack that revealed scores of nude celebrity pictures, should you really trust Apple with your credit card information? Even if you think the answer is “no,” the good news is that you won’t have to trust the company when it comes to Apple Pay — instead you’ll be trusting your credit card company’s network. More →

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iOS and Android Malware

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

Whenever mobile malware comes up, the usual reports detail new malicious apps that are found to affect Android, while iOS remains largely unaffected by such programs. However, The New York Times now says that security researchers have discovered a sophisticated malware attack that’s currently spreading in Hong Kong between Occupy Central protesters, and which is able to infect and then spy upon both Android and iOS devices. More →

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iOS 8 Security Holes QuickType

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

This could potentially be a significant problem for anyone who has installed iOS 8 on their device. iDownload Blog points us to a new report from iGen.fr that claims iOS 8′s QuickType smart keyboard feature will actually suggest parts of your password as part of its predictive typing feature. More →

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iPhone 6: iOS 8 Tracking

Your iPhone 6 can still be tracked despite increased iOS 8 privacy features

By on September 26, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

Your iPhone 6 can still be tracked despite increased iOS 8 privacy features

User privacy is a product feature Apple has been heavily advertising recently and it’s been making sure customers know their data is safe… but that doesn’t mean advertisers and retailers won’t still be able to track some Apple device users. For example, even if you use an iOS 8 privacy feature called MAC address spoofing that was designed to stop advertisers from tracking you, you still aren’t necessarily safe from marketers’ prying eyes. More →

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FBI vs. Apple and Google

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

By on September 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

Just as the furor surrounding the NSA seemed to be quieting down, Apple picked up right where the government agency left off when iCloud was found to be the culprit in the case of the leaked celebrity photos early this month. The leak elicited a renewed demand for privacy, but as Apple, Google and others strengthen their security, the FBI is becoming increasingly concerned. More →

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Bash vs Heartbleed Security Flaw

Bash is even worse than Heartbleed, and you can’t do anything about it

By on September 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Bash is even worse than Heartbleed, and you can’t do anything about it

A few months ago, a serious security issue affecting millions of websites was discoveredHeartbleed – and subsequently patched by many of them, but it looks like that wasn’t the worst security scare for Internet users this year. CNET reports that a new security vulnerability has been found, the “Bash” or “Shellshock” bug, which could be even more serious than Heartbleed because it can affect a variety of Internet-connected devices, from computers to Internet-of-Things gadgets. And apparently, this huge flaw will not be easily fixed. More →

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iOS 8 Security Flaw

Developer warns of yet another big iPhone security flaw

By on September 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Developer warns of yet another big iPhone security flaw

Apple really isn’t having a good week. Things started out well enough when Apple revealed on Monday morning that more than 10 million combined iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset were sold during their debut weekend. Then came “Bendgate.” And iOS 8.0.1. And the revelation that Apple is entirely at fault for the huge nude celebrity photo leak. Piling on top of this growing list is a blog post from app developer Craig Hockenberry, who reveals a big and potentially frightening security issue in iOS 8 and earlier versions of Apple’s mobile software. More →

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