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Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

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NC State University researchers have discovered an SMS phishing (smishing) vulnerability in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and thus is present in almost all Android versions, including Donut (1.6), Éclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and Jelly Bean (4.1). They have tested the flaw on...
Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

Reuters faces fresh hacker attack

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News agency hacked for the third time in a fortnight, as hoax story falsely claims Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has diedThe Reuters news agency has fallen victim to computer hackers for the third time in a fortnight, with the latest incident involving an article that falsely claimed Saudi Arabia's foreign...
Reuters faces fresh hacker attack

Facebook reveals it was hacked, but says no user data compromised

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Facebook today detailed a malware attack that occurred last month, but which has been remediated and reportedly did not result in any user data being compromised. Facebook says the attack originated when some employees visited a mobile developer website that had been compromised and led malware to be installed on the...
Facebook reveals it was hacked, but says no user data compromised

How IT Can Prepare for Mobile Forensic Investigations

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If your IT security team must comply with regulations like PCI-DSS or HIPAA, you need to know who accesses your data and what they do with it, even if they're using a mobile device to do it. But performing forensic investigations on mobile devices is trickier than it is on...
How IT Can Prepare for Mobile Forensic Investigations

Facebook and safety: A behind-the-scenes look at what happens when you click “Report”

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With so much information passing before our eyes on Facebook, we’re bound to find ourselves in a situation where we find things that are inappropriate. Also, with so many people using a site like Facebook, there’s a possibility of it being abused by some bad actors and finding ourselves being...
Facebook and safety: A behind-the-scenes look at what happens when you click “Report”

Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

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The trend toward consumerizing IT seems unstoppable, whether the IT department likes it or not. Individuals and departments are doing an end run around corporate IT to use the devices and services they want, not necessarily the approved choices. So how does IT respond? Ranging from acceptance to resistance...
Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

Twitter launches two-factor authentication, too late to save The Onion

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On the heels of the Syrian Electronic Army compromising a number of high-profile accounts—including those of the Associated Press, The Guardian, and The Onion—Twitter has introduced a two-factor authentication feature that should make such attacks more difficult. In a blog post today, Jim O'Leary of Twitter's security team announced...
Twitter launches two-factor authentication, too late to save The Onion

Here's The Security Breach Letter Facebook Is Sending To 6M Users

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Facebook has started sending out warning emails to users whose personal information has been compromised by the security bug uncovered yesterday. The bug exposed some six million Facebook users’ email addresses and telephone numbers to other site users because Facebook had “inadvertently stored [it] in association with people’s contact information as...
Here's The Security Breach Letter Facebook Is Sending To 6M Users

Security researchers find new wafer-thin ATM card skimmers in use

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ATM card skimming is hardly a new activity, and neither are card skimmers that continue to get smaller and more discreet. As Brian Krebs of the Krebs on Security blog reports, though, a new development out of Europe has now crossed a key, and potentially troublesome threshold. The European...
Security researchers find new wafer-thin ATM card skimmers in use

Verizon finds developer outsourced his work to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos

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No, this is not the Onion, it’s not April Fools, and I’m not making this up. All of this comes straight from Verizon, or rather a case study from 2012 outlined by its security team. The story goes a little something like this. A developer at a US-based critical infrastructure...
Verizon finds developer outsourced his work to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos

Twitter.com login flaw, now corrected, caused passwords to be sent in plain text in some cases

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A flaw in the design of Twitter.com’s security has allowed for user passwords to be sent in plain text when entered on the detail page of a Tweet. That flaw has been addressed by the Twitter security team  this evening and is now fixed, though it is unknown how long it...
Twitter.com login flaw, now corrected, caused passwords to be sent in plain text in some cases

Major Google Chrome vulnerability uncovered by hacker at Pwnium contest

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Russian university student Sergey Glazunov was able to hack into a secure Windows 7 machine using a remote code execution exploit in Google’s Chrome web browser in five minutes, ZDNet reported Wednesday. The exploit was found during CanSecWest’s Pwnium hacker contest, a competition similar to the popular Pwn2Own contest....
Major Google Chrome vulnerability uncovered by hacker at Pwnium contest

Facebook beefs up security of logins on new devices in face of industry breaches

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According to Facebook, it would like to make your mobile experience a tad more secure. In a blog post from the security team today, it outlined some of the initiatives that the company is using to make that happen. Here’s what Facebook If you’ve found something on your News Feed...
Facebook beefs up security of logins on new devices in face of industry breaches

Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

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If you’re a PC gamer and play World of Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft, you might want to log into Battle.net and change your password immediately. The company behind it, Blizzard, has confirmed that the site has been hacked. Here’s what Blizzard’s co-founder and President Michael Morhaime had to say about...
Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

Verizon investigator: How one US developer could have gotten away with outsourcing his job to China

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This week, the Internet was captivated by a story of how a US developer outsourced his job to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos. The unnamed man, referred to simply as Bob, working for the unnamed US-based critical infrastructure company, has been called everything from lazy...
Verizon investigator: How one US developer could have gotten away with outsourcing his job to China
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Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time

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Bloomberg reports that Apple is taking an interesting step into security research publicity, agreeing to present at this week's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas for the first time in the conference's 15-year history.While many major technology vendors have overcome their reluctance to making a public showing at the conference,...
Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time

Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site

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Despite the fact that the fundamental nature of the web is that public pages are open for indexing and analysis -- that's how search engines and other fundamental tools of the web work -- Pete Warden recently discovered that Facebook doesn't agree. Pete is the guy that analyzed Facebook data...
Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site

Apple to give speech on key iOS security technologies at Black Hat this week

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According to a post from Bloombergwho spoke with the Black Hat conference’s general manager Trey Ford, Apple will for the first time ever be attending this year’s show and giving a presentation on iOS security. To handle the presenation, Apple will be sending its Manager of the Platform Security team...
Apple to give speech on key iOS security technologies at Black Hat this week
Facebook stress tests its employees, not just its servers

Add to Hacked List: Listmaking Company Evernote

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Evernote, the popular productivity app maker, said in a blog post that it had been hacked on February 28 and that it was resetting all passwords. It’s just the latest in a long line of such security incursions suffered by consumer Internet companies, such as Twitter, in which access...
Add to Hacked List: Listmaking Company Evernote

At Apple, A 'Corporate Security Team' Is Looking Over Your Shoulder Just About All The Time (AAPL)

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Apple is known for trying to keep its employees from leaking out secret products. But apparently the rules are so strict that there is a "corporate security team" that is watching your every move, according to one former Apple employee writing on Quora. We can't exactly tell if he's being...
At Apple, A 'Corporate Security Team' Is Looking Over Your Shoulder Just About All The Time (AAPL)

Security team finds malware that hijacks USB smart cards

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A team of researchers have created a proof-of-concept piece of malware that can give attackers control of USB smart card readers attached to an infected Windows computer over the Internet. The malware installs a special driver on the infected computer which allows for the USB devices connected to it...
Security team finds malware that hijacks USB smart cards

Boot up: Kindle Fire hype?, iPhone 5 blueprints, Hillsborough and tech, and more

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Plus 0xCharlie joins Twitter, voice control for ultrabooks, ITC clears Apple of Samsung charge, how to save NFC and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHacking legend Charlie Miller signs on with Twitter >> V3.co.ukLegendary hacker and security reacher Charlie...
Boot up: Kindle Fire hype?, iPhone 5 blueprints, Hillsborough and tech, and more
Critics: Substandard crypto needlessly puts Evernote accounts at risk

6Scan’s Auto-Updating Web Site Protection Service Is Launching Today, Starting With WordPress

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If you run a big web site, you have a range of good options for staying protected from malicious hacks: hardware from enterprise-oriented companies like Cisco or McAfee, your own in-house support, or hosted professional blog services like WordPress VIP (which is what TechCrunch uses). If you’re a smaller web...
6Scan’s Auto-Updating Web Site Protection Service Is Launching Today, Starting With WordPress

Not just Twitter DMs: Scammers now phish usernames, passwords, and credit cards via Facebook PMs

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Phishing scams, which are used to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, take many different shapes and forms. Most arrive via email spam, but many also spread via social networks; for example, on Twitter, using direct messages has been a very popular tactic for years. For...
Not just Twitter DMs: Scammers now phish usernames, passwords, and credit cards via Facebook PMs

Just one hour to go until Apple's launch event, here's the scene in San Francisco

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What does the media queue for a major launch event look like? Picture the line in front of an Apple Store before any new product hits the shelves, add in a few hundred cameras and sat trucks, and there you go. Weather-wise, the scene is a bit dreary outside...
Just one hour to go until Apple's launch event, here's the scene in San Francisco

Dropbox Admits User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

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Several weeks ago, reports started to trickle out that a number of Dropbox users were under attack from spam. Since then, Dropbox has been investigating those attacks (with some help from a third-party) and today gave the first update on the progress, saying that some accounts were indeed accessed by...
Dropbox Admits User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

London 2012 prepares for cyber-attacks

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Online Olympic security team is working to safeguard 90 venues and huge amounts of data against incursions by criminals and 'hacktivists'When it comes to Olympics security, the chief information officer for London 2012 is quite clear: "We will get cyber-attacks, for sure. Previous Games have always been attacked, so we will...
London 2012 prepares for cyber-attacks
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