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Facebook Vulnerability Exposes Your Private Photos

Facebook Vulnerability Exposes Your Private Photos

A new security vulnerability has been found in Facebook by bug hunter Laxman Muthiyah that exposes private photos, and it put millions of users potentially at risk. The bug was found in Facebook Photo Sync, a feature that automatically uploads every photo taken on your mobile device to your Facebook […]

Premera Blue Cross Hacked, 11 Million Customers at Risk

Premera Blue Cross Hacked, 11 Million Customers at Risk

Premara Blue Cross has been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack where unauthorized access was gained to the Premera Blue Cross IT systems. A Premara spokesman confirmed that about 11 million individuals may be affected, and the data compromised may include Social Security Numbers and bank account information.   If you use Blue Cross […]

How Secure are Yahoo’s “On-Demand” Passwords?

How Secure are Yahoo’s “On-Demand” Passwords?

On Sunday, Yahoo launched a new service called “on-demand” passwords, which lets someone log into a Yahoo account using a unique, one-time code that is delivered via text message. It’s basically two-factor authentication without the first step.   Sounds interesting, but it begs the question, how secure are on demand […]

Dropbox SDK Flaw Lets Hackers Bypass Authentication, Other Password Managers Vulnerable

Dropbox SDK Flaw Lets Hackers Bypass Authentication, Other Password Managers Vulnerable

IBM has discovered a security flaw that can leave file storage accounts of mobile users open to hackers. The IBM researchers identified sloppy coding in Dropbox’s SDK Version 1.5.4 for Android that caused the vulnerability.   76% of the applications that link to Dropbox accounts using the Dropbox SDK are vulnerable, including […]

Homeland Security: Your Company Might Get Hacked, Don’t Make it Easy

Homeland Security: Your Company Might Get Hacked, Don’t Make it Easy

During a Cybersecurity panel discussion on Tuesday with members of Homeland Security, the theme was not “if you get hacked”, it’s “when you get hacked.” Companies need to start thinking this way, no one is immune to cyber attacks and it’s critical to have cybersecurity prevention tools in place and […]

Google: “Rowhammer” DRAM Flaw Could be Widespread

Google: “Rowhammer” DRAM Flaw Could be Widespread

Google’s expert team of hackers at Project Zero have discovered a serious flaw in modern DRAM devices. The flaw encourages computer vendors to cough up more information about hardware flaws, and is exploitable on x86 laptops. Google is encouraging vendors to release information about affected devices so that researchers and […]

Apple Patches FREAK Security Bug with iOS 8.2 Update

Apple Patches FREAK Security Bug with iOS 8.2 Update

Apple’s latest iOS release includes a fix for the FREAK exploit, which allows hackers to attack encrypted networks, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections. Most iPhones and iPads were affected by the bug.   Read more here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-fixes-freak-security-flaw-with-ios-8-2-update/

Mobile World Congress 2015 Highlights: Day 3

Mobile World Congress 2015 Highlights: Day 3

Here are the top 5 stories from MWC 2015 Day 3: Pebble followed up their smartwatch announcement with a Time Steel model with a metal body. The watch will have 10 days of battery life, and run for $299 Leia is bringing 3D holograms to mobile devices Flir One showcased […]

“FREAK” Exploit Puts Hundreds of Millions of People at Risk

“FREAK” Exploit Puts Hundreds of Millions of People at Risk

Yesterday, cryptographers discovered a security flaw dating back to the 90’s, that affects OS X, iOS, and Android users on over 64,000 websites. The FREAK exploit allows hackers to force a lower-grade of encryption, so that affected sites (with your personal information) can be cracked within a few hours. Visit […]

Mobile World Congress 2015 Highlights: Day 2

Mobile World Congress 2015 Highlights: Day 2

Here are our top 5 developments from Day 2 at MWC 2015: Fujitsu showed off a prototype smartphone that uses an infrared camera to scan your irises for your password Qualcomm announced ultrasonic 3D fingerprint authentication Intel revealed three new mobile chips, the Atom x3, x5, and x7 BlackBerry showed […]