Category Archives: Privacy

iOS Password Prompts are Ripe for Abuse

Apple’s password prompts for iOS devices are an easy target for phishing attacks to steal iTunes passwords and IDs.

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Threatpost News Wrap, September 29, 2017

The macOS Keychain attack, Signal’s new private contact discovery service, the Deloitte hack, and a handful of mobile stock trading app vulnerabilities are discussed.

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Posted in Apple vulnerabilities, Cloud Security, Deloitte, Deloitte hack, encrypted messaging, Hacks, IOActive, macOS, macOS High Sierra, Mobile Security, Mobile vulnerabilities, Moxie Marlinspike, Patrick Wardle, Podcasts, Privacy, secure messaging apps, Security, Signal, stock trading apps, Synack, Vulnerabilities | Comments Off on Threatpost News Wrap, September 29, 2017

Android Lockscreen Patterns Less Secure Than PINs

Researchers settle PIN versus pattern debate with study that proves a low-tech hack makes cracking an unlock screen simple.

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Posted in Android Phone, Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, feedback lines, iPhones, Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing, Mobile Security, PIN, Privacy, Security, swipe pattern | Comments Off on Android Lockscreen Patterns Less Secure Than PINs

Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions of Bluetooth Devices

Bluetooth attack vector, dubbed ‘BlueBorne’, leaves billions of smart Bluetooth devices open to attack including Android and Apple phones and millions more Linux-based smart devices.

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Posted in Android, Armis, blueborne, BlueBorne attack, Bluetooth, BlueZ, ios, IoT, Linux, man-in-the-middle, Microsoft, Mobile Security, Pineapple, Privacy, RCE, Security, Vulnerabilities, windows vista | Comments Off on Wireless ‘BlueBorne’ Attacks Target Billions of Bluetooth Devices

Tor Project Brings Security Slider Feature to Android App Orfox

Tor Project developers recently bolstered Orfox, a Tor Browser for Android devices, to help privacy-conscious mobile browsers better customize their security.

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Threatpost News Wrap, September 1, 2017

The Onliner spambot, Google’s forthcoming Not Secure warnings for Chrome, the WireX botnet, Sarahah privacy and more are discussed.

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Posted in Android, botnet, chrome, google, HTTPS, Mobile Security, Not Secure, Onliner, Podcasts, Privacy, Sarahah, Security, Spam, spambot, Troy Hunt, Vulnerabilities, Web Security, WireX | Comments Off on Threatpost News Wrap, September 1, 2017

Anonymous Messaging App Sarahah to Halt Collection of User Data With Next Update

The anonymous messaging app Sarahah says it plans to remove a feature that uploads users contacts, including phone numbers and email addresses to the company’s servers, in the next update.

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Threatpost News Wrap, June 23, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab’s latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.

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Posted in Citizen Lab, Fireball, GhostHook, Government, Honda, Intel, Malware, México, Microsoft, Mobile Security, Podcasts, Privacy, ransomware, Security, SMB, SMBv1, University College London, Vulnerabilities, WannaCry | Comments Off on Threatpost News Wrap, June 23, 2017

Android Gets Security Makeover With Google Play Protect

Google announces big changes for Android security including new features, a rebranding of old services and an updated UI, all streamlined under a new service called Google Play Protect.

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Why WhatsApp’s ‘Backdoor’ Isn’t a Backdoor

A chorus of security experts say allegations WhatsApp’s end-to-end messaging platform has a backdoor are wrong and explain why reports making the claim are false.

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