Getting hacked, whether on a desktop or smartphone, pretty much sucks. In a way, your entire digital life is an open book and even the control of your devices can be wrenched away from you. But imagine it’s not a smartphone getting ripped from your hands but rather your car’s steering wheel. (more…)
Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action.
Using an inexpensive phone and open source software, the researchers were able to track the location of cell phone users without their knowledge on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network, the predominant worldwide network.
Zappos.com an online clothing and shoe retailer owned by Amazon.com warned it’s users of a Massive Data Breach exposing details for 24 million of it’s customers.
A war of words and website hacks appears to be underway between Israeli and Saudi hackers.
The hacking group “AntiSec” part of the larger group Anonymous has released even more information on officials and former officials that subscribe to Strafor. Stratfor provides clients information on national and international affairs.
New zero-day Yahoo Messenger exploit allows malware to spread via hijacked status updates | Naked Security.
Wow, what can you expect from a company that is nearly broke and only hanging on to existence by the skin of it’s teeth. Secure, email? Secure, chat? Bug less, programs? Yahoo has long had a history of exploits and malware and my suggestion to anyone still using their products. Find something or somewhere else SAFER to do your thing.
Android glitch allows hackers to bug phone calls | The Register.
Othersources: UPI, NetworkWorld, TGDaily
In what appears to be the 2nd big security GAFF of the week for the Android phone and OS.