WhatsApp, Telegram Coding Blunders Can Expose Personal Media Files

The administrator of your personal data will be Threatpost, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801. Detailed information on the processing of personal data can be found in the privacy...

How your Instagram account could have been hijacked

A researcher found that it was possible to subvert the platform’s password recovery mechanism and take control of user accounts An independent researcher has found a security loophole in Instagram’s mobile password...

GandCrab ransomware revisited – is it back under a (R)evil new guise? – Naked...

Remember GandCrab? It was a well-known strain of ransomware that was sold as a ‘service’ on the cyberunderground. The idea of CaaS, or crimeware-as-a-service, is borrowed from the outsourcing and cloud computing...

JetBlue Bomb Scare Set Off with Apple AirDrop

Someone AirDropped a picture of a suicide vest to multiple people on a JetBlue flight, prompting an evacuation. Source link

Ransomware attackers demand $1.8m from US college – Naked Security

Credit where credit’s due: Monroe College, frozen by a ransomware attack since 6:45 a.m. Wednesday 10 July 2019, has seen a silver lining: it’s gone back to ye good old...

Engage Your Management with the Definitive ‘Security for Management’ Presentation Template

In every organization, there is a person who's directly accountable for cybersecurity. The name of the role varies per the organization's size and maturity – CISO, CIO, and Director of...

Bluetooth LE’s anti-tracking technology beaten – Naked Security

Researchers have found a way around the Media Access Control (MAC) address randomisation feature used by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to protect users and their devices from being identified and...

Google removes 16 apps infected by ‘Agent Smith’ malware

Every now and then, Android keeps getting visited from deadly malware attacks that put user and their data at lots of risks. This time, it's a new malware called Agent...

$5b privacy fine against Facebook seen as ‘chump change’ – Naked Security

Two people familiar with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) 16-month-long investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices – a probe kicked off by the Cambridge Analytica scandal – told the Wall Street...

Asian consortium plans blockchain-based mobile ID system – Naked Security

A consortium of Asian companies has agreed to create a blockchain-based service that might actually be useful. They want to use the blockchain to turn your phone into a mobile...

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