Category: hacks

Grindr and US national security

Here’s an interesting development…the US federal agency which reviews foreign investments in US companies has ordered a Chinese firm to sell its stake in gay…

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Bad biometrics: Samsung’s new S10 phone

When biometrics work properly, they can provide you with an easy to use security solution with a reasonable level of assurance for most types of…

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The (not paranoid enough) Android

The train wreck that is Android security continues… A new strain of malware by security firm Wandera found in China has the following charming characteristics,…

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Beware of mobile number port out scams!

I spend a lot of time telling people to use two factor authentication on their important web accounts.  This may explain why I don’t get…

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The ultimate outsider threat?

I know I have been blathering on about insider threats lately, so let’s go to the other extreme – the ultimate outsider threat. A pair…

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Insiders on the outside

Homeland Security Magazine has a very interesting case study on an insider threat case involving DirecTV.  In this case, the insider was a sort-of third…

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Leaky buckets and acquisition best practices

There are three interesting things for CSOs to think about in this story on a leak of passport and other personal information on tens of…

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The other big hack of 2016?

According to CSO Online, someone is offering for sale what they claim is a 6GB file of “data enrichment” information pertaining to over 200 million…

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malware strikes non jailbroken iOS devices

A reminder that while iOS still seems to be safer from malware threats (as long as you don’t jailbreak your device), Apple’s walled garden is…

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No, you don’t need to close your LastPass account…

Yesterday, at ShmooCon, security researcher Sean Cassidy announced a vulnerability in the popular LastPass password manager.  He demonstrated a way that an attacker could send…

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