In the wake of a recent enforcement action against Marriott for blocking guests’ WiFi hotspots in their hotels, the FCC is warning other hotel operators and business owners that such blocking is illegal and the commission’s Enforcement Bureau is taking note. Marriott last year paid a fine of $600,000 to settle an FCC enforcement action[…]
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Silent Circle patched a serious memory corruption vulnerability in the Silent Text application bundled with the secure Blackphone as well as in the standalone iOS and Android apps.
Apple has released major security updates for both OS X and iOS that includes patches for a number of bugs that could lead to arbitrary code execution. The release of iOS 8.1.3 fixes a vulnerability that allowed an attacker to bypass the sandbox restrictions in Safari and the OS X update fixes a serious flaw[…]
The National Football League’s NFL Mobile application leaks unencrypted credentials putting personal user information at risk.
Core Security disclosed details on an Android Wi-Fi Direct denial of service vulnerability after Google said it had no timeline to patch the issue. The two sides also disagreed on the severity of the flaw.
Google has taken quite a bit of heat in recent weeks for its decision not to patch a vulnerability in the WebView component of Android in older versions, leaving hundreds of millions of users exposed to potential attacks. Now, a Google engineer is explaining the company’s reasoning, saying that patching older versions of the OS[…]
Customer payment information and other data was made vulnerable by a flaw in the Marriott Web service used by the Android app as well as the Web site, a security researcher found. The vulnerability is the result of Marriott’s system failing to use any kind of authentication on requests, meaning that an attacker who knew[…]
Researchers at AdaptiveMobile released a report demonstrating an increase in spam over the WhatsApp messaging app.
Marriott, which last year paid a $600,000 fine for blocking customers’ WiFi devices in its hotels, has said that it no longer will prevent guests from using personal hotspots or similar devices. The situation resulted from a complaint by a guest who stayed at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland hotel in 2013 and found that he couldn’t[…]
David Cameron, speaking in the wake of the terror attack in Paris last week, said at an event Monday that the UK government can’t allow any form of communication that can’t be read.