While LinkedIn defended its new Intro app, a security researcher posted some details on how to spoof Intro data, demonstrating how that can lead to spam and phishing attacks.
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LinkedIn’s release of its Intro app yesterday for Apple iOS mobile devices raised more than a few eyebrows for behaviors that are tantamount to a man-in-the-middle attack, experts said.
The EFF, which has consistently criticized the NSA’s mass metadata and Internet data collection, said that it appears a bill aimed at curtailing surveillance would still ensure the continued collection of Americans’ records.
FBstalker is a tool that automates queries against Facebook’s Graph Search feature. The tool collects data from users of the social network that can be used by phishers and hackers to gain access to networks.
The credit bureau Experian appears to have sold an unknown amount of highly sensitive personal information to a Vietnamese national who maintained an online identity theft service, according to a long-running investigative report published by KrebsonSecurity reporter Brian Krebs.
Researchers are going to present an update to the Snoopy Project, a distributed mobile tracking and intelligence platform at Black Hat Brazil and ZeroNights Russia.
Snapchat cleared up any doubts users may have had about the privacy surrounding the images sent back and forth on its photo messaging service when the company confirmed this week that it has shared some images with law enforcement.
The Apple iMessage protocol has been shrouded in secrecy for years now, but a pair of security researchers have reverse-engineered the protocol and found that Apple controls the encryption key infrastructure for the system and therefore has the ability to read users’ text messages–or decrypt them and hand them over at the order of a[...]
Yahoo’s decision to turn SSL on by default for its email users is being met with halfhearted applause by the security industry.