This is a good catch over the problem that iOS 6.1 had with people being able to unlock a phone in an unauthorised manner. The problem is that something very similar indeed had happened back with iOS 4.1. Why is this embarrassing? Well, almost exactly the same flaw affected iOS 4.1 back in 2010. What this tells me is that phone security is not systematically tested by...
(4 months and 4 days ago)
As soon as the new Pope was chosen, a land-grab for Pope Twitter handles commenced, as did a swirl of confusion over what was real. One account in particular (@JMBergoglio) gained tens of thousands of followers in a matter of minutes. The account seems legitimate at first glance, but it is actually an old parody Twitter account for the cardinal, as Mashable pointed out. The...
(3 months and 7 days ago)
Boughton's was among a string of recent cyber attacks targeting public officials and organizations. According to multiple news reports, someone took down the city of Hartford's website Thursday morning. On Tuesday, a hacker group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for hijacking the Twitter account of The Associated Press and sending out a fake tweet about an...
(1 month and 23 days ago)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (TheStreet) -- As Twitter continues to grow in both importance and the number of users, teenagers are increasingly turning to the micro-blogging social network. It's not at the expense of Facebook just yet, but it could be down the line. Pew Internet has a report that teenagers are now increasingly using Twitter, with 24% of teenagers having a Twitter...
(28 days ago)
After a series of high-profile hackings, Twitter last week finally joined the likes of Google and Facebook and introduced two-factor authentication. Users opting to use the new security tool must now enter a code they receive via a text message sent to their cell phones each time they log into the microblogging service. While Twitter's decision to provide account holders...
(19 days ago)
Tafa Peters (aka T-Shyne) was on Twitter and Facebook promoting a new song he recently uploaded to SoundCloud called "Masked Up" on Monday morning when something curious popped up on his Twitter timeline. Someone with the handle "@BurgerKing" mentioned the New York rapper: Shout out @Tshyne check his music out! Turns out the message came from the official Burger King Twitter...
(4 months ago)
Researcher simulates hijacking an airplane using just an Android app at security conference; FAA says technique wouldn't capture "full control" of plane
(2 months and 9 days ago)
Today: Apple follows Facebook and Twitter in announcing an attack on its employees' computers, while another corporate Twitter account is taken over. Also: Google stock surpasses $800 for the first time, Wall Street gains after long weekend.
(4 months ago)
Twitter unveiled a new security feature on Wednesday to combat a recent spate of high-profile hacks of user accounts. The feature, known as two-factor authentication, will require Twitter users to log in and then enter a six-digit code sent to their phones via text message. That way, a hacker would need to not only steal a person's username and password, but also the...
(28 days ago)
Every major new software release has its share of bugs and security holes and the developer edition of Apple’s iOS 7 is no different. Forbes points us to a new video showing how to completely bypass the iPhone’s password protection by accessing the calculator available on the lock screen. As Forbes describes it, users can bypass the password screen “by opening iOS’s Control...
(7 days ago)
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