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Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private?
26th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
The past month has seen one blockbuster revelation after another about how our mobile phone and broadband providers have been leaking highly sensitive customer information, including real-time location data and customer account details....
3 Charged In Fatal Kansas ‘Swatting’ Attack
24th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Federal prosecutors have charged three men with carrying out a deadly hoax known as "swatting," in which perpetrators call or message a targets local 911 operators claiming a fake hostage situation or a bomb threat in progress at the targets...
Mobile Giants: Please Don’t Share The Where
22nd May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Your mobile phone is giving away your approximate location all day long. This isnt exactly a secret: It has to share this data with your mobile provider constantly to provide better call quality and to route any emergency 911 calls straight...
T-Mobile Employee Made Unauthorized ‘SIM Swap’ To Steal Instagram Account
18th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
T-Mobile is investigating a retail store employee who allegedly made unauthorized changes to a subscribers account in an elaborate scheme to steal the customers three-letter Instagram username. The modifications, which could have let the...
Tracking Firm LocationSmart Leaked Location Data For Customers Of All Major U.S. Mobile Carriers In Real Time Via Its Web Site
17th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
LocationSmart, a U.S. based company that acts as an aggregator of real-time data about the precise location of mobile phone devices, has been leaking this information to anyone via a buggy component of its Web site -- without the need for...
Detecting Cloned Cards At The ATM, Register
14th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Much of the fraud involving counterfeit credit, ATM debit and retail gift cards relies on the ability of thieves to use cheap, widely available hardware to encode stolen data onto any cards magnetic stripe. But new research suggests retailers...
Think You’ve Got Your Credit Freezes Covered? Think Again.
9th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
I spent a few days last week speaking at and attending a conference on responding to identity theft. The forum was held in Florida, one of the major epicenters for identity fraud complaints in United States. One gripe I heard from several...
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2018 Edition
8th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Microsoft today released a bundle of security updates to fix at least 67 holes in its various Windows operating systems and related software, including one dangerous flaw that Microsoft warns is actively being exploited. Meanwhile, as it...
Study: Attack On KrebsOnSecurity Cost IoT Device Owners $323K
7th May 2018 [2 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
A monster distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against KrebsOnSecurity.com in 2016 knocked this site offline for nearly four days. The attack was executed through a network of hacked "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices such as Internet...
Twitter To All Users: Change Your Password Now!
3rd May 2018 [3 months ago] from Krebsonsecurity
Twitter just asked all 300+ million users to reset their passwords, citing the exposure of user passwords via a bug that stored passwords in plain text -- without protecting them with any sort of encryption technology that would mask a...
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