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The FTC is looking into the Equifax breach

The Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating the massive breach revealed last week at credit bureau Equifax, which leaked personal financial information on 143 million people. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2h3QUEy

Google removes 300 Android apps for secretly hijacking phones for DDoS attacks

Around 300 apps have been withdrawn from Google’s Play Store after they were found to be secretly hijacking Android devices to supply traffic for wide-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, as noted by Gizmodo. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/2xIKYUD

Mobile Passport App Cuts Travel Time through Miami Customs

  (Tribune News Service) — There are apps for checking your flight status, checking in at the airport and calling for a car when you land. But now travelers at Miami International Airport have a new use for technology: skipping long lines at customs. from TechSnobs http://ift.tt/1FShiSG

Android malware has risen to 79% of all threats in 2012

This report doesn’t surprise me at all!  Although something to take note of is most of the Malware is found in emerging markets overseas.   Via BGR Mar 7, 2013by Dan Graziano A new study has found that Google’s (GOOG) mobile operating system is targeted by hackers far more than any other mobile platform. Security firm F-Secure found that Androidaccounted for 79% of all mobile malware…

Hackers Leak 1m Apple UDIDs Allegedly Obtained from FBI Breach

AntiSec hackers leak 1,000,001 Apple device IDs allegedly obtained from FBI breach4TH SEPTEMBER 2012 by JOSH ONG This is some wild news!  And it actually looks to be true…   Via HackerNews           The AntiSec hacking group claims to have released a set of more than 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) obtained from breaching the FBI. The group claims to have over…

Google Will Pay $22.5 Million to Settle FTC Charges

If you ever thought for a moment that “Ads” aren’t important in the webspace then think again!  Google is paying the largest FTC Penalty ever today in the amount of 22.5 Million because they place tracking “cookies” or served targeted ads to those users on the Safari web browser violating an earlier privacy settlement between the company and the FTC.  The reality is…

Android, Nokia smartphone hacked using Near Field Communication (NFC) hack

Another blow to NFC but I’ll think they’ll overcome it     Via ArsTechnica Android, Nokia smartphone security toppled by Near Field Communication hack NFC-enabled phones can be hijacked when in close proximity to bad guys. by Dan Goodin – July 25 2012, 11:00am EDT HACKING MOBILE COMPUTING PRIVACY 66 A computer screen captures the output of an Android phone after it receives data from…

Yahoo Voice hack leaks 450,000 passwords

Oh No another hack!       Via Guardian Yahoo Voice hack leaks 450,000 passwords Usernames and unencrypted passwords posted online after hack attack on Yahoo Voice network Share63 Email Charles Arthur guardian.co.uk, Thursday 12 July 2012 05.36 EDT Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. A hacking attack on Yahoo Voices has seen 450,000 passwords stolen. Photograph: Paul Sakuma/AP More than 450,000 usernames and…

Ethiopian Government Bans VOIP! USE SKYPE, GO TO PRISON!

One thing is very certain, is that you shouldn’t take using ANY TYPE of internet voice and video calls for granted!  Especially in Ethiopia as you could end up in jail for 15 years! WOW     Via TechCrunch   Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services FREDERIC LARDINOIS posted yesterday Comments The Ethiopian government, Al Jazeera reports, has criminalized…

An Update on LinkedIn Member Passwords Compromised

Oh well it turns out to be true… Effected users will be getting a notice that your password is no longer valid and will be forced to reset it.   Via LinkedIn Blog   An Update on LinkedIn Member Passwords Compromised Vicente Silveira, June 6, 2012 We want to provide you with an update on this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. We can…

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