New iPhone owners in China have apparently been subject to a dedicated man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack from their own government. Users have been reporting that all connections to iCloud.com are currently being blocked by the Great Firewall of China, and those connections are being redirected to a dummy site requesting their login credentials. A similar attack is also being directed at Microsoft’s Login.live.com gateway.
News has surfaced that Mac OS X Yosemite has been collecting user information through the Spotlight feature. Spotlight is Apple’s built in search function that not only searches a user’s hard disk, but also the internet through Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Aside from conducting the search, it will also return that search data plus the user’s location to the Apple servers.
The Korean-based messaging app wants to reduce the duration in which messages are stored and to implement end-to-end encryption in order to reassure its users after a recent intrusion of privacy in the form of leaked messages. Two weeks ago, KakaoTalk had reportedly given access to thousands of private messages to the South Korean government in an effort to filter out malicious rumours regarding South Korean President Geun Hye Park.
A series of data breaches over the last year has caused the South Korean government to reconsider the national identification system. This is due to the fact that so many ID numbers have been stolen that it is putting the entire population at risk of identity theft. At the core of the issue is the ID number issued to each South Korean citizen above the age of 17; which is not randomly generated and contains details about the person associated with it.
In response to a recent snapchat leak, aptly named “The Snappening” took place over the weekend and a reported 200,000 users had their photos and videos compromised. A statement has been released on the company’s blog on the use of its unofficial API. As a result, Snapchat has taken zero responsibility on the photo leaks.
Cyber-security company iSIGHT has revealed the details of a Russian cyber-espionage campaign conducted against NATO countries that has been conducted over the last year. The attacks were perpetrated by using a zero-day exploit in all supported versions of Windows, and Windows Server 20008 and 2012. Microsoft is aware of the vulnerability and is currently working on a patch.
Another day, another leak: hundreds of users name and password belonged to Dropbox users have been posted online earlier today on Pastebin by an anonymous user. It just a small chunk of more than six million Dropbox user names and password that the leaker claimed to have and willing to leak out further in exchange for Bitcoin.
One might immediately come to a conclusion that this leak was a result by security breach at Dropbox but according to the folks at the popular cloud storage service, that is not the case. So, what gives?
Ever since Microsoft released the preview program for its latest operating system Windows 10, the preview program has had a million users help test out the operating system as revealed by the company. Microsoft projects that the number of users that opt into the preview program are to steadily rise in the coming months.
Users who love to share photos to their contacts but are worried of security and privacy issues are now able to breathe a sigh of relief as a new photo-sharing app has been developed that prevents recipients of your photos from snapping a screenshot. Called Yovo, the iOS app is looking to prevent unwarranted screenshots of your messages through employing a simple yet effective optical illusion.