Samsung Message App flawed; random user pics leaked to contacts

Samsung Message App flawed; random user pics leaked to contacts

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 03.07.2018

A flaw detected by users in the pre-installed Samsung Message App on Samsung Galaxy phones causes the app to forward random user photos to arbitrary contacts without the user’s knowledge, according to discussion threads on both reddit and the manufacturer’s forum. “The Samsung Messaging has become VERY BUGGY after the RCS / Advanced Messaging Update [and#8230;] read more

US Homeland Security’s ICE demands Twitter release data on cryptic Flash Gordon account

US Homeland Security’s ICE demands Twitter release data on cryptic Flash Gordon account

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 02.07.2018

Flash Gordon (@s7nsins), a mysterious Twitter user based in New Zealand, announced in a tweet that the US Department of Homeland Security’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent Twitter an export enforcement subpoena in April to disclose the real identity of the person behind the account. ICE demanded private information such as name, address, phone [and#8230;] read more

Ticketmaster breached for months, personal data stolen by hackers

Ticketmaster breached for months, personal data stolen by hackers

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 28.06.2018

Ticketmaster has warned customers that their personal information may have been compromised, after malicious code was discovered running on its website. Up to 40,000 UK customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and June 23, 2018 are thought to be affected. In addition, international customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets [and#8230;] read more

How to add cybersecurity to the list of subjects to address with kids

How to add cybersecurity to the list of subjects to address with kids

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 28.06.2018

Being a victim of cyberbullying can have significant consequences on children, leaving them feeling alone, isolated and humiliated. Although they feel their situation is tricky, wrong, and overwhelming, few choose to ask their parents for help. In fact, the older they get, the less they want to talk about it with anyone. A Bitdefender study ... The post How to add cybersecurity to the list of subjects to address with kids appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 27.06.2018

Twitter has given millions of users a way of making their accounts even harder to hack, with the introduction of support for physical keys. Most Twitter users protect their accounts in the traditional way: username and password. As with any other internet account, such security is vulnerable to a number of threats including phishing or [and#8230;] read more

‘No more ATMs running Windows XP,’ shouts Reserve Bank of India

‘No more ATMs running Windows XP,’ shouts Reserve Bank of India

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 25.06.2018

Vulnerable Windows XP machines have made tremendous attack vectors for bad actors in the past decade, yet some organizations are still relying on the age-old OS that Microsoft no longer supports with security updates. Banks in India are just some of the organizations making up that list, and while everyone will eventually have to ditch [and#8230;] read more

Cisco patches critical flaws in many of its switches and security appliances

Cisco patches critical flaws in many of its switches and security appliances

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 22.06.2018

Switchzilla has released 24 security advisories to document and patch critical and high-severity flaws recently found in hundreds of devices, including switches, firewalls and security appliances. On June 20, the networking giant published a knowledgebase article titled “Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Security Advisory Collection,” which includes 24 advisories describing as many vulnerabilities in Cisco [and#8230;] read more

Med Associates breach leaves 270,000 patient records at risk

Med Associates breach leaves 270,000 patient records at risk

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 21.06.2018

Med Associates has suffered a data breach that may have directed patient names and insurance information into the wrong hands. Hackers could use the data for medical fraud, the company said. On its About page, Med Associates Inc. describes itself as a manufacturer, software developer, and supplier of products for behavioral psychology, pharmacology, neuroscience, and [and#8230;] read more

Black River Medical Center employee falls for phishing scam; breach ensues

Black River Medical Center employee falls for phishing scam; breach ensues

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 21.06.2018

Black River Medical Center has issued a notice informing customers that the healthcare provider has learned of a data security lapse that may have resulted in the exposure of some patients’ personal information. An affiliate of Saint Francis Healthcare System, Black River is a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital in Missouri, US. On April 23, the hospital [and#8230;] read more

Adidas fans hit by phishing scam

Adidas fans hit by phishing scam

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 19.06.2018

Why users always fall for the lamest phishing scams is beyond comprehension, but hackers take advantage of this weakness and hide their scheming behind the usual fake prizes and too-good-to-be-true giveaways. This time, it was Adidas’ turn to feature in a major phishing scam that targeted users in specific regions. A fake Adidas campaign promising [and#8230;] read more

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