A “white hat” security researcher who says he found 13 bugs in Apple’s software claims to be the cause of Apple shutting down developer.apple.com. He also claims to have over 100,000 users’ private details.
The company says it is “completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software,” to prevent similar threats in the future.
Editor’s Pick Apple released the information just a few moments ago in an email to registered developers, saying that sensitive emails, names, and physical addresses could have been compromised, and that it took the website down on Thursday to prevent any further damage.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement will first have to obtain a search warrant before getting cell phone tracking data.
“Write ten lines of code and you’ll have two-factor authentication on your site,” CEO Robert Masse told me a few days ago in Montreal. “You still own the customer, and it’s completely free.”
RiskIQ says it will take care of watching what is “beyond the firewall” for your company. Today, it received $10 million in its first round of funding.
System admins say list of Congress passwords not legitimate.
Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more companies are asking President Barack Obama and the U.S. congress for greater transparency on PRISM, NSA surveillance of Americans, and government requests for data about their customers.
The 61 signatories include top tech companies as well as public interest and consumer privacy groups such as the ACLU, the EFF, Wikimedia Foundation, Reports without Borders, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Guest Post When you’re on vacation you’re exposed to new kinds of security threats. Here’s how to stay safe.
In these days of NSA snooping and built-in backdoors, do you really want your entire digital life in the cloud?
The latest Google Glass security hole is exposing once again just how vulnerable always-on devices are.
Sponsored Post Silicon Valley is rife with innovation. Historically, that innovation started in hardware, then added in software, then the web, and lately it has become the global capital for innovation in the mobile telecoms industry.
“That’s the beauty of the scam,” Segura told me. “You’re not actually infected — they make you think that you are, and most users believe it — and that’s the trick.”
Editor’s Pick It’s entirely possible that the National Security Agency has already put backdoors into your PC, enabling them to bypass any encryption techniques you might be using.
“I made up my mind to tell the truth about Google Glass,” Barrett told me today. “I’ve seen all the Ocean’s 11 and card-counting movies where they take you into the back room and threaten to break your legs in the old-school casinos … I don’t think they do that any more, but didn’t want to take any chances.
Cloud-managed Wi-Fi startup AirTight Networks has raised $10 million in its fourth round of funding.
Information exposed includes names, addresses, date of birth, telephone numbers, and emails.
The Union of French Jewish Students is claiming victory today in several-month battle with Twitter over releasing personal account details of Twitter users who tweeted anti-Semitic statement.
Digify lets you read a document on your mobile device, but then it disappears from the machine.
New documents reveal the government has tripled its Skype communications collection.
Feds will not be welcome at this year’s major hacking conference Def Con.
Apparently we love our smartphones. More, perhaps, than our spouses, God, or personal hygiene.
Guest Post When it comes to cloud security, you need to be aware of a few important things.
Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde is building a new mobile messaging app that will have superior encryption to prevent pretty much any outside party from listening in on your conversation, he said.
What can you do about it besides march, shout, and protest?
A cabal of lawyers from the FBI and departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security — dubbed “Team Telecom” — required fiber-optics companies to maintain internal groups of employees with security clearances to ensure that surveillance requests from the government were filled quickly and confidentially.
After the IRS published social security numbers associated with political organizations, one group is calling for the agency to get smart about technology.
News about PRISM and other government surveillance programs have brought these issues to the foreground of our minds and the news cycle, but online privacy was an oxymoron long before those fateful slides leaked.
Seculert believes the cloud is the best way to get the realtime information about infections in your system.
Solve Media gives marketers the capability to both weed out spam and help customers remember their slogans with its new round of funding.
A fake app mimicking Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail was programmed with anti-surveillance propaganda, but it also stole information about your phone in the background.
“With Glass I went closer to the action than I probably should have, and saw a couple fights going on. I think I got the first arrest with Google Glass … kinda cool!”
After experiences upwards of 70 cyber attacks a month, the U.K. government is partnering with nine defense and telecommunications companies protect itself.
After the leaks of U.S. government surveillance programs in June, the E.U. has voted to close two data-sharing programs that provide financial and travel information.
“Stop the surveillance! Restore the Fourth Amendment!”
Editor’s Pick “It can essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control any function,” Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal posted.
If you don’t want American spy agencies to spy on your Google searches, don’t use Google, says Germany’s privacy head.
Reddit’s gift exchange service has come up with a rather unique way of derailing the NSA’s over-reaching efforts in collecting data on U.S. citizens.
We’re excited to announce the following speakers at MobileBeat 2013.