The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.
The company says it is “completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software,” to prevent similar threats in the future.
Editor’s Pick “It can essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control any function,” Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal posted.
A staggering 267,259 mobile apps are triggering SMS trojans, exploiting security holes, stealing private data, and building botnets, according to a study released today by security firm Juniper.
You gotta love security geeks — they can make it so easy for you. At least, if you’re a black hat hacker.
“It looks like Andew got slammed into a desk by federal agents while trying to hand his phone to his lawyer after the court asked for his phone,” his publicist told me via email.
Yesterday, Zendesk was hacked and the personal information of an unknown number of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr users was stolen. Last year, 12.6 million U.S adults were the victims of identity fraud.
Editor’s Pick “Prosecutors do not acknowledge nuance,” Watt told me today. “They turn everything into a very clear-cut moral issue, where everything is nicely packaged into a premeditated act.”