It only took hackers three weeks to jailbreak iOS 11

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A few days ago we saw a video that showed the various iOS 11 features inspired by jailbreak apps or Android. At the time, I said that Apple should still unofficially support iOS jailbreaks in the future, as they bring up some great ideas for the future of the mobile…


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Norwalk UPS Driver Charged With Identity Theft In Wilton Cell Phone Scheme

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WILTON, Conn. — A UPS driver from Norwalk was arrested for taking part in a scam where cell phones were fraudulently bought online and delivered to homes in Wilton without the homeowner’s knowledge, according to police. In April the Wilton Police Department received two separate complaints from residents of Tolland…


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Hackers have developed a WannaCry copycat that targets Android smartphones

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Security experts are warning about a new form of ransomware that is being used to target Android smartphones. The ransomware, dubbed WannaLocker, was discovered by Avast, and has been targeting Android users in China. The creators of the ransomware are said to have taken inspiration from WannaCry, the devastating cyber…


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App thwarts voice hackers using phone’s compass

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The ability to control our gadgets with voice commands brings a lot of convenience, but it also brings something else: the opportunity for voice hacking. By using recordings of our voices, hackers could gain access to our phones or any other device featuring voice recognition software. Researchers at the University…


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Hacking The Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner

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Three every-day items hold key to smartphone hack. Just when you think researchers have finally come up with a foolproof security scan method (and what could possibly be more secure than the eyes in your skull?) some fancy hackers have to go and prove it can be beaten. Even worse,…


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Chipotle cyber attack: Customers urged to be on alert

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Torti the Tortilla is still dancing on Chipotle Mexican Grill’s website even after the popular burrito business announced customers should review their bank statements and be on alert for fraud. And at the Harlingen Chipotle it was business as usual. Customers shuffled their way to the cash register while others…


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The need for internet security on your mobile

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Cybercriminals are constantly making advancements and finding new ways to compromise us. While they still target computers, hackers are also beginning to attack mobile devices. We are starting to see more threats such as ransomware attacks on smartphones. As hackers target mobile devices, it’s imperative to ensure that you are…


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Phone scammers target VA health care program

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning military veterans about a phone scam targeting people who call the Veterans Choice Program hotline. The correct number for the program is (866) 606-8198. But if someone makes the simple mistake of dialing 1-800, the scammers go to work. A misleading recording tells…


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PARANOID ANDROID Almost half of all Android owners are at risk of being HACKED due to major security flaw

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Smartphone owners could be blackmailed for their sexy selfies or naughty clips, it’s feared IF you own an Android smartphone you could be at serious risk of “screen hijack”. A major bug allows hackers to nab your photos, passwords and bank details which could be used to blackmail you, security…


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Starbucks App Users Are Getting Hundreds Stolen From Their Bank Accounts

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For serious Starbucks go-ers, their mobile app makes paying for your Grande iced coffee easy as can be — but users who chose to link their Starbucks account to their banks are finding themselves victims of a major scam. A reporter at Buzzfeed explained that last week she received an…


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Cell phones charging are at greatest risk from hackers

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Cell phones, as with websites and other forms of communications equipment, are at risk from hacking. A major vulnerability arises with smartphones when they are charging, according to a new study from the New York Institute of Technology. The risks of charging a smartphone via a USB cord have been…


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Phone hackers drive up phone bill of small Vermont town

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A Vermont town board is dealing with an administrative headache from phone hackers overcharging their bill with long-distance international calls. The Brattleboro Reformer reports that the town is stuck with a bill of over $3,000 despite not making the calls. Shannon Meckle, a town official, says that the calls are…


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After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts

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Experts have been warning for years about security blunders in the Signaling System 7 protocol – the magic glue used by cellphone networks to communicate with each other. These shortcomings can be potentially abused to, for example, redirect people’s calls and text messages to miscreants’ devices. Now we’ve seen the…


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App Flaw Reportedly Creates Backdoor for Hacking Millions of Android Phones

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A recent study has found that hundreds of Android apps on Google Play that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers. This research was done by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, who claim that…


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Millions of smartphones and tablets wide open to hacks

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Think about everything you do with your smartphone. It’s not just a gadget for talking to your friends who live hundreds of miles away anymore. Nowadays, we also use these handy devices for critical tasks like financial transactions and storing important documents. Imagine if cybercriminals were able to get their…


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Phone-hacking cases continue 10 years after ‘rogue reporter’ jailed

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Ten years ago the News of the World’s royal editor, Clive Goodman, and the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed for intercepting the voicemails of aides to Prince William and Prince Harry. Andy Coulson resigned from his position as editor of the tabloid shortly afterwards, and an internal investigation concluded…


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Samsung’s Facial Recognition related Mobile Security is not yet ready for Mobile Payments

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Samsung has made it official that its facial recognition feature related to mobile security is still not ready to make mobile payments. The world-renowned smartphone maker has also added in its media briefing that it might take at least 4 years to make the technology work. In March 2017, it…


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Mirror Group settles phone-hacking claims

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Dozens of celebrities have settled their phone-hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN). Lord Archer, footballer Kevin Keegan and actresses Patsy Kensit and Michelle Collins were among more than 40 cases which were resolved at London’s High Court on Tuesday. The cases were resolved by the payment of undisclosed damages…


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Malicious Android malware lets hackers access your phone’s connected network

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Security researchers have discovered a new strain of malware that turns Android devices into backdoors, giving malicious attackers the ability to access any internal network that the infected device is connected to. According to security firm Trend Micro, around 200 unique Android apps available on the Google Play Store were…


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CYBER-SPY WARNING Hackers could discover your phone password by analysing the way the device tilts while you hold it

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HACKERS are able to steal PINs and passwords just from the way a mobile phone tilts while being held, new research suggests. Cyber-security experts at Newcastle University have revealed the ease with which malicious websites and apps can spy on us using the motion sensors in our smartphones and tablets….


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