21 MILLION USERS OF #SOCIAL #MEDIA APP TIMEHOP ARE #HACKED

The social media app Timehop was hacked last week, an intrusion into the data of some 21 million users. Timehop is an app which collects your previous posts across all of your social media accounts and let’s you reminisce over your digital history. Yes, something very similar to Facebook’s Memories feature. The stolen information included the…


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Companies #sacrifice #security for #mobile #convenience, survey #finds

Ninety-three percent of organizations recognize that mobile devices present a serious and growing security threat, yet many organizations are failing to take even the most basic precautions, according to a recent report by Verizon. Almost a third of respondents even admitted to having sacrificed mobile security to improve expediency and/or…


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9 #signs your #smart #phone has been #hacked

A smartphone is like a small portable computer that one can walk around with it. It can do a number of things at the same time as computers can do. A smartphone, like any other computer, can be hacked, or rather somebody can access its system, get in touch with…


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HACKERS #HIJACK #MILLIONS OF #SMARTPHONES TO #MINE #CRYPTOCURRENCY

Hackers have been secretly hijacking millions of smartphones in order to mine the cryptocurrency monero, new research reveals. Analysts at security firm Malwarebytes first spotted the illicit cryptocurrency mining, known as cryptojacking, in late January but only published details of the campaign this week. The research explains how a phone’s…


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Republican #senators want to #ban the US #government from using #Huawei and #ZTE phones

Two Republican senators have introduced a bill on Wednesday (7 February) that would ban the US government from buying or leasing products made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Marco Rubio introduced the legislation citing concerns over the Chinese government using hypothetical backdoors…


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Avoid Watching #Porn On #Android #Smartphones Because They Are #Vulnerable To #Hacking And #Ransomware

If you are currently using an Android smartphone, you should avoid watching porn on your device. Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company found at least 1.2 million users across porn-disguised malware. The company published a report yesterday which details about a quarter of the 4.9 million people that use Android…


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Your #phone’s #gyroscope could let #hackers guess your #PIN

Security researchers have documented a way to unlock a target’s phone using readings from “zero-permission” sensors. Apps can access sensors such as the accelerometer and gyroscope without special permissions. The readings can be used to deduce your PIN. Zero-permission sensors Most smartphone hardware is protected against ordinary access from apps…


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Smartphone #sensors can #leak the #four-digit #PIN code to #hackers

Smartphones have remained the primary domain of experimentation for cybercriminals as they are always finding out ways to exploit and crack smartphones mainly Android devices. Apparently, researchers at Singapore based Nanyang Technology University or NTU Singapore, have identified a brand new way with which cyber-crooks can compromise a smartphone, which…


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