Senator Seeks Privacy Answers on Face ID

As tech enthusiasts pore over the design details of the iPhone X and swoon at the thought of a quarter-inch more screen space, some lawmakers are asking Apple for more details about the way the phone’s new Face ID authentication system works and what might be done with users’ faceprints. Face ID is the biggest technical change in the new…
May 6, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Chris Hadnagy
In this episode of the On the Wire podcast, Dennis Fisher talks with Chris Hadnagy of Social-Engineer Inc., about the concept of social engineering, how…
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May 6, 2016
May 6 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, Hong Kong banks to implement voice recognition in their call centers, and prank calls could land you in jail. This…
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May 6, 2016
Jolly Roger and the Rise of the Anti-Bot Bots
A bot that started as a way for one man to annoy and frustrate telemarketers and robocallers has now developed into a subscription service for…
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May 5, 2016
Old Android Bug Gives Attackers Access to Texts, Calls
There is an old, high-severity vulnerability in Android that could allow an attacker to gain access to a user’s SMS database and phone history. The…
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May 4, 2016
As Chip-and-PIN Emerges, Attackers Favor Credential Theft and Online Fraud
The move to chip-and-PIN technology in the United States last year was supposed to be a security win, making in-store transactions more reliable and resistant…
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May 3, 2016
Researchers Find Serious Flaws in Samsung SmartThings Platform
Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a set of vulnerabilities in Samsung’s SmartThings platform that allowed them to remotely unlock doors, set off…
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May 3, 2016
FBI Renews Warning on Ransomware Threat
The FBI has issued a fresh warning about the ransomware epidemic, even as the volume and sophistication of the attacks continues to rise. The latest…
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May 2, 2016
Serious Flaw Allows Takeover of FreedomPop Mobile Phone Accounts
Attackers are always looking for new ways to get access to users’ bank accounts and mobile devices, but sometimes the old ways are best. A…
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April 29, 2016
Researchers Find Private Slack Tokens Posted on GitHub
Developers building bots for Slack are including their personal access tokens in code posted on GitHub, researchers have found, a problem that could give anyone…
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April 29, 2016
April 29 – This Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, Pindrop CEO is the featured cover story of HUB Magazine, and Atlanta is #1 in robocalls. This month HUB Magazine…
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April 29, 2016
Android Overlay Malware Targeting Banking Apps
There is a growing crop of mobile malware that is designed to overlay a user’s phone screen and harvest banking and other credentials, and the…
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April 28, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Patrick Wardle
Patrick Wardle is well-known in the security community for his research on Mac OS X security features and malware. He’s demonstrated practical methods for bypassing…
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