The dating app Tinder suffered a pretty big vulnerability that left users' precise location open to snoops and other ne'er-do-wells. The issue was discovered by Include Security, which says users' precise location was vulnerable for between 40 and 165 days, unbeknownst to them.
It’s AT&T up next with their transparency report regarding the United States Department of Justice and the amount of demands they’ve been sent over the past year. These demands are of several different varieties, one category for National Security, another for U.S. Criminal & Civil Litigation Demands. While National Security demands are still stuck in the stacks between zero and nine-hundred and ninety-nine, localized crime searching is a bit more specific.
As we inch toward the Mobile World Congress 2014 reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S5, we’re seeing bits and pieces that fit together to create a smartphone that might battle the iPhone 5s directly. Word from SamMobile has it that the Galaxy S5 will have Samsung’s own implementation of a swipe-to-scan sensor under the device’s home button. This home button will be physical, like in past releases, and capacitive buttons will flank it.
This afternoon Kickstarter sent a message out to users detailing a hacker attack on their network. This network attack apparently had hackers given access to email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Most (or all) users have also received a message that suggests no further action is needed on their part - but you do need to be aware of what this all means.
According to US officials that spoke with The Wall Street Journal, South Korea has fallen in line with US requests that sensitive communications be routed to bypass Huawei network equipment. The reason, as with similar movements that have happened elsewhere, revolves around US concern about possible spying.
Edward Snowden's breach of NSA data prompted a sweeping internal investigation into how he managed to pull off his mission. According to an agency memo acquired by the folks at NBC News, Snowden managed to access some of the data in part by stealing one of his coworker's passwords. That coworker has since been stripped of his security clearance and has resigned.
Today is the 11th annual Safer Internet Day, and upon it Microsoft has released its 2013 Computing Safety Index report, which details various means consumers take to stay safe online. Using the data from this latest report, the company has also augmented its Internet safety campaign of sorts called Safer Online, which invites Internet goers to hop on board.
The Syrian Electronic Army has kicked up another ruckus, this time posting pictures on its latest Twitter account showing an apparent breach of MarkMonitor, as well as a screenshot to back up a claim that it had taken control of Facebook's domain, though a recent WHOIS check shows it back under Facebook's own info.