A Police Gadget Tracks Phones?
A powerful new surveillance tool being adopted by police departments across the country comes with an unusual requirement: To buy it, law enforcement officials must sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from saying almost anything about the technology. Read more
“FREAK” flaw in Android and Apple devices cripples HTTPS crypto protection
Security experts have discovered a potentially catastrophic flaw that for more than a decade has made it possible for attackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected traffic passing between Android or Apple devices and hundreds of thousands or millions of websites, including AmericanExpress.com, Bloomberg.com, NSA.gov, and FBI.gov. Read More
Siri’s Voice Could Carry Sensitive Info to an Attacker
Researchers from Italy and Poland managed to devise an attack that uses Siri’s audio stream to Apple’s server to deliver to an attacker private info stolen from the victim’s iPhone. Exfiltrating the information is done by embedding it in the voice traffic, which is then intercepted by the threat actor through a man-in-the-middle technique. Basically, it is steganography, the method for concealing data in a container that preserves its properties intact. Read More
More fake cell towers discovered in Washington, D.C.?
18 Interceptor Cell towers found in Washington DC, around the White House, FBI HQ, and the Russian Embassy. Read More
Target Confirms Point-Of-Sale Data Breach, Announces It Exposed 40 Million Credit Card Numbers
Target announced that between November 27 and December 15 its point-of-sale systems – the cash registers mounted at the check-out areas of its stores – suffered an attack that exposed an estimated 40 million credit and debit card numbers. Read More
‘Darkhotel’ hack targets executives using hotel Internet
Over the last four years, malicious hackers have been stealing data from company executives while they stay in luxury hotels in an attack known as “Darkhotel,” Read More
Feds gather phone data from the sky with aircraft mimicking cell towers
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers http://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-cellphones-targeted-in-secret-u-s-spy-program-1415917533