The credit bureau Experian appears to have sold an unknown amount of highly sensitive personal information to a Vietnamese national who maintained an online identity theft service. Here is the story: http://threatpost.com/experian-caught-selling-data-to-identity-theft-service/102642 … [Read more...] about Experian Caught Selling Data to Identity Theft Service
Biometric security is often meant to satisfy consumer demand, not security requirements. Watch an iPhone 5S compromise and gain perspective here: http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/79969-video-hackers-bypass-apples-touch-id … [Read more...] about Biometric Security = Marketing Gimmick?
Western governments have long suspected Chinese computer equipment makers of being spying factories. Huawei is typically front and center in today’s allegations about Chinese corporate spying. But Lenovo, it turns out, is a longstanding shared enemy of Western spy agencies. Read More at the … [Read more...] about Is Your Computer a Foreign Spy?
A vulnerability in Ruby on Rails that was patched in January has been seen being exploited by attackers to take over servers and create a botnet. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/052913-hackers-exploit-ruby-on-rails-270216.html … [Read more...] about Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet.
Users receiving shortened URLs in Skype instant messages, or similar IM platforms, should be wary of a new trojan, called Liftoh. So far, it has primarily infected users in Latin America, said Rodrigo Calvo, a researcher at Symantec. When targeted, victims receive a message in Spanish containing a shortened URL. The messages appear as if they are coming from someone on … [Read more...] about Attackers use Skype, other IM apps to spread trojan