What was stolen? An independent security researcher was able to hack Instagram servers and gain access to basically all of Instagram’s secret material. Wesley Weinberg, was able to put his hands on everything from Instagram’s source code through credentials to email servers, SSL certificates and personal data of employees and users. As part of
From the latest credit card breach to Microsoft’s privacy ‘faux pas’, here are the week’s top security stories – take a few minutes and catch up before the madness begins again!
On Tracking the Creator of Bitcoin, a Breach at Sally Beauty and Facebook Clickjacking: Security News Update
It was a crazy week, with the secretive Bitcoin creator supposedly outed, details of 280,000+ payment cards tied to Sally Beauty purchases discovered for sale online and a new Facebook clickjacking campaign that preys on the curious, so let’s get down to it shall we? Here are your weeks biggest security stories:
The notorious hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is stirring up trouble again, this time with Facebook. Overnight, the group claimed to pwn the Facebook.com domain, posting a screenshot of the WHOIS info on its Twitter. ‘Happy Birthday Mark,’ the tweet taunted, referring to Facebook’s recent 10th birthday. The registrant data indeed reflected that the
We all have different opinions on the Justin Bieber phenomenon, but there is no denying his star-power and influence over the younger generation. The Canadian star is constantly in the headlines for the wrong reasons, including a DUI arrest last week. Interestingly, this event has deeply affected information security worldwide.
Facebook has apparently crossed the line again. Two users have sued the social media giant for allegedly eavesdropping on private chats for commercial purposes. The complaint was filed in a San Jose federal court. Facebook legal representatives have denied the charges and claimed that there is no truth to their allegations. Facebook has been accused of
The “blue and white” Facebook logo is arguably the most familiar graphic in today’s cyberspace. Almost one out of every nine people in the world has an active Facebook account. This social media giant definitely makes the world smaller place, but not without seriously compromising the user’s security and privacy.
In this week’s AppSec digest, NSA agents spy on World of Warcraft Orcs, Facebook acts like a Nosy Nancy, Gmail auto-downloads all your advertise – I mean images, and CryptoLocker copycats emerge. Get informed about the latest news in security and start your week out fresh.
Some two million accounts on several of the most widely visited social media networks, email providers and websites were just discovered on a server with a bogus IP in the Netherlands. Hackers stole login usernames and passwords for Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Twitter and various other popular sites.
Facebook accused of falsely verifying developers apps security An investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has disclosed that Facebook took no steps whatsoever to authenticate the security of Facebook apps who were awarded a Facebook verification badge.