New information has come to light which makes it more difficult to defend York city council’s actions and communications in response to being told about a vulnerability in its One Planet York app.
Some in the computer security community feel that the council over-reacted by reporting the incident to the police.
I’m not so sure.
Who’s been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying “My voice is my password”? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who’s been turning up your central heating?
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes from AMTSO.
A couple has sued a Toyota dealership for stealing an intimate photo off a smartphone and uploading it to a website for swingers.
David Bisson reports.
In a recent experiment, researchers found 2,000 personal photos, email messages, and other information stored on used phones they purchased from pawn shops.
David Bisson reports.
I made a guest appearance on “The Phones Show”, a podcast all about the world of mobile.
Take a listen, and find out what mobile phone I use and why…
There’s a shady industry out there of businesses that sell spyware apps that market themselves to jealous partners, domestic abusers and stalkers, keen to spy upon others.
Learn more on the Hot for Security blog.
Do you use a password to protect your phone?
The London Metropolitan Police thinks it’s time to retire the entire question – by forcing the issue.
Learn more in this article on the Foursys blog.
You may want to think twice before buying a cheap Star N9500 Android smartphone.
Not only does it reportedly have malware pre-installed, but it sounds like it’s not at all easy to clean it up.
SnapChat, the smartphone app loved by sexting teens sharing intimate snaps of their private parts, has finally apologised for its security screw-up.
A website called SnapchatDB has made available what they claim is a database of 4.6 million Snapchat users, revealing usernames and phone numbers.
Researchers have found a serious security hole in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, that allows rogue applications to bypass security, and turn off security locks.
Be careful what apps you install on your smartphone!
He’s only too aware, of course, about how the mobile phone conversations of world leaders can be spied upon.
Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.
This isn’t just about losing an expensive phone – there’s also the threat of losing your data and money.
Learn how to better protect your phone.
French police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Northern France, in connection with an attack that infected thousands of Android smartphones with money-making malware.
Is it HongTouTou, Adrd or Geinimi? One thing is clear – new malware for Android smartphones is grabbing users’ attention.
Make sure that you are careful about the applications you install on your Android device.