iOS 8.2 stops attackers being able to restart your iPhone with a malicious Flash SMS

Have you upgraded your iPhone to the newly-released iOS 8.2 yet?

There’s at least one good reason why you might want to – to stop malicious attackers sending your iPhone a Flash SMS, capable of restarting your device.

“How to hack a Facebook account…” – how on earth should I answer this voicemail?

Someone left a message on my answer phone the other night, and I really have no idea how to respond.

Take a listen and see what you think.

Could your mobile voicemail system help hackers unlock your online accounts?

If your mobile phone operator hasn’t properly protected your voicemail, your online accounts could be at risk.

The reason? The way those websites could leave 2FA codes as a message on mobile voicemail systems.

Learn more in my article on the VASCO Data Security blog.


Former Royal reporter: “I hacked Kate Middleton’s phone 155 times”

So-called phone hacking makes the headlines again, as new revelations are made. Have you properly secured your mobile phone voicemail?

Read my article on the We Live Security blog.

Google Voice is improving its voicemail security

In an attempt to make it harder for people to hack into your voicemail, Google is introducing a couple of new security features to its online telephone service – Google Voice.

Angelina Jolie’s stunt double claims her phone was hacked by Murdoch’s tabloids

Did The Sun and News of the World source stories about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s romance, after hacking the mobile phone of the actress’s stunt double?

If proven true, this could spell bad news for Rupert Murdoch’s businesses in the United States.

Phone hacking, Piers Morgan and The Sunday Mirror

The BBC has broadcast a report claiming that phone hacking was not just a problem at the Murdoch-owned “News of the World”, but was also common place at its arch-rival “The Sunday Mirror” too.

Phreaking hackers hit man with $53,000 phone bill

Read more in my article at Naked Security.