Pre-installed keyboard leaves 600 million Samsung smartphones vulnerable to hackers

The issue is with the preinstalled SwiftKey keyboard which looks for language pack updates over an unencrypted line. A hacker could create a spoof proxy server and send a fake update to the device with malicious code. The hacker could then exploit the device by eavesdropping on incoming and outgoing messages or voice calls, access personal data such as pictures or text messages, tamper with apps, and even install other malicious apps.

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How To Keep NSA Computers From Turning Your Phone Conversations Into Searchable Text

“As soon as my article about how NSA computers can now turn phone conversations into searchable text came out on Tuesday, people started asking me: What should I do if I don’t want them doing that to mine?”

“The solution, as it is to so many other outrageously invasive U.S. government tactics….”

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New Browser Hack Can Spy On Eight Out Of Ten PCs

A group of Columbia University security researchers have uncovered a new and insidious way for a hacker to spy on a computer, Web app or virtual machine running in the cloud without being detected. Any computer running a late-model Intel microprocessor and a Web browser using HTML5 (i.e., 80% of all PCs in the world) is vulnerable to this attack.

The exploit, which the researchers are calling “the spy in the sandbox,” requires little in the way of cost or time on the part of the attacker; there’s nothing to install….

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A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked

While you’ve likely never heard of companies like Yesware, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you. Specifically, they know when you’ve opened an email sent by one of their clients, where you are, what sort of device you’re on, and whether you’ve clicked a link, all without your awareness or consent….

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Hackers May Be Reading Your Private SMS and Listening to Your Phone Calls

Security researchers have discovered a massive security flaw that could let hackers and cybercriminals listen to private phone calls and read text messages on a potentially vast scale – no matter if the cellular networks use the latest and most advanced encryption available….

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German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.

German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption….

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