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.
Leah Palmer was a high-flying fashionista with a jet-setting lifestyle and a host of admirers on social media. But her entire existence was a fraud…
“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….”
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….
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….
Believe it or not, by using a Samsung TV customers are susceptible to data collection transmitted to third parties. In fact, Samsung even warns customers to not discuss sensitive data in front of their TV, because it’s listening….
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….
We share way too much personal information online. Sometimes, information that is not meant to be public is….
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….
In summer 2007, top executives of 20 of the largest defense contractors in the country were summoned to a meeting in a “sensitive information facility,” a room built to be impervious to eavesdropping at the National Security Agency’s headquarters in Virginia. What they learned was shocking….