Tags SMS

Twitter, tightening security, stops requiring phone numbers for authentication

by Jeff Stone • 3 years ago

The move comes after hackers infiltrated Twitter CEO Jack Dorey's account.

A Chinese hacking group breached a telecom to monitor targets' texts, phone metadata

by Shannon Vavra • 3 years ago

The timing of the attack coincides roughly with the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Twitter: We accidentally used security data to target users with ads

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

Twitter does not know how many people were impacted by the error.

Cutely named apps siphon user data from phones

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

Here's a reminder of the ease with which crooks can hide their malware in popular app hubs.

Android spyware in the Google Play Store was downloaded over 1 million times over 3 years

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 years ago

A piece of malware pretending to be an Android system update was downloaded over 1 million times since launch 2014. The malware, dubbed SMSVova, spied on a victim's location and relayed it to the attacker in real time.

Facebook's instant verification still relies on insecure SMS authentication

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 years ago

Facebook's instant verification is potentially a significant user experience step forward. But it still falls back on SMS verification, which is widely seen as insecure and worth leaving behind.