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

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

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

Cutely named apps siphon user data from phones

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months 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 • 2 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 • 3 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.

Despite NIST's warnings, SMS still being used for two-factor authentication

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

Six months after SMS authentication was deemed insecure, little has changed, according to a new report from Duo Security.

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