Last Friday an Amazon employee tweeted about a weird issue that she had with WhatsApp. This tweet started a conversation about a possible privacy issue with using a phone number as a way to authenticate the users. According to Abby Fuller, she found some mysterious messages on WhatsApp, which were not associated with her contacts, immediately after she created a new account on her new phone using a new number for the first time.
Website Planet tested 5 popluar web hosts to see if they could be compromised. The list included Bluehost, Dreamhost, HostGator, OVH, and iPage and unfortunitenly all of them had major vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilites allowed third parties to take over the site, gather leaked information, and preform man-in-the-middle attacks. The following is a list of each vulnerabiliy from each web hosting service:
Google recently removed 85 apps from the Play Store after they were found to contain predatory adware. With over nine million combined downloads, the apps were mostly fake games or utility apps that began pushing a constant stream of full-screen ads to users until the app itself crashed.
It has been discovered that more than 350 Drupal Based websites have been compromised thanks to Drupalgendan 2. US security researcher Troy Mursch discovered a campaign that was compromising Drupal sites and hiding a version of the Coinhive in-browser cryptocurrency miner inside a file named "jquery.once.js?v=1.2," loaded on each of the compromised sites. EVERY VISITOR to those sites has the in-browser mining script injected into their pages.
You might be one of those people who keeps an eye for any updates on your Android Smartphone and check for updates monthly just to find out that your device is “up to date”. However, depending on which device you have that might be a lie. The biggest problem with Android is what is known as android fragmentation. Basically, Google makes the updates and then gives it to each Android phone manufactures.