Monthly Archives: 25 February 2010

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    Surveillance rootkits on smartphones

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    Liviu Iftode and Vinod Ganapathy, two researchers at Rutgers University, have revealed some experiments they have been conducting, showing how rootkits could be used to take control of smartphones. The scientists have shown that a malicious attacker could cause a smartphone to “eavesdrop on a meeting, track its owner’s travels, or rapidly drain its battery… Read more »

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    PleaseRobMe site exposes danger of sharing too much information online

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    Users of sites like Twitter and Foursquare will be all-too-familiar with seeing messages from friends broadcasting their current location and – through implication – that they’re not at home. A new website called Please Rob Me mashes together content from Foursquare and Twitter, providing an easy way for potential burglars and stalkers to find out… Read more »

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    Online Credit/Debit Card Security Failure

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    Ross Anderson reports: Online transactions with credit cards or debit cards are increasingly verified using the 3D Secure system, which is branded as “Verified by VISA” and “MasterCard SecureCode”. This is now the most widely-used single sign-on scheme ever, with over 200 million cardholders registered. It’s getting hard to shop online without being forced to… Read more »