Category Archives: Security

Facebook has got your number – even if it’s not your number

Source: Sophos Naked Security If you are a user of the social networking site you are going to want to read this article. Do you value your Facebook account? Have you linked your phone number to your Facebook account? You could lose access to it if you aren’t careful, according to James Martindale, who discovered a worrisome Facebook authentication… Read More »

Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

Source: Sophos Nacked Seruity Our friends over at The Register just documented yet another real-world example of a cybercrime known as SIM swapping. In its most up-front form, here’s the sort of thing that happens. A crook walks into a mobile phone shop, lets himself get talked into a top-of-the-range new mobile phone to replace the one he says he just… Read More »

Update your Android now – many holes fixed including ‘BroadPwn’ Wi-Fi bug

Source: Sophos Naked Security Google’s July 2017 security fixes for Android are out. As far as we can see, there are 138 bugs listed, each with its own CVE number, of which 18 are listed with the tag “RCE”. RCE stands for Remote Code Execution, and denotes the sort of vulnerability that could be abused by a crook to run some… Read More »

A Method For Verifying Integrity And Authenticating Digital Media

Source: Forensic Focus by Martin Harran, William Farrelly & Kevin Curran Due to their massive popularity, image files, especially JPEG, offer high potential as carriers of other information. Much of the work to date on this has focused on steganographic ways of hiding information using least significant bit techniques but we believe that the findings in this project have… Read More »

How did some Ethereum users find themselves with empty wallets?

Source: Sophos Naked Security On the evening of June 29 (ET), users of Classic Ether Wallet were alerted to the sort of news anyone who invests in cryptocurrencies must dread. It’s not clear who first noticed that something was awry with the the wallet’s classicetherwallet.com domain, but Twitter was soon spewing warnings. By the early hours of the… Read More »