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January 10, 2016

WhatsApp Users Targeted By Phishing Scam

Emails disguised as official WhatsApp messages have been targeting users of the mobile messaging service, according to Comodo Antispam Labs (CASL), which has identified a new malware in the emails. Attackers are sending emails to distribute malware when the user clicks the message, according to CASL’s blog.

Rogue email addresses are sending the phony WhatsApp messages. By inspecting the address sending the emails, recipients can see WhatsApp is not real the sender.

To distribute the malware, the emails are carrying various subject lines. These include:

A short vocal recording was obtained npulf You have obtained a voice notification xgod A [...]
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November 16, 2015

Paris Attacks Planned Via Playstation 4

When Edward Snowden leaked his massive trove of stolen NSA documents to Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, one of the startling revelations was that the NSA had even decided to snoop into gaming networks such as Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. These are perceived as the domain of children, many thought, and thus shame on the NSA for not even leaving kids out of all this.

But according to Belgian officials, who confiscated a console in Brussels over the weekend which they believe to have been involved in the attacks on Paris, the NSA’s program wasn’t so far off the mark. As it turns out, the very proprietary nature of the PSN makes it difficult for spies to [...]

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September 8, 2015

WhatsApp Web Vulnerability Puts 200 Million Users at Risk

WhatsApp Web, the web client of the popular messaging application WhatsApp, contains a vulnerability that could potentially allow malicious hackers to wreak havoc across millions of computers around the world, security researchers warned.

A researcher at Check Point, a cybersecurity firm recently discovered “significant vulnerabilities’ in WhatsApp Web, the Web-based variant of the tremendously popular WhatsApp application used on smartphones.

WhatsApp Web is a service that essentially replicates the WhatsApp mobile app experience within a web browser. The web interface grants users the means to view and respond to text messages, open data including videos, audio, GPS [...]

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January 13, 2015

David Cameron Threatens Ban on Encryption to Gain Access to Citizen Communications

British prime minister David Cameron suggested that he will outright ban encrypted communications because they cannot be read by security services. “I think we cannot allow modern forms of communication to be exempt from the ability, in extremis, with a warrant signed by the home secretary, to be exempt from being listened to,” Cameron said to ITV News on Sunday. “That is my very clear view and if I am prime minister after the next election I will make sure we legislate accordingly.”

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