BigBoss, one of the biggest and most popular Cydia repositories, has allegedly been hacked. Attackers “Kim Jong-Cracks” claim to have gained access to all packages — including paid titles — and made them available for free via their own repo. Cydia users are advised to steer well clear of it, however.
Well-known manufacturers of residential and SME wireless routers will have reason to feel nervous as hackers at the annual DefCon security conference aim to break into their products to find undocumented vulnerabilities or so-called Zero Days.
The sponsors behind the DefCon SOHOpelessly Broken competition, Independent Security Evalutators and digital rights lobby group Electronic Frontier Foundation are confident the hackers will find vulnerabilities too, as a number of router vendors have been accused of carelessness in security terms in the past.
Fake apps dressed up to look like official ones but actually designed to steal user data are increasingly targeting Android phone users, according to a study by Trend Micro.
The company looked at the top 50 free apps in Google's Play Store and then searched Google's app store and others to see if fake versions existed. It found fake versions existed for 77 percent of the apps. The fake apps are often made to look like the real ones and have the same functions, but carry a dangerous extra payload.
IF there’s a symbol for the idea that privacy is on people’s minds, it’s the Blackphone.
The Blackphone, which went on sale this week for $629, is billed as the first smartphone built solely with privacy and security in mind. It is definitely more secure than your average phone, but comes with trade-offs that most consumers might not need or enjoy. It’s probably best for reporters, dissidents and companies concerned with corporate security.
An unprecedented six-month operation coordinated by the NCA and involving 45 police forces across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has led to the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles.
More than 400 children across the UK have been safeguarded. Some of those arrested had unsupervised access to children in the course of their work. They include doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers and former police officers.