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- Gear to Block ‘Juice Jacking’ on Your Mobile. “Juice jacking” assumed its place as a real, valid threat on one’s security, alongside online dangers like malware and spam, in 2011 at DefCon. Since then, products were created to prevent juice jacking from happening. (Source: Krebs on Security)
- iOS and Android Equally Vulnerable to Security Risks. Regardless of whether users think that iOS or Android is the most secure mobile OS, a recent study by our friends at Marble Security revealed that both are actually insecure. (Source: Softpedia)
- Hackers Using DDoS to Distract Infosec Staff. Reports of DDoS attacks are not uncommon these days. However, Neustar, a DDoS mitigation service provider, claimed that such attacks is just the smokescreen for a larger, more malicious scheme at work. (Source: eSecurity Planet)
- Companies warned of major security flaw in Google Play apps. Researchers at Columbia University have stumbled upon a trove of authentication keys secretly installed in apps after using an in-house tool called PlayDrone, which was created to index and analyse apps on Google Play. (Source: CSO)
- Cybercriminals Zero In on a Lucrative New Target: Hedge Funds. “Computer security experts say hedge funds, with their vast pools of money and opaque nature, have become perfect targets for sophisticated cybercriminals.” (Source: New York Times: Bits Blog)
Stay secure, everyone!