exploits

It's Ridiculously Easy To Troll Google Maps With Fake Listings

Trust the listings you find on Google Maps? You shouldn’t, because it’s easy to fake them. That’s what Google Maps exploiter Bryan Seely demonstrated for me this morning. And while trolling politicians with dick jokes is never not funny, there’s also a whole sub-community of scammers turning Google Map’s little bugs into cold, hard cash.


Facebook Privacy Flaw Gave Hacker Access To Every Single Account

You probably don’t know Nir Goldshlager, but he sure could have known you until recently. That’s because Nir discovered a major privacy flaw in Facebook’s OAuth, the system developers use to access all sorts of information every time you hit that little “allow” button. Nir gained access to virtually anyone’s entire Facebook account.


iOS 6.1.3 Beta Fixes iPhone Lock Screen Security Hole

Apple has been keeping busy rolling out small patches for iOS 6. The latest, iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 just hit developers. Importantly, 9To5Mac reports that the update fixes the gaping lock screen bug that allows access even with out a passcode.


BlackBerry Security Flaw Could Compromise Enterprise Servers

If you associate BlackBerry with top-notch security, time to think again. The company has released news which warns of a vulnerability that could expose enterprise servers to massive malware attacks.


iOS 6.1 Security Risk: Anyone Can Bypass Your iPhone's Lock Screen

So, iOS 6.1 hasn’t been Apple’s finest hour. So far it has been plagued with connection issues, battery woes, and now it’s sadly insecure too. You can bypass any lockcode on an iPhone using this straightforward sequence of button presses.


Official Fix Coming For The Crazy Samsung Phone-Bricking Exploit

There’s a crazy exploit sneaking around that could brick your Samsung phone and break into your physical memory to steal your data. But don’t freak out — Samsung says it’s aware of the problem and is working quickly on software fixes.


Crazy New Exploit Can Brick Samsung Phones Or Steal All Their Data

Got a Samsung Galaxy SIII? Maybe a Galaxy Note II? Well listen up because there’s a new boogeyman on the loose. According to a thread at XDA Developers, there’s an exploit out there that can let Android malware apps get at all your physical memory, for the purposes of stealing your data or deleting it or whathaveyou.


Ads In Internet Explorer Could Be Tracking Your Mouse

If you still use Internet Explorer, there’s more to worry about than a crappy browsing experience. Microsoft has confirmed that it’s looking into a “mouse tracking” flaw which affects IE 6 through 10.


Tumblr Gets Hacked

Don’t panic. You might have trouble finding GIFs to describe your feelings for a little bit, because there’s a exploit spreading on Tumblr that’s effectively shutting down your favourite sites. And, if you so much as click on the wrong post, shutting down your own.


Firefox 16 Pulled One Day After Launch Over Security Risk

One day after Firefox 16 was made available, Mozilla has had to pull the browser over security fears. If you upgraded, you might want to roll back until it’s fixed.


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