Choice Hotels: If a + b + c = d, then oops, we might have leaked some Safari users’ personal info

Choice Hotels: If a + b + c = d, then oops, we might have leaked some Safari users’ personal info

Choice Hotels has advised its customers to watch out for fraud after an extremely specific security lapse may have compromised their personal data. In a notice to customers, the hospitality franchise says ...

Android “Ghost Click” Apps, New Apple Siri Privacy Protections, Credit Card Spying

You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 84 for September 2nd 2019: “Ghost click” Android apps ...
Banking start-up exposes PINs for 500,000 customers on the verge of US launch

Banking start-up exposes PINs for 500,000 customers on the verge of US launch

Banking start-up Monzo has sent out emails to half a million customers after its engineers caught a glimpse of the PIN numbers associated with their cards. The British banking service, which serves ...
65K Attempts to Steal Credit Card Info From Online Stores Blocked in July

65K Attempts to Steal Credit Card Info From Online Stores Blocked in July

Security researchers detected and blocked over 65,000 attempts to steal credit card information from compromised online stores during the month of July. In July, Malwarebytes found that the majority (53.5 percent) of ...
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What’s in YOUR Wallet? A Tepid Defense of Capital One

It started with an e-mail to a Capital One “responsible disclosure” email address early Wednesday, July 17, at 1:25 a.m. The note was short and cryptic. It simply said that “there appears ...
Security Boulevard
Checkers restaurant chain warns customers that hackers have their credit cards

Checkers restaurant chain warns customers that hackers have their credit cards

Eating “crazy good” comes at a cost. Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, which runs one of the largest chains of drive-thru restaurants in the US under the slogan “crazy good food,” has warned customers ...

Verifications.io Data Breach, Capsizing a Ship with a Cyberattack, World’s Most Dangerous Malware

In episode 86 of our monthly show we discuss Tom’s new garbage service (yep, that’s right) and why taking credit cards by filling out a form and mailing it is never a ...

Telephone Scams: Your Credit Card was Used in Fraudulent Activities

Everyone by now should have heard about the telephone scams involving a caller who claims that they are from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) or the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). These tax ...
Thieves make off with shoppers’ credit card numbers after hacking apparel site for four months

Thieves make off with shoppers’ credit card numbers after hacking apparel site for four months

Shoppers who placed an order with discountmugs.com during a four-month period last year are receiving a worrying notification from the online apparel store. Apparently, hackers injected card skimming code into the company’s ...
BevMo leaks credit card data (including CVVs) of 15,000 customers

BevMo leaks credit card data (including CVVs) of 15,000 customers

American alcohol retailer BevMo has suffered a breach that leaked credit card data, including security codes, belonging to 15,000 customers. A privately-held corporation based in Concord, California, BevMo sells mostly alcoholic beverages ...
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