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Are You One of the 533M People Who Got Facebooked?

Are You One of the 533M People Who Got Facebooked?

Ne'er-do-wells leaked personal data -- including phone numbers -- for some 553 million Facebook users this week. Facebook says the data was collected before 2020 when it changed things to prevent such ...
Can We Stop Pretending SMS Is Secure Now?

Can We Stop Pretending SMS Is Secure Now?

SMS text messages were already the weakest link securing just about anything online, mainly because there are tens of thousands of people (many of them low-paid mobile store employees) who can be ...
Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the ...
Convicted SIM Swapper Gets 3 Years in Jail

Convicted SIM Swapper Gets 3 Years in Jail

A 21-year-old Irishman who pleaded guilty to charges of helping to steal millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies from victims has been sentenced to just under three years in prison. The defendant is ...
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Hang up the Phone: MFA’s Insecure Reliance on SMS

It’s hard enough to get people to use multi-factor authentication (MFA)—you know, something you know, you have and you are. Most websites, email accounts and other devices are secured (if at all) ...
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Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

Two young men from the eastern United States have been hit with identity theft and conspiracy charges for allegedly stealing bitcoin and social media accounts by tricking employees at wireless phone companies ...
Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. This post examines some of ...
Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter Hacker

Porn Clip Disrupts Virtual Court Hearing for Alleged Twitter Hacker

Perhaps fittingly, a Web-streamed court hearing for the 17-year-old alleged mastermind of the July 15 mass hack against Twitter was cut short this morning after mischief makers injected a pornographic video clip ...
Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs

Twitter Hacking for Profit and the LoLs

The New York Times last week ran an interview with several young men who claimed to have had direct contact with those involved in last week's epic hack against Twitter. These individuals ...
Twitter is Dead to Me - What Really Happened This Week

Twitter is Dead to Me – What Really Happened This Week

As you probably know, Twitter got hacked (again) this week. Here’s what happened ...
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