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  • Dropbox Reports User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

    Dropbox Reports User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

    Several weeks ago, reports started to trickle out that a number of Dropbox users were under attack from spam. Since then, Dropbox has been investigating those attacks (with some help from a third-party) and today gave the first update on the progress, saying that some accounts were indeed accessed by hackers, but that it is now adding two-factor authentication and other security features… Read More

  • Dropbox Has Hired Outside Experts To Investigate Possible Security Breach

    Dropbox Has Hired Outside Experts To Investigate Possible Security Breach

    The spam attack and related possible address leak over at Dropbox may be even more serious than we originally thought. According to a message posted by the company over on its forums, they’ve now brought in “an outside team of experts” to assist Dropbox’s own security team in the investigation. As of now, Dropbox says it hasn’t had any reports of unauthorized… Read More

  • AT&T.com Security Vulnerability Discovered; Customer Phone Numbers Revealed (Update)

    AT&T.com Security Vulnerability Discovered; Customer Phone Numbers Revealed (Update)

    A vulnerability has been discovered on AT&T’s website which allows anyone to look up the phone numbers of AT&T subscribers, provided they have the subscriber’s email address. The issue involves a form on AT&T’s site where a subscriber can input their email address in order to recover their forgotten AT&T User ID. Except instead of simply emailing the User ID… Read More

  • Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected

    Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected

    Following the attack on Microsoft’s online store in India, in which a team of (purportedly) Chinese hackers defaced the site and stole user credentials, the company is now alerting users via email that their passwords will be automatically reset on their behalf. According to the email, Microsoft also says the databases storing credit card details and payment information were not… Read More

  • Don’t Do It! New Siri Port H1Siri Is Illegal, Breaks Your iPhone

    Don’t Do It! New Siri Port H1Siri Is Illegal, Breaks Your iPhone

    iPhone jailbreakers should probably stay away from the latest Siri port, dubbed H1Siri, which brings Apple’s digital assistant to the iPhone 4. The new hack comes from a group of Chinese hackers calling themselves the “CD-Dev Team.” According to the team’s account on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter), the hackers had originally wanted to just run… Read More

  • The Facebook Hack That Wasn’t? Facebook Says The 10,000 Hacked Accounts Aren’t Ours

    The Facebook Hack That Wasn’t? Facebook Says The 10,000 Hacked Accounts Aren’t Ours

    A hacking group calling themselves “Team Swastika” posted what they claimed was over 10,000 comprised Facebook accounts to Pastebin, a service that serves as an online clipboard. However, according to statements from Facebook PR, these email and password combinations don’t actually represent live Facebook accounts. Instead, it appears that the hackers obtained the accounts… Read More

  • New Android App Smozzy Lets You Surf The Web Without A Data Plan

    New Android App Smozzy Lets You Surf The Web Without A Data Plan

    Smozzy is a new Android application that lets you search the Web on your mobile phone without a data plan. The app works only in the U.S., only on T-Mobile phones and requires that you have a messaging plan (unless you want to be charged). Despite these restrictions, the app itself is pure genius – it cleverly uses SMS and MMS to send requests and receive the content. And to the end… Read More

  • Japan Last Country To Resume All PlayStation Network Services On Wednesday

    It took them a while, but Sony today announced [JP] that they will fully restore all PlayStation Network services plus streaming media-on-demand service Qriocity in Japan this Wednesday. Sony’s home market is the last country in which the company is done picking up the pieces after that massive data breach from last April. Read More

  • DIY: Make Your Own TSA Scanner

    Curious about exactly how the TSA manages to see you naked? Well, the actual technology is pretty high end (and proprietary), but it is possible to come up with something close. The process is quite complicated, and the person who worked out the process hasn’t documented it completely, but you can get the basic idea from the video after the jump. Read More

  • Sarah Palin's E-Mail Hacker Gets 1 Year In Halfway House

    Who could forget when Sarah Palin’s e-mail was hacked two years ago? The “hack” was hardly that—the kid guessed her “forgot your password?” question—but the ramifications of the hack were felt far and wide. The kid, 22-year-old David Kernell, has just been sentenced to one year (and one day) in a Tennessee halfway house. Read More

  • Firesheep In Wolves' Clothing: Extension Lets You Hack Into Twitter, Facebook Accounts Easily

    It seems like every time Facebook amends its privacy policy, the web is up in arms. The truth is, Facebook’s well publicized privacy fight is nothing compared to the vulnerability of all unsecured HTTP sites — that includes Facebook, Twitter and many of the web’s most popular destinations. Developer Eric Butler has exposed the soft underbelly of the web with his new… Read More