Tag: breach

Another black eye for MCX -- email list for CurrentC breached

Would you trust a contactless payment solution that can't securely store the email addresses of people who have signed up to be included in the service's rollout? MCX, the company pushing the CurrentC touchless payment alternative to Apple Pay and Google Wallet, sent out the security alert abov...

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iPhoneDevSDK responds to attack

Yesterday, Apple disclosed it had been targeted by a malware attack. Apparently, related to a recent Facebook breach, Apple issued a statement regarding the situation: "The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software deve...

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Second accused AT&T iPad hacker in plea talks

Last month, Daniel Spitler pleaded guilty to hacking account information from AT&T 3G iPads and faces up to 10 years in prison. His alleged partner in crime, Andrew Auernheimer, is now reportedly negotiating a plea deal as well. Auernheimer's case is currently on hold during these negotiati...

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PayPal app has huge security flaw, update rushed to Apple

You'd think by now we'd all be wary of open WiFi networks, and luckily that's the only way this could affect you, but if you use the PayPal app on an open network the Wall Street Journal is reporting a hacker could potentially nab your user account. According to the story, the app doesn't verify you...

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AT&T sends email to iPad 3G owners affected by security breach

We've heard from several iPad 3G-owning readers who got an email today from AT&T's chief privacy officer regarding the exposure of email addresses due to the hacking efforts of Goatse Security. The full email is reproduced in the second half of this post. As was pointed out last week, the em...

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AT&T website scraped to reveal iPad 3G owners' email addresses

While there's no specific security risk associated with the pairing of ICC-ID and the email address of a subscriber -- other than the likelihood of spam or the possibility of phishing -- it's still a bad, bad thing to be giving away customer data out the front door. How many pairs of IDs and emails ...

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