Category: Cybersecurity News

“150 million MyFitnessPal Accounts Compromised,” says Under Armour

As of March 29, 2018, Under Armour is reporting that 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were compromised, leaving millions of usernames, E-mail addresses, and hashed passwords in an unauthorized third party’s hands. Due to the scope of the incident, this would be the largest data breach this year. If you re-use your MyFitnessPal password for any ...

Refrigerators Are Hacking People

You read that right: Refrigerators are hacking people (or at least they can). The machine that you use to keep your perishables fresh can also be used maliciously against you if a hacker hijacks it. This all stems from a concept called the "Internet of Things," or "IoT." This has become an increasingly common topic ...

Reports Claim Cellebrite Can Unlock Any iPhone: Now the Federal Gov. Can Too

Remember when the FBI and Apple were in a tug-of war to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino mass shooter? Not only did Apple refuse to cooperate, but the company also publicly stated that they would no longer help law enforcement unlock any of their devices, putting its customer's privacy first. At some point ...

Breaking HTTPS with a Proxy

I have previously discussed other ways to decrpyt HTTPS traffic, such as sslstrip and key logging, but let's discuss another way. When you link to a Web site, you're hopefully using HTTPS and not HTTP. Our Web traffic used to be encrypted using Netscape's "Secure Sockets Layer version 3 (SSLv3)"; however, due to some inherent ...

A Single Text Character From The Telugu Language Can Crash Any Apple Device

An Italian researcher has recently discovered a text bug that can crash any Apple iPhone, iPad, or Mac. A single character from the Telugu language, which is a language native to India, will crash the device when sent via the iOS messaging app, What’s app, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, or even in the iOS Notes The ...