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Facebook® Photo Security Flaw Patched

September 12, 2013  Security Site

Personal photos will stop disappearing from users’ Facebook® accounts now that a security flaw in the Facebook® Support Dashboard has been fixed. Hackers were accessing image identifications without an owner’s knowledge and deleting images stored on the social media site. Using fake Facebook® accounts, hackers would pair up - one acting as a sender and the other as a receiver. A request to remove a photo would be sent from the sender to the receiver via the Facebook® Support Dashboard with the hacked photo’s identification. As allowed by the dashboard, the receiver would then have the privilege to delete the photo since the identification should have been linking the image to the owner. The security researcher who reported the Facebook® bug reportedly received $12,500 for his discovery.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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