Security concerns

Private Text Messages Found Unlawfully Intercepted by Surveillance Device

According to a report by The Globe and Mail, a probe by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has found that a portable surveillance device that functioned as a cellphone tower, seems to have unlawfully intercepted private text messages from unsuspecting bystanders. The findings centre on federal correctional officials, who launched a surveillance effort to locate inmates' contraband phones in...

Apple Beefs Up iCloud Security with Email Alerts

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook had noted that Apple will make changes to further secure customer iCloud accounts, in an interview regarding compromised celebrity iCloud accounts and today, the company seems to have started sending alert emails to users when their iCloud accounts are accessed via web browsers, MacRumors reports (via Letem sv?tem Applem). As you can see...

Researchers Find Security Weaknesses in WhatsApp, Raises Privacy Concerns

Facebook acquired the mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock on Wednesday. The acquisition was attractive for the social networking giant, but also to government spies and hackers, according to security researchers. On Thursday, a report by Paul Jauregui, a researcher from the security firm Praetorian, points out major weaknesses behind...