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Hackers unleash social media worm after bug report ignored

February 20, 2019 Leave a comment

Is it ok to launch a benign proof of concept that you know will go wide, to bring a flaw to people’s attention, or should you stay quiet?

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Google’s working on stopping sites from blocking Incognito mode

February 20, 2019 Leave a comment

Google Chrome’s Incognito mode hasn’t been an impenetrable privacy shield: For years, it’s been a snap for web developers to detect when Chrome users are browsing in private mode and to block site visitors who use it. Now it looks like Google plans to close that loophole.

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Facebook flaw could have allowed an attacker to hijack accounts

February 19, 2019 Leave a comment

The CSRF bypass flaw has now been fixed, and the researcher who discovered it has netted $25,000.

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Millions of “private” medical helpline calls exposed on internet

February 19, 2019 Leave a comment

Ever wondered what happens to helpline calls recorded “to ensure you get the service you deserve”? It can all go terribly wrong…

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Thousands of Android apps bypass Advertising ID to track users

February 19, 2019 Leave a comment

Six years after it was introduced, it looks as if Android’s Advertising ID (AAID) might no longer be the privacy forcefield Google claimed it would be.

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If you think your deleted Twitter DMs are sliding into the trash, you’re wrong

February 19, 2019 Leave a comment

They’re never deleted, just erased from the UI. You can still see archived messages if you download your data.

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Facebook acts like a law-breaking ‘digital gangster’, says official report

February 19, 2019 Leave a comment

Facebook considers itself to be “ahead of and beyond the law,” UK lawmakers said in a report about “disinformation and ‘fake news.'”

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