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Snapchat exploits published by snubbed researchers

  After months of being ignored by the company behind the popular instant messaging app Snapchat, Australian hackers Gibson Security has finally published exploits that they discovered. The exploits could be used to match names and phone numbers on Snapchat. Additionally, unscrupulous … Continue reading

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Hackers Break Into Interior Ministry Emails; Reveal Spying on Anti-Mining Leaders

  A group linked to the Anonymous hackers group broke into the emails of Interior Minister Walter Alban and other high-ranking government officials, revealing documents that were classified as secret, according to daily La Republica. The group, which goes by the name of LuIzSec … Continue reading

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Can Your Facebook Profile Help You With Airline Travel?

A passenger apparently proved that you can use your Facebook profile as valid identification to get through airport security. Zach Klein, co-founder of video site Vimeo and current CEO of DIY.org, recently shared via his Twitter account an instance during his air travel on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Washington teen arrested in school threats report

  A 14-year-old Tumwater boy who had done Internet research on school shootings and expressed a “fascination with Columbine,” was arrested after a friend reported the teen had threatened to shoot students at his school and harm himself, a prosecutor said Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Twitter vulnerability lets apps send DMs without user permission

  Security researcher Egor Homakov has discovered a Twitter vulnerability which allows apps to send DMs without requiring explicit user permission. TNW has verified the findings and can confirm the bug. This means Twitter apps that don’t ask for permission to send DMs can … Continue reading

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Your Naked Selfies Could be Hacked by Revenge Porn Sites

  As the revenge porn epidemic spreads, it becomes even more invasive than exes uploading your nude photos to social media sites: Dozens of Texas women found personal, naked shots of themselves — which they hadn’t sent to anybody, ever — on a website called Texxxan.com, reports BBC … Continue reading

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Syme: Is this the new Facebook killer?

  A new social networking service is aiming to target disgruntled Facebook users, promising them greater security and privacy. The group sharing website says it has implemented an end-to-end encryption system where any message shared by a user will only be … Continue reading

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Vietnam announces big fines for social media “propaganda”

  Vietnam will hand out fines of 100 million dong (£2,905) to anyone criticising the government on social media, under a new law announced this week, the latest measure in a widening crackdown on dissent by the country’s communist rulers. … Continue reading

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John Dumelo is target of fraudsters for dubious activities

  John Dumelo is the target of series of dubious activities being carried out by fraudsters, who are using his name to dupe poor victims. In what has been a back to back tampering of his image to collect monies from … Continue reading

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Singapore’s information security market set to grow 7.8% annually

  Research firm Gartner says the information security market in Singapore is set to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 7.8 per cent annually through 2017. Industry players add that the spate of high profile online hacking incidents in Singapore … Continue reading

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