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  • Researchers track Android users by collecting accelerator readings

    26.05.2015

    A group of researchers from Nanjing University, China, have demonstrated that Android users' movements can be tracked by simply analyzing the data provided by the devices' accelerometers and orientation sensors.

  • Sniffing and tracking wearable tech and smartphones

    25.05.2015

    Researchers at Context Information Security have demonstrated how easy it is to monitor and record Bluetooth Low Energy signals transmitted by many mobile phones, wearable devices and iBeacons, including the iPhone and leading fitness monitors, raising concerns about privacy and confidentiality.

  • Yahoo develops cheap, effective biometric smartphone authentication

    30.04.2015

    A group of Yahoo researchers have demonstrated that apart from fingerprints, other parts of the human body, such as ears, fists, palms and fingers, can also be successfully used to authenticate users to their mobile phones.

  • Critical BlackPhone bug allows attackers to spy on users

    28.01.2015

    BlackPhone, a mobile phone aimed at users who want to keep their communications secure from mass surveillance attempts, is affected by a critical security vulnerability that can be exploited to reveal users' contacts, the content of their (encrypted) messages, and their location information, as well as to load additional code that can lead to the attacker having complete control over the handset.

  • One-click mobile fraud variant throws browser for a loop

    16.01.2015

    Symantec researchers have recently encountered a new variant of the old one-click mobile fraud, which results in the users' mobile browser being thrown in a loop and becoming unusable.




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Cybercriminals were able to successfully steal tax forms full of personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers through IRSí Get Transcript application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address.


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