Pastebins, apart from being a great help for programmers as they offer a place where one can store text online for a set period of time and share it with others, are also loved by hackers who often use them to leak stolen credentials - mostly usernames and passwords to popular online services, but also other types of sensitive credentials.
The security of mainframe computers - the so-called "big iron", which is mainly used by large organizations for critical applications, bulk data and transaction processing - is not a topic that has garnered much interest from the public.
Yan Zhu, a Technology Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has unearthed a flaw in the Gmail Android app that can lead to very effective phishing attacks.
A security researcher has created a tool that allows botnet masters to control their botnet by simply sending out commands via Twitter accounts.
Lookout researchers have discovered some 20,000 apps that secretly root users' phone and install themselves as system applications, which makes them able to access information on the device they usually wouldn't have access to, and makes them nearly possible to remove.
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