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Starbucks admits its iPhone app stores unencrypted user passwords

When you type a password into a mobile payment app, you'd probably expect it to protect that password somehow. But it seems that the Starbucks app for iOS doesn't actually lock its usernames and passwords down. According to a <i>Computerworld</i> report, company executives admitted today that the mobile …

Hackers Attack Snapchat To “Raise Awareness” About Security

Snapchat was hacked over New Year’s. More than 4.6 million accounts of U.S. and Canadian users have been compromised, with phone numbers (the last two digits have been obscured) and usernames posted on a website, SnapchatDB, which has since been suspended–due to system overload, not legal action, …

Security

Generation Cybersecurity: What You Should Know, and Be Doing About It

<i>A professional engineer specializing in the cybersecurity of industrial control systems explains cybersecurity controls that should be present at</i> …

Cybersecurity

Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years

The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account …

Tor developing anonymous instant messenger

Tor has been making it easier and easier over the years to anonymously browse the web, and now it's working to make it just as easy to chat anonymously too. Tor is currently working on a secure instant messaging app for the desktop that will automatically route encrypted messages through its …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

WikiLeaks, Greenwald blast Guardian journalist’s book on ‘FSB prisoner’ Snowden

Whistleblowing project WikiLeaks has excoriated a new book by Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding, who claims former NSA contractor Edward …