Technology Twitter fixes an Android bug that could have allowed hackers to hijack accounts
Amazon Ring doorbells could let hackers hijack your Wi-Fi
Smart doorbells may be a major security risk, Bitdefender finds.Findings from Bitdefender discovered that the products were leaking the password for the Wi-Fi networks of their users, making the details available for any third parties.
Twitter has updated its Android app to fix a security vulnerability that could have allowed someone to see nonpublic information about your account, as well as take control of it to send tweets and direct messages. According to a, taking advantage of the bug involved "a complicated process" of inserting malicious code into the restricted storage areas of the Twitter Android app. The bug may have also allowed malicious individuals to access someone's location information and their protected tweets.
The company says it doesn't have evidence that suggests anyone was able to exploit the vulnerability. However, it notes, "we can't be completely sure so we are taking extra caution." The company is contacting people it thinks may have had their app exposed to the bug with instructions on how to protect their account. The bug doesn't affect the iOS Twitter app.
Update WhatsApp now to protect yourself against a serious security risk
Facebook has patched a vulnerability that could let attackers take control of your phone using specially created video files.By using a specially crafted MP4 video files, hackers could have accessed files and messages on iOS, Android and Windows Phone versions of WhatsApp. The problem was found in the regular version of WhatsApp, WhatsApp for Business and in the Enterprise client version – affecting a potentially colossal number of users.
If you get a message from the company, it says you should follow the instructions it provides as soon as possible. Just to be sure, if you use Twitter on your Android phone, you should also update to the latest version through the Play Store as soon as possible. In the meantime, the company says you canto get additional about your account's security if you're concerned.
Hackers target NFL teams on Twitter ahead of Super Bowl .
Teams including the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers were all targeted."We are here to show people that everything is hackable," a message on a handful of hacked accounts reads. "To improve your accounts security contact us.
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