Hackers Acquire Google Certificate, Could Hijack Gmail Accounts

Hackers have obtained a digital certificate good for any Google website from a Dutch certificate provider. Criminals could use the certificate to conduct “man-in-the-middle” attacks targeting users of Gmail, Google’s search engine or any other service. Attackers could poison DNS, present their site with the fake cert and bingo, they have the user’s credentials. Man-in-the-middle […]

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Facebook exposed user data to advertisers

Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles, pictures, chat and other private data at the social network, US computer security firm Symantec says. Symantec discovered that certain Facebook applications leaked tokens that act essentially as “spare keys” for accessing profiles, reading messages, posting to walls or other actions. Facebook applications are […]

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