Since I’ve been busy with other things in the past few weeks, I’ve kind of let this site slip a bit, so here a few of the things that caught my eye over that period, even if they didn’t catch it long enough for me to write the stories.
- In the most recent, F-Secure’s Sean Sullivan asks why, a fortnight after the infamous 4chan posting of 200 (mostly under-dressed) celebrity selfies, Apple’s security questions for people creating an AppleID are so stereotypical, inviting answers that are easy to guess or to obtain via other means. Why do Apple’s security questions still suck?
- Paul Ducklin writes for Sophos on the Android browser bug: “Shocking” Android browser bug could be a “privacy disaster”: here’s how to fix it. See also Darren Pauli’s story for the Register: THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug
- Graham Cluley writes for Intego on the recently spotted OS X port of the XLSCmd backdoor: Spyware Gang Ports XSLCmd Malware to Mac OS X from Windows
- And the Register observes that the UK government claims that iPhone users in England and Wales are the likeliest group to have their mobile phones snatched.
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