Category Archives: security

There is a hole in Android’s security. Every OS older than Pie is in danger

As reported by the Nightwatch Cybersecurity, there is a newly found hole in the security of every Android OS older than 9 Pie. This gap allows a potential hacker to learn your phone’s IP and MAC address, Wi-Fi and BSSID, giving them the possibility to, among other things, track your position and enter your Wi-Fi network. Google knows the issue and is working on fixing it, but so far only Android 9 Pie devices are safe. For everyone with older OS, be extra careful: no opening mails from Nigerian princes, no clicking on ads etc. ...

Tinder is finally encrypting its content

Tinder informs its users that it has finally managed to fix a semi-serious hole in its security measures. This hole allowed people with reasonable hacking skills to reveal not only Tinder users’ pictures but also their activities on the service; namely the left and right swipes. This info could be used to, for example, blackmail a Tinder user who does not want his Tinder data to get out. Now though you can sleep soundly, loverboys and girls, as your pictures have been encrypted since 6th of February and the rest of the data has been since June 19th. ...