Tag Archives: Hacker

Snapchat adds privacy setting following username leak

Following the release of 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and linked telephone numbers onto the internet, Snapchat has added an opt-out security feature to its app to increase privacy. Now, Snapchat users have the option to opt out of linking their username to their phone number. By doing this, Snapchat is hoping to prevent the leaking of phone numbers…

Snapchat APIs hacked, exploits released by hacker group

It appears that Snapchat may have some security issues that need to be addressed, according to Gibson Security, a group that claims to have hacked Snapchat’s API, which is currently not public. There are two different exploits, the find_friends exploit and the Bulk Registration exploit. The first of the two takes in a set of phone numbers and can match…

Report: Apple hackers were Eastern European, not Chinese

As you may have heard, Apple, among other large companies were hacked earlier this week. It was later found that an online forum was partly to blame for the incident, and it was then assumed that hackers from China were responsible. However, today a new report is out via Bloomberg stating that actually it was hackers from Eastern European countries…

Lightning to 30-pin connector gets torn down, designed to keep hackers out

With Apple choosing to put an “authentication” chip inside all Lightning-related accessories, it should come as no surprise people immediately tried cloning it. While some claim to have already done so, Apple is continuing to beef up security on the chip. Not many are happy with Apple’s way of connecting the iPhone 5 and other Lightning-sporting devices…

Twitter hires acclaimed Apple hacker, Charlie Miller

That’s right, Twitter – who have recently become the social networking site of reckoning (it hasn’t been written, but Facebook is ‘uncool’, and Google+ is basically a form of social death) – has hired the renowned Apple hacker, Charlie Miller. Miller, who gained fame by bringing exploits in Apple’s operating systems to the public eye, tweeted that he was…

Russian hacker circumvents iOS in-app purchase method

This is some slightly unnerving news. A Russian hacker by the YouTube username ZonD80 has found a way to get free in-app purchases, even without jailbreaking. His hack, which uses a certificate which he provides and the changing of some DNS settings, allows users to install in-app purchases from large number of apps completely free. Some apps do not work,…

Hacker shows how he got malware in to the App Store

Earlier this week, Charlie Miller was booted off the app developer program for exploiting a security flaw in iOS. He published an app, which on face value, was a piece of software for keeping up to date with the stock market. Instastock wasn’t an innocent app though, it contained a hidden ability. Miller controlled the app once it was installed and…