Today’s Cyberthreats: When iPhones Attack, Scrambled Facebook
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening today.
WHEN IPHONES ATTACK: Android smartphones and iPhones can be drafted into a “zombie” botnet just as easily as PCs, according to a researcher who will present her findings at this weekend’s ShmooCon hacker conference in Washington, D.C. The phones are infected and controlled via secret text messages invisible to the user.
SCRAMBLED FACEBOOK: The leading social network will now let members log in via the encrypted “https” Web format, foiling snoops who “listen” to coffeeshop Wi-Fi networks and go into websites using other people’s usernames and passwords.
RUDE AWAKENING: British police rousted five boys and men, ranging in age from 15 to 26, early Thursday morning and arrested them on suspicion of participating in the distributed denial-of-service attacks by Anonymous “hacktivists” against PayPal, Amazon and MasterCard last fall.
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