1. Whatsapp messaging app stops in India and worldwide
WhatsApp messaging app was hit by a major outage halting millions of communications worldwide. Users from different countries even started to report the problem on Twitter with the hashtag #whatsappdown. India is no exception, with no messages going to and fro and navigating to the Settings > Help > Contact Us section is showing some users an error message as below:
“Our service is experiencing a problem right now. We are working on it and hope to restore the functionality shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
2. IoT Security Fail: Hacked Vacuum Cleaner Becomes Spy Cam
Internet-capable home appliances (IoT) have become matter of discussion with built-in cameras, microphones and sensors that are prone to exploitable security flaws. Nevertheless, vulnerability has been found in LG portal login process that allowed its researchers to take control of the Hom-Bot and its camera that gives them access to live-stream video from inside a home. This camera allows the attacker to spy on the victim’s home with no way of them knowing, and obvious negative consequences of invasion of privacy and personal security.
3. App Developer Access to iPhone X face data – Privacy Experts
Apple’s privacy promises not to extend to thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to build entertainment features for iPhone X customers, such as pinning a three-dimensional mask to their face for a selfie or letting a video game character mirror the player’s real-world facial expressions.
4. WhatsApp 2.17.52 Memory Corruption
WhatsApp 2.17.52 and prior is prone to a remote memory corruption. This type of attacks is possible only if the program uses memory inefficiently and does not impose limits.
5. Hilton Hotels fined for credit card data breaches
First time it happened in February 2015, when Hilton learned that one of its UK-based systems was communicating with a suspicious computer outside its network. Frequent observation has revealed that credit-card targeting malware had infected its cash register computers. More than 3,63,000 accounts were affected due to this, though it’s still unclear whether the criminals managed to exploit any details. US government investigators said the firm had taken too long to warn customers and had lacked adequate security measures.
6. iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, others Hacked in Pwn2Own
Researchers participating in the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 competition developed exploits for the iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 and others. A team from Tencent Keen Security Lab discovered four vulnerabilities in the Apple iPhone 7 running iOS 11.1, that could lead to a remote code execution through a WiFi bug and escalate privileges to persist through a reboot. The Tencent team earned $110,000 for the four bugs.