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Intel AMT security flaw lets attackers easily bypass laptop passwords

Intel is having a rough start to the year. Following the Meltdown and Spectre fiasco that is ongoing, F-Secure is piling on more bad news, saying Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) gives attackers an easily exploitable backdoor into potentially millions of laptops.

AMT is Intel’s proprietary solution to allow IT admins remote access monitoring and maintenance of corporate-grade systems. It is commonly found on business laptops, particularly those with Intel vPro processors. AMT has had its share of security issues in the past, but this new one is arguably the most concerning issue yet.

“The attack is almost deceptively simple to enact, but it has incredible destructive potential. In practice, it can give a local attacker complete control over an individual’s work laptop, despite even the most extensive security measures,” said Harry Sintonen, senior security consultant at F-Secure.

It doesn’t take long to exploit the vulnerability, which is

Read more at: http://www.pcgamer.com/intel-amt-security-flaw-lets-attackers-easily-bypass-laptop-passwords/

iPhone passwords ‘shockingly easy’ to steal from iOS users

A developer has demonstrated how “shockingly easy” it is to steal people’s Apple ID passwords.

Felix Krause created a proof of concept phishing attack that looks identical to the official system popups in iOS.

He says it’s possible for criminals to programme apps to run certain code only after Apple has approved it for a spot in the App Store, and that the scheme works because iOS has “trained” users to automatically enter their details without questioning a popup’s legitimacy.  

Cyber hackers trade more than 100000 online passwords

Cyber hackers are illegally trading more than 100,000 online passwords from this area on the underworld “dark web”.

As part of our ongoing analysis of the growing menace of cyber crime, an investigations unit set up on behalf of this paper’s parent company, Johnston Press, asked data experts to find out what information is being bought and sold to aid identity fraud.

Emma Mills, chief operating officer of London-based C6 Intelligence Information Systems has concerns over the impact of the internet on our personal details.

Emma Mills, chief operating officer of London-based C6 Intelligence Information Systems has concerns over the impact of the internet on our personal details.

They discovered that 34,793 records from Sunderland had been traded –

Read more at: http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/cyber-hackers-trade-more-than-100-000-online-passwords-1-8675176

‘Sextortion’ case fuels debate over phone passwords

(CNN) – An extortion case involving bikini-clad models, social media celebrities and racy images has sparked an intriguing legal debate over phone security and the Fifth Amendment.

The big question: Can authorities access potentially incriminating information on your phone by compelling you to reveal your passcode? Or is verbal access to your phone’s secrets protected under the Constitution?

The case stems from the arrest of Hencha Voigt, 29, and her then-boyfriend, Wesley Victor, 34, last July on charges of extortion. Voigt and Victor threatened to release sexually explicit videos and photos of social media star “YesJulz” unless she paid them off, according to a Miami Police Department report.

Both Voigt and “YesJulz” are big names on social media. Voigt is a fitness model and Instagram celebrity who starred last fall on “WAGS Miami,” an E! reality TV show about the wives and girlfriends of sports figures in South Beach.

YesJulz, 27, whose real name

Read more at: http://www.click2houston.com/news/national/sextortion-case-fuels-debate-over-phone-passwords_

‘Sextortion’ case fuels legal debate over phone passwords


Hencha Voigt, left, is accused of using X-rated photos and video to extort money from “YesJulz”, right.

Hencha Voigt, left, is accused of using X-rated photos and video to extort money from “YesJulz”, right.

An extortion case involving bikini-clad models, social media celebrities and racy images has sparked an intriguing legal debate over phone security and the Fifth Amendment.

The big question: Can authorities access potentially incriminating information on your phone by compelling you to reveal your passcode? Or is verbal access to your phone’s secrets protected under the Constitution?

The case stems from the arrest of Hencha Voigt, 29, and her then-boyfriend, Wesley Victor, 34, last July on charges of extortion. Voigt and Victor threatened to release sexually explicit videos and photos of social media star “YesJulz” unless she paid them off,

Read more at: http://fox43.com/2017/05/03/sextortion-case-fuels-legal-debate-over-phone-passwords/

‘Sextortion’ case fuels debate over phone passwords

'Sextortion' case fuels legal debate over phone passwordsInstagram/henyvbaby/YesJulz via CNN

'Sextortion' case fuels legal debate over phone passwordsInstagram/henyvbaby/YesJulz via CNN

(CNN) – An extortion case involving bikini-clad models, social media celebrities and racy images has sparked an intriguing legal debate over phone security and the Fifth Amendment.

The big question: Can authorities access potentially incriminating information on your phone by compelling you to reveal your passcode? Or is access to your phone’s

Read more at: http://www.wfmz.com/business/national-and-world-business/sextortion-case-fuels-debate-over-phone-passwords/477826386