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The Telecom Digest for Nov 5, 2014
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|Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:58:51 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Cell carrier was weakest link in hack of Google, Instagram accounts Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cell carrier was weakest link in hack of Google, Instagram accounts Carrier was social-engineered by hacker to steal man's two-letter Instagram name. by Sean Gallagher Nov 3 2014 Ars Technica If you think the two-factor authentication offered by Google and other cloud services will keep your account out of the hands of an attacker, think again. One developer found out this weekend the hard way; Google's account protection scheme can be bypassed by going after something most people would consider an even harder target-the user's cell phone account. ... http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/11/cell-carrier-was-weakest-link-in-hack-of-google-instagram-accounts/ -or- http://goo.gl/ok2pxi|
|Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 13:07:10 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: AT&T's outdated unlock policies cost it a loyal customer: me [Updated] Message-ID: <email@example.com> AT&T's outdated unlock policies cost it a loyal customer: me [Updated] Refuse to unlock my device for international travel? Goodbye forever. by Lee Hutchinson Nov 3 2014 Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/staff/2014/11/atts-outdated-unlock-policies-cost-it-a-loyal-customer-me/|
|Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:55:19 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Critics chafe as Macs send sensitive docs to iCloud without warning Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Critics chafe as Macs send sensitive docs to iCloud without warning PSA: Turn off autosave of in-progress documents containing sensitive data. by Dan Goodin Nov 3 2014 Ars Technica Representing a potential privacy snare for some users, Mac OS X Yosemite uploads documents opened in TextEdit, Preview, and Keynote to iCloud servers by default, even if the files are later closed without ever having been saved. The behavior, as noted in an article from Slate, is documented in a Knowledge Base article from December. But it nonetheless came as a surprise to researcher Jeffrey Paul, who said he was alarmed to recently discover a cache of in-progress files he intended to serve as "temporary Post-It notes" that had been silently uploaded to his iCloud account even though he never intended or wished them to be. ... http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/11/critics-chafe-as-macs-send-sensitive-docs-to-icloud-without-warning/ -or- http://goo.gl/tHNe7R|
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