A massive security flaw has been discovered in 600 million Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Meanwhile, LastPass is asking its user to change their master passwords after a data breach. We cover these stories and more on IT Rewind!
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Phone Fraud Is on the Rise, Pindrop Security Reveals
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Reddit Defaults to HTTPS as Internet Titans Rush to Embrace Encryption
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Hey everyone and welcome to the big four zero! That’s right, it’s our 40th episode of IT Rewind! It feels like just yesterday I was standing up here for the very first time… Ah okay enough reflecting… LETS DO THIS THING!
Do me a favor; take a look at your phone for a second. Are you looking at a Samsung? If so, you may be at risk. A massive security flaw was recently discovered in 600 million Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The flaw allows hackers to listen in on conversations, views texts and even access photos. NowSecure is being credited with discovering the vulnerability and says that hackers are gaining access to the phones via the keyboard software’s language pack update mechanism. Additionally, the flaw could allow hackers to install malware onto the affected phones.
LastPass, a password management company, recently revealed that it was the victim of a data breach. As a result of the breach, LastPass has requested that all users change their master passwords. According to a blog published on the LastPass website on Monday, hackers were not able to steal encrypted data from user vaults, however, email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts and authentication hashes may have been stolen.
This week’s spotlight goes out to Boston Tech Jam 2015. Late last week a bunch of us here in the Boston office had the chance to head on down to Government Center and meet some of the amazing technology companies that are located right here in Boston. Needless to say, we had an amazing time and we’re already looking forward to Tech Jam 2016.
Before we leave you this week I want to remind you that Navigate 2015 is just around the corner and guess what, this year we’re heading to Vegas. Robin Robins, Verne Harnish and Michael George are just three of the amazing speakers that will be in attendance, so don’t delay, book your ticket today. Head on over to www.continuum.net/navigate2015 and make sure you don’t miss out.
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