There has been quite a bit in the news this week about “forged cookies” and “forged cookie attacks”, but little to actually explain them. A forged cookie attack is exactly what it sounds like though: a way for hackers to forge the information in your browser cookie, and when that information includes an authentication mechanism, voila! They can log into your account.
Cell phone companies are scrambling amid growing concerns over the Carrier IQ (or “CIQ”) software that has shipped preinstalled (and undisclosed) on many, many smartphones across several carriers, as demands for full disclosure and accountability increase, Federal representatives demand answers, and some suggest that the use of the software, which is alleged to log keystrokes, websites visited, and location, violates Federal wiretapping law. Trevor Eckhart, who first discovered and outed what Carrier IQ was doing, went so far as to call it a “rootkit”.
If you received a text message or email telling you that “Account might be blocked for your security!” DON’T click on any link or respond to it! The spam message comes from firstname.lastname@example.org, which should be a tip-off, but in case you’re not sure, it’s a scam!
A new malware scam is hitting email inboxes. The email sample that we have comes from an email address at thomaskeller.com (ours is specifically from email@example.com), and claims to have received an invoice from your company. They even include your company name in the email, making it seem more legit. But it isn’t.
You can buy and download games for your click-wheel iPod through the iTunes store – but you have to find them first. Finding iPod games seems nearly impossible; you search and all that comes up is games for the iPhone and iPad, but nothing for your iPod Nano, iPod Video, or iPod Classic clickwheel iPod. That is, unless you know how and where to look in the iTunes store. Here’s what you need to do: