Many Sites, including ones run by the US & UK Govts were infected on Sunday with the code.
2 critical vulnerabilities found in Intel & ARM chips allows attackers steal data from the memory of running apps, such as data from password managers, browsers, emails,etc. Researchers who discovered the vulnerabilities, dubbed “Meltdown” & “Spectre,” said that “almost every system,” since 1995, including computers & phones, was affected by the bug.
Reports: 9to5Google, iTnews, AZFamily, Central Telegraph
Instagram has acknowledged that 1 hacker had got into some high celebrity accounts. The social app insisted that no account passwords were exposed, & that it had corrected the bug that allowed the information to be stolen.
Reports: TIME, Marketwatch, New York Daily News
Over last weekend, an intruder broke into HipChat, the Atlassian-owned team communication platform, & made off with a significant amount of data, according to a security notice published on the HipChat blog.
Even if you’ve had a Yahoo! account for a year, you need to react. Here’s what you need to do.
Reports: New York Times, CNET, Washington Post, Daily Beast
Cloud storage platform is playing safe.
Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer vtech’s servers were hacked earlier this month, admitted the company over the weekend. The hacker or hackers made away with thousands of pictures of parents & kids.
Reports: kfor.com, pocketlint.com, consumerist.com, The Next Web
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You can be spied on on WhatsApp even if your privacy settings are locked, allege some.
Reports: IBTimes, Network World, Deccan Chronicle.