Lost+Found: Facebook photo fails and Twitter's new security rock star
Too short for news, too good to lose; Lost+Found is a roundup of useful security news. This time: Facebook photo protection fails, learning spammers, all the PIN numbers, 20 years of DEF CON, a world of malware, legal Wi-Fi wiretapping, and a security rock star at Twitter.
- McAfee's Social Protection, which was developed to solve the unsolvable problem of only allowing people you want to save your Facebook photos, has been found somewhat wanting in effectiveness.
- Sometimes it's possible for the senders of SMS spam to actually learn something.
- And in a spectacular data leak, all the PIN numbers of all the credit cards have been published. Is yours on there?
- If its wet this weekend, why not spend some time with the last 20 years of DEF CON at your browsing fingertips.
- The world is rotten with viruses and malware. Or at least that's the impression you'll be left with if you leave F-Secure's live worldmap running on your desktop.
- An Illinois Federal Judge has ruled that if a Wi-Fi network is unencrypted then intercepting its traffic is not wiretapping as its publicly readable anyway.
- Twitter's security crew have a rock star of the security scene joining them on the Tweet boat on Monday as Apple and iOS hacker Charlie Miller starts working with them.