TechCrunch: An anonymous hentai porn site exposed over a million users’ emails. “A popular hentai porn site that promises anonymity to its 1.1 million users left a user database exposed without a password, allowing anyone to identify users by their email addresses. You might not have heard of Luscious.net unless you’re into hentai and manga porn but it’s one of the most popular websites in the U.S., ranking in the top 5,000 sites in traffic, per Alexa data.”
Motherboard: Hacker Releases First Public Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhones in Years. “Apple has mistakenly made it a bit easier to hack iPhone users who are on the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS by unpatching a vulnerability it had already fixed. Hackers quickly jumped on this over the weekend, and publicly released a jailbreak for current, up-to-date iPhones—the first free public jailbreak for a fully updated iPhone that’s been released in years.”
Motherboard: We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked. “Motherboard sent four reporters to Def Con. We spoke on panels, gave talks, and reported on what we saw there, but we also asked about two-dozen attendees two simple questions: Why are people still getting hacked? What is one thing the cybersecurity community needs to do better?”
The Next Web, and did you really need that image?: Critical KNOB exploit penetrates gaping Bluetooth vulnerability. “Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Bluetooth’s authentication protocols which, if properly executed, could allow an attacker to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack between two paired devices. This could see an adversary intercept and alter files while they’re in transit, as well as potentially listening in on conversations conducted via Bluetooth.”
ZDNet: Google: You’re sticking with passwords that have already been hacked . “Google has released the results of a large-scale study about password habits that shows why hackers use ‘password-spraying’ attacks on online accounts: many users stick with the same password, even when they’re warned it’s been compromised.”
Mashable: Facebook pop-up cafes will teach users about their privacy settings . “According to the Evening Standard, the social media behemoth is getting all trendy and opening five ‘pop-up cafes’ in the United Kingdom between Aug. 28 and Sept. 5. They’ll serve free coffee and are meant to help UK users set up their privacy settings. ” I wonder if they could give us an update on Facebook’s Clear History tool.
CNET: Trump administration reportedly wants to extend NSA phone surveillance program. “The Trump administration has reportedly asked Congress to permanently reauthorize all provisions of the USA Freedom Act, including a controversial National Security Agency program that collects and analyzes records on millions of Americans’ calls and texts in an attempt to thwart terrorists.”