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Spotlight Podcast: Flashpoint’s Allison Nixon on SIM Swapping and the Looming Online Identity Crisis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:08 — 21.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSYour smart phone does double and triple duty: letting you do banking, buy a cup of coffee, board a plane or access a sensitive online account. But that doesn’t mean that your phone number is equally as trustworthy. In this Spotlight Podcast, we speak with Flashpoint* head of research Allison Nixon about how a recent rash of SIM swapping attacks highlights a looming crisis in online identity. 

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EFF Seeks Right to Jailbreak Alexa, Voice Assistants

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking the Library of Congress to give owners of voice assistant devices like Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and other voice assistants the right to “jailbreak” the devices: freeing them from content control features designed to prevent users from running unauthorized code on those platforms. 

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Smartphone Users Tracked Even with GPS, WiFi Turned Off

A team of researchers from Princeton has demonstrated that they can track the location of smartphone users even when location services like GPS and WiFi are turned off.

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Adult Themed Virtual Reality App spills Names, Emails of Thousands

Thousands of users of an adult virtual reality application risk having their personal information, including names and email addresses exposed, according to researchers in the UK.

Bluetooth Flaw affects Billions of Devices and has a Name: BlueBorne

In-brief: Dubbed BlueBorne, the flaw could affect billions of devices that use the Bluetooth wireless protocol, enabling remote hacks, the security firm Armis warned.