Facebook this morning announced that its engineering team on Tuesday discovered that hackers have exploited a vulnerability in its code, allowing hackers to steal Facebook access tokens for almost 50 million accounts.
According to Facebook, hackers took advantage of security flaws in its „View As“ code, which is a feature designed to let people see what their profile looks like to someone else. The Facebook access tokens that were stolen are digital keys that allow people to stay logged in to Facebook.
This attack exploited the complex interaction of multiple issues in our code. It stemmed from a change we made to our video uploading feature in [...]
A Melbourne schoolboy has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s secure network after the company notified authorities of the intrusion (via The Age).
The teen, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared at an Australian Children’s Court on Thursday facing allegations of hacking into Apple’s servers on multiple occasions.
Details of the case are still sketchy, but the boy’s hacking is said to have begun at the age of 16, and included downloading tens of gigabytes of secure files and accessing „authorized keys“ that grant login access to users.
The boy is said to have attempted to hide his identity using a [...]
Apple is investigating dozens of cases of fraudulent iTunes account charges in Singapore, according to local news reports over the weekend.
Channel News Asia spoke to two people in the Southeast Asian country who said they had both lost several thousand dollars through fraudulent transactions processed through their iTunes accounts.
Apple Orchard Road in Singapore (Image via Strait Times)
Two people told Channel NewsAsia that they lost at least S$7,000 each to iTunes purchases with one saying she was billed on her HSBC credit card. She added that she only realised something was amiss when she received a text message from HSBC that she had less than 30 [...]
When Apple released iOS 11, the company removed built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services.
The equivalent integration remains in macOS High Sierra, but Reddit user Marc1199 has noted that Apple appears to have removed support for third-party accounts completely in macOS 10.14 Mojave.
Image via Reddit user Marc119 The image above shows the Internet Accounts preference pane in Mojave, with a distinct lack of OS login options for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Vimeo.