Shutterstock Your photos aren’t safe online. Repeated incidents of celebrities having their internet accounts hacked and intimate pictures distributed across the web have made this clear. Yet one company decided to put a camera into a sex toy and connect it to the internet. And, predictably, a security firm now claims it has found a way to hack and intercept the vibrator’s video stream. The case was started by two unnamed female users who realised that the device was collecting and relaying data on how often it was used, the vibration settings selected and — eyebrow-raisingly — its temperature, all linked to each user’s email address. This meant the firm could build a rather detailed and personal profile of an individual’s sexual activity. Such data collection is becoming more common thanks to the growth of the Internet of Things, which is essentially a way of describing devices that can send and receive data online, from fitness trackers to smart fridges that tell you when you’ve run out of milk. With the spread of this technology, concerns over what personal information is being collected — and who can access it — are only going to become more important. The device in the Standard Innovation case was a sex toy called the We-Vibe, a vibrator that can be controlled from an app via Bluetooth.
What to know about the Ashley Madison hack
For a conversation between two members, one of the members—almost always the man—must pay five credits to initiate the conversation. Any follow-up messages between the two members are free after the communication has been initiated. Ashley Madison also has a real-time chat feature where credits buy a certain time allotment.
Miguel’s own experience hacking online dating is full of anecdotes and quite a bit of drama. Listen to some of the facts and crazy stuff that made his experience so unique and unforgettable.
Directly translated, that means “It pulls” — because the draft supposedly pulls the health and well-being straight out of you. So fearful of air currents are some Germans that they blame them for conditions ranging from migraines to insomnia to kreislaufzusammenbruch. No, we didn’t kick our laptop down the stairs and into a passing thresher; that monstrous word translates to “circulatory collapse,” and while in most places such a condition would get you good and dead, in Germany it gets you a day off work if you’re lucky.
Because what’s a little organ system failure to a people who consume their beer by the liter? When the aforementioned foehn blows in, it brings with it an uptick in traffic accidents and crime. Perhaps because everyone is convinced it’s a sign that their days are numbered. In neighboring Austria and parts of Switzerland, the foehn is even recognized as a mitigating factor in criminal proceedings, making this quite possibly the only circumstance in which the Swayze defense is a viable strategy.
Well, so has the entirety of France.
Lock out: The Austrian hotel that was hacked four times
Australia Millions of Australians have online dating profiles, but it is unclear how secure some of their most intimate data is. Lateline contacted about 10 internet dating agencies operating in Australia to ask about security protocols but only three responded. The requests were made after the dating site Ashley Madison, which specialises in facilitating affairs, fell victim to hackers.
A group called Impact Team claims to have stolen the private details of the site’s 30 million users, including one million Australians, although so far they have only released the details of two customers and there are reports the attack may have come from the inside. It is a familiar story.
Among the accounts exposed were email addresses for military service members and government workers, who could be targeted for blackmail, the news station reported. FriendFinder Networks said it would not speculate on the scope of the breach. Until the investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty the full scope of the incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to address this potential issue and will provide updates as we learn more from our investigation.
Teksquisite said many of the 15 spreadsheets in the data dump included only email addresses — but , of the accounts included details that could be used to identify users, such as their username, date of birth, gender, race, IP address, zip codes, and sexual orientation. Some of those users were fond of doing things behind closed doors that they might not want their friends, families or employers to find out. I deleted my account, so I thought the information had gone These sites are meant to be secure.
The social networking company claims it has more than million registered users on 40, websites in its network. Dating websites are hugely popular but to be successful their users have to entrust them with some of their most sensitive information. Image of online dating courtesy of Shutterstock. Follow NakedSecurity on Twitter for the latest computer security news.
Charles Rotter, moderator of the climate-sceptic blog Watts Up With That , which had been the first to get a link and download the files, gave a copy to his flatmate Steve Mosher. Mosher received a posting from the hacker complaining that nothing was happening and replied: It is not being ignored. Much is being coordinated among major players and the media. Thank you very much.
Watch video · The dates she liked didn’t write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet. Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life — with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.
Spreading negative or embarrassing dirt true, untrue, or unknown, via text, pic or video about someone behind their back or to their face. As in, would you walk up to a group of people you barely know and announce that you heard that one of them cheated on their bf at Battle of the Bands with that hot bass player? Then why would you post it online? Here’s your chance to be the bigger man or woman. Opt out and call it out when you see it. Will spreading this information come back to haunt me?
Assume that if you’re spreading rumors, gossip or lies about somebody online, someone will kindly return the favor. Call it digital karma. Isn’t it just harmless fun? In the moment, sure—but since online comments can roll way farther than you mean them to, your random comment about someone else’s private life could end up blowing their big break someday, when a prospective employer digs up old dirt.
Krebs on Security
My credit card information was just stolen — again. This is the fifth time in the past three years, which, if polling my Facebook friends is any indication, is about par for the course. It happens to everyone, it seems, about once every nine months.
Watch video · Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating. The dates she liked didn’t write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet.
Police seized hundreds of bank cards and SIM cards with fake names after arresting gang members behind a bank hacking heist. On Monday, Russian officials announced a successful series of raids against a hacking gang who plotted to rob banks around the world. Russian hackers have made headlines in recent months. In March, it was revealed that Russian spies were involved in the historic breach of 1.
This latest arrest is a reminder that Russian citizens also have to deal with hacks from their home country. The virus would then hide any incoming notification from the banks on the infected phones. So far, Cron has deposited into 6, bank accounts for the hackers, according to researchers. It spread as a trojan virus through malicious links in text messages and fake apps. The scheme was successful in Russia in part because one in five adults in the country use mobile banking, according to the Central Bank of Russia.
The group targeted the top 50 banks in Russia and had plans to expand globally, targeting banks in the US, Germany, France, Singapore, Australia and other countries in the beginning of The majority of its members were arrested last November 22 before carrying out the international heist. The last active member was arrested in April in St. Russian officers arrested 20 people across six regions, including the gang’s leader, a year-old man in Ivanovo.
If it happens to you, there are several steps you need to take, not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being easily hacked again. Sometimes passwords are changed, sometimes not. Sometimes traces are left, sometimes not. Your email account has been hacked.
Amy Webb was previously an award-winning reporter for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, and is the author of Data: A Love Story. She heads the digital strategy house Webbmedia Group, and is the founder of SparkCamp, a weekend discussion series that focuses on big ideas around media. Watch her TED Talk: How I Hacked Online Dating.
After a hopefully relaxing weekend, we at El Reg want to kick off your week the right way — with a full-scale facepalm. And so we bring you this week’s instalment of Who, Me? This week, meet “Wallace”, who wrote in to tell us about a time he forgot himself — almost literally — while working as a newbie sysadmin at a smallish software development house.
It shut down the network and killed my SSH session, meaning the ‘network start’ never executed. A rookie error but easily fixable. Except the password didn’t work. This worked and she could log in and confirm network connectivity. Wallace hopped in a cab out to the hosting provider’s facility and was shown to the shelf hosting his kit. Files I didn’t recognise had been added,” Wallace said, wondering whether he’d been hacked.
Meanwhile, his actual server was on the next shelf along, patiently waiting for someone to log in and type “network start”. Presumably she was wondering how she was going to explain all this to her boss and their customer. Have you ever figured out why something has gone wrong just that little bit too late?
Another sex toy has been HACKED – and this one has a camera on the tip
What did hackers take from Ashley Madison and why? The group has claimed two motivations: How money much is Avid Life Media offering for tips?
If you’re really looking to hack Online Dating sites it’s very easy. 1. Be the most SEO’d person on there. You’ll need to make sure you’re getting more traffic than anyone else and popping up on the most amount of womens’ radars possible.
Next Arraignment hearing is 8: Thomas Keesee –Next Arraignment hearing is 8: The California lawsuit is against BeyondMenu. The Florida lawsuit is against: A Search Engine and News Site? It appears their new site calls themselves “Google for Mugshots” which appears to setup their criminal defense as a Search Engine and News Site. Google Ads are no longer appearing on their website. Additionally, under their menu Categories, they list: Alright competing Mugshot companies and the Media, now that the alleged owners of Mugshots.
EHarmony passwords hacked: 1.5 million users of the dating site have data compromised
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Seehotel Jagerwirt Image caption Christoph Brandstatter third from right had his Austrian hotel hacked four times The internet of things IoT promises many advantages – smart cities with integrated transport systems, for instance – but it comes with a significantly increased cybersecurity risk. So how should we be tackling this new threat?
His hotel’s electronic door locks and other systems were hacked for ransom four times, between December and January His hotel’s door keys became unusable after he clicked on a link to his bill. So was his hard drive.
A couple of years ago, online dating was considered somewhat of a funny game. Yes, we’d right swipe and left swipe with our friends, laughing over familiar faces and odd profile picture choices.
Accounts You Can’t Delete The phrase “I wish I could quit you” takes on a whole new meaning when you want out of a relationship with an internet service. Sure, you once thought you and Facebook or Amazon or Netflix would be together forever, but terms of service change, end-user license agreements mature, and, well, you’re just not in the same digital place anymore. Sadly, not all websites and social networks and online retailers are created equal when it comes to breaking up.
With some, it takes only a couple of clicks to say goodbye. For a few sites, if you stop paying for the service, the site cuts ties fairly quickly. Others make you jump through more hoops. Even after you follow all the required steps, some sites never quite leave you alone, with vestiges of your relationship around forever. No matter what you call it—deleting, canceling, removing—when you want to be rid of an online account, many sites don’t make it easy.
You don’t want to rush into a breakup, but if you’re ready, we’ve compiled the links, tips, and—in the most extreme cases— the phone numbers you need to sever ties. And let’s be clear, there’s a difference between deleting an account and just deactivating it. We’ll spell out the differences for each account, as needed. Also, sometimes legality prevents a service from deleting everything you’ve posted publicly in the past, so remnants of your time there could remain in perpetuity.
This list includes the big-name sites most people use. If you’re looking for a site that’s not on our list, check out AccountKiller.