During testing, a significant amount of a security professional’s information is being sent by his older Motorola Droid x2 handset to an external server. Even more troubling is that some of this information is sent “in clear”, as in not encrypted.
Following a breach on Opera’s network and using one of its older code-signing certificate to digitally sign a nasty Trojan downloader part of the Zbot family and package it as an update for the Opera browser. An estimated 300 million users may have been infected.
While some attempts have been made by Google, Facebook and the likes to come up with new privacy features in their products whatever hope was left may very well have been shattered with the recent NSA leaks about the PRISM surveillance program.
URGENT: Despite a recent critical patch to Java SE, Polish security firm Security Explorations released details of yet another Java vulnerability. Adam Gowdiak, a researcher from the firm provides a full disclosure of the exploit here.