Coding errors in 685 mobile-apps leave 180 million smartphone users vulnerable

Up to 180 million smart phone users may have some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a coding error that affects at least 685 mobile apps cyber security experts say. Developers have mistakenly coded credentials for accessing services provided by Twilio Inc, allowing hackers to access personal credentials by reviewing the code in the apps, then gain access to data sent over those services. Loggings, pawwsords compromised The sheer number of apps affected by this is quite significant according to cyber security experts. As a…

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France media attacker jailed for 25 years

A French court has sentenced a man who wounded a photographer in a shooting in 2013 to 25 years behind bars, in a case that predated the string of jihadist attacks that has since struck the country. Abdelhakim Dekhar, now 52, was arrested in November 2013 following a major manhunt after he broke into the headquarters of the BFMTV channel. Newspaper attacks There, he threatened journalist Philippe Antoine with a shotgun, and said: “Next time, I won’t miss.” Three days later, still on the run, he managed to stage a…

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