The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Internet, Privacy, Security News

I recently received an email from Netflix which nearly caused me to add my card details to someone else’s Netflix account. Here I show that this is a new kind of phishing scam which is enabled by an obscure feature of Gmail called “the dots don’t matter”. I then argue that the dots do matter, and that this Gmail feature is in fact a misfeature. Finally I’ll suggest some ways the Gmail team can combat such scams in future.

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FBI had no way to access locked iPhone after terror attack, watchdog finds

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Mac / Apple, Privacy, Security News, Smart Phones

The FBI did not have the technical capability to access an iPhone used by one of the terrorists behind the San Bernardino shooting, a Justice Department watchdog has found.

A report by the department’s Office of Inspector General sheds new light on the FBI’s efforts to gain access to the terrorist’s phone.

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