Security

Hacking Facebook Account by Simply Knowing Account Phone Number

How to hack a Facebook account? that’s an answer everyone wants to know. Though there are many ways to get into someone’s Facebook these researchers have demonstrated how to hack anyone’s account with just their phone number!

 

There are about a billion users of Facebook nowadays which constitutes to about a sixth of the world’s population. So when someone is hacking an account, they are attacking one in every six people on the planet. And it has become pretty easy for hackers to hack into Facebook accounts. Researchers managed to prove that as long as someone has a phone number of the target, then they can certainly take control of the person’s Facebook account. Of course, the attacker would need some few hacking skills.

 

It’s pretty scary when you think about it because at the end of the day you will think that you have put all the measures possible to protect your account only to realize that it might be futile. Through the SS7 network, hackers can enter your Facebook account without any problems. As long as they know how to exploit the SS7 flaw and remember this flaw has nothing to do with Facebook but an issue with the so-called Signaling System Number 7.

Vulnerability found in Microsoft Skype

A serious vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft-owned most popular free web messaging and voice calling service Skype that could potentially allow attackers to gain full control of the host machine by granting system-level privileges to a local, unprivileged user.

 

The worst part is that this vulnerability will not be patched by Microsoft anytime soon.

New Amazon phishing scam stealing credit card data

A new Amazon phishing scam email is circulating, that tricks users into handing over their personal as well as financial information including credit card information to online crooks.

The phishing scam works like this: The victim receives an email supposedly from Amazon informing them about suspicious activity on their account. The confusing subject of the email is in English and French language stating that “Fw: [Monthly Statement Added] Confirmation notice: information activity on Wednesday 13 September 2019 #JLQUUUNZ/ Confirmation changer le mot de passe de votre compte JLQUUUNZ- Friday, September 13, 2019.”

Simjacker vulnerability lets attackers track your location with an SMS

The Simjacker vulnerability could extend to over 1 billion mobile phone users globally.

As time passes, we’re witnessing more exploits building upon the usage of sim cards including the ever-famous sim swapping method. To add to these, just recently, AdaptiveMobile Security had released details of a previously undiscovered exploit dubbing it as SimJacking. How it apparently works is illustrated very simply with the help of a diagram below, however, there’s more to its intricacies.

As seen, the attacker sends an SMS containing a specific kind of spyware to the phone of the victim which extracts location data and then sends it back to the attacker.

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