Android Camera App Bug Discovered

Android phone users, beware! A bug has recently been discovered that can give a simple, but maliciously crafted app access to your phone’s camera, allowing someone able to record video, take pictures, even extract GPS data from your pictures, all without your knowledge or consent.

From “Bleeping Computer”:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-camera-app-bug-lets-apps-record-video-without-permission/

Disney+ Accounts For Sale on Hacking Forums Already

This is a prime reason why you should NEVER re-use passwords across accounts. ZDNet reports that thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already up for sale on hacker forums, mere days after the service debuts.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/thousands-of-hacked-disney-accounts-are-already-for-sale-on-hacking-forums/

Want to Know a bit About Information Security?

One of the multitude of information security (InfoSec) people I follow on Twitter has created a great post on his blog to talk about things pertaining to Information Security for people who don’t work in the field, or have little to no familiarity with the subject.

Check it out!

I’d highly recommend checking it out, and if you are on Twitter, consider following him.

Russell Stover Suffers Security Breach

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Forrest Gump’s mama nailed it on the head.

My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’

Today, Russell Stover has announced that they’ve suffered from a data security incident affecting purchases made from retail stores. Purchases made between February 9 and August 7, 2019 may have been impacted.

From their press release:

While Russell Stover’s investigation is ongoing, the company believes that certain payment card data, including some consumers’ first and last names, payment card numbers and expiration dates could have been acquired. At this time, Russell Stover has no evidence that any information has been inappropriately used.