This week on the Myki Security Report:
- Hackers Modifying Email Content After it’s Sent
- Celebrity Nude Photos Leaked
Hackers Modifying Email Content After it’s Sent
Security researchers are warning of a new email trick that could allow an attacker to turn an email into a malicious one after it has already been delivered to your inbox.
It's called The Ropemaker and it stands for: Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky. The trick was uncovered by a researcher at security firm Mimecast.
The Ropemaker attack could allow an attacker to remotely modify the content of an email after it has already been delivered and without requiring direct access to your computer or the email application. An Attacker could replace a link in the email for to a malicious one that sends you to a site designed to steal credentials and banking details.
The desktop and mobile version of Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and Mozilla Thunderbird are all vulnerable, exposing hundreds of millions of users to malicious attacks.
To protect yourselves, use web-based email clients like Gmail, iCloud and Outlook, which aren't affected by Ropemaker-style exploits.
Celebrity Nude Photos Leaked, Again.
Nude photographs of A-list celebrities have been leaked again. Dozens of intimate photos of celebs like Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale, Kate Hudson, Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, and Suki Waterhouse are being shared on Reddit, Tumblr and Twitter.
This comes after hackers gained access to celebs' Apple iCloud accounts. A similar hack dubbed 'The Fappening' happened in 2014 and Apple responded by pledging to boost iCloud security, hackers of the 2014 event have since been sent to prison.
How Can You Keep Your Private Photos Private?
- Do not click on any suspicious links or attachments in the email you received.
- Never provide your personal or financial information through an email to anyone.
- Regularly update your passwords and security questions.
- Enable two-factor authentication
- Always choose a strong and different password for all your accounts.
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UK Parliament Hit By Cyberattack
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Hackers Spread Fake News On Twitter
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