Month: July 2017

Facebook bug may have exposed moderators to extremists

acebook has acknowledged that a security hole in its software may have exposed the identities of its online monitors to suspected terrorist groups and others whose pages were removed for inappropriate content. A Guardian report says more than 1000 people, which Facebook calls moderators, were affected. Facebook says it fixed the error, which occurred last …

Israeli Lawmakers Back Bill Allowing Shin Bet to Wiretap Workers Handling Sensitive Info

Two former Shin Bet heads on panel express concerns over overly invasive law The Knesset’s defense committee approved a bill Monday that would allow the heads of the Shin Bet security service and Military Intelligence to order wiretaps on the phones of employees who handle sensitive security information, in order to prevent leaks. The bill …

Cyber attack hits Israeli hospitals

Computer breaches were reported at Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, and Poriya Medical Center in Tiberias. Computers in Israel’s health system were attacked yesterday. Computers of several hospitals, including Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, and Poriya Medical Center in Tiberias, were breached, Walla! reports. Shortly after the attack began, the Ministry of Heath …

Google Photos: Should you be worried about privacy?

There has been a fair bit of discussion about online privacy recently, specifically with regard to the new Google Photos service. It offers free, unlimited space to automatically back up all of your photos and videos online. There is no definitive answer to the question of whether you should be worried about your privacy if …

SECURITY FLAW IN ISRAELI PROPAGANDA APP EXPOSED USER EMAILS

A propaganda app connected to the Israeli government failed to include basic privacy and security protections, putting the email addresses of at least 1,900 of the Israeli government’s most ardent supporters at risk. The vulnerabilities in the app, called Act.il, were discovered by an independent security researcher, who disclosed the flaws to the Intercept. Act.il …