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Security Researchers Discover Bunch of Vulnerabilities Affecting 4G Hotspots from ZTE

According to Null, in order to exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker only needed the victim to visit a malicious website using one of ZTE's hotspots

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Discovered by a Pen Test Partners researcher, who goes by the name of "Dave Null", the security flaws in the hotspot devices were disclosed at Defcon -- an annual hacking conference held in Las Vegas on Saturday, CNET reported. Pixabay

Security researchers have discovered a bunch of vulnerabilities affecting 4G hotspots from Chinese handset maker ZTE that could allow a potential hacker to redirect traffic from the hotspot to other malicious websites.

Discovered by a Pen Test Partners researcher, who goes by the name of “Dave Null”, the security flaws in the hotspot devices were disclosed at Defcon — an annual hacking conference held in Las Vegas on Saturday, CNET reported.

According to Null, in order to exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker only needed the victim to visit a malicious website using one of ZTE’s hotspots.

Once the attacker had the password to the hotspot, there were plenty of options for further hacks.

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Security researchers have discovered a bunch of vulnerabilities affecting 4G hotspots from Chinese handset maker ZTE that could allow a potential hacker to redirect traffic from the hotspot to other malicious websites. Pixabay

The hacker could start logging a person’s web activity, use the hotspot as a way to attack devices connected to it and redirect web traffic to more malicious websites, the report said.

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Null claimed that the vulnerabilities are likely to apply to more ZTE products in the “MF” line because many of the devices share the same code, the report noted. (IANS)

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Twitter Launches Privacy Centre to Spread Info About its Privacy

Twitter launches Privacy Centre to host data protection information

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Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to spread information about its data protection related initiatives. Pixabay

Twitter has launched a Privacy Centre which will serve as a central place to disseminate information about its privacy and data protection related initiatives, announcements, new privacy products and communication about security incidents.

“We believe companies should be accountable to the people that trust them with their personal information, and responsible not only to protect that information but to explain how they do it,” Data Protection Officer Damien Kieran and Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead at Twitter wrote in a blog post on Monday.

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Twitter Privacy Center will provide more clarity around what twitter is doing to protect the information people share online. Pixabay

“That’s why we’re launching the Twitter Privacy Center to provide more clarity around what we’re doing to protect the information people share with us,” they wrote.

Twitter said it is continuing to invest in its “Data Management Organisation” so that it can always account for the data it has, how it is used, and when it is shared.

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“To make sure everyone at Twitter is accountable, privacy and data protection is the heart of our 2020 company-wide priority to build products that earn the trust of people who use them,” Kieran and Beykpour wrote.

“Privacy by design is a priority with every product we build,” they added. (IANS)