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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on September 24, 2013

September 23, Threatpost: (International) Hackers bypass iPhone 5S Touch ID. Members of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) found a way to defeat the Touch ID biometrics mechanism on Apple iPhone 5S models by using a high-resolution picture of a user’s fingerprint and then making a latex mold of the fingerprint. Source: http://threatpost.com/hackers-bypass-iphone-5s-touch-id

September 23, Softpedia: (International) HLTV.org disrupted by DDoS attack. HLTV.org, a major Half Life TV esports provider, experienced a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack September 23, bringing down the site for 2-3 hours. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/HLTV-org-Disrupted-by-DDOS-Attack-385258.shtml

September 22, Dark Reading: (International) Flaw in iOS 7 lets attackers take control of users iPhones. Researchers at Cenzic disclosed a security vulnerability in Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system which can allow attackers to use the SIRI voice assistant to send messages and make social media posts while the iPhone is locked. Source: http://www.darkreading.com/privacy/flaw-in-ios-7-lets-attackers-take-contro/240161623

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