Man-in-the-middle attacks is when the attacker inserts themselves in the middle of their victims’ connections, thus being able to intercept messages sent back and forth. An example would be to direct users to fake websites set up to look like the actual website of a bank, so when the user enters their information, the information is then sent to the hacker who can then use those credentials to log into the actual bank’s website.
Over in China, it seems that Microsoft’s Outlook email system was subject to such an attack. This is according to Greatfire.org, an online censorship watchdog who reported that such attacks were taking place. Their report found that IMAP and SMTP for Outlook was under a man-in-the-middle attack, but thankfully it seems that Outlook for the web was not affected. The attack has since stopped but lasted a day while it was active. Read full post →Microsoft Outlook In China Hit With Man-In-The-Middle Attacks
Even though Facebook acquired WhatsApp, it does not mean that the company plans on abandoning its Messenger service. In fact according to a Facebook official, it seems that Facebook has plans to improve Messenger in the future and one of the features that the service could gain would be voice-to-text transcription.
According to David Marcus, Facebook’s VP of messaging products, Facebook has already begun testing out the feature. Marcus believes that such a feature could be a hit in regions such as Asia where typing out characters in one’s native language could be difficult or slower, which would make a voice-to-text transcription service even more valuable. Read full post →Facebook Messenger To Gain Voice-To-Text Transcription In The Future