LinkedIn Apple iOS app gathering calendar data

Jun 6, 2012

Security researchers have today discovered that LinkedIn’s iOS iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app has been gathering users’s calendar data and collecting and dispersing the data back to LinkedIn servers. without users permission. If you have enabled the calendar sync feature within the app, then your name, emails as well as calendar events (CEO’s and corporations should stand up and take note – no pun intended) have been transmitted in plain text to LinkedIn’s private servers. Plain text? Ok, they are sending this over an SSL connection, but it appears a Russian hacker claims he has successfully stolen data from LinkedIn, and has uploaded 6.5m passwords (not usernames might I add – bit strange that the hacker only stole 6.5m when LinkedIn has over 100m users?) from the website. Read more...

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