They were photographs taken in private, but that hasn’t stopped a third batch of naked images of celebrities being leaked online.
Source: BBC News
One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Naked celeb hack lesson: ‘Delete’ doesn’t mean delete.
The naked photo you took on your phone — and deleted — is still around, somewhere.
That’s the reality today because of how modern phones, tablets and laptops save your data. By default, photos and documents don’t reside on your device alone.
They’re routinely “backed up to the cloud.” That means they’re quietly copied onto a company’s computer servers. Your embarrassing selfie lives on half a dozen machines in North America and Europe.
One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled Naked selfies extracted from ‘factory reset’ phones.
Thousands of pictures including “naked selfies” have been extracted from factory-wiped phones by a Czech Republic-based security firm.
The firm, called Avast, used publicly available forensic security tools to extract the images from second-hand phones bought on eBay.
Other data extracted included emails, text messages and Google searches.
Experts have warned that the only way to completely delete data is to “destroy your phone”.
Most smartphones come with a “factory reset” option, which is designed to wipe and reset the device, returning it to its original system state.
However, Avast has discovered that some older smartphones only erase the indexing of the data and not the data itself, which means pictures, emails and text messages can be recovered relatively easily by using standard forensic tools that anyone can buy and download.
Source: BBC News
One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled FBI battling ‘rash of sexting’ among its employees.
It sounds like the plot of a bad movie: bugging your boss’ office. Sending naked photos around to co-workers. Sexting in the office. Paying for sex in a massage parlor.
But it all happened in the federal agency whose motto is “fidelity, bravery, integrity” — the FBI.
These lurid details are outlined in confidential internal disciplinary reports obtained by CNN that were issued to FBI employees as a way to deter misconduct.
Perhaps it was a foregone conclusion, what with the Internet’s proven ability to turn any new technology into a platform for showing naked people.
But Twitter’s new video-sharing app, Vine, is under scrutiny after early adopters started using it to flash six-second porn clips to the app’s users and to the larger Twitter community.
It’s an issue that has Twitter scrambling to appease concerns. And it’s raising questions about how Apple, the only place where smartphone users can download the app, will respond after recently banning other apps that provide access to sexual content.
One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WTVR in Virginia published an article titled Police: Man poses on Facebook as Virginia college coed, contacts teenage boys for porn and sex.
Investigators say a 42-year-old Virginia man pretended he was a 19-year-old University of Virginia college coed and asked teenage boys on Facebook to send him naked pictures.