Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kindle compromised by hidden codes in E-Books – Future Zone

the E-Reader is vulnerable to cyber attacks – Photo: AP / Ted S. Warren

the first time was found the vulnerability in the Amazon Kindle in October 2013, reports Engadget. Discovered she has the security researcher Daniel Musser. Amazon responded to his alert and closed the gap. However, after a revision of the “Manage your Kindle” web page, the problem appeared again. Attackers can thereby gain with malicious code in an e-book access to the customer data of the Kindle user. Technical details can be found here.

Kindle users will now be recommended to not load e-books from unknown websites on their e-reader. In addition to the Kindle gap recently also discovered a vulnerability in Amazon’s audiobook service Audible was discovered. There could be purchased with unlimited fake e-mails and credit card numbers. Amazon also reacted to quickly and threatened a crackdown on credit card fraud on.


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