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Week in security with Tony Anscombe

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How ‘shoulder surfers’ could hack into your Snapchat – Staying safe from gift card fraud – What is a buffer overflow vulnerability?

In this edition of Week in security, Tony looks at these topics:

ESET security specialist Jake Moore has demonstrated how somebody close by could use a technique called shoulder surfing to take control of your Snapchat and possibly other apps that use the same password reset method.
It’s the holiday season and gift cards may be on your agenda. However, gift cards are also a popular way for scammers to line their pockets – here’s what to watch out for.
What is a buffer overflow vulnerability, how does an attacks exploiting it occur, and how can these attacks be prevented?

Read more: 
SnapHack: Watch out for those who can hack into anyone’s Snapchat!
5 common gift card scams and how to spot them
What are buffer overflow attacks and how are they thwarted?

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