WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, October 29th 2019
Technology Tuesday November 7, 2017
Lauren okay so who else has had a problem all of a sudden..
Texting the letter "i" on their i-phone.
Bryan it's a glitch that's causing typos and frustration..
And we can't have that.
It's not affecting everyone..
But lots of users are reporting that when they type a lower-case "i"..
The phone's auto-correct feature changes it to an uppercase "a" with a symbol.
It's a bug in the new i-o-s 11-point-1 software.
Apple said monday that a future update should fix the problem.
But there's a temporary fix you can do on your phone's keyboard settings.
You can check out how to do that at 'apple dot-com'.
Bryan well more than a million phones - vulnerable to potential hackers this week..
After folks downloaded a fake version of a popular messaging app.
Lauren and it turns out, this happens more often than you may think.
Our 'gio benitez' shows us.
We're inside a coffee shop in washington dc with a group of a young people who have no idea that some of them are about to be hacked.
James: here we go!
And here's why..just this september, a massive breach made headlines..
Hackers somehow introduced 50 malicious apps - also know as doplegangars, fake apps that mirror the real thing --- into the google play store.
Then millions of unsuspecting android users downloaded the bad apps.
A total of 4.2 million times..
One of those apps, disguised as a seemingly simple app called "lovely wallpaper" gb: and you don't realize that it's a fake.
James lyne, security advisor, sophos: if you download a nasty version of minecraft, for example, you actually seem to get minecraft, and it seems to work, but in the background, the attackers are able to access your information.
James lyne is a cyber security expert at sophos, a global security firm..
And he's given android phones to all five of our volunteers as part of our demonstration..
We've told them to use the phones as they normally would.
What they don't know is that james has already installed a malicious app on the phones..
With the group sitting in another part of the coffee shop..
Jl: we could retrieve their text messages.
Gb: oh there it is.
"hey it's me."
There's a little emoji.
James triggers one of their cameras..
Jl: he's gonna have no idea that the camera has just activated.
And, there's a photo of one of our users.
And experts say the danger is far greater than just a stolen selfie..
Jl: once a cyber-criminal is into your phone, they can access your usernames and passwords and credit cards.
Basically, to be able to profit