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Report: LinkedIn’s New Mobile App Is a Hacker’s Heaven

http://gizmodo.com/report-linkedins-new-mobile-app-is-a-hackers-heaven-1452033797

 

LinkedIn’s new mobile app, is great for networking, but as it turns out, it’s even better for hacking.

Intro, a component of the LinkedIn App, redirects e-mail traffic to and from users’ iPhones and iPads through LinkedIn’s servers, then analyzes and scrapes those e-mails for relevant data and adds pertinent LinkedIn details.

Researchers liken that redirection to a so-called man-in-the-middle attack in which hackers, or more recently, intelligence agencies, intercept Internet traffic en route to its destination and do what they will with it.

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