Airbnb says it has fixed a baffling bug in its website that briefly caused some of its users to be shown messages belonging to others when viewing their account inboxes. While it seemed to be Airbnb hosts publicly reporting encountering the blunder, the biz would not confirm exactly who had been hit, only saying it was "a small subset of users" who had their inboxes shown to strangers.
A cybersecurity enthusiast learned recently that Airbnb accounts can be easily hijacked by creating a new account on the home-rental service with a phone number that in the past belonged to another Airbnb customer. A SecurityWeek reader named Maya contacted us recently after her husband was accidentally signed into another user's account when trying to create an Airbnb account.
Mobilestack announces availability of managed WiFi and Security Service to solve cybersecurity and privacy risks for Small Business and AirBNB hosts. At $25 per month with one month free trial, small business and AirBNB hosts can offer Guest-WiFi to grow their business without any security risks and privacy concerns.
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From a creepy Airbnb incident to Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report, Threatpost editors break down the top privacy and security stories for the week ended May 10.
Why motion sensors in the bedrooms, she wondered? Why the extra light and weird wiring on the router?
The incident is only the latest in a string of disturbing horror stories of guests finding live, recording cameras hidden in their Airbnb flats.
Perv messed with the wrong woman – an IT security bod An Airbnb "superhost" has been arrested and jailed after a guest discovered a camera hidden inside an internet router placed in the bedroom.…