Joseph Cox

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Twitter Took Phone Numbers for Security and Used Them for Advertising

This could make people think twice about using a phone number to secure their account at all.
Joseph Cox
10.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Most Deepfakes Are Used for Creating Non-Consensual Porn, Not Fake News

A new study examined thousands of deepfake videos posted online.
Joseph Cox
10.8.19
Internet

Hackers Target Sex Forum Exposing Users’ Email Addresses

Hackers stole data from Flirtsexchat, a sex website running vulnerable vBulletin software.
Joseph Cox
10.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables That Hack You Will Be Mass Produced and Sold

Their creation has been successfully fully outsourced to a factory, the security researcher behind the cables said.
Joseph Cox
10.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Has Been the Worst Year for iPhone Security Yet

After several high profile attacks and embarrassing slip-ups, Apple’s perception as the secure consumer device is starting to crack.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Google Says Malicious Websites Have Been Quietly Hacking iPhones for Years

It may be the biggest attack against iPhone users yet.
Joseph Cox
8.30.19
News

Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls

Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.
Joseph Cox
8.8.19
tech-power

Cloudflare Says It Won’t Ban 8chan, a Hotbed for Terrorist Manifestos

Cloudflare is facing renewed pressure to stop providing their services to 8chan, which if removed, would likely make it harder for the site administrators to keep the message board online.
Joseph Cox
8.5.19
tech-power

Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware

After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Joseph Cox
7.15.19
tech-power

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
tech-power

Anti-Virus Companies Now Flag Malware China Installs on Tourists’ Phones

After a collaborative investigation found Chinese authorities were planting malware on the phones of travellers, Symantec, Malwarebytes and other cybersecurity firms have updated their products.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
tech-power

Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends

The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
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