information security

10.10.19

Human Rights Activist Allegedly Targeted With NSO Malware Says His Life Is ‘Hellish’

Amnesty International details attacks against two Moroccan human rights activists allegedly carried out with NSO Group’s spyware.

9.24.19

Hackers Tried to Compromise Phones of Tibetans Working for Dalai Lama

Citizen Lab details new hacking campaigns against high-profile Tibetans using iPhones and Android smartphones.

8.19.19

Apple’s New Bug Bounty Is a ‘Historical Moment’ For the iPhone’s Security

Apple expanded the scope of its bug bounty, increased payouts, and promised special devices to a select group of researchers. For jailbreakers and hackers, there’s never been a better time to pwn the iPhone.

5.19.19

Infamous Forum For Instagram Hackers Gets Hacked by Other Hackers

Hackers hacked the OGUSERS forum and published its database in another hacker forum.

5.6.19

Israel Bombing ‘Cyber Operatives’ Isn’t Cyber War, It’s Just War

Experts in cybersecurity and conflict warn that it’s too early to draw dramatic conclusions about Israel’s strike against the alleged Hamas cyber headquarters.

4.30.19

How a Hacker Tracked Thousands of Cars and Gained the Ability To Kill Their Engines

In this week’s CYBER podcast, we spoke about Motherboard’s scoop on a hacker who breached two GPS tracking companies.

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3.7.19

The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code

Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.

2.17.19

Venezuela’s Government Appears To Be Trying to Hack Activists With Phishing Pages

Security researchers and activists exposed a brazen attempt to steal Venezuelan usernames and passwords for popular email and social media websites such as Gmail, Facebook, Microsoft Live, and Twitter.

1.7.19

You Can Now Get $1 Million For Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.

12.16.18

Encrypted Messaging App Signal Won’t Comply With Australia’s New Backdoor Bill

Signal joins Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants who have already condemned and protested the bill.

11.18.18

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.

10.29.18

How ‘Mr. Hashtag’ Helped Saudi Arabia Spy on Dissidents

Saud Al-Qahtani, a close advisor of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, was tasked with buying Hacking Team spyware, and apparently moonlighted as a member of online cybercrime website Hack Forums.

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