Joseph Cox

Twitter: @josephfcox Jabber: jfcox@jabber.ccc.de

security

The FBI Tried to Plant a Backdoor in an Encrypted Phone Network

The FBI wanted a backdoor in Phantom Secure, an encrypted phone company that sold to members of the Sinaloa cartel, and which is linked to the alleged leaking of sensitive law enforcement information in Canada.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
security

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

Repo men are passively scanning and uploading the locations of every car they drive by into DRN, a surveillance database of 9 billion license plate scans accessible by private investigators.
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Richard Stallman

Computer Scientist Richard Stallman Resigns From MIT Over Epstein Comments

Stallman said the “most plausible scenario” is that one of Epstein’s underage victims was “entirely willing.”
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
Hacking

The DEA Didn’t Buy Malware From Israel’s Controversial NSO Group Because It Was Too Expensive

Emails between the DEA and NSO obtained by Motherboard explain why the DEA didn't purchase the company's malware in 2014.
Joseph Cox
9.11.19
security

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

The comments follow Motherboard’s investigation into how DMVs are selling drivers’ data.
Joseph Cox
9.11.19
Hacking

Exploit Sellers Say There are More iPhone Hacks on the Market Than They’ve Ever Seen

There are caveats and the sellers are only a slice of the exploit market, but two exploit brokers say they’re seeing more iOS attacks now.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
9.3.19
Hacking

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
8.30.19
Hacking

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
tech-internet

How to Stop Google Calendar Spam

Here is how to remove Google Calendar spam and stop it from happening again.
Joseph Cox
8.27.19
tech-internet

Freelance Site Fiverr Offers Illegal Private Spying Services

Fiverr removed a number of listings after Motherboard approached the company for comment.
Joseph Cox
8.26.19
Fashion

Inside the Black Market for Bots That Buy Designer Clothes Before They Sell Out

Hacker finalphoenix kept getting beaten by bots buying designer clothes. So she built her own, but stumbled into a massive ecosystem of shady resellers.
Joseph Cox
8.26.19
tech-internet

The People Paid to Dox Airbnb Addresses

In response to a need to enforce short term rental legislation, an industry of companies has popped up tasked with finding the real addresses of Airbnbs and other properties.
Joseph Cox
8.22.19
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