Joseph Cox

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

security

Data Protection Authority Investigates Avast for Selling Users’ Browsing History

The move comes after a joint Motherboard and PCMag investigation uncovered details of the data collection through a series of leaked documents.
Joseph Cox
5 days ago
Hacking

Meet the Guy Selling Wireless Tech to Steal Luxury Cars in Seconds

Motherboard obtained a video of a so-called relay attack from EvanConnect, who sells keyless repeaters that can be used to break into and steal luxury cars.
Joseph Cox
2.11.20
privacy

How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails

Multiple confidential documents obtained by Motherboard show the sort of companies that want to buy data derived from scraping the contents of your email inbox.
Joseph Cox
2.10.20
voting

Shadow's Cancelled Nevada Caucus App Had Errors, Too

An error wouldn’t let users report results in a test version of the app. Shadow confirmed it was fixing some errors at the time.
Joseph Cox
2.7.20
iowa caucuses

An ‘Off-the-Shelf, Skeleton Project’: Experts Analyze the App That Broke Iowa

Multiple experts analyzed Shadow Inc.’s Iowa caucus app. They found all kinds of problems.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
Emanuel Maiberg
2.5.20
Hacking

Researchers Found a List of Electronic Arts' Slack Channels

The exposed channel names and other information could have related to secretive company projects.
Joseph Cox
2.5.20
security

Border Patrol Detains Iranian-Born American Soldier at the Border, Seizes Their Phone

The American citizen was on official military business and told Motherboard they believe they were questioned because of their Iranian heritage.
Joseph Cox
2.1.20
Hacking

SIM Swappers Are Phishing Telecom Company Employees to Access Internal Tools

SIM swappers are particularly interested in a tool called Omni from Verizon that allows hackers to take over phone numbers.
Joseph Cox
1.28.20
security

Senator Warner Says FTC Not Doing Enough on Sale of Browsing Data

Warner's comments come after a Motherboard and PCMag investigation found antivirus Avast selling browsing data to Home Depot, Google, and other companies.
Joseph Cox
1.27.20
privacy

Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data

An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey.
Joseph Cox
1.27.20
Hacking

Here Is the Technical Report Suggesting Saudi Arabia’s Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos’s Phone

Motherboard has obtained the report made by FTI Consulting into how Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman allegedly hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's phone.
Kim Zetter
Joseph Cox
1.22.20
security

This Dashcam’s Flawed Design Let Us Track Drivers in Real-Time Across the US

BlackVue has an app that shows the location of drivers that opt-in. The creators say it shouldn’t be possible to track its users in bulk; we found otherwise.
Joseph Cox
1.16.20
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