cybersecurity

Hacking

Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data

On Wednesday, Facebook expanded beyond its bounties for third party apps stealing user data to also apply to Instagram.
Joseph Cox
8.19.19
Hacking

Hacker Releases First Public Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhones in Years

Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability it had already fixed, making current versions of iOS vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.19.19
def con

We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked

The cybersecurity industry is worth billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of people attend Black Hat and Def Con every year. So, are we getting any safer?
Samantha Cole
Lorenzo Franceshi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
Ben Makuch
8.16.19
Hacking

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

New ‘Password Checkup’ Chrome extension found 1.5 percent of all website logins use compromised credentials, a figure that’s higher for porn websites.
Karl Bode
8.15.19
tech-power

Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid

Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.14.19
Hacking

Hacker Discovers Way to Cheat in Zwift, the Virtual Bike Racing Exercise Game

Security researcher Brad Dixon found a way to cheat Zwift, the half-game half-cycling trainer, into thinking he's a superstar athlete.
Joseph Cox
8.12.19
Hacking

Clothing Resale Marketplace Poshmark Announces Data Breach

"We recently discovered that data from some Poshmark users was acquired by an unauthorized third party."
Joseph Cox
8.1.19
Hacking

One Million Bank Phone Calls Found in Exposed Server

The calls contain employees from Bank of Cardiff, based in California, talking to potential customers about business loans and other sensitive conversations.
Joseph Cox
8.1.19
Hacking

Cybersecurity Firm Drops Code for the Incredibly Dangerous Windows ‘BlueKeep’ Vulnerability

Researchers from U.S. government contractor Immunity have developed a working exploit for the feared Windows bug known as BlueKeep.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.26.19
cybersecurity

One of the World's Most Wanted Hackers Speaks

Phineas Fisher wanted to make a statement on CYBER to deny he’s an agent of the Kremlin.
Motherboard Staff
7.25.19
Hacking

Barr Says Police Need Encryption Backdoors, Doesn’t Mention Hacking Tools They Use All the Time

Barr reignited demands for tech companies to find a technical solution to the ‘Going Dark’ issue, but neglected to mention in his keynote speech that law enforcement agencies use hacking techniques to bypass encryption.
Joseph Cox
7.23.19
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