Joseph Cox

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

security

FBI Asked Sony for Data on User Who Allegedly Used PlayStation Network to Sell Cocaine

The search warrant application even asks what games the suspect played and their progress.
Joseph Cox
5 days ago
Hacking

Lights That Warn Planes of Obstacles Were Exposed to Open Internet

The panel "provides controls to change the intensity of the light fixtures, turn them on, and turn them off".
Joseph Cox
11.25.19
Hacking

Tools for Breaking Into Disney+ Accounts Have Been Online for Months

Hackers are selling Disney+ accounts on the dark web, but the tools to break into the accounts in the first place are already established.
Joseph Cox
11.19.19
Hacking

Influencers Pay Thousands to Get Back Into Their Hacked Instagram Accounts

A white hat hacker who used to help for free is now charging hacked influencers to help them regain access to their accounts.
Joseph Cox
11.6.19
security

Google Hosted an Insecure App for Searching Personal Data of Palestinians

It’s possible to scrape the biographical data of thousands of Palestinians from an exposed server.
Joseph Cox
11.1.19
security

Encrypted Phone Company Helped Plan Crime Blogger’s Murder, Cops and Source Say

MPC, an encrypted phone company Motherboard revealed as being created by organised crime, "put him on a plate for the Moroccans to pull the trigger".
Joseph Cox
10.25.19
security

Inside the Phone Company Secretly Run By Drug Traffickers

Crime blogger Martin Kok was assassinated while leaving a sex club. It turned out MPC, one of his clients, was not an ordinary phone company.
Joseph Cox
10.22.19
Hacking

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread Across the World

A joint investigation between Motherboard and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) has uncovered new details about a spate of so-called "jackpotting" attacks.
Joseph Cox
10.15.19

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
Twitter

How Twitter Sees Itself

Multiple current and former Twitter employees, including executives, explain how Twitter really positions itself and its responsibilities around moderating speech.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
10.7.19

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

A new study examined thousands of deepfake videos posted online.
Joseph Cox
10.7.19
Hacking

Signal Bug Could Have Let Hackers Listen to Android Users Via Microphone

Google’s Project Zero recently reported the issue, which the Signal maintainers have now fixed.
Joseph Cox
10.5.19
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