Joseph Cox

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

security

This App Lets Us See Everywhere People Drive

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
3 days ago
security

House Democrats Used Cellebrite to Publish Lev Parnas iPhone Messages

The released documents include an Apple iPhone “Extraction Report” generated by a Cellebrite product.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
Hacking

Hackers Are Breaking Directly Into Telecom Companies to Take Over Customer Phone Numbers

SIM swappers have escalated from bribing employees to using remote desktop software to get direct access to internal T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint tools.
Joseph Cox
1.10.20
SURVEILLANCE

This Secretive Surveillance Company Is Selling Cops Cameras Hidden in Gravestones

Special Services Group also offers cameras hidden in child carseats and vacuum cleaners.
Joseph Cox
1.9.20
security

Ring Fired Employees for Watching Customer Videos

"We are aware of incidents discussed below where employees violated our policies," a letter from Ring obtained by Motherboard reads.
Joseph Cox
1.8.20
Hacking

College Athlete Recruiting Software Exposed Students' Medical Info, Grades

The exposed information from company Front Rush included physical evaluations, post-injury reports, and performance reviews from specific teams for particular players.
Joseph Cox
1.8.20
Hacking

Iranian Hackers Claim Defacement of Texas Government and Alabama Veterans Websites

Defacements are typically the work of low-level hackers, but the messages come at a time of intense tension between the U.S. and Iran.
Joseph Cox
1.7.20
SURVEILLANCE

Google Reinstates Reported UAE Surveillance App ToTok

The messaging app, which the New York Times reported is secretly a surveillance tool, is suddenly back online.
Joseph Cox
1.6.20
Hacking

The Cybersecurity Stories We Were Jealous of in 2019

These are the best stories on hacking and information security from this year that we wish we had reported and written ourselves.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
12.20.19
Tech

Amazon Conference Badges Tracked Attendees' Movements

AWS said the data was anonymous and to help understand attendance at certain events.
Joseph Cox
12.19.19
Hacking

We Tested Ring’s Security. It’s Awful

Ring lacks basic security features, making it easy for hackers to turn the company's cameras against its customers.
Joseph Cox
12.17.19
security

Lime Scooter Accounts Are Being Sold on the Dark Web

Using one of these accounts, it seems a customer wouldn’t need to pay Lime for using its scooters.
Joseph Cox
12.13.19
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