Joseph Cox

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

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
21 hours ago
When Spies Come Home

In a First, FTC Bans Company From Selling ‘Stalkerware’

The FTC’s move comes after Motherboard revealed a hacker had repeatedly breached Retina-X and gained access to sensitive user data.
Joseph Cox
21 hours ago
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
Power

GitHub CEO Says It Has to Follow Microsoft’s Lead on Working With ICE

Multiple GitHub employees recalled comments from CEO Nat Friedman made during an internal company meeting.
Joseph Cox
Janus Rose
10.10.19
HACK

A Hacker Stole 250K User Account Details from a Dutch Sex Work Site

By exposing a vulnerability in forum software, a hacker accessed 250,000 user details—including information that could identify individuals.
Samantha Cole
Joseph Cox
10.10.19
Power

Internal Email Shows GitHub Plans to Renew ICE Contract

Even though GitHub leadership and others oppose ICE’s child separation policy, an internal email suggests GitHub won’t stop ICE from renewing a contract with the tech company.
Joseph Cox
Janus Rose
10.9.19

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
10.8.19
Hacking

Toms Shoes' Mailing List Hacked to Tell Users to Log Off

"hey you, don't look at a digital screen all day, theres a world out there that you're missing out on."
Joseph Cox
10.7.19
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
10.4.19

Hackers Target Sex Forum Exposing Users’ Email Addresses

Hackers stole data from Flirtsexchat, a sex website running vulnerable vBulletin software.
Joseph Cox
10.3.19
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