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supply chain

Hackers Hijacked ASUS Software Updates to Install Backdoors on Thousands of Computers

The Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS is believed to have pushed the malware to hundreds of thousands of customers through its trusted automatic software update tool after attackers compromised the company’s server and used it to push the malware to machines.
Kim Zetter
3.25.19
Hacking

The Worst Hack in Science Fiction Has Allegedly Already Happened in Real Life

Chinese hackers planted a malicious chip into computer equipment used by a slew of US companies, including Apple and Amazon, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
10.4.18
AI

How to Turn a Pair of Glasses Into an AI-Fooling Spy Tool

Perfect for a sci-fi heist.
Jordan Pearson
12.19.17
backdoor

Internal Kaspersky Investigation Says NSA Worker’s Computer Was Infested with Malware

The Russian cybersecurity firm released a new report that pushes back against accusations that it helped leak sensitive NSA materials and suggests that a backdoor found on worker’s machine could have allowed others to take files from his machine.
Kim Zetter
11.16.17
bugs

OnePlus Phones Were Shipped With a Hidden Backdoor

A pre-installed factory app called Engineer Mode can root devices.
Louise Matsakis
11.14.17
Gaming

A Malicious 'Pokémon GO' App Is Installing Backdoors on Android Devices

Hacker uses malware… It's super-effective!
Janus Rose
7.9.16
bars

Inside the World's Smallest Bar

“I have seen it all from behind the counter,” says the bartender at Backdoor, pointing at the tiny space in which he mixes what are considered some of Italy’s best cocktails.
Alberto Mucci
6.4.16
Apple

Judge: Order to Compel Apple Has Been 'Unenforceable' All Along

Was the DoJ about to lose big in the San Bernardino iPhone case?
Sarah Jeong
3.23.16
Apple

Apple's Software Chief Denies Creating an iPhone Backdoor for Any Government

Apple says it has never agreed to any demand to change its technology—especially from China.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.16.16
Apple

Amazon Will Restore Device Encryption After Backlash

Amazon will reintroduce device encryption on an upcoming version of Fire OS after facing backlash from the security community.
Kate Conger
3.5.16
iPhone

If Apple Creates an iPhone Backdoor, It Immediately Becomes a Hacking Target

Why Apple doesn’t want to create a “hacking department” for the FBI.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.27.16
News

Apple Reveals The Manpower And Time It Would Take To Comply With FBI’s Order

Apple argues it would take at least six engineers and between two and four weeks to create the operating system the FBI wants.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.25.16
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