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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
3 days ago
Hacking

Black Hat Talk About ‘Time AI’ Causes Uproar, Is Deleted By Conference

A controversial sponsored talk at the Black Hat security conference caused an uproar among security professionals and prompted the conference to delete the talk from the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
8.10.19
Hacking

No, You Don’t Need a Burner Phone at a Hacking Conference

Every year, infosec Twitter debates whether people should bring a burner phone to conferences like Def Con or Black Hat. Here’s why we think you don’t need to worry about that.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.19
tech

Putting Stickers On Your Laptop Is Probably a Bad Security Idea

From border crossings to hacking conferences, that Bitcoin or political sticker may be worth leaving on a case at home.
Joseph Cox
8.14.18
Apple

Google Hacker Asks Tim Cook to Donate $2.45 Million In Unpaid iPhone Bug Bounties

A Google security researcher says that he's found 30 vulnerabilities in iOS that have made Apple's software more secure—and he wants the company to pay up.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.9.18
Lippizan

Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold Its Wares for Years

Sources tell Motherboard Equus Technologies, a little-known Israeli firm linked to the Android malware, also sells iOS capabilities.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.27.17
black hat

Hacker Says He Broke Through Samsung's Secure Smartphone Platform

When his rooting exploit worked on plenty of Android devices but failed on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, researcher Di Shen decided to dig into KNOX.
Joseph Cox
7.26.17
iran

How Researchers Exposed Iranian Cyberattacks Against Hundreds of Activists

For more than three years, two researchers have tracked the rise of state-sponsored Iranian hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.11.16
News

Afraid of the Dark? Too Bad, Your Smart Bulbs Can Be Hacked

Researchers successfully hack Philips smart lightbulbs from 400 yards away and claim that they could create a worm.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.5.16
Hacking

How Drones Could Help Hackers Shut Down Power Plants

In the future, cyberattacks on power plants might be done with malware and flying hacker drones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.4.16
The Hacks We Can't See

The ‘Danger Drone’ Is a $500 Flying Hacker Laptop

Two researchers have created a proof-of-concept for a cheap, multi-functional, hacker drone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.28.16
SEXISM

Female Hackers Still Face Harassment at Conferences

From sexist assumptions to ass-grabbing, women report problems at hacking and security conferences.
Joseph Cox
4.21.16
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