exploits​

Hacking

Hacker Releases First Public Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhones in Years

Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability it had already fixed, making current versions of iOS vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
Hacking

Cybersecurity Firm Drops Code for the Incredibly Dangerous Windows ‘BlueKeep’ Vulnerability

Researchers from U.S. government contractor Immunity have developed a working exploit for the feared Windows bug known as BlueKeep.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.26.19
zero days

As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits

Obtaining vulnerabilities for fully up-to-date mobile phones is getting harder. So companies that sell exploits to governments are increasingly looking for attacks that target internet routers instead, with one company paying up to $100,000.
Joseph Cox
3.7.19
tech

You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.7.19
hackers

This Cybersecurity Firm Listens to the Background ‘Noise’ of the Internet

The internet is a bustling place, with hackers constantly firing exploits against whoever they can. Cybersecurity firm GreyNoise is trying to filter out some of that noise.
Joseph Cox
12.17.18
Spelunky

How Players Used Shotguns to Tear Open the Fabric of Reality in 'Spelunky'

Thousands of hours of experimentation and happy accidents have all lead to this moment, and it's changing the 'Spelunky' community.
Patrick Klepek
11.20.18
State of Surveillance

They Got 'Everything': Inside a Demo of NSO Group's Powerful iPhone Malware

A source managed to see Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group’s powerful iPhone malware up close. Despite a wave of highly controversial customers, the company appears to be popular worldwide.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
9.20.18
PATCH IT UP

This Russian Company Sells Zero-Day Exploits for Hospital Software

Moscow-based Gleg provides zero-day exploits for medical software, and those in the medical industry are concerned about disclosure. But the exploits themselves may not be all that important in real world attacks.
Joseph Cox
4.30.18
Motherboard

Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone

A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.25.18
zero days

Israeli Government Asked European Security Companies for Zero-Days in Unsolicited Emails

Israel cast a wide net in Europe too, looking to purchase zero-days for its law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.5.18
zero days

Here’s the Letter Israel Sent to Solicit Zero-Days From American Hackers

In a peek into the way governments may source hacking tools, Motherboard obtained a 2015 letter the Israeli Ministry of Defense sent to US-based exploit developers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.2.18
zero days

How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.7.18
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