Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data
On Wednesday, Facebook expanded beyond its bounties for third party apps stealing user data to also apply to Instagram.
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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.
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Inside Def Con: World's Biggest Hacker Gathering
Whatever this massive hacker-party-turned-industry-extravaganza has become, this week host Ben Makuch descended on Las Vegas to see what Def Con is all about in 2019.
These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer
It looks like an Apple lightning cable. It works like an Apple lightning cable. But it will give an attacker a way to remotely tap into your computer.
Apple Will Give You $1 Million to Hack an iPhone
It's the biggest prize Apple has ever offered, and a sign of how much the iPhone's software vulnerabilities are worth on the black market.
We Talked to Phone Farmers Who Use Ad Fraud to Earn Beer Money
The inside story of the sketchy, gray market world of zombie phone armies making money simulating trailer views.
86-Year-Old Wanted a Free Panera Birthday Bagel, Got Sextortion Emails Instead
"I said this is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen, and I have to go tell all my water aerobics buddies about this letter."
Clothing Resale Marketplace Poshmark Announces Data Breach
"We recently discovered that data from some Poshmark users was acquired by an unauthorized third party."
Capital One Is the One to Blame for Exposing Your Data
Multiple experts have drawn issue with Capital One’s explanations for its data breach of records on over 100 million people.
MalwareTech, the Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware, Gets No Prison Time for Hacking Crimes
Marcus Hutchins, the 25-year-old researcher who helped stop the dangerous malware WannaCry on its tracks, gets a sentence of served time and will not go to prison.
Vigilante Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Denies Working for the Russian Government
In a new book, a veteran cybersecurity reporter wrote that the infamous hacker who embarrassed surveillance vendors FinFisher and Hacking Team may be a Russian government agent. We caught up with Phineas Fisher and broke down the evidence.
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.