Infosec

Hacking

T-Mobile Has a Secret Setting to Protect Your Account From Hackers That It Refuses to Talk About

T-Mobile’s little known NOPORT setting can protect your phone number from SIM swapping.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
Hacking

Hackers Breach Forum Of Popular Webcomic ‘XKCD’

The data breach affected 560,000 users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.3.19
Hacking

This Spreadsheet of ‘The Worst 25 Passwords’ Is Actually Malware

Hackers are getting meta.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.29.19
Hacking

Apple Just Released an Emergency Patch for the iPhone

The company released a patch to fix a dangerous bug on Monday, a week after hackers had released a jailbreak for fully patched iPhones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.26.19
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
8.19.19
Hacking

Apple’s Lawsuit Against a Startup Shows How It Wants to Control the iPhone Hacking Market

Apple sued Corellium, a company that makes virtual copies of iOS for researchers to practice hacking the iPhone on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.19
def con

We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked

The cybersecurity industry is worth billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of people attend Black Hat and Def Con every year. So, are we getting any safer?
Samantha Cole
Joseph Cox
Ben Makuch
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.16.19
Hacking

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.
Ben Makuch
8.16.19
Hacking

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
8.14.19
Hacking

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.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.30.19
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
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
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