How Google Changed the Secretive Market for the Most Dangerous Hacks in the World
For five years, Google has funded Project Zero, a team of hackers with the sole mission of finding bugs in whatever software they wanted to research, be it Google’s or somebody else’s. Are they making the internet safer?
The DEA Didn’t Buy Malware From Israel’s Controversial NSO Group Because It Was Too Expensive
Emails between the DEA and NSO obtained by Motherboard explain why the DEA didn't purchase the company's malware in 2014.
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.
The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code
Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
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.