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Lippizan
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Features
Features

Chaos Communication Congress: A Very German Hacking Conference

From WWII, through the leftwing rebellions of the 80s, to the squats of Berlin, the CCC is a hacking conference built on politics. And volunteers.
Joseph Cox
1.25.16
security
security

The Dark Web Is Becoming a Safe Haven for Malware

Some recent malware is taking advantage of the protections afforded by Tor and I2P.
Joseph Cox
10.20.15
russia
russia

Between Black and White Hat: Hackers 'w0rm' Offer Legit Security Work Too

The hackers claim to be doing penetration testing for companies on top of their usual exploits.
Joseph Cox
10.13.15
News
News

How the FBI Took Down the Botnet Designed to Be ‘Impossible’ to Take Down

The feds and their partners share details of the operation that took down GameOver Zeus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.12.15
News
News

Hackers Are Sneaking Into Women's Webcams and Posting the Footage on YouTube

A reminder of the risks women and girls face online.
Jordan Pearson
8.7.15