exploit

HACKS FOR SALE

Zero-Day Shop Opens the Floodgates for People to Sell Exploits to Governments

Dubai-based Crowdfense, which buys zero day exploits for iOS and a variety of other platforms, is trying to streamline the process of sourcing vulnerabilities.
Joseph Cox
8.9.18
bugs

OnePlus Phones Were Shipped With a Hidden Backdoor

A pre-installed factory app called Engineer Mode can root devices.
Louise Matsakis
11.14.17
"Unlock Tech"

'I Didn't Think It'd Be This Easy,' Says 'For Honor' Player Who Won $10K Using Known Exploit

Esports has a problem when anyone can use an exploit that's been around for months to coast to victory.
Leif Johnson
8.14.17
The Internet of Things

Hack That Turns Amazon Echo Into a Spying Device Can’t Be Fixed By Software Patch

The physical vulnerability affects devices from 2015 and 2016.
Louise Matsakis
8.1.17
Bethesda

Someone Already Beat the New, Sprawling Space Epic 'Prey' in 20 Minutes

Speedrun uses map exploits and an item duplication glitch.
Leif Johnson
5.8.17
News

Newly Uncovered Tor Browser Exploit Targeted Dark Web Child Porn Site

The Tor Project issued an urgent patch for a new exploit targeting some users of the Tor Browser.
Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.30.16
HACK

Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Leaks Usage Data

All it takes is a third party app and a target’s phone number to track a user.
Joseph Cox
11.28.15
News

There's Now a $1 Million Bounty For Hacking the New iPhone

If you can jailbreak an iPhone or iPad remotely, you get $1 million.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.21.15
News

Hola Claims to Have Fixed Holes, But Security Researchers Disagree

The popular free VPN says it has improved security and transparency.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.1.15
News

Your Tool to Watch Netflix Abroad Also Makes You Vulnerable to Hacking

Here’s a few reasons to say adios to Hola.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.29.15
News

How You Can Get Hacked Just by Looking at a Picture Online

A researcher devises a way to hide malicious exploits inside innocent-looking pictures.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.29.15