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zero days
zero days

How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.7.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Startup That Sells Zero-Days to Governments Is Offering $1 Million For Tor Hacks

A startup that sells exploits to governments says it wants hacks for the browser used by activists, protesters, journalists, and criminals.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.13.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

DJI Is Offering Money to Security Researchers to Stop DIY Hackers From Owning Its Drones

The drone maker is offering between $100 and $30,000 to hackers who find and report vulnerabilities in the software of its unmanned aerial vehicles.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.28.17
the cyber
the cyber

It’s Time to Stop Comparing Exploits to Physical Weapons

Analogies may seem helpful, but often they are inaccurate, and only lead to a misinformed debate.
Joseph Cox
7.17.17
Right to fly
Right to fly

DJI Is Locking Down Its Drones Against a Growing Army of DIY Hackers

Drone hackers have forced DJI into an arms race.
Ben Sullivan
7.7.17
iPhone
iPhone

iPhone Bugs Are Too Valuable to Report to Apple

For now, security researchers who have been invited by Apple to submit high-value bugs through the program prefer to keep the bugs for themselves.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.6.17
zcash
zcash

Hackers Are Crowdfunding Cryptocurrency to Buy Alleged NSA Exploits

Using a Patreon to raise cash to buy Zcash to obtain alleged state-level exploits to stop the next wave of ransomware infecting hospitals. The future is weird.
Joseph Cox
5.31.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

The New Shadow Brokers Leak Connects the NSA to the Stuxnet Cyber Weapon Used on Iran

Researchers have found a hidden gem inside the treasure trove of the new alleged NSA hacking tools dumped by the Shadow Brokers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.17.17
It's Hacks All the Way Down
It's Hacks All the Way Down

Your Government's Hacking Tools Are Not Safe

From Cellebrite, to Shadow Brokers, to the CIA dump, so many recent data breaches have shown there is a real risk of exposure of government hacking tools.
Joseph Cox
4.14.17
Peeling the Onion
Peeling the Onion

CEO of Company Behind Tor Browser Exploit: 'I Wanted to Help Take a Person Down'

Logan Brown, the president and CEO of Exodus Intelligence, described some of the dynamics between law enforcement and the exploit industry during a recent panel.
Joseph Cox
2.20.17
hacking
hacking

The Strange Case of a Hacked Dark Web Child Porn Site Just Got Stranger

Europol confirms it has documents related to Giftbox, a dark web child abuse site that was recently used to deploy a Tor Browser zero-day exploit.
Joseph Cox
1.26.17
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Cellebrite Sold Phone Hacking Tech to Repressive Regimes, Data Suggests

Data stolen from infamous Israeli company suggests it sold products to countries such as Turkey, UAE and Russia.
Joseph Cox
1.12.17