exploits​

State of Surveillance

They Got 'Everything': Inside a Demo of NSO Group's Powerful iPhone Malware

A source managed to see Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group’s powerful iPhone malware up close. Despite a wave of highly controversial customers, the company appears to be popular worldwide.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
9.20.18
PATCH IT UP

This Russian Company Sells Zero-Day Exploits for Hospital Software

Moscow-based Gleg provides zero-day exploits for medical software, and those in the medical industry are concerned about disclosure. But the exploits themselves may not be all that important in real world attacks.
Joseph Cox
4.30.18
Hacking

Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone

A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.25.18
zero days

Israeli Government Asked European Security Companies for Zero-Days in Unsolicited Emails

Israel cast a wide net in Europe too, looking to purchase zero-days for its law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.5.18
zero days

Here’s the Letter Israel Sent to Solicit Zero-Days From American Hackers

In a peek into the way governments may source hacking tools, Motherboard obtained a 2015 letter the Israeli Ministry of Defense sent to US-based exploit developers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.2.18
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

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

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

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

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 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

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
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