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Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Teen Who Hacked Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Gets Sentenced to 2 Years of Prison

A judge in London sentenced a British teenager who was part of the hacking group Crackas With Attitude, which targeted prominent US government employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

The Cat-and-Mouse Game Between Apple and the Manufacturer of an iPhone Unlocking Tool

The confusion over a security feature in the iOS 11.3 beta shows Apple might be trying to hinder GrayKey, the popular iPhone-unlocking device for cops.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
hacking
hacking

Small Town Councillor Posts Racist Slur on Facebook, Claims He Was Hacked, Then Deletes His Account and Wipes His Hard Drive

Councillor Don Cardy in Brant County, Ontario was given a two-day suspension after an integrity commissioner report was filed on the incident.
Kaleigh Rogers
4 days ago
Instagram
Instagram

A Computer-Generated, Pro-Trump Instagram Model Said She Hacked Lil Miquela, Another CGI Instagram Model

The profile of Lil Miquela, who has nearly a million followers, has been replaced with images of a new CGI model called Bermuda.
Jason Koebler
5 days ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

‘Guild Wars 2’ Caught Using Spyware to Catch Cheaters

The makers of the popular multiplayer game caught almost 1,600 alleged cheaters using a program that scanned their computers for cheating software.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.16.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Stop Using 6-Digit iPhone Passcodes

Now that police agents can allegedly crack iPhones protected with passcodes made of six numbers, it’s time to use longer, harder to guess and crack alphanumeric passphrases.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.16.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Update: Zuckerberg Said He ‘Misspoke’ About Alerting Campaigns to Russian Hacking Attempts

Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s security team identified Russian government hackers targeting US presidential campaigns and notified them of the hack attempts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.10.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Researchers Rickrolled Emergency Alert Sirens in Proof-of-Concept Hack

Security researchers found that it was relatively easy to hijack the signal of the emergency alert siren system in San Francisco.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.10.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Stores Part of Customers' Passwords In Plaintext, Says It Has 'Amazingly Good' Security

A T-Mobile Austria customer representative made a shocking admission in a Twitter thread.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.6.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.2.18
Full Disclosure
Full Disclosure

The FBI Used Classified Hacking Tools in Ordinary Criminal Investigations

The FBI’s Remote Operations Unit has hacking tools typically reserved for protecting national security. But an overlooked section of a new report says ROU has used these secret techniques in criminal cases.
Joseph Cox
3.29.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

The DEA Says It Wants that New iPhone Unlocking Tool ‘GrayKey’

After sourcing Cellebrite’s Apple unlocking service a number of years ago, the DEA is now looking to buy an iOS 11 cracking product from Grayshift.
Joseph Cox
3.28.18