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Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

'Disappearing' Signal Messages Are Stored Indefinitely on Mac Hard Drives

If you use the Signal desktop app, be careful with your notification settings.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.9.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Android App With 10 Million Downloads Left Users’ Photos and Audio Messages Exposed to Public

The developers of Drupe, a popular Android app, left its users' data, including selfies and audio messages, on insecure, publicly accessible Amazon cloud servers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.8.18
Web Archiving
Web Archiving

The Internet Archive Can't Preserve the Web's History by Itself

The Joy Reid saga highlights the strengths and weaknesses of web archiving.
Michael L. Nelson
4.30.18
PATCH IT UP
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
Closing the Backdoor
Closing the Backdoor

Nuclear Power Plants Have a 'Blind Spot' for Hackers. Here's How to Fix That.

Malware hunters, regulators, and plant employees are hunting further down the supply chain for vulnerabilities as hackers continue to target critical infrastructure.
Sean Lyngaas
4.27.18
Hacking
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
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code

Last week an unknown party started to publish code snippets from iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey. To stop, the extortionists are demanding 2 bitcoin, but they may not have more code to offer.
Joseph Cox
4.24.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years

The social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people are being advertised and sold on Facebook. The internet giant deleted some of them after Motherboard flagged the posts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.18
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
4.20.18
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
4.18.18
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
4.18.18
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
4.17.18