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Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

An Anonymous YouTube Video Has Started a Battle in the Secretive Secure Phone Industry

"Secure phone" companies are fighting with each other after someone posted a video claiming to hack one of the devices.
Joseph Cox
1.24.18
FlexiSpy
FlexiSpy

Florida Cop Bought Powerful Phone Malware That Can Intercept Emails and WhatsApp

In the first known case of a U.S. regional agency purchasing malware, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement officer bought FlexiSpy.
Joseph Cox
1.24.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Activist Developer Who Helps Journalists Protect Data and Sources

Harlo Holmes helps journalists learn how to use the anonymous whistleblower platform SecureDrop and how to stay safe online.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.23.18
Spyware World
Spyware World

A Spyware Company Audaciously Offers ‘Cyber Nukes’

Aglaya, one of the many firms trying to jump on the surveillance gold-rush, is now offering ridiculous capabilities that it compares to a nuclear strike, including at trade shows attended by government agencies.
Joseph Cox
1.22.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Lebanese Government Hackers Hit Thousands of Victims With Incredibly Simple Campaign

Security researchers uncover several years-long espionage and hacking campaigns, pinpointing them to a specific building in Beirut, Lebanon.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.18.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Go Ahead and Put Your Password on a Post-It Note

Many are shaming the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for keeping passwords on post-its, but the practice isn’t always a terrible idea.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.17.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Google’s Confusing Gmail Security Alert Looks Exactly Like a Phishing Attempt

Security researchers say the legitimate email is training people to have bad email hygiene.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.16.18
Wireless
Wireless

After More Than a Decade, Wi-Fi Security Finally Gets a Major Update

WPA3 promises better authentication, stronger encryption and protection for open networks.
Lucian Constantin
1.11.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

FBI Hacker Says Apple Are 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' for Encrypting iPhones

An FBI forensic expert lambasted Apple for making iPhones hard to hack into.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
dark web
dark web

FBI Shows Arrest Video Of Dark Web Kingpin Who Died By Suicide in Police Custody

At a cybersecurity conference, the FBI aired a video showing the arrest of AlphaBay’s Alexandre Cazes.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
wi-fi
wi-fi

How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.
Lucian Constantin
1.3.18
Lazarus Group
Lazarus Group

Facebook Is Disrupting North Korean Hacking Operations

The company's announcements came on the heels of the US government’s public accusation blaming the North Korean government for WannaCry.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.19.17