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Vault 7
Vault 7

WikiLeaks Shares Alleged Diaries of Accused CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte

The secret-spilling organization posted a series of first-person missives allegedly written by Joshua Schulte. The undated letters chronicle Schulte’s arrest and time in jail.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5 days ago
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

“Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.”
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.14.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Bugs Allowed Hackers to Make Malware Look Like Apple Software

Hackers could have snuck malware past several popular third-party Mac security tools thanks to a mistake in how the tools were implementing Apple digital certificate APIs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.12.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Founder of Cybersecurity Company Says His Firm Was Sanctioned Because He was Born in Russia

The US Treasury sanctioned five companies accusing them of helping the Russian government hack. But the founder of one of those companies vehemently denied the accusations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.11.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Some Signal Disappearing Messages Are Not Disappearing

Journalists and sources may try to secure their communications not just with encryption, but also with automatically disappearing messages. But Signal has a nasty bug that can retain some messages.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.8.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Apple Is Testing a Feature That Could Kill Police iPhone Unlockers

Apple’s new security feature, USB Restricted Mode, is in the iOS 12 Beta, and it could kill the popular iPhone unlocking tools for cops made by Cellebrite and GrayShift.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hacker Stole 26 Million Email And Home Addresses Of Ticketfly Users

The data breach of the ticket and event company Ticketfly exposed the email addresses and other personal data of more than 26 million people, according to an analysis by Troy Hunt, of HaveIBeenPwned.com.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hacker Defaces Ticketfly’s Website, Steals Customer Database

A hacker took control of Ticketfly's website and claims to have stolen the company's customer database.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.31.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

An Exploit Left Millions of Steam Users Vulnerable for the Past 10 Years

A security researcher found a serious vulnerability that allowed hackers to take control of a Steam user’s computer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.31.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Someone Has Infected At Least 500,000 Routers All Over The World And No One Knows Why

But Ukraine’s government says it thinks that Russia will use “VPNFilter” to attack Saturday’s Champions League final.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Trump’s iPhone Security Practices Are Awful

Anonymous White House officials say Donald Trump uses two iPhones. Apparently, Trump doesn’t take enough security precautions on them, such as swapping them every 30 days, like Barack Obama used to do.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.22.18
Vault 7
Vault 7

Feds Raid Apartment of Suspected CIA Leaker, Find 10,000 Images of Child Porn

Former CIA and NSA agent Joshua Schulte is being prosecuted on child porn-related charges, but not on charges related to allegedly leaking the "Vault 7" hacking tools to Wikileaks.
Jason Koebler
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.18