Quantcast

information security

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
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

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

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
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.18
Facebook
Facebook

Alex Stamos, Facebook's Chief Security Officer, Is Reportedly Leaving the Company

But Stamos says he's 'still fully engaged with my work at Facebook.'
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.19.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Can AMD Vulnerabilities Be Used to Game the Stock Market?

A shady financial firm tried to bury and short sell AMD based on several security vulnerabilities discovered by CTS Labs. But the tactic appears to have failed.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.15.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Researchers Say AMD Processors Have Serious Vulnerabilities and Backdoors

Security researchers announced a series of 13 vulnerabilities within AMD’s RYZEN and EPYC processors that could make some data breaches even worse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.13.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

'Critical' T-Mobile Bug Allowed Hackers To Hijack Users' Accounts

A security researcher discovered a flaw in a T-Mobile website that let hackers log in as any customer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.18
Stalkerware
Stalkerware

A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers—Again

"I don't want to live in a world where younger generations grow up without privacy."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.16.18
Magneto
Magneto

New Hack Can Steal Data From Devices in Faraday Cages

Last year Wikileaks released documents detailing how attackers can compromise offline computers. This new study goes one step further, exposing the fallibility of Faraday cages
Mack DeGeurin
2.12.18