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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
a day ago
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Put an Extra Passcode On Your Cellphone Account

Your cellphone number is the key to your entire online identity. Criminals are increasingly targeting people's phone numbers as a way to steal their identities and break into their most sensitive accounts.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Who's Afraid of Kaspersky?

We went to Kaspersky Lab's SAS conference, where the controversial Russian anti-virus firm showcases its best research, wines and dines competitors and journalists, and burns American espionage operations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
cybersecurity
cybersecurity

Alleged CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte Has Some of the Worst Opsec I’ve Ever Seen

Joshua Schulte uploaded CIA code to a personal website linked to his real name, archived versions of the site show.
Jason Koebler
5.17.18
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
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Turkey's Government Tried to Hack Hundreds of Protesters Over Twitter, Researchers Say

A new report details a widespread campaign targeting several Turkish activists and protesters, using the infamous government malware made by FinFisher.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
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
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