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Internet Insecurity

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 days ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

People Are Actually Using a Joke Dating Site That Matches People Based on Their Passwords

This website answers the question no one ever asked: what if you dated someone who used the same password?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5 days ago
Opinion
Opinion

Dissidents Have Been Abandoned and Besieged Online

Neither governments nor the cybersecurity community have taken enough responsibility for protecting human rights activists from hacking and surveillance.
Collin Anderson
Claudio Guarnieri
5 days ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

European Cops Welcome Spy Vendor That Sold to Assad Regime

A company fined for exporting surveillance tools to Syria was invited to speak at a European police conference.
Joseph Cox
2.8.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in 'Biggest Leak in History'

Source code for iBoot, one of the most critical iOS programs, was anonymously posted on GitHub.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.8.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.5.18
point and click
point and click

New Tool Automatically Finds and Hacks Vulnerable Internet-Connected Devices

Hacking just got fully automated for script kiddies.
Joseph Cox
1.31.18
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
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
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