Internet Insecurity

Apple
Apple

Google Hacker Asks Tim Cook to Donate $2.45 Million In Unpaid iPhone Bug Bounties

A Google security researcher says that he's found 30 vulnerabilities in iOS that have made Apple's software more secure—and he wants the company to pay up.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.9.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Could Cause Havoc By Pwning Internet-Connected Irrigation Systems

Researchers at a university in Israel have found ways to turn smart irrigation systems into a botnet that could theoretically drain some of a city’s water reserves. But don’t panic.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.8.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Reddit Should Tell Us More About How it Got Hacked

It really sounds like Reddit employees got SIM hijacked. If that’s the case, the company should be more transparent. Everyone gets hacked: It's how you disclose it, and deal with it, that distinguishes you and makes a difference.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Feds Accuse Three Hackers of Stealing 15 Million Credit Cards in 100 Security Breaches

The US Department of Justice announced the indictment of three alleged members of the infamous financial hacking group known as Carbanak or FIN7.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.1.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hacker Takes Over Pro Wrestler's Twitter Account, Protests Motherboard Investigation of Social Media Account Hacking

A member of OGUSERS hacked the pro wrestler Adam Cole with the goal of selling his Twitter account.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.24.18
Hacking
Hacking

Watch a Hacker Install a Firmware Backdoor on a Laptop in Less Than 5 Minutes

This demo shows that “evil maid attacks,” hacks where an attacker has physical access to a target computer, are not as complicated as you may think.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.23.18
mueller investigation
mueller investigation

Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers, Including 'Guccifer 2.0,' For Hacking Democrats

The 'lone Romanian hacker' who broke into the DNC was actually a team of Russian intelligence officers funded by Bitcoin, the indictment says.
Jason Koebler
Matthew Gault
7.13.18
Hacking
Hacking

When ‘The World’s Most Famous Hacker’ Hacked a McDonald’s Restaurant Drive-In

When he was only 16, Kevin Mitnick hacked the drive-up windows of a local McDonald’s. To this day, he says this is his favorite hack ever.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.2.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Your Tinder Swiping Sessions Are More Secure Than Ever

Tinder is now encrypting images and has made it harder to figure out who you’re matching with, and who you’re swiping left and right on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.29.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Online Betting Site Left Employees' Logins and Passwords Open to Hackers

The British betting site BetVictor allegedly left several administrative logins and passwords exposed through a search feature on its site, potentially allowing hackers to break into its internal systems.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.27.18
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