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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
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
comcast
comcast

For the Love of God, Stop Renting Routers From Comcast

A bug in Comcast’s router and modem activation process potentially exposed the private data of millions of customers who rented hardware from the company.
Karl Bode
5.24.18
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
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
5.22.18
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