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Vault 7
Vault 7

WikiLeaks Shares Alleged Diaries of Accused CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte

The secret-spilling organization posted a series of first-person missives allegedly written by Joshua Schulte. The undated letters chronicle Schulte’s arrest and time in jail.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.19.18
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
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Apple Is Testing a Feature That Could Kill Police iPhone Unlockers

Apple’s new security feature, USB Restricted Mode, is in the iOS 12 Beta, and it could kill the popular iPhone unlocking tools for cops made by Cellebrite and GrayShift.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
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

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
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
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Stores Part of Customers' Passwords In Plaintext, Says It Has 'Amazingly Good' Security

A T-Mobile Austria customer representative made a shocking admission in a Twitter thread.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.6.18
darknet
darknet

Reddit Bans Subreddits Dedicated to Dark Web Drug Markets and Selling Guns

Reddit announced new changes to its content policy, which led to the end of r/DarkNetMarkets and other communities dedicated to discussing potentially illegal activities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.18
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
Stalkerware
Stalkerware

‘Stalkerware’ Seller Shuts Down Apps ‘Indefinitely’ After Getting Hacked Again

A company that sells spyware or “stalkerware” for everyday users has ceased operations of its handful of apps that monitor computers and cellphones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.6.18
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