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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
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

Snowden’s App Probably Can’t Protect You From Targeted State Surveillance

The media overhyped Snowden’s new app, according to security experts, and also made no mention of its origins.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

The Hackers Behind Some of the Biggest DDoS Attacks in History Plead Guilty

Three men plead guilty to being the creators and operators of the Mirai botnet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Newly Discovered Facebook Bug Allowed Anyone To Delete Your Photos With A Poll

A security researcher found a critical bug in a new Facebook feature, and got a $10,000 reward for telling the social media giant.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Cover Up a Breach Impacting 57 Million Customers

In addition to being yet another public relations nightmare for Uber, the way the company handled the breach might be in violation of data breach disclosure laws.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.21.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

WikiLeaks Starts Releasing Source Code For Alleged CIA Spying Tools

The secret-spilling organization launches a new series where it will release the source code of alleged CIA tools from the Vault 7 series.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.9.17
Hack Back
Hack Back

Ex-NSA Director Says Companies Should Never Hack Back Because They Could Start Wars

Keith Alexander, the retired general who headed the NSA for nine years, is not a fan of letting companies go after hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.6.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

More Than 1 Million People Downloaded a Fake WhatsApp Android App

The Google Play Store is still filled with malicious copycats of legitimate ads.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.3.17
Internet Propaganda
Internet Propaganda

Russian Facebook Trolls Got Two Groups of People to Protest Each Other In Texas

A US Senator revealed on Wednesday that Russian trolls organized a simultaneous protest and a counter-protest in Texas in 2016.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Bug in Google's Bug Tracker Lets Researcher Access List of Company's Vulnerabilities

A series of bugs allowed hackers to snoop into one of Google’s most sensitive internal systems.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.30.17