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Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
How Russian hackers could have used Kaspersky's “silent signatures” method for detecting and analyzing malware to steal NSA docs without Kaspersky's knowledge   —  Kaspersky Lab has come under intense scrutiny after its antivirus software was linked to the breach …
Oct 22, 2017, 1:35 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Security expert Amihai Neiderman says he's found 40 zero-day flaws in Tizen, Samsung's OS that runs on phones, smartwatches, and over 30M smart TVs   —  Last month, the CIA got a lot of attention when WikiLeaks published internal documents purporting to show how the spy agency can monitor people through their Samsung smart TVs.
Apr 3, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
RAND study: 200 privately discovered zero-day flaws lasted an average of 6.9 years before public disclosure   —  A new report from Rand Corp. may help shed light on the government's arsenal of malicious software, including the size of its stockpile of so-called “zero days” …
Mar 13, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Lavabit email service, which shut down in 2013 to avoid court order connected to Snowden investigation, relaunches with features to thwart surveillance   —  In 2013, Ladar Levison, founder of the encrypted email service Lavabit, took the defiant step of shutting down the company's service rather …
Jan 20, 2017, 10:17 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Internet Archive and EFF fend off FBI national security letter that demanded records of an Internet Archive user and came with an everlasting gag order   —  A decade ago, the FBI sent Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, a now-infamous type of subpoena known as a National Security Letter …
Dec 2, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Report: iPhones send call history with phone numbers, dates, times, and duration to Apple's servers if iCloud is enabled; log is retained for up to four months   —  Apple emerged as a guardian of user privacy this year after fighting FBI demands to help crack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone.
Nov 17, 2016, 7:35 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Sarah and Peiter “Mudge” Zatko create Cyber Independent Testing Lab to test and score the security of software   —  At the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in 2014, industry luminary Dan Geer, fed up with the prevalence of vulnerabilities in digital code, made a modest proposal …
Jul 30, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers find Chrome vulnerability that may allow hackers to download videos from streaming sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime   —  For years Hollywood has waged a war on piracy, using digital rights management technologies to fight bootleggers who illegally copy movies and distribute them.
Jun 24, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Chelsea Manning filed an appeal this week to have her case dismissed or sentence reduced to 10 years   —  Imprisoned WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning filed an appeal this week, three years after she was sentenced to 35 years in prison for what is still considered the largest leak of classified government documents in history.
May 20, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
A guide to mobile data network SS7 and its vulnerabilities, which can be exploited to track cell phone users and intercept their communications   —  The Critical Hole at the Heart of Our Cell Phone Networks  —  In February 2014, the US ambassador to Ukraine suffered an embarrassing leak.
May 1, 2016, 8:35 PMIn context

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