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Motherboard:
A look at Retina-X and FlexiSpy, spyware companies whose surveillance software is used by ordinary people to tap each other's phones   —  This story is part of When Spies Come Home, a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones.
Apr 19, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
WikiLeaks releases mostly decade-old documents detailing CIA techniques for compromising Mac PCs and iOS devices using EFI, UEFI, and firmware malware   —  Earlier this month, when WikiLeaks dumped a cache of hundreds of secret documents allegedly detailing the CIA's hacking operations …
Mar 23, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Sources: WikiLeaks asks tech firms to agree to conditions before receiving details of CIA zero-days   —  Last week, WikiLeaks promised it would share the technical details and code of the hacking tools that the CIA has allegedly developed against Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies.
Mar 17, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Teen quiz app Wishbone compromised, exposing names of users, 2.2M email addresses, and 287K phone numbers after hackers took contents of unprotected database   —  A popular social networking app that allows users to create and vote on simple two-choice quizzes lost millions of users records …
Mar 15, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick for CIA director, is a strong supporter of mass surveillance but opposes mandating backdoors in encryption   —  Donald Trump announced on Friday that he's chosen Congressman Mike Pompeo to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the premiere spy agency of the United States. .
Nov 19, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
How hackers used malicious short URLs hidden in fake Google emails to break into John Podesta's and Colin Powell's Gmail accounts   —  On March 19 of this year, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta received an alarming email that appeared to come from Google.
Oct 22, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Source: email scanner installed after government order was not a modified spam filter; Yahoo's security team thought it was a rootkit when they discovered it   —  The spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a …
Oct 7, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Twitter refuses Turkish court order to block the account of noted DC journalist Mahir Zeynalov; despite refusal, Zeynalov predicts his account will be censored   —  A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.”
Sep 27, 2016, 2:25 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Apple issues patch for desktop Safari browser and OS X to fix zero-day vulnerabilities, which are similar to those used in NSO's iOS attack discovered last week   —  Apple has issued an urgent security update to fix critical vulnerabilities in the laptop and desktop version of the Safari browser …
Sep 1, 2016, 7:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Phineas Fisher, the hacker behind the Hacking Team and FinFisher breaches, talks about his motives and views of the hacking tool industry   —  A little bit over a year ago, the normally quiet Twitter account of Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells spying tools to governments all over the world, started acting weird.
Jul 24, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context

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