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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
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Nebraska state senator warns that Apple is opposing the state's proposed “right to repair” bill; similar bills are making their way through 7 other states   —  Apple is inventing new and interesting arguments to prevent you from fixing your iPhone: It's lobbying Nebraska lawmakers to kill …
Feb 18, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Interview with the hacker who says he took down Freedom Hosting II, a service reportedly hosting 15-20% of dark web sites   —  On Friday, a hacker took down a huge chunk of the dark web.  Visitors to over 10,000 Tor hidden services running on Freedom Hosting II—a hosting provider for dark web sites …
Feb 4, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / motherboard:
Hackers release iOS cracking tools used by Cellebrite, the Israeli firm known for breaking into phones; expert says the tools are similar to jailbreaking tools   —  In January, Motherboard reported that a hacker had stolen 900GB of data from mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite.
Feb 2, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker steals 900GB of data from Cellebrite, the Israeli company that makes products for breaking into mobile phones   —  This is part of an ongoing Motherboard series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it.  Follow along here.
Jan 12, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Security Without Borders project launches to help journalists and activists with cybersecurity by connecting them with volunteer group of InfoSec professionals   —  Some hackers have lost their way.  Today, countless techies have entered the for-profit cybersecurity business …
Jan 2, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
North Korea's Chinese-made Woolim tablet is an Android device that tracks users and distributes propaganda, can access some pre-approved apps and websites   —  When you think of North Korea, the first thing that springs to mind is probably not a well-featured tablet PC.
Jan 1, 2017, 4:50 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Documents reveal how Israel-based Cellebrite works with US law enforcement across 20 states to extract data from locked phones, more   —  This is part of a Motherboard mini-series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it.  Follow along here.
Dec 21, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context

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