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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Hacker behind LinkedIn's 117M e-mail database claims to have 360M Myspace user emails with passwords   —  There's an oft-repeated adage in the world of cybersecurity: There are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they have been hacked.
May 27, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context
Emanuel Maiberg / Motherboard:
Libre VR, creator of Revive tool used to play Oculus games on Vive headsets, circumvents Oculus' new DRM in under 24 hours, making it easier to pirate games   —  It's been a little bit over a day since Oculus started rolling out new DRM for its software, but it's already backfired, making pirating the company's games easier than ever.
May 23, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Oracle v Google trial, which is based on the notion that APIs are copyrightable, hinges on a judge and jurors who don't have a firm grasp of FOSS philosophy   —  The problem with Oracle v. Google is that everyone actually affected by the case knows what an API is, but the whole affair …
May 15, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Dustin Slaughter / Motherboard:
Philadelphia Police Department admits it disguised a license plate surveillance truck as a Google Maps vehicle   —  The vehicle in question.  Image: Dustin Slaughter  —  The Philadelphia Police Department admitted today that a mysterious unmarked license plate surveillance truck disguised …
May 13, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
GCHQ Has Disclosed Over 20 Vulnerabilities This Year, Including Ones in iOS   —  Earlier this week, it emerged that a section of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK's signal intelligence agency, had disclosed a serious vulnerability in Firefox to Mozilla.
Apr 30, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
DARPA seeks encrypted comms app with blockchain infrastructure, message repudiation, self-deleting messages, more in Small Business Technology Transfer request   —  DARPA Is Looking For The Perfect Encryption App, and It's Willing to Pay  —  While the FBI keeps crying wolf about the dangerous dark future …
Apr 24, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
A look at the Latin American countries that bought Hacking Team exploit packages and then used them to spy on political opposition   —  Hacking Team's ‘Illegal’ Latin American Empire  —  Leer en Español.  —  In early April, 2014, a spy from the Ecuador's intelligence agency sent …
Apr 18, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
BlackBerry Won't Confirm or Deny it Gave Encryption Keys to Law Enforcement   —  Last week, a joint investigation by Motherboard and VICE News revealed that Canada's federal police are in possession of the “global encryption key” that unlocks every non-corporate BlackBerry user's encrypted BBM messages.
Apr 18, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Motherboard:
How Canadian police intercepted and decrypted over 1M BlackBerry messages from 2010 to 2012   —  Exclusive: How Canadian Police Intercept and Read Encrypted BlackBerry Messages  —  Imagine for a moment that everybody's front door has the same key.  Now imagine that the police have a copy of that key …
Apr 14, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Matthew Keys sentenced to 24 months under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for his role in 2010 LA Times hack, must surrender to custody June 15, plans appeal   —  Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Hacking  —  This story has been updated throughout with further information from the sentencing.
Apr 13, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context

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