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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
FBI says hacking group has accessed US government networks to steal data since at least 2011   —  FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years  —  The feds warned that “a group of malicious cyber actors,” whom security experts believe to be the government …
Apr 10, 2016, 10:45 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google and Yahoo say they're still working on usable end-to-end encrypted email but decline to predict release dates   —  The Dream Of Usable Email Encryption Is Still A Work In Progress  —  Tech-savvy people have had a way to send secure email since the mid 1990s, when legendary cryptographer …
Mar 26, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Microsoft says it has never given disk encryption keys to a US government agency, despite backing up recovery keys to cloud since 2013   —  Microsoft: We Store Disk Encryption Keys, But We've Never Given Them to Cops  —  Microsoft says it has never helped police investigators unlock …
Mar 11, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Amazon quietly removed support for device encryption in the latest version of Fire OS, which powers its tablets and phones   —  Amazon Quietly Removes Encryption Support from its Gadgets  —  While Apple is fighting the FBI in court over encryption, Amazon quietly disabled the option …
Mar 3, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Motherboard:
UK police arrest teen hacker thought to be Cracka, who is allegedly behind CIA and FBI breaches   —  Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.'  —  The months-long series of hacks and pranks by a group of alleged teenage hackers on the US government …
Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Chrome will flag unencrypted websites as insecure, displaying a red “x” over a padlock in the URL bar   —  Google Will Soon Shame All Websites That Are Unencrypted  —  Google wants everything on the web to be travelling over a secure channel.  That's why in the future …
Jan 28, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Confirmed: group that hacked CIA Director John Brennan's AOL account has hacked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's phone, Internet, email   —  Teen Who Hacked CIA Email Is Back to Prank US Spy Chief  —  One of the “teenage hackers” who broke into the CIA director's AOL email account …
Jan 12, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
VTech hacker says he downloaded 190GB of child and parent photos, and chat logs between parents and children from late 2014 until November 2015   —  Hacker Obtained Childrens' Headshots and Chatlogs From Toymaker VTech  —  If storing the personal data of almost 5 million parents …
Nov 30, 2015, 2:35 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Servers of Chinese tech toy maker VTech breached: data of 4.8M parents and 200K kids may have been accessed   —  One of the Largest Hacks Yet Exposes Data on Hundreds of Thousands of Kids  —  The personal information of almost 5 million parents and more than 200,000 kids was exposed earlier …
Nov 27, 2015, 2:40 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
‘Nasty’ Bug In MetroPCS Site Left Personal Data of Subscribers Open to Hackers   —  Until this month, if you were one of the more than 10 million MetroPCS subscribers, anyone who knew your phone number could easily get all your personal information from the company's website, including your home address …
Nov 13, 2015, 11:35 PMIn context

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