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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
New Stagefright Bugs Leave More Than 1 Billion Android Users Vulnerable   —  In July, a security researcher revealed that Android phones could be hacked with a simple text, thanks to a series of bugs in the Android operating system that are now commonly known as Stagefright.
Oct 1, 2015, 11:35 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Imgur vulnerability that targeted 8chan via images on Reddit patched   —  Someone Was Abusing an Imgur Bug to Target 8chan Users  —  A previously unknown vulnerability in the popular photo-sharing site Imgur was recently exploited in an apparent attempt to hack users of the internet message board 8chan …
Sep 22, 2015, 10:25 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
The US Army, Navy, DARPA, others do not implement STARTTLS, a basic email encryption protocol   —  How the US Military Fails to Protect Its Soldiers' Emails  —  Many government agencies, including the US military, are leaving the emails of soldiers and government employees potentially …
Sep 18, 2015, 4:30 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
ICANN parent IANA officially recognizes .onion TLD, giving Tor domains basic security features like SSL and TLS certificates   —  Internet Regulators Just Legitimized The Dark Web  —  The so-called dark web is often mistakenly believed to be just an unsanctioned space of the internet that hosts dingy, illegal websites.
Sep 10, 2015, 8:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Profile of Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos, man in-charge of securing web properties that collectively serve over a billion users   —  Paranoid-in-Chief: Yahoo's Alex Stamos Wants to Secure the Entire Internet  —  It's an early and sunny Saturday after the week-long RSA …
Jun 21, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Wikimedia switching all of its sites to HTTPS by default   —  Wikipedia Is Finally Encrypting the World's Knowledge  —  Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites in the world, will now be encrypted by default, a change that will better protect its hundreds of millions of visitors from surveillance and censorship.
Jun 12, 2015, 7:40 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google Confirms Cops Can Wiretap Your Hangouts   —  In the wake of all the Edward Snowden revelations, a seemingly endless series of encryption apps, all promising some degree “NSA-proof” security, have come out trying to take advantage of this new anti-surveillance business opportunity.
May 12, 2015, 10:30 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
After hacks, dark web email provider SIGAINT claims a government spied on its users   —  After Hacks, A Dark Web Email Provider Says a Government Spied on Its Users  —  About a week ago, the administrator of an email provider that caters to dark web denizens—be they security-conscious journalists …
Apr 25, 2015, 12:50 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
DEA has been buying spyware produced by Italian surveillance tech firm Hacking Team since 2012   —  The DEA Has Been Secretly Buying Hacking Tools From an Italian Company  —  The Drug Enforcement Administration has been buying spyware produced by the controversial Italian surveillance tech …
Apr 15, 2015, 10:20 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
GreatFire says China is behind the DDoS attacks on GitHub and its website in new report   —  China Is Behind DDoS Attack on GitHub, Activists Say  —  A well-known group of activists that has fought Chinese online censorship for years is publicly accusing China of launching the massive distributed denial …
Mar 30, 2015, 4:55 PMIn context

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