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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
GrayKey, the tool law enforcement's been buying to unlock iPhones, appears to work by brute forcing passcodes, another reason to use a strong alphanumeric code   —  Now that police agents can allegedly crack iPhones protected with passcodes made of six numbers, it's time to use longer, harder to guess and crack alphanumeric passphrases.
Apr 16, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Investigation: State Dept. and some local police have bought $15K+ GrayKey tools to unlock up-to-date iPhones; Secret Service and DEA also interested in GrayKey   —  A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey …
Apr 12, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researchers say JingWang surveillance app, which China forces its citizens in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region to install, transfers data without any encryption   —  Last year, authorities told residents of a Muslim-populated part of China to install JingWang, an app that scans for certain files.
Apr 10, 2018, 7:45 AMIn context
Sarah Emerson / Motherboard:
Profile of Naomi Wu, aka SexyCyborg, a Cantonese “maker” and hardware enthusiast who shares her DIY ethos and is the face of Shenzhen, China's cyberpunk city   —  This article appears in the April issue of VICE magazine.  —  Huaqiangbei, the famed electronics bazaar in Shenzhen …
Mar 27, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
The response to privacy abuses in the broadband industry, where there is a lack of oversight and accountability, has been tepid at best compared to social media   —  If you're mad about Cambridge Analytica taking data from Facebook you should be absolutely livid about AT&T and Verizon.
Mar 21, 2018, 4:40 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Investigation finds ~70 “creepshot” Tumblr blogs including one with ~11K followers and 53K+ interactions; Tumblr hasn't removed any blogs found in investigation   —  After Reddit famously banned the creepshots sub-reddit, which shared non-consensual, revealing photos of women …
Mar 16, 2018, 10:30 PMIn context
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Plattsburgh, NY imposes an 18-month moratorium on bitcoin mining for new commercial operations, after residents complained of increased electricity bills   —  Plattsburgh, New York has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent miners from using all the city's cheap electricity.
Mar 15, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
Reddit has banned cryptocurrency ads since “early 2016”; some cryptocurrency ads from programmatic ad platforms still appear, which are removed when found   —  Google, Facebook, and Reddit have now all banned cryptocurrency and ICO advertising on their platforms.  —  Screengrabs: YouTube, Reddit.
Mar 14, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Rian Wanstreet / Motherboard:
American farmers, threatened by big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements, hack their own machines to fight back   —  Big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements threaten farmers, but the right to repair movement shows they are fighting back.
Mar 11, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
FBI arrests CEO of Phantom Secure, which allegedly customized smartphones for criminals by removing mic and camera, routing encrypted comms via overseas servers   —  Phantom Secure is one of the most infamous companies in the secure phone industry.  Sources and court documents detail …
Mar 10, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context

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