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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
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Egypt blocks encrypted messaging app Signal; Open Whisper Systems says it'll debut a fix over the coming weeks, suggests Tor, VPN workarounds in the meantime   —  Egypt has been censoring access to encrypted messaging app Signal, according to Open Whisper Systems, the company behind the app.
Dec 20, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Data of nearly 380K of 12M registered users of porn site xHamster are being traded online, including usernames, emails, and poorly-hashed passwords   —  Hundreds of thousands of user account details for porn site xHamster are being traded on the digital underground.
Nov 30, 2016, 5:55 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
FBI hacked 8K+ computers in 120 countries using a single warrant during child porn sting, according to transcript used in hearing during recent case   —  In January, Motherboard reported on the FBI's “unprecedented” hacking operation, in which the agency, using a single warrant …
Nov 23, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick for CIA director, is a strong supporter of mass surveillance but opposes mandating backdoors in encryption   —  Donald Trump announced on Friday that he's chosen Congressman Mike Pompeo to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the premiere spy agency of the United States. .
Nov 19, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
IRS seeks identities of Coinbase US customers who traded bitcoin between 2013 and 2015   —  In bitcoin-related investigations, authorities will often follow the digital trail of an illegal transaction or suspicious user back to a specific account at a bitcoin trading company.
Nov 18, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Ben Sullivan / Motherboard:
Researchers phish their way into a 3D printer-connected computer to sabotage blueprints for a drone propeller, causing the drone to crash 2 minutes into flight   —  It's 2016, and mostly anything is hackable.  And while the ramifications of computer hacks are usually limited to leaks …
Oct 24, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
How hackers used malicious short URLs hidden in fake Google emails to break into John Podesta's and Colin Powell's Gmail accounts   —  On March 19 of this year, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta received an alarming email that appeared to come from Google.
Oct 22, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Man arrested in Czech Republic, Yevgeniy Nikulin, indicted in US on charges related to hacking of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012   —  Late on Friday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, who allegedly hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and stole customer details.
Oct 21, 2016, 9:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researcher says some Trump company email servers use unpatched, end-of-life software, including Windows Server 2003, and only use single factor authentication   —  In what might be one of the more delicious cases of irony to ever grace a presidential election, a researcher has found that a number …
Oct 18, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context

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