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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researcher recounts warning Equifax about vulnerability on public-facing site that exposed user data months before breach, six months before Equifax patched   —  Months before its catastrophic data breach, a security researcher warned Equifax that it was vulnerable to the kind of attack …
Oct 26, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
New “Bad Rabbit” ransomware targets corp networks in Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, infects devices through hacked Russian media sites using NotPetya type methods   —  A new wave of ransomware has hit several targets in Russia and Eastern Europe on Tuesday, according to media reports and several security companies.
Oct 24, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
1Password moves away from one-time licensing with a local storage option to a cloud-based $2.99/month subscription   —  1Password is moving away from its one-time license, local storage option, and security researchers are not happy about it.  —  If you're worried about getting hacked …
Jul 11, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Interviews reveal a slow start for Apple's bug bounty program as some feel financial rewards are too small or reporting bugs would prevent research   —  In August 2016, Apple's head of security Ivan Krstic stole the show at one of the biggest security conferences in the world with an unexpected announcement.
Jul 6, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
NotPetya malware-linked hackers empty BTC wallet, ask for 100BTC for private decryption key in attempt to reset narrative that it's ransomware, not wiperware   —  Hackers connected to the disruptive world-wide ransomware attack that crippled Ukraine and hit computers all over the world have surfaced online.
Jul 5, 2017, 1:33 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
How iPhone jailbreaking has evolved over the years, from a widespread phenomenon to an individual pursuit, as Apple and hackers played a game of cat and mouse   —  How a ragtag group of young hackers made the iPhone what it is today.  —  The window shades are halfway down, leaving the bedroom dim.
Jun 29, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Motherboard:
A look at Retina-X and FlexiSpy, spyware companies whose surveillance software is used by ordinary people to tap each other's phones   —  This story is part of When Spies Come Home, a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones.
Apr 19, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
WikiLeaks releases mostly decade-old documents detailing CIA techniques for compromising Mac PCs and iOS devices using EFI, UEFI, and firmware malware   —  Earlier this month, when WikiLeaks dumped a cache of hundreds of secret documents allegedly detailing the CIA's hacking operations …
Mar 23, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Sources: WikiLeaks asks tech firms to agree to conditions before receiving details of CIA zero-days   —  Last week, WikiLeaks promised it would share the technical details and code of the hacking tools that the CIA has allegedly developed against Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies.
Mar 17, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Teen quiz app Wishbone compromised, exposing names of users, 2.2M email addresses, and 287K phone numbers after hackers took contents of unprotected database   —  A popular social networking app that allows users to create and vote on simple two-choice quizzes lost millions of users records …
Mar 15, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context

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