Tag: hacking

Exploit Sellers Say There are More iPhone Hacks on the Market Than They’ve Ever Seen

Just a few days after Google revealed that sophisticated hackers—likely working for the Chinese government and who had access to a relatively large selection of iPhone attacks—had been hacking iPhones for years, a well-known broker of exploits said that the prices for iPhone exploits are not the most expensive in the market anymore. On Tuesday, […]

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Google Says Malicious Websites Have Been Quietly Hacking iPhones for Years

In what may be one of the largest attacks against iPhone users ever, researchers at Google say they uncovered a series of hacked websites that were delivering attacks designed to hack iPhones. The websites delivered their malware indiscriminately, were visited thousands of times a week, and were operational for years, Google said. “There was no […]

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Cops Hijack Botnet, Remotely Wipe Malware From 850,000 Computers

French police, with help from an antivirus firm, took control of a server that was used by cybercriminals to spread a worm programmed to mine cryptocurrency from more than 850,000 computers. Once in control of the server, the police remotely removed the malware from those computers. Antivirus firm Avast, which helped France’s National Gendarmerie cybercrime […]

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The Trailer for ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Just Dropped and It’s Dark as Ever

The trailer for Season 4 of USA’s hacking drama Mr. Robot just dropped. In it, a piano plays “Silent Night.” Like the trailers for seasons past, it features disjointed shots of characters in tense moments: Price drinking, Darlene watching, Dom crying, Vera shooting, Tyrell and Elliot arguing, and lots of shots of blood. Unlike other […]

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Security Researchers Find Several Bugs in Nest Security Cameras

Hackers could have logged into your Nest Cam IQ Indoor and watch whatever was happening in your home by taking advantage of a vulnerability found by security researchers. The hackers could have also prevented you from using the camera, or use access to it to break into your home network. Nest Cam IQ is the […]

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Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data

On Monday, Instagram announced a new bug bounty program for finding third party apps that improperly access or store user data. Facebook launched its own “Data Abuse Bounty” last year, with the goal of whittling out data abuse from app developers. “Putting people first is one of Instagram’s most important values, and keeping our service […]

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Apple’s Corellium lawsuit is a direct attack on iOS emulation

If you’ve been following Apple for a while, you probably already know that the company doesn’t like emulators — at least, most of them. Years ago, it shut down efforts to replicate the iPod’s interface on computers, and apart from AirPlay screen mirroring, there hasn’t been a way to bring the iPhone’s or iPad’s full […]

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DeVos-Linked Adoption Agency Exposed Highly Sensitive Children’s Medical Data

An adoption and foster care non-profit linked to the family of Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exposed highly sensitive personal and medical information of dozens of children, Motherboard has learned. The charity, called Bethany Christian Services, is one of the nation’s largest adoption agencies and helps place children for adoption and foster care. It […]

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Hacker Discovers Way to Cheat in Zwift, the Virtual Bike Racing Exercise Game

Brad Dixon can cycle at superhuman speeds, climb steep inclines, bank corners, and flow through downhill sections. He’s so good, he can even grab something from the kitchen while pedaling away. That’s because Dixon isn’t really cycling. Instead, he’s cheating Zwift, a popular game and ‘smart trainer.’ Zwift allows cyclists to compete in virtual worlds […]

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Teen Security Researcher Suspended for Exposing Vulnerabilities in His School’s Software

Bill Demirkapi, an 11th grader in Lexington, Massachusetts, had found a vulnerability in Aspen, the software his school uses to deliver students’ grades, transcripts, and schedules. With this sort of access, an attacker could obtain a student’s password, their birth city, details on their free or reduced lunch, and other information. But Demirkapi didn’t want […]

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Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

For years, U.S. election officials and voting machine vendors have insisted that critical election systems are never connected to the internet and therefore can’t be hacked. But a group of election security experts have found what they believe to be nearly three dozen backend election systems in 10 states connected to the internet over the […]

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Clothing Resale Marketplace Poshmark Announces Data Breach

Poshmark, a website focused on letting people sell used clothes, announced Thursday hackers had stolen data from the company. “We recently discovered that data from some Poshmark users was acquired by an unauthorized third party,” the announcement, sent to a Poshmark user who shared it with Motherboard, reads. The information stolen includes a customer’s username, […]

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Capital One Is the One to Blame for Exposing Your Data

The major US bank Capital One disclosed a major data breach on Monday evening, revealing that an individual accessed the personal data of 100 million people in the United States and around 6 million in Canada. The FBI has already arrested and indicted Paige Thompson, who worked as a software engineer in Seattle, for allegedly […]

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