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This will be fascinating to many people across the spectrum(s) of opinion... An interview with #EdwardSnowden
#NBC 's Brian Williams spoke via tele-video link between the studio and Snowden, still in Russia.

Anything about Snowden is hot-button. Some think Snowden is a hero and/or patriot, others think him a traitor.
Still others, especially outside America, see him as a voice of knowledge about the American security tentacles and also privacy in general. So, whether focused on 'deep state' or 'fascism', or simply tuning in to hear him talk about how our devices are spying on us.. this is worth a listen. Just a little bit on several topics, how your phone is chattering constantly, how he secures his own, how he feels about being stuck in Russia, and what he thinks of possibly helping to stop election hacking (spoiler: he'd welcome it) ....

Edward Snowden discusses Trump and privacy in the digital age


#snowden #digitalage #privacy #metadata #patriot #spay or traitor? #security #hacking #cybersecurity #analysis #perspective
 

iPhone attack also targeted Windows and Android devices | TechRadar

Last week's iPhone hack may have been wider than first thought to also affect Android and Windows devices, according to reports.

Sources speaking to Forbes have claimed that the attacks, which used malicious websites to install surveillance software onto victim devices, may have been part of a long-running campaign originating from China.
#technology #iPhone #hacking #security
 
Aujourd'hui Firefox m'a donné comme conseil :
Vérifiez si une fuite de données en ligne vous concerne.
Découvrez ce que les pirates informatiques savent déjà de vous, et apprenez à garder une longueur d’avance sur eux.
https://monitor.firefox.com/

#fuitededonnées #hacking #firefoxmonitor
 
Aujourd'hui Firefox m'a donné comme conseil :
Vérifiez si une fuite de données en ligne vous concerne.
Découvrez ce que les pirates informatiques savent déjà de vous, et apprenez à garder une longueur d’avance sur eux.
https://monitor.firefox.com/

#fuitededonnées #hacking #firefoxmonitor
 

Hackers can work out passwords by listening to you type | TechRadar

New hacking methods would allow criminals to work out passwords by listening to the sounds made when typing, experts have warned.

Reports have claimed that hackers listening into typing habits using a smartphone would be able to decode passwords with high levels of accuracy.
#technology #computing #security #hacking
 

YouTube's ban on “hacking techniques” threatens to shut down infosec YouTube


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20350306
Posted by KirinDave (karma: 14511)
Post stats: Points: 232 - Comments: 61 - 2019-07-04T00:09:08Z

\#HackerNews #ban #down #hacking #infosec #shut #techniques #threatens #youtube #youtubes
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Youtube's ban on "hacking techniques" threatens to shut down all of infosec Youtube
 

Hacking the Casio F-91W to Handle 1000 Psi


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20079488
Posted by dvt (karma: 5259)
Post stats: Points: 123 - Comments: 42 - 2019-06-03T00:43:12Z

\#HackerNews #1000 #casio #f-91w #hacking #handle #psi #the
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Hacking the Casio F-91W to Handle 1000+ PSI
 

The secret trick used by firms helping cyberhacking victims: pay the ransom | The Guardian

From 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the UK. It caused more than $30m in damages to at least 200 entities, including the cities of Atlanta and Newark, the port of San Diego and Hollywood Presbyterian medical center in Los Angeles. It knocked out Atlanta’s water service requests and online billing systems, prompted the Colorado Department of Transportation to call in the national guard, and delayed medical appointments and treatments for patients nationwide whose electronic records couldn’t be retrieved. In return for restoring access to the files, the cyberattackers collected at least $6m in ransom.
Warning: A long read.

#technology #hacking #security
 
WhatsApp gehackt, bitte Update einspielen
https://www.heise.de/security/meldung/Whatsapp-gehackt-bitte-Update-einspielen-4421379.html
#Android #Hacking #Israel #NSO #Sicherheit #WhatsApp #iOS
 
WhatsApp gehackt, bitte Update einspielen
https://www.heise.de/security/meldung/Whatsapp-gehackt-bitte-Update-einspielen-4421379.html
#Android #Hacking #Israel #NSO #Sicherheit #WhatsApp #iOS
 

Chinese Spies Got the NSA’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19845085
Posted by tysone (karma: 10479)
Post stats: Points: 164 - Comments: 64 - 2019-05-06T23:50:42Z

\#HackerNews #and #attacks #chinese #for #got #hacking #nsas #spies #the #them #tools #used
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The New York Times: How Chinese Spies Got the N.S.A.’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks (By NICOLE PERLROTH, DAVID E. SANGER and SCOTT SHANE)

 

Mozilla fears DarkMatter ‘misuse’ of browser for hacking


Firefox browser-maker Mozilla is considering whether to block cybersecurity comp...
Article word count: 688

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19308430
Posted by Santosh83 (karma: 2394)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 38 - 2019-03-05T06:01:59Z

\#HackerNews #browser #darkmatter #fears #for #hacking #misuse #mozilla
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Firefox browser-maker Mozilla is considering whether to block cybersecurity company DarkMatter from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers after a Reuters report linked the United Arab Emirates-based firm to a cyber espionage program.

The Firefox logo is seen at a Mozilla stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 28, 2013. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Reuters reported in January that DarkMatter provided staff for a secret hacking operation, codenamed Project Raven, on behalf of an Emirati intelligence agency. The unit was largely comprised of former U.S. intelligence officials who conducted offensive cyber operations for the UAE government.

Former Raven operatives told Reuters that many DarkMatter executives were unaware of the secretive program, which operated from a converted Abu Dhabi mansion away from DarkMatter’s headquarters.

(Read Reuters reports [1]here)

Those operations included hacking into the internet accounts of human rights activists, journalists and officials from rival governments, Reuters found. DarkMatter has denied conducting the operations and says it focuses on protecting computer networks.

While Mozilla had been considering whether to grant DarkMatter the authority to certify websites as safe, two Mozilla executives said in an interview last week that Reuters’ report raised concerns about whether DarkMatter would abuse that authority.

Mozilla said the company has not yet come to a decision on whether to deny the authority to DarkMatter, but expects to decide within weeks.

“We don’t currently have technical evidence of misuse (by DarkMatter) but the reporting is strong evidence that misuse is likely to occur in the future if it hasn’t already,” said Selena Deckelmann, a senior director of engineering for Mozilla.

She said Mozilla was also considering stripping some or all of the more than 400 certifications that DarkMatter has granted to websites under a limited authority since 2017.

Marshall Erwin, director of trust and security for Mozilla, said the Reuters Jan. 30 report had raised concerns inside the company that DarkMatter might use Mozilla’s certification authority for “offensive cybersecurity purposes rather than the intended purpose of creating a more secure, trusted web.”

DarkMatter did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. The UAE embassy in Washington also did not respond to a request for comment.

In a February 25 letter to Mozilla, posted online by the cybersecurity company, DarkMatter CEO Karim Sabbagh denied the Reuters report linking his company to Project Raven. “We have never, nor will we ever, operate or manage non-defensive cyber activities against any nationality,” Sabbagh wrote.

Websites that want to be designated as secure have to be certified by an outside organization, which will confirm their identity and vouch for their security. The certifying organization also helps secure the connection between an approved website and its users, promising the traffic will not be intercepted.

Organizations that want to become certifiers must apply to individual browser makers like Mozilla and Apple. Mozilla is seen by security experts as a respected leader in the field and particularly transparent because it conducts much of the process in public, posting the documentation it receives and soliciting comments from internet users before making a final decision.

DarkMatter has been pushing Mozilla for full authority to grant certifications since 2017, the browser maker told Reuters. That would take it to a new level, making it one of fewer than 60 core gatekeepers for the hundreds of millions of Firefox users around the world.

Deckelmann said Mozilla is worried that DarkMatter could use the authority to issue certificates to hackers impersonating real websites, like banks.

As a certification authority, DarkMatter would be partially responsible for encryption between websites they approve and their users.

In the wrong hands, the certification role could allow the interception of encrypted web traffic, security experts say.

In the past Mozilla has relied exclusively on technical issues when deciding whether to trust a company with certification authority.

The Reuters investigation has led it to reconsider its policy for approving applicants. “You look at the facts of the matter, the sources that came out, it’s a compelling case,” said Deckelmann.

Reporting by Joel Schectman and Christopher Bing; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

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