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Proposal to Massively Expand FBI’s Legal Hacking Abilities Moves Forward.

Oh, good. A Department of Justice-proposed rule change that would make it way easier for FBI agents to obtain warrants to hack a computer from basically anywhere was just approved by a US Court committee.
Read via gizmodo.com

By |May 30th, 2015|news|0 Comments

750 million cell phones at risk of remote hacking due to SIM card security flaws

A security expert believes up to 750 million cell phones could be easy targets for remote hackers due to a subscriber identity module, or SIM, card security flaw. Security Research Labs discovered millions of cell phones could be exploited by a simple text message to the SIM, which could lead to a phone getting hijacked. […]

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

How hackers tapped into my cellphone for less than $300

In the wake of the National Security Agency cyber-spying revelations, you may be worrying about the government keeping track of your digital life. But, for less than $300, a group of ordinary hackers found a way to tap right into Verizon cellphones.
Read via npr.org

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

Mysterious fake mobile phone towers discovered!

Fake masts are discovered by people using a heavily customised Android device – but it’s unclear who owns them.
Raad via sky.com

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves – without any electronic connection.

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.

Read via venturebeat.com

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

NSA Surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls.

NSA Surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls
Read via The Washington Post

By |September 29th, 2014|news|0 Comments

Cellphone tracking means they can hear you now.

If you have a cellphone, the odds are good that the phone company knows where you are as you move around throughout the day. And if you live in Chesterfield, someone else might know too: the police.

Read via reason.com

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

Is mystery signal intercepting your calls?

DENVER – With news spreading about the discovery of “phony cell phone towers,” 9Wants to Know has learned a suspicious signal in the city could be a secret device used by law enforcement to collect cellular data.

Read via 9news.com

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent.

Read via The Washington Post

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments

Syrian hackers use Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook and Youtube to spread malware aimed at activists.

A group of pro-Assad hackers in Syria are using activist websites, WhatsApp, Viber, YouTube and social media to spread malware which claims to help protect privacy.

Read via btimes.co.uk

By |September 30th, 2014|news|0 Comments