The hacking of Starlink terminals has begun

The hacking of Starlink terminals has begun

“Generally, there are two obvious things you could try to attack: signature verification or hash verification,” Wouters says. The problem goes against the signature verification process. “Normally you want to avoid shorts,” he says. “In this case, we do it on purpose.” Initially, Wouters attempted to bug the chip at the end of its boot … Read more

Senior EU officials hacked by Israeli spyware Pegasus

Senior EU officials hacked by Israeli spyware Pegasus

The European Union (EU) has found evidence that the phones used by some of its key employees were hacked by Israeli spyware, the bloc’s top justice official said in a letter seen by Reuters. In a letter sent to EU lawmaker Sophie in’ t Veld, EU justice commissioner Didier Reynders said Apple told him in … Read more

Apple’s Lock Mode aims to counter spyware threats

Apple’s Lock Mode aims to counter spyware threats

The for-hire surveillance industry emerged in recent years as very real threat to activists, dissidents, journalists and human rights defenders around the world, as vendors offer increasingly invasive and effective spyware to governments. The most sophisticated of these tools, such as that of NSO Group famous Pegasus spyware, target victims’ smartphones using rare and sophisticated … Read more

Apple’s iPhone Lock Mode is meant to stop state-sponsored hacking

Apple’s iPhone Lock Mode is meant to stop state-sponsored hacking

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a speech during the European Union Privacy Conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, October 24, 2018. yves herman | Reuters Apple on Wednesday announced a new feature for iPhones called Lockdown Mode to protect high-level users such as politicians and activists from state-sponsored hackers. Lock mode disables several … Read more

Apple will add ‘lockdown’ protection to iPhones, iPads and Macs

Apple will add ‘lockdown’ protection to iPhones, iPads and Macs

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple said it would roll out a “lockdown” option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers meant to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers – though enabling that protection will also make these devices less useful. The backup announced Wednesday is a tacit acknowledgment that even Apple – the world’s most valuable … Read more

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

HONG KONG– Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese people from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the world’s biggest data breaches. ‘story. In a post on online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the handle “ChinaDan” offered to … Read more

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

HONG KONG– Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese people from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the world’s biggest data breaches ‘story. In a post on online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the handle “ChinaDan” offered to … Read more