Once Again, Two New Election App Breaches Exposed Personal Data on Millions of Israelis

Once Again, Two New Election App Breaches Exposed Personal Data on Millions of Israelis

In addition to the personal details of almost 6.5 million Israelis which leaked for the second time, the new flaws also revealed correspondence between activists and potential voters as well as the app’s source code, according to activist hacker Noam Rotem and Ran Bar-Zik, a senior developer at Verizon Media, who discovered the leaks.

App Used by Netanyahu's Likud Leaks Israel's Entire Voter Registry

App Used by Netanyahu's Likud Leaks Israel's Entire Voter Registry

The voter registry was uploaded by Likud to the Elector app, which is used by the party to manage Election Day. The firm that developed the application, Feed-b, commented that the vulnerability was a “one-off incident that was immediately dealt with," and that security measures have since been boosted.

TikTok on the clock, and the hacking won't stop: SMS spoofing vuln let baddies twiddle teens' social media videos

TikTok on the clock, and the hacking won't stop: SMS spoofing vuln let baddies twiddle teens' social media videos

TikTok, a mobile video app popular with teens, was vulnerable to SMS spoofing attacks that could have led to the extraction of private information, according to infosec researchers.Research from Israeli outfit Check Point found that an attacker could send a spoofed SMS message to a user containing a malicious link.

Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles, the company said on Friday.

ProtonMail, Israel, and Radware relationship

ProtonMail, Israel, and Radware relationship

However, as discussed above, even IF the traffic did pass through Israel, the DDoS protection technology we have selected means there would be no compromise to ProtonMail email privacy.

Tracking NSO, the media shy Israeli firm behind Pegasus

Tracking NSO, the media shy Israeli firm behind Pegasus

October ended with the news that an Israeli spyware called Pegasus was used to snoop around two dozen Indian users of WhatsApp, including notable journalists, lawyers and activists.

Priyanka Gandhi was warned by WhatsApp, says Congress

Priyanka Gandhi was warned by WhatsApp, says Congress

The Congress on Sunday claimed that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had received a text message from WhatsApp alerting her to a possible privacy breach about a month ago, as did others whose phones were similarly hacked with the Pegasus spyware from the Israel-based technology and cyber intelligence firm, NSO Group.“When WhatsApp sent out messages to all hacked phones, one such message was sent to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s mobile phone too.

NYC Law Enforcement Has Been Cracking Locked iPhones for Almost 2 Years

NYC Law Enforcement Has Been Cracking Locked iPhones for Almost 2 Years

Israeli forensics firm Cellebrite announced its new in-house phone cracking tool earlier this year, but a new report suggests law enforcement has had access to it since early 2018.

Yahoo could owe you $358 or more as a part of its data breach settlement

Yahoo could owe you $358 or more as a part of its data breach settlement

At the end of month, Yahoo announced that if you had an account any time between Jan.1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2016, and are a resident of the US or Israel, you are part of the settlement class and can file a claim for part of the $117,500,000 settlement fund.

Facial-recognition software will be installed at Israeli checkposts

Facial-recognition software will be installed at Israeli checkposts

TechCrunch reports Google has proposed a new privacy initiative that aims to curb tracking by digital marketers and advertisers.Gallup reports its poll of 1,522 Americans revealed respondents are divided on whether big tech companies need more regulation.

Israel eased export controls on surveillance technologies amid criticism

Israel eased export controls on surveillance technologies amid criticism

Israel is a major exporter of surveillance technology, according to a June 2019 report by U.N. Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression David Kaye, which called for a global moratorium on such exports until a human rights compliant regime was put in place.

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Microsoft Slammed For Investment In Israeli Facial Recognition ‘Spying On Palestinians’

Shankar Narayan, the director of the Technology and Liberty Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told Forbes that he’d held meetings with Microsoft in Seattle last year in which the tech giant appeared receptive to ideas on holding back the spread of facial recognition.

Israeli spyware used in WhatsApp hack 'can secretly snoop on your Apple, Facebook and Google data'

Israeli spyware used in WhatsApp hack 'can secretly snoop on your Apple, Facebook and Google data'

Potential customers of the Israeli company NSO's hacking software have allegedly been told that the technology can now "surreptitiously scrape all of an individual's data from the servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft".

Report: Israeli surveillance tool can silently collect all iCloud data for a targeted user

Report: Israeli surveillance tool can silently collect all iCloud data for a targeted user

Apple is facing a new security threat, thanks to developments in the spyware/surveillance tool sold by the Israeli firm NSO Group. Via the Financial Times, the Pegasus phone software now not only harvests data from the user’s onboard storage, but also all communications with the connected cloud.

Israeli tech company says it can break into all iPhones ever made, some Androids

Israeli tech company says it can break into all iPhones ever made, some Androids

The announcement from Cellebrite came in the form of an update this week to its website promoting the iPhone-hacking technology, dubbed “UFED Premium,” as “the only on-premise solution for law enforcement agencies to unlock and extract crucial mobile phone evidence from all iOS and high-end Android devices.”.

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The revelations that NSA hackers and Border Patrol data-trackers had played themselves came on the heels of potentially worse news for wired Americans: An Israeli coding firm also admitted last month that its spyware was being deployed by hackers to attack WhatsApp users and gain access to their phones.

Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit

Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit

The Israeli firm linked to this week’s WhatsApp hack is facing a lawsuit backed by Amnesty International, which says it fears its staff may be under surveillance from spyware installed via the messaging service.

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

But a new Financial Times report alleges that the notorious Israeli spy firm NSO Group developed a WhatsApp exploit that could inject malware onto targeted phones—and steal data from them—simply by calling them.

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - NSO Group’s owner said it will do whatever necessary to ensure the Israeli firm’s spyware does not undermine human rights, after Amnesty International sought to revoke the export license for NSO, which has been linked to a WhatsApp breach.

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Israel said that the risk of false positives increases when predictive models use data of “questionable fidelity” such as social media posts.

Protecting yourself from the ‘things’ on your home network

Protecting yourself from the ‘things’ on your home network

Sivan Rauscher, co-founder and CEO of the Israeli-based B2B startup SAM Seamless Network, said in a telephone interview, that hackers target IoT devices because they are easy to hack: As more of our daily lives become more connected and dependent on the web, the sheer number of devices and endpoints in your home makes likely it likely that some of these attacks will succeed.

NSO Group CEO on '60 Minutes': Hacking Lawyers, Reporters Is OK

NSO Group CEO on '60 Minutes': Hacking Lawyers, Reporters Is OK

Screenshot: 60 Minutes ()The founder and CEO of NSO Group, the notorious Israeli hacking company with customers around the world, appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday night to defend the use of his company’s tools in hacking and spying on lawyers, journalists, and minors when the company’s customers determine the ends justify the means.

Court filing links spy exposed by AP to Israel’s Black Cube

Court filing links spy exposed by AP to Israel’s Black Cube

LONDON (AP) — A Canadian attorney says he appears to have been targeted by the same undercover operative unmasked by The Associated Press at a New York hotel last month , drawing a line between the man and the notorious Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube.

Most Online ‘Terms of Service’ Are Incomprehensible to Adults, Study Finds

Most Online ‘Terms of Service’ Are Incomprehensible to Adults, Study Finds

Becher and Dr. Uri Benoliel, from the College of Law and Business in Ramat-Gan, Israel, selected 500 of the most popular US websites that featured these types of contracts and applied two widely accepted readability tests to their terms and conditions.

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools —… — ProPublica

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools —… — ProPublica

Just this month, we noticed four groups running ads that haven’t been in Facebook’s archive: After we contacted Facebook, the company canceled the ads and said it is “investigating why these particular ads weren’t classified as political so we can learn and update our protocols.” Journalists in other countries — including those with impending elections like Canada, Ukraine, Guatemala and Israel — currently have no way to track political ads or targeting information.

Israel company admits spying on Emir of Qatar

Israel company admits spying on Emir of Qatar

In an interview with Yedioth Ahronoth this weekend , Shalev Hulio admitted that his company’s product was used to spy on Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, as well as Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. If the image(s) bear our credit, this license also applies to them.

WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem

WhatsApp has an encrypted child porn problem

A report from two Israeli NGOs reviewed by TechCrunch details how third-party apps for discovering WhatsApp groups include “Adult” sections that offer invite links to join rings of users trading images of child exploitation.

Israeli Company Sold iPhone Spyware To Saudis Knowing Riyadh Would Purge Dissidents

Israeli Company Sold iPhone Spyware To Saudis Knowing Riyadh Would Purge Dissidents

This has now been confirmed in detail by a new bombshell investigative report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, which outlines how NSO Group representatives met with Saudi intelligence officials in Vienna in 2017 in order to demonstrate the powerful and easy hacking capability of its advanced Pagasus 3 system, which using a mere SIM card number can turn a person's phone into an all-purpose spying device sweeping up the user's voice conversations, camera, messages, and social media usage.

Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security

(There are photos -- scroll past the video.) Israeli media is claiming that the capture of this gear by Hamas causes major damage to Israeli electronic surveillance capabilities. The Israelis themselves destroyed the vehicle the commandos used to enter Gaza.

Report: Israeli spyware helping dictatorships track dissidents, minorities

Report: Israeli spyware helping dictatorships track dissidents, minorities

The investigation, based on 100 sources in 15 countries, including many current and former employees of the Israeli companies producing the cyber products, concluded that the Israeli regulatory bodies that are supposed to ensure that exports aren’t used for illegal or immoral purposes by the client governments are not stopping the sales even when there is clear evidence of abuse.

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