Second Swiss firm allegedly sold encrypted spying devices

Second Swiss firm allegedly sold encrypted spying devices

Omnisec was one of the largest competitors of Crypto AG.Swiss cryptologist and professor Ueli Maurer was a consultant for Omnisec for years and told SRF that in 1989 US intelligence services (National Security Agency) contacted Omnisec through him.

George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

George Soros Decries Palantir Stake

Soros Fund Management (SFM), the asset management firm founded by the famed investor and businessman George Soros, has said that it plans to sell its stake in Palantir, which just went public in September, over disagreement with the company's practices.

Dahua, Amazon Partner in China, Is Making Facial-Recognition Tech to Track Uighurs

Dahua, Amazon Partner in China, Is Making Facial-Recognition Tech to Track Uighurs

In what can only be described as a massive fuck-up, someone—likely a software engineer employed by Dahua Technology, the surveillance-gear supplier—posted the company’s software development kit for video tracking tools, which are built specifically to identify Uighurs.

A New Attack Vector Discovered in Comcast's Remote

A New Attack Vector Discovered in Comcast's Remote

By extensively reverse-engineering both the remote’s firmware and the corresponding software it communicates with on the set-top box, we were able to find a vulnerability in the way the remote handled incoming RF packets.

Comcast TV Remote Hack Opens Homes to Snooping

Comcast TV Remote Hack Opens Homes to Snooping

“Few people think of their television remote controls as ‘connected devices,’ fewer still would guess that they can be vulnerable to attackers, and almost no one would imagine that they can jeopardize their privacy,” said researchers with Guardicore, in a Wednesday post.

'I monitor my staff with software that takes screenshots'

'I monitor my staff with software that takes screenshots'

Image copyright Shibu Philip Image caption Shibu Philip's firm has used the software Hubstaff for the last year and a half Shibu Philip admits he knows what it's like to "maybe waste a bit of time at work".Shibu is the founder of Transcend - a small London-based firm that buys beauty products wholesale and re-sells them online.

When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed

When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed

Once the device connects to a home network, this ad hoc SSID required to configure the coffee maker and initiate any updates is no longer available.

Iranian Hackers Can Now Beat Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say

Iranian Hackers Can Now Beat Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say

The reports, which were reviewed by The New York Times in advance of their release, say that the hackers have successfully infiltrated what were thought to be secure mobile phones and computers belonging to the targets, overcoming obstacles created by encrypted applications such as Telegram and, according to Miaan, even gaining access to information on WhatsApp. Both are popular messaging tools in Iran.

YouTube faces legal battle over British children's privacy

YouTube faces legal battle over British children's privacy

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube is facing a legal battle for allegedly breaching the privacy and data rights of under-13s in the UK.A claim lodged with the High Court against parent company Google accuses the firm of collecting children's data without parental consent.

A Top Nissan Exec Secretly Hired a Company to Hack Carlos Ghosn's Email in 2018: Report

A Top Nissan Exec Secretly Hired a Company to Hack Carlos Ghosn's Email in 2018: Report

According to Bloomberg, which obtained a copy of the report detailing the pentest's results, one of the key objectives identified in the test would be for the firm to gain access to Ghosn's email accounts.

Top torrent website, YTS is sharing user emails and IP addresses with anti-piracy law firm

Top torrent website, YTS is sharing user emails and IP addresses with anti-piracy law firm

World’s second-most popular torrent website after The Pirate Bay, the YTS which operates with different domains like and is collaborating with the anti-piracy law firm Culpepper IP LLC based in Hawaii led by a lawyer named Kerry Culpepper.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

Last week, Apple publicized a study by a consulting firm called Analysis Group showing that the 30 percent commission it charges many apps for the right to appear on iPhones is close to what other platforms charge for distribution.

Twitter says 130 people were targeted in hack that hijacked accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden

Twitter says 130 people were targeted in hack that hijacked accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden

said late Thursday that about 130 people were targeted in a cyberattack that took control of high-profile accounts to promote a bitcoin scam."Based on what we know right now, we believe approximately 130 accounts were targeted by the attackers in some way as part of the incident," the social media firm tweeted.

Google was just slapped with a lawsuit that claims it tracks people on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out

Google was just slapped with a lawsuit that claims it tracks people on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out

A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that Google tracks users on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out of "Web & App Activity" in the settings.

VICE - How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organised Crime

VICE - How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organised Crime

The leaked documents obtained by Motherboard, which include evidence presented in prosecutions of Encrochat users over the last few weeks, show in stark detail the sort of information that phone hacking technology was able to grab from the devices of high-level drug traffickers, including their messages and photos.

Data brokering company is selling location data to the FBI and DHS

Data brokering company is selling location data to the FBI and DHS

To delete your device’s cache, tap Delete Location History at the bottom of the screen under Location History .This way, you won’t have to worry about any apps, let alone the FBI or a shady data firm, tracking where you’ve been.

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

MILAN/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a client asked Los Angeles-based graphic designer Lea to install software that would count her keystrokes, track the websites she visited and take screenshots to keep tabs on her work, she felt uneasy.

Former eBay executives charged with cyber-stalking

Former eBay executives charged with cyber-stalking

Image copyright Getty Images Six former eBay executives and staff have been charged with cyber-stalking in a campaign against a couple who ran a newsletter critical of the company.

UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

In May, a broad-based campaign group wrote to UK health secretary Matt Hancock calling for greater openness in the government's embrace of private-sector tech companies contracted to provide a data store and dashboards as part of the NHS response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

National IDs of more than 1 lakh Indians ended up on dark web 'illegaly': Report

National IDs of more than 1 lakh Indians ended up on dark web 'illegaly': Report

According to news agency PTI, the cyber security company said, "We came across a non-reputed actor who is currently selling over 1 lakh Indian National IDs on dark net.

Quibi is Leaking Emails to Google, Snapchat and Twitter

Quibi is Leaking Emails to Google, Snapchat and Twitter

"In 2020, no new technology organizations should be launching that leaks all-new user-confirmed emails to advertising and analytics companies — yet that’s what Quibi apparently decided to do," wrote Edwards.

Indonesia's Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91 million users

Indonesia's Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91 million users

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tokopedia, Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, said it was investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users had been leaked online.

Facebook is suing an Israeli spyware company for allegedly hacking WhatsApp. Now, that company says Facebook tried to buy its spyware in 2017.

Facebook is suing an Israeli spyware company for allegedly hacking WhatsApp. Now, that company says Facebook tried to buy its spyware in 2017.

NSO Group — a secretive Israeli spyware firm facing allegations that it hacked platforms like WhatsApp and helped authoritative governments spy on dissidents — now claims that Facebook tried to buy its surveillance technology in 2017 to monitor its users.

5 years of Intel CPUs and chipsets have a concerning flaw that’s unfixable

5 years of Intel CPUs and chipsets have a concerning flaw that’s unfixable

While Intel has issued patches to lessen the damage of exploits and make them harder, security firm Positive Technologies said the mitigations may not be enough to fully protect systems.

Virgin Media data breach affects 900,000 people

Virgin Media data breach affects 900,000 people

Image copyright Getty Images A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, the company has admitted.

Google is profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, lawyers say

Google is profiting from crime and scam victims may have a claim, lawyers say

Victims who have lost out to scammers promoted high up in Google search results may have a legal claim against the $1trillion internet giant, lawyers have said.“One difficulty is that internet companies often claim that they are not publishers, legally speaking.

Hacker group targeted law firms, released veterans’ stolen data related to PTSD claims

Hacker group targeted law firms, released veterans’ stolen data related to PTSD claims

Hackers have gained access to sensitive data from at least five law firms in the past four months, releasing stolen data that includes pain diary entries from veterans’ personal injury cases, Emsisoft, a cybersecurity and anti-malware company, told Military Times.

Conservative News Sites Track You Lots More Than Left-Leaning Ones

Conservative News Sites Track You Lots More Than Left-Leaning Ones

Popular right-leaning outlets analyzed by the researchers placed 227 cookies in a user's browser, versus 131 for the median popular left-leaning counterparts., the most popular right-leaning site, placed around 4 percent more cookies in women's browsers than , the most popular left-leaning site as categorized by BuzzFeed.

Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows

Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows

Facial recognition firm Megvii said on Tuesday it had developed a new way to spot and identify people with fevers, with support from the industry and science ministries.

This is not Huawei to reassure people about Beijing's spying eyes: Trivial backdoor found in HiSilicon's firmware for net-connected cams, recorders

This is not Huawei to reassure people about Beijing's spying eyes: Trivial backdoor found in HiSilicon's firmware for net-connected cams, recorders

A hardware probester going by the name of Vladislav Yarmak explained on Monday how the tech giant left a remote debugging and management tool in its firmware used in network-connected video recorders and security cameras.