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NSA a GCHQ attacked anti-virus companies

June 23, 2015

American and British spy agencies targeted anti-virus companies to gather information about their users and products as revealed by the latest batch of Snowden documents. One of the primary targets was apparently Russ...

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IRS hack larger than announced

August 18, 2015

The hackers who utilized the „Get Transcript“ function of the Internal Revenue Service have gained access to data of 340,000 taxpayers. That is much more than originally announced 100,000. The at...

Echelon’s existence confirmed by Snowden’s documents

August 4, 2015

Duncan Campbell who published first information about the global surveillance system in 1988 has discovered new proofs of its existence. The new documents obtained by Campbell from the data exfiltrated by Edw...

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Darkode forum is back online

29. July 2015

It took only ten days to Sp3cial1st, the administrator of the Darkode forum, to put the site back online. Darkode forum was taken down following the large raid organized by FBI and Europol. The new Darkode forum ...

Extracting encryption keys from electromagnetic emanation

24. June 2015

Israeli scientists from Tel Aviv University constructed a 300 USD tool used to eavesdrop on electromagnetic emanation of a computer (laptop). This way, they were able to determine within milliseconds whether the computer is active or idle, whether it pe...

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Zero-day vulnerability of Apple computers

June 2, 2015

Pedro Vilaça has found out that the BIOS/EFI of Mac computers may be easily overwritten remotely. It is only needed to leave the computer to sleep for approx. 30 seconds and w...

New Windows Phone functionality may be harmful

September 5, 2014

 Microsoft has added a new feature to its Windows Phone OS. Wi-Fi Sense contains several dan...

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