Tag: FBI

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FBI Says Advanced Smartphone Hijacking Campaigns Now Rampant! What Can You Do To Protect Yourself?

February 17, 2022

Via: Tech Times

FBI issued a warning against the rising smartphone hijacking campaigns or SIM swapping hacks. Right now, this sophisticated scam technique is still affecting many phone owners across the globe. Unlike malware, ransomware, and other complicated malicious campaigns, this hijacking method […]

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Can Apple live up to Apple’s privacy ads?

January 22, 2020

Via: The Verge

The thing that convulsed the internet for much of yesterday was this Reuters report that Apple decided against throwing away its keys to users’ encrypted iCloud backups after the FBI complained about encryption. The word “after” does a lot of […]

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Apple preparing for bizarre legal battle with FBI over Pensacola iPhones

January 15, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple is reportedly preparing for a bizarre legal battle with the FBI over its demands for the Cupertino company to help it break into two iPhones used by the Pensacola Naval Air Station shooter. The company was previously prepared to […]

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Apple’s not helping with shooter’s locked iPhones, says US DoJ – not true, says Apple

January 14, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Attorney General William Barr has called on Apple to help the FBI beat the password-protection system used on all iPhones to access data of the gunman accused of shooting three Navy personnel at a base in Florida in December. Barr […]

Networking, Tech

Are VPN safe? Not when you’re a cyberstalker

October 9, 2017

Via: Tech Radar

An internet stalker in the US has been tracked down by the FBI thanks to help from the VPN provider PureVPN which assisted the government agency by combing through its logs to reveal the IP address of the suspect. On […]

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Clinton’s campaign is hammering FBI director James Comey over the email probe

October 31, 2016

Via: Businessinsider

Top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton angrily condemned FBI Director James Comey on Sunday for revealing the bureau’s probe of newly found emails related to her use of a private server, and demanded he quickly release details about […]

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Second Judge Argues Evidence From FBI Mass Hack Should Be Thrown Out

April 27, 2016

Via: Motherboard

Last week, a Massachusetts judge threw out evidence obtained via a piece of malware in the FBI’s mass hack of visitors to a dark web child pornography site. On Monday, a judge recommended that evidence should also be suppressed in […]

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Feds seek public input on the future of IoT

April 25, 2016

Via: Computerworld

The U.S. government believes the Internet of Things (IoT) has enormous economic potential across all industries. Its machine-to-machine technologies can reduce automobile-related injuries, usher in an era of precise weather forecasting and automate all types of processes. But what impact […]

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Apple’s Next Encryption Battle Is Likely Playing Out in Secret in a Boston Court

April 1, 2016

Via: Motherboard

Apple’s next big encryption battle with the federal government appears to be unfolding in a largely secret court case in Massachusetts involving an FBI bust of a gang called the Columbia Point Dawgz. Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed […]

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The FBI Filed Its Response to Apple’s Resistance to Backdooring the iPhone

March 11, 2016

Via: Motherboard

The US Attorney filed its answer to Apple in the San Bernardino iPhone case on Thursday, claiming that their battle in court is “the direct result of Apple’s deliberate marketing decision to engineer its products so that the government cannot […]

App security

If Amazon were in Apple’s position, would it unlock its cloud for the feds?

February 24, 2016

Via: Networkworld Cloud Computing

As Apple continues to resist FBI demands to unlock a terrorist suspect’s phone, it raises a question: What if Amazon Web Services was ordered to provide access to a customer’s cloud? Would AWS hand the data over to the feds? […]

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In Depth: 5 things you need to know about Apple vs the FBI

February 18, 2016

Via: Tech Radar

Apple’s refusal to comply with a court order to provide the FBI with a backdoor into the iPhone has opened a new chapter in the debate of security vs privacy. Throw in a scathing letter by Apple CEO Tim Cook, […]

App security

FBI Links a Single Hacker to the Theft of 1.2 Billion Stolen Log-Ins 

November 25, 2015

Via: Gizmodo

The FBI has managed to link the theft of a frankly staggering 1.2 billion log-in credentials to a single hacker, after finding a Russian email address within reams of data obtained by security researchers. Reuters reports that documents made public […]

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CMU Implies It Gave Up Silk Road 2 Data Under Subpoena

November 19, 2015

Via: Motherboard

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), in response to claims that it was paid at least $1 million by the FBI to perform an attack on Tor, has finally issued a statement about the situation. The university does not deny providing the […]