Yesterday WikiLeaks published thousands of documents revealing top CIA hacking secrets, including the agency’s ability to break into iPhones, Android phones, smart TVs, and Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems.
It dubbed the first release as Vault 7.
Vault 7 is just the first part of leak series “Year Zero” that WikiLeaks will be releasing in coming days. Vault 7 is all about a covert
WikiLeaks has published a massive trove of confidential documents in what appear to be the biggest ever leak involving the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
WikiLeaks announced series Year Zero, under which the whistleblower organization will reveal details of the CIA’s global covert hacking program.
As part of Year Zero, Wikileaks published its first archive, dubbed Vault 7, which
Just last month, researchers explained how an attacker can knock the 911 service offline in an entire state by launching automated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks using a botnet of just 6000 smartphones.
But, doing so, in reality, could not only land public in danger but the attacker as well.
The same happened to an 18-year-old teen from Arizona, who was arrested this week
Well, there’s some good news for Hackers and Bug hunters, though a terrible news for Apple!
Exploit vendor Zerodium has tripled its bug bounty for an Apple’s iOS 10 zero-day exploit, offering a maximum payout of $US1.5 Million.
Yes, $1,500,000.00 Reward.
That’s more than seven times what Apple is offering (up to $200,000) for iOS zero-days via its private, invite-only bug bounty program.
Apple has released iOS 9.3.5 update for iPhones and iPads to patch three zero-day vulnerabilities after a piece of spyware found targeting the iPhone used by a renowned UAE human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor.
One of the world’s most invasive software weapon distributors, called the NSO Group, has been exploiting three zero-day security vulnerabilities in order to spy on dissidents and
Last week, Apple finally announced a bug bounty program for researchers and white hat hackers to find and get paid for reporting details of zero-day vulnerabilities in its software and devices.
The company offers the biggest payout of $200,000, which is 10 times the maximum reward that Google offers and double the highest bounty paid by Microsoft.
But now Apple is going to face competition
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) worked with Israeli mobile forensic firm Cellebrite to unlock iPhone used in the San Bernardino shooting last year, confirmed by multiple sources familiar with the matter.
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) said on Tuesday that the FBI successfully unlocked iPhone and accessed data with the help of an undisclosed alternative method