Saturday , 25 January 2020

Cyber

MI6 and MI5 ‘refuse to use Lenovo computers’ over claims Chinese company makes them vulnerable to hacking

Britain’s intelligence agencies, including MI6 and MI5, have allegedly banned the use of computers manufactured by Chinese company Lenovo due to concerns that the machines come hardwired with a vulnerability to hacking. Machines produced by the state-backed technology company, which is the largest PC producer in the world, are claimed to have been found in tests by MI5 and GCHQ …

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How the UK is Forcing Internet Censorship—Even of Esoteric Sites

Yesterday we reported that the United Kingdom is setting up a massive blockade around the Internet, censoring not just porn but even message boards and esoteric websites. Specifically, UK internet service providers will be required to block sites that the government deems unacceptable—including porn, violent material, extremist sites, pro-anorexia and pro-suicide sites, alcohol and smoking, web forums, esoteric material and even …

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Security firm: Most SIM Cards Are Hackable With Two Texts

Many SIM cards still rely on ’70s-era technology, says Security Research Labs, which hacked into phones with just two SMS messages. SIM cards are the “de facto trust anchor” of mobile devices, Security Research Labs wrote in its most recent blog post. And yet, added the German firm, it’s found a way, with just two Short Message Service (SMS) texts, to …

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What is that box? What happens when NSA shows up at your internet provider

When people say the feds are monitoring what people are doing online, what does that mean? How does that work? When, and where, does it start? Pete Ashdown, CEO of XMission, an internet service provider in Utah, knows. He received a Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) warrant in 2010 mandating he let the feds monitor one of his customers, through …

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Researchers hack #Verizon device, turn it into #mobile #spy station

(Reuters) – Two security experts said they have figured out how to spy on Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers by hacking into devices the U.S. carrier sells to boost wireless signals indoors. The finding, which the experts demonstrated to Reuters and will further detail at two hacking conferences this summer, comes at a time of intense global debate about electronic …

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Feds asked not to attend Def Con hacker meeting over NSA scandal

Federal agents should call a “timeout” and not attend this year’s Def Con event, the hacking convention’s founder said in a website message. Snowden’s revelations of the NSA spying program have made the hackers “uncomfortable” with the feds, he explained. For the first time since its founding in 1992, Def Con says that employees of three-letter federal agencies are not …

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