Saturday , 25 January 2020

Cyber

Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals

Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to let federal investigators bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told the Guardian. According to an article published on Thursday by the British paper, internal National Security Agency memos show that Microsoft actually helped the federal government find a way to decrypt …

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The #NSA slide you haven’t seen

Recent debate over U.S. government surveillance has focused on the information that American technology companies secretly provide to the National Security Agency. But that is only one of the ways the NSA eavesdrops on international communications. A classified NSA slide obtained by The Washington Post and published here for the first time lists “Two Types of Collection.” One is PRISM, the …

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Pirate Bay co-founder to release #Hemlis #encrypted #messaging app (video)

Emailing, instant messaging and texting have long replaced phone calls as a quick way to get information. The idea of phoning someone to get information seems somewhat superfluous unless you need the information instantly – and even then, an email will often suffice. The Prism scandal, however, raised great concerns about the privacy of information and a co-founder of Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, …

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U.S. prods China on cyber-theft

U.S. officials prodded China to crack down on cyber-espionage directed at American corporations, opening high-level talks Wednesday with a sensitive jab on an issue that has become a core concern of American companies. Both Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew raised the matter in comments opening the two-day Strategic and Economic Dialogue, an annual session held between top …

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NSA and GCHQ spy programmes to face legal challenges

The British and US spy programmes that allow intelligence agencies to gather, store and share data on millions of people have been challenged in a legal claim brought by privacy campaigners. Papers filed on Monday call for an immediate suspension of Britain’s use of material from the Prism programme, which is run by America’s National Security Agency. They also demand a temporary injunction …

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Snowden strikes again: ‘NSA in bed with Germany’ (video)

US fugitive Edward Snowden has accused Germany and the US of partnering in spy intelligence operations, revealing that cooperation between the countries is closer than German indignation would indicate, Der Spiegel magazine reported. Journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter says German politicians are furious – but about being exposed, not by being spied on   RT

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UNCOVERING ANDROID MASTER KEY THAT MAKES 99% OF DEVICES VULNERABLE

he Bluebox Security research team – Bluebox Labs – recently discovered a vulnerability in Android’s security model that allows a hacker to modify APK code without breaking an application’s cryptographic signature, to turn any legitimate application into a malicious Trojan, completely unnoticed by the app store, the phone, or the end user. The implications are huge! This vulnerability, around at …

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Prism leak indicates real-time surveillance

Fresh details about Prism have emerged after the Washington Post published four more leaked slides detailing the US internet surveillance programme. The paper says the documents indicate the FBI has installed equipment on the property of certain US-based tech firms and passes on retrieved data to the CIA and National Security Agency (NSA). It says in some cases the NSA …

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