Wikileaks has hit some snags in its efforts to cooperate on fixing CIA hacks
It appears Wikileaks attached some conditions to its cooperation with companies affected by its Vault 7 cache of CIA hacks and meeting those conditions might be problematic for some of the companies involved. The post Wikileaks has hit some snags in its efforts to cooperate on fixing CIA hacks appeared first on Digital Trends....
Sony Xperia L1 leaked details reveal upcoming budget smartphone
The Sony Xperia L was a wonderful device of its time and it seems like it is about to get a successor. Rumours have been around that Sony will be launching a new budget device soon by the name of Xperia L1 and according to a leak we have some info around the device. The Xperia L1 will not have any resemblance with the original, but will have the modern flat design language of today’s Xperia smartphones. It will be a budget smartphone from the Japanese tech giant and hopefully the fifth sma...
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in three colors
 Can you smell this? It’s the smell of some fresh new leaks coming from Evan Blass’ Twitter account. This time, Evan shared some renderings of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in not one, not two but three different colors. And this is what it looks like: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (top to bottom) in black sky, orchid grey and arctic silver (left to right) pic.twitter.com/ISo7W10sYV… Read More ...
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in three colors
 Can you smell this? It’s the smell of some fresh new leaks coming from Evan Blass’ Twitter account. This time, Evan shared some renderings of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in not one, not two but three different colors. And this is what it looks like: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (top to bottom) in black sky, orchid grey and arctic silver (left to right) pic.twitter.com/ISo7W10sYV… Read More ...
McDonald’s India McDelivery app is leaking 2.2 million customer’s data
Using the McDonald’s McDelivery app to place your orders from the fast food chain? Well, your personal data according to a blog post could be out there and up for grabs thanks to an unprotected publicly accessible API endpoint. The information was revealed by Hackernoon a hacker blog which claims that the app is bleeding customer data that includes customer names, email addresses, phone numbers, accurate home addresses, coordinates and social profile links. The information comes from a sec...
WikiLeaks will give tech giants CIA zero-day exploits after they meet mystery demands
 WikiLeaks doesn’t ever make things easy. When it became clear that the organization possessed documents that detail exploits affecting a handful of major tech companies, it looked like Julian Assange would play nice. Now, a week has passed since Assange said he would disclose information about those vulnerabilities to the companies affected — standard practice for the discovery… Read More ...
Uber’s testing with autonomous cars has been a little bumpy
Uber has been testing semi-autonomous vehicles in a handful of cities for a few months now, but a new report suggests that its tests aren’t exactly going smooth. While issues are to be expected with any sort of testing phase, the data we’re seeing today suggests that Uber is having a hard time making significant progress. This, in turn, could … Continue reading...
Emma Watson is planning legal action after her photos were hacked and posted online
“Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Watson is planning legal action over photos said to have been leaked online, but her representatives on Wednesday denied reports that the pictures showed the British actress nude. “Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further,” her publicist said in a statement to Variety and the BBC. Social media a...
WikiLeaks won’t publish zero-day exploit details until developers can fix them
WikiLeaks recently released a variety of malware, viruses, and remote control systems used by the CIA. The organization also has the details on a number of weaponized "zero-day" vulnerabilities, but it isn't releasing those right away. The post WikiLeaks won’t publish zero-day exploit details until developers can fix them appeared first on Digital Trends....
Wikileaks is willing to share CIA hacking tools with tech companies to help them patch flaws: Assange
Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday, presenting Silicon Valley with a potential dilemma on how to deal with the anti-secrecy group. If the offer is legitimate, it would place technology companies in the unusual position of relying on Assange, a man believed by some U.S. officials and lawmakers to be an untrustworthy pawn of Russian President Vladimir Puti...
Samsung Galaxy S8 gets FCC certfication, will feature facial and iris recognition for added security
It’s a new day and we have more scoop on the Galaxy S8. This one comes from Korea Economic Daily that says the upcoming flagship smartphone from Samsung will feature facial recognition. This will be an extra security option in addition to the fingerprint sensor, and possibly an iris recognition which made its appearance on the Note 7. This could make unlocking the smartphone easier as one would just have to look into the device. Apparently it will be faster too as it co...
Vault 7: China has urged Unites States to stop tapping and spying after latest CIA data leak
China on Thursday urged the US to stop tapping phones, monitoring, spying and launching cyber attacks on China and other countries, after WikiLeaks released what it called data on hacking carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during a press conference that China is concerned about the situation and warned that Beijing will firmly safeguard its own cyber security, reported Efe news. China “is ready to enhance dialogue and coop...
Vault 7: China has urged Unites States to stop tapping and spying after latest CIA data leak
China on Thursday urged the US to stop tapping phones, monitoring, spying and launching cyber attacks on China and other countries, after WikiLeaks released what it called data on hacking carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during a press conference that China is concerned about the situation and warned that Beijing will firmly safeguard its own cyber security, reported Efe news. China “is ready to enhance dialogue and coop...
Names and definitions of leaked CIA hacking tools
 The WikiLeaks-hosted “Vault7” collection of documents allegedly leaked from within the CIA’s Computer Operations Group is a messy mix of jargon, incomplete info, and broken links. It’s quite difficult to find a basic description of many of the terms used, even using the search function. So for your convenience I’ve gone through the whole pile of docs and listed… Read More ...
Vault 7: China has urged Unites States to stop tapping and spying after latest CIA data leak
China on Thursday urged the US to stop tapping phones, monitoring, spying and launching cyber attacks on China and other countries, after WikiLeaks released what it called data on hacking carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during a press conference that China is concerned about the situation and warned that Beijing will firmly safeguard its own cyber security, reported Efe news. China “is ready to enhance dialogue and coop...
WikiLeaks’ Vault7 CIA dump prompts Apple reaction and more
Apple, Microsoft, and others in the tech industry have responded to Wikileaks’ claims of CIA hacking abilities, pushing back on fears of federal agents turning smartphones and TVs into spies. The leak-focussed group, which has prompted controversy in recent months for the role it played in the US presidential election, released a cache of data earlier this week that it … Continue reading...
Vault 7: Insights, motive, timing behind Wikileaks’ latest leak of CIA’s alleged hacking tools
Wikileaks released a data dump of what it is calling as the alleged Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tools used for hacking into smart devices. The leak is code-named Vault 7 and comprises around 8761 documents, which have been sourced from an isolated high-security network inside CIA’s Centre for Cyber Intelligence. These documents that have been released primarily deal with techniques that are allegedly used by CIA for hacking and surveillance. These tools are used to break into sm...
Apple says most vulnerabilities in Wikileaks docs are already patched
 Wikileaks today published a trove of documents, allegedly taken from the CIA, that detail the government’s efforts to hack popular devices like iPhones, Android phones, and Samsung smart TVs. But Apple is pushing back against claims that the CIA’s hoarded vulnerabilities for its devices were effective. The documents, if they are indeed legitimate, include charts that detail iOS… Read More ...
Wikileaks releases trove of CIA documents codenamed ‘Vault7’
Today Wikileaks released a cache of data codenamed ‘Vault7,’ claiming this is the single largest drop of confidential CIA documents ever. There are a total of 8,761 documents and files within this trove, and they detail a hidden world within the agency, one that operates with a fleet of hackers who work to help turn everyday gadgets like smartphones and … Continue reading...
No, you shouldn’t delete Signal or other encrypted apps
 As alarm bells sound around the latest document dump from Wikileaks, misinformation can spread like wildfire. Journalists are just starting to pore over the files, but a number of security researchers and privacy advocates are hoping to quash the misconception that encrypted chat apps like Signal and WhatsApp have been compromised. A now corrected tweet by the New York Times seems to have set… Read More ...