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Head of Israeli cyber spy unit exposed ... by his own privacy mistake
2024-04-08 06:28

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Feds finally decide to do something about years-old SS7 spy holes in phone networks
2024-04-02 23:17

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White House goes to court, not Congress, to renew warrantless spy powers
2024-02-29 21:44

The Biden Administration has asked a court, rather than Congress, to renew controversial warrantless surveillance powers used by American intelligence and due to expire within weeks. US Senator Ron Wyden railed at the US Department of Justice's decision to seek a year-long extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is set to end in mid-April unless Congress reauthorizes it.

Australian spy chief fears sabotage of critical infrastructure
2024-02-29 01:58

In a speech delivered yesterday, Mike Burgess noted that countering Soviet sabotage plots was a significant reason ASIO was created. "Nationalists and racists are probably just mouthing off. But the spy chief indicated that ASIO"is aware of one nation-state conducting multiple attempts to scan critical infrastructure in Australia and other countries, targeting water, transport and energy networks.

Iranian Hackers Masquerade as Journalists to Spy on Israel-Hamas War Experts
2024-01-18 04:16

High-profile individuals working on Middle Eastern affairs at universities and research organizations in Belgium, France, Gaza, Israel, the U.K., and the U.S. have been targeted by an Iranian...

Governments May Spy on You by Requesting Push Notifications from Apple and Google
2023-12-07 10:24

Unspecified governments have demanded mobile push notification records from Apple and Google users to pursue people of interest, according to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. "Push notifications are alerts...

US senator: Govts spy on Apple, Google users via mobile notifications
2023-12-06 19:58

A U.S. senator revealed today that government agencies worldwide demand mobile push notification records from Apple and Google users to spy on their customers. Data collection through this method helps link devices to Apple or Google accounts and may also allow access to unencrypted notification content, including text displayed on the receiving smartphone.

Bad eIDAS: Europe ready to intercept, spy on your encrypted HTTPS connections
2023-11-08 08:27

One of the requirements of eIDAS 2.0 is that browser makers trust government-approved Certificate Authorities and do not implement security controls beyond those specified by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. When a browser visits that site, the website presents a public portion of its CA-issued certificate to the browser, and the browser checks the cert was indeed issued by one of the CAs it trusts, using the root certificate, and is correct for that site.

Roundcube webmail zero-day exploited to spy on government entities (CVE-2023-5631)
2023-10-25 11:44

The Winter Vivern APT group has been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Roundcube webmail servers to spy on email communications of European governmental entities and a think tank, according to ESET researchers. Roundcube is an open-source browser-based email client with application-like user interface.

DoJ: Ex-soldier tried to pass secrets to China after seeking a 'subreddit about spy stuff'
2023-10-09 15:15

A former US Army Sergeant with Top Secret US military clearance created a Word document entitled "Important Information to Share with Chinese Government," according to an FBI agent's sworn declaration. The DoJ said Schmidt retired from active duty in January 2020, traveling to China, then back to the US, then to Istanbul in February 2020, before returning to the US again, and then going back to China in March 2020.