Apple Security Expert gets new job with ACLU

“A senior Apple Inc security expert left for a much lower-paying job at the American Civil Liberties Union this week, the latest sign of increasing activity on policy issues by Silicon Valley privacy specialists and other engineers,” Joseph Menn reports for Reuters. “Jon Callas, who led a team of hackers breaking into pre-release Apple products […]

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Porn Hub Russian Hackers cause Millions of Dollars in Damages

Alexander J Martin, technology reporter Cyber criminals based primarily in Russia hijacked ads on Pornhub to infect viewers’ computers with malware, causing millions of dollars in damages, according to a US indictment. The criminals controlled more than 1.7 million infected computers, which were used without their owners’ knowledge to secretly load advertisements that they were […]

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Do you need to fix an iPhone (without Apple?) You can now break DRM under new U.S. Rules

“It’s now legal for consumers and repair firms to break an electronic device’s DRM protections to repair it, according to a ruling by the U.S. Copyright Office,” Liam Tung reports for ZDNet. “The rules are part of newly adopted exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which prohibits circumventing digital rights management (DRM) protections […]

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VoiceOver Bug may let a hacker view iPhone Photos and then send them to other devices

An amateur hacker by the name of Jose Rodriguez has found a possible way to let a hacker obtain user’s photos by using VoiceOver. Detailed in a brief video posted to Rodriguez’s YouTube channel, the exploit requires a would-be hacker have both their personal device and a target iPhone handy at the time of attack. For […]

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