Archive for the ‘backdoors’ Category

Apple says Feds haven’t proved they need its help unlocking iPhones

April 19th, 2016
The government's "utterly failed" to prove it needs such unusual technical support, Apple said in a Brooklyn court filing.

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3.2 Million Servers Vulnerable to JBoss Attack

April 18th, 2016
Cisco Talos said that 3.2 million servers are vulnerable to the JBoss flaw used as the initial point of compromise in the recent SamSam ransomware attacks.

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Why Silicon Valley is worried about the new Senate encryption bill

April 15th, 2016
The bill could put tech companies in a bind, essentially asking them to protect consumers' data with encryption but break that encryption on demand.

Posted in apple, backdoors, cryptography, Diane Feinstein, encryption, FBI, iOS 9, Law & order, privacy, Richard Burr, Ron Wyden, senate intelligence committee, US Senate | Comments (0)

Why the FBI director puts tape over his webcam – and you should too

April 12th, 2016
The FBI director admitted last week that he covers his laptop's webcam with tape because "I saw somebody smarter than I am had a piece of tape over their camera"

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Apple won’t demand to learn how FBI cracked terror suspect’s phone

April 8th, 2016

(credit: Ruben Molina)

Apple said Friday that it won't go to court to demand the Federal Bureau of Investigation to inform the gadget maker how the feds broke into the phone of Syed Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in a San Bernardino County office building in December.

An Apple attorney, who asked that he not be identified by name, told reporters in a conference call that Apple did not know how the authorities unlocked the 5C running iOS 9. The Apple attorney asked that he be paraphrased and not quoted directly, but he suspected that the hack won't last long as Apple continues to fortify its security.

Apple said it was unclear whether the FBI employed a software or hardware hack, and the company did not understand why it would only work on a 5C, as the government said. The Apple lawyer said the government has not come forward to Apple to explain the workaround.

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Tor Project says developers would rather quit than give FBI a backdoor

March 23rd, 2016
A lead developer for the Tor Project said it has a policy of "no backdoors, ever" and has systems in place to quickly identify backdoors in its source code.

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FBI might have a way to unlock shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help

March 22nd, 2016
The government asked a judge to delay deciding whether Apple must build an iPhone backdoor while the FBI tests its own backdoor.

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Apple’s Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check

March 16th, 2016
Apple’s Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check
The company pointed out numerous legal and technical errors in the government's assertions. The post Apple's Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check appeared first on WIRED.









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New Documents Solve a Few Mysteries in the Apple-FBI Saga

March 11th, 2016
New Documents Solve a Few Mysteries in the Apple-FBI Saga
New documents filed on Thursday provide new details about the password on the San Bernardino phone and the bungled iCloud backup. The post New Documents Solve a Few Mysteries in the Apple-FBI Saga appeared first on WIRED.









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The OTHER iPhone unlocking case – Judge sides with Apple

March 2nd, 2016
A New York judge ruled earlier this week that the government can not force Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an encrypted iPhone.

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