Prosecutors invoke 18th-century All Writs Act to get around thorny problem.
OAKLAND, CA—Newly discovered court documents from two federal criminal cases in New York and California that remain otherwise sealed suggest that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is pursuing an unusual legal strategy to compel cellphone makers to assist investigations.
On August 15, 2014, iSIGHT Partners disclosed our analysis of a new form of ransomware observed in the wild in active campaigns targeting victims in Australia. We dubbed this ransomware TorrentLocker. On September 4, 2014, it was subsequently disclosed and reported by researchers at ESET that the same ransomware was …
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. The Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated firmware that controls its cars.
"Apple cannot bypass your passcode and therefore cannot access this data."
Previously, as we reported in May 2014, if law enforcement came to Apple with a seized device and a valid warrant, it was able to access a substantial portion of the data already on an iPad or iPhone. But under the latest version of iOS, even that will be impossible.
Cyber Ninjas's insight:
Older article from September
Readers may want from a security viewpoint to use an encrypted container within IOS just in case Apple don't stick to their word - or the user ends up with an untrusted app that reads their data.
Typical technologies either used singularly or nested -
Apple is being accused as having intentionally built exploitable vulnerabilities into their iOS mobile operating system, to serve as a “back door” that would enable law enforcement agencies to surreptitiously glean certain user data from the devices.
As Maggie Jauregui was getting ready for a date last November, she was simultaneously blow drying her hair and chatting with her boyfriend over a walkie talkie—the sort of electronic gadget that the hacker couple enjoy messing around with. Suddenly, the hair dryer’s plug began to violently vibrate against the wall socket, then spark and…
A warning from the FBI on cyber crime vulnerability. It's in our report from the FBI citizens academy...it's a story you will only see on News 2. What do online dating, facebook, cell phones have in common? Your personal information. Vulnerable to hackers. We start with online dating sites. FBI experts say an app called Picfind-contains facial recognition software.. That software will give away your identity… if that picture is already published on the internet. FBI experts say a picture ...
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