A Clubhouse bug let people lurk in rooms invisibly

Sam Whitney | Wired | Getty Images reader comments 15 with 13 posters participating Share this story “Basically, I’m going to keep talking to you, but I’m going to disappear,” longtime security researcher Katie Moussouris told me in a private Clubhouse room in February. “We’ll still be talking, but I’ll be gone.” And then her […]

Comcast offers tantalizing hint of a future with upload speeds above 35Mbps

Enlarge / Picture of a Comcast router/modem gateway from the company’s website. reader comments 29 with 27 posters participating Share this story Comcast today offered the latest hint of a future in which its cable customers won’t be limited to 35Mbps upload speeds. Announcing a recent lab test, Comcast said its research team “deliver[ed] upstream […]

Meet Thistle, the startup that wants to secure billions of IoT devices

Getty Images reader comments 19 with 17 posters participating Share this story For more than two decades, Window Snyder has built security into products at some of the biggest companies in the world. Now, she’s unveiling her own company that aims to bake security into billions of connected devices made by other companies. San Francisco-based […]

In epic hack, Signal developer turns the tables on forensics firm Cellebrite

reader comments 20 with 17 posters participating Share this story For years, Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite has helped governments and police around the world break into confiscated mobile phones, mostly by exploiting vulnerabilities that went overlooked by device manufacturers. Now, Moxie Marlinspike—the brainchild behind the Signal messaging app—has turned the tables. On Wednesday, Marlinspike […]

They hacked McDonald’s ice cream machines—and started a cold war

Enlarge / The lure of frozen deliciousness that led to uncovering insane techno craziness. NurPhoto | Getty Images reader comments 2 with 2 posters participating Share this story Of all the mysteries and injustices of the McDonald’s ice cream machine, the one that Jeremy O’Sullivan insists you understand first is its secret passcode. Press the cone […]

SpaceX says OneWeb spread false story of “near-miss” satellite collision

Enlarge / A stack of 60 Starlink satellites launched in 2019. reader comments 24 with 23 posters participating Share this story SpaceX has accused satellite-broadband rival OneWeb of spreading a false story claiming that the companies’ satellites nearly crashed into each other. In reality, “[t]he probability of collision never exceeded the threshold for a [collision-avoidance] […]

Tool links email addresses to Facebook accounts at scale

Getty Images reader comments 3 with 3 posters participating Share this story Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to contend with: a tool that, on a mass scale, links the Facebook accounts associated with email addresses, even […]

Hackers are exploiting a Pulse Secure 0day to breach orgs around the world

reader comments 5 with 5 posters participating Share this story Hackers backed by nation-states are exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN to bypass two-factor authentication protections and gain stealthy access to networks belonging to a raft of organizations in the US Defense industry and elsewhere, researchers said. At least one of the security […]

Venmo’s new crypto service lets you buy and sell bitcoin, ether, and litecoin

Enlarge / Promotional image of Crypto on Venmo. reader comments 5 with 4 posters participating Share this story The PayPal-owned Venmo service will let users buy, sell, and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies within the Venmo app, the company announced today. “Customers will have the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrency using funds from their balance […]

Google Play apps with 700k installs steal texts and charge you money

Getty Images reader comments 3 with 3 posters participating Share this story Security researchers have uncovered a batch of Google Play apps that stole users’ text messages and made unauthorized purchases on users’ dime. The malware, which was hidden in eight apps that had more than 700,000 downloads, hijacked SMS message notifications and then made […]