CIA’s NightSkies Tool can Hack, Remotely Control iPhones Without User Knowing
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CIA’s NightSkies Tool can Hack, Remotely Control iPhones Without User Knowing

WikiLeaks has revealed the CIA’s alleged ability to infiltrate and control iPhones through a tool called NightSkies, which is physically installed onto factory fresh iPhones and allows the CIA to monitor and download files from targets’ phones undetected. The revelation is part of WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 release named ‘Dark Matter.’ NightSkies works in the…

WhatsApp, Telegram ‘Severe’ Security Flaw Pinpointed Following #Vault7 Release
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WhatsApp, Telegram ‘Severe’ Security Flaw Pinpointed Following #Vault7 Release

A flaw in popular messenger apps WhatsApp and Telegram, which could allow hackers to gain access to hundreds of millions of accounts using the very encryption software designed to keep them out, has been discovered by cyber security firm Check Point. A flaw in popular messenger apps WhatsApp and Telegram, which could allow hackers to…

Cloudflare Leak: Here Are The Passwords You Should Change Immediately
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Cloudflare Leak: Here Are The Passwords You Should Change Immediately

If you have or had accounts on Fitbit, Uber, OkCupid, Medium, or Yelp, you should probably change your passwords. In a blog post published on Thursday, the web performance and security company Cloudflare said it had fixed a critical bug, discovered over the weekend, that had been leaking sensitive information such as website passwords in plain text…

How Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World
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How Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling American spy apparatus, already vulnerable to abuse, is disturbing enough on its own. But the outlook is even worse considering Trump’s vast preference for private sector expertise and new strategic friendship with Silicon…

Web-Based Brain Damage and Mindless Data Consumption
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Web-Based Brain Damage and Mindless Data Consumption

“Even though we think we’re getting a lot done, ironically, multitasking makes us demonstrably less efficient.” ~Daniel J. Levitin, Neuroscientist Web-Based Brain Damage Evidence is mounting that our haphazard info-consuming ways on the web are adversely affecting our neurological and cognitive functioning – as well as wasting time by making us far less efficient –…