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FBI warns InfraGard members of ‘malicious’ copycat website

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

The FBI did not own the InfraGard.com domain, and a squatter was letting people submit login credentials.

Legal peril looms over companies hoping to acquire CIA intel from WikiLeaks

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

A cloud of legal uncertainty hangs over a cohort of private companies that hope to receive software vulnerability information from WikiLeaks, according to top national security lawyers.

WikiLeaks publishes MacBook, iPhone hacking toolkit supposedly used by CIA

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

WikiLeaks published Thursday a new batch of supposed CIA documents that reveal how the spy agency has hacked into Apple computers and smartphones over the last decade. The 12 newly released folders provide insight into some of the CIA’s methods and techniques, which evidently require physical access to compromise a target device in many cases. Cybersecurity researchers tell CyberScoop that the documents, some of which are marked as recent as 2013, generally prove that the CIA boasts a “robust” Mac attack toolkit.

Senators draft bill to turn government’s vulnerabilities equities process into law

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

The bill, which has yet to be introduced, is said to add clarity, transparency and a level of consistency to the process.

Government hoarding of software vulnerabilities needs more transparency, tech firms say

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Several major technology companies are calling for increased transparency from the U.S. government after WikiLeaks published CIA documents showing the spy agency knew of vulnerabilities in software products but did not disclose them.

Where’s Assange? Tech firms are still waiting to receive CIA documents from Wikileaks

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A cohort of technology firms named in CIA documents that were leaked more than two weeks ago are still waiting to receive important software vulnerability information promised by WikiLeaks.