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Private firm puts $500K bounty on Signal, WhatsApp zero-day vulnerabilities

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Supply is down and demand is up, driving the price of certain zero-day vulnerabilities skyward.

Back in America with a black eye, Silent Circle rebuilds with focus on software

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

With relatively little fanfare and following significant financial losses, the mobile security firm is now headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

WikiLeaks dump does not say CIA compromised Signal or WhatsApp

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 9 months ago

The reports show that the CIA targets devices, and apps have not been compromised.

Women's March faces hacking, surveillance threats ahead of planned protests

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 11 months ago

Lead organizers have been fending off phishing attempts and have moved to private encrypted communication channels to protect the thousands of people expected to take part in Saturday's events.

How Tor and Signal can maintain the fight for freedom in Trump's America

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 12 months ago

Add another layer to the 2017 guessing game: New legislation gives Donald Trump more direct control over internet freedom funding that produces and keeps projects like Tor and Signal alive. As an opponent of strong encryption, what will he do next?

Faced with encrypted devices, cops choose warranted smash and grabs

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

It's clear that the increasingly popular security technology poses significant challenges for law enforcement. In both the US and UK, cops chose to circumvent the technology entirely by way of "lawful mugging."

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