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Researchers suggest 25 countries are using a kind of mobile spyware that monitors texts, location

by Tim Starks

Circles exploits mobile phone vulnerabilities via a hard-to-detect bit of surveillance, according to Citizen Lab.

User data and private messages exposed in Reddit breach

by Mark Satter

Reddit, one of the world’s most popular websites and the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” was hacked, exposing some user data, internal logs, source code, and other files, according to a post published to the platform today.

4G is vulnerable to same types of attacks as 3G, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas

As with the flaw-ridden protocol underlying 3G, the 4G protocol is susceptible to attacks that disclose mobile users’ information or impose a denial or service, according to new research.

DHS: 'Nefarious actors' could be exploiting SS7 flaw

by Sean Lyngaas

The Department of Homeland Security has received reports that “nefarious actors” may be exploiting cellular communication vulnerabilities to spy on Americans, according to Chris Krebs, a senior DHS official.

Wyden calls for FCC investigation into cell-phone tracking used by law enforcement

by Sean Lyngaas

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden has asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate revelations that U.S. law enforcement officials have access to a tracking service that can geolocate almost any phone in the country.

Wyden demands answers from telecom giants, NSA over SS7 vulnerabilities

by Chris Bing

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is demanding to know how America's largest telecommunications companies plan to stop hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated mobile-data transfer framework that remains fundamental to how cellphones function.

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