The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm

Yes any organization can be hacked. Even the NSA. The stolen cyberweapons – there may be more than one group who possess them – are now being auctioned publicly. This is why it’s a bad idea to add backdoors that only governments can use. A never-before-published NSA manual makes it clear that malware released by…

Google launches 1-to-1 video calling app Duo

Google launches another video calling app. It’s not the app that caught my eyes though, but comments on Hacker News about Google’s culture: Google culture is hiring the smartest or most motivated college grads, paying them to babysit legacy money printing systems built by the generation before them, then occasionally encouraging them to team up…

New air-gap jumper covertly transmits data in hard-drive sounds

Your secrets should be safe as long as your machine is not connected to any network right? Think again. There have been extremely innovative ways of transmitting information from unplugged (or what is known as air-gapped) computers to other devices, including: using inaudible acoustic signals via built-in speakers using GPU as a FM transmitter wireless…

Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

Another impressive likely-state-sponsored malware. Data exfiltration from air-gapped machines is the holy grail of the malware world. If they succeeded this will be huge. The malware—known alternatively as “ProjectSauron” by researchers from Kaspersky Lab and “Remsec” by their counterparts from Symantec—has been active since at least 2011 and has been discovered on 30 or so…