NSA Targets SWIFT?


A hacker group known as the “Shadow Brokers” on Friday released a set of documents “that describe an alleged effort by the NSA to target two ‘service bureaus’ connected to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or Swift,” the Journal reported. “The Shadow Brokers documents allegedly show the NSA targeted but didn’t manage to…

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages | Technology | The Guardian


Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies Source: WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages | Technology | The Guardian Two quotes, in particular, that stand out: Boelter reported the backdoor vulnerability to Facebook in April 2016, but was told…

Secret Backdoor in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say – The New York Times


WASHINGTON — For about $50, you can get a smartphone with a high-definition display, fast data service and, according to security contractors, a secret feature: a backdoor that sends all your text messages to China every 72 hours. Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they…

Daily Report: Another Round in the Privacy vs. Security Debate, This Time With the Signal App – The New York Times


What Signal experienced is likely to set off more criticism over whether tech companies should help law enforcement by providing user data — and whether they should even talk about it. Brace yourselves. Source: Daily Report: Another Round in the Privacy vs. Security Debate, This Time With the Signal App – The New York Times