Flutter, A Google’s Version of React Native powered by Dart

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Amazon has agreed to buy video doorbell maker Ring for $1 Billion

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Massive Malspam Campaign Targets Unpatched Systems

Source: Threat Post
Morphisec said that it has detected several malicious word documents – part of a “massive” malspam campaign – that takes advantage of a critical Adobe Flash Player vulnerability discovered earlier this month.
Massive Malspam Campaign Targets Unpatched Systems
Massive Malspam Campaign Targets Unpatched Systems
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WordPress Users Warned of Malware Masquerading as ionCube Files

Source: Threat Post
Researchers have found sneaky encoded malware targeting WordPress and Joomla sites that pretends to be ionCube files.
WordPress Users Warned of Malware Masquerading as ionCube Files
WordPress Users Warned of Malware Masquerading as ionCube Files
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U.S. Convicts China's Sinovel of IP Theft Following Years of Litigation

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Remote Code Execution Bug Patched in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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Hacker Who Never Hacked Anyone Gets 33-Month Prison Sentence

Source: The Hacking News
A hacker who was arrested and pleaded guilty last year—not because he hacked someone, but for creating and selling a remote access trojan that helped cyber criminals—has finally been sentenced to serve almost three years in prison.

Taylor Huddleston, 26, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, pleaded guilty in July 2017 to one charge of aiding and abetting computer intrusions by building and intentionally


Hacker Who Never Hacked Anyone Gets 33-Month Prison Sentence
Hacker Who Never Hacked Anyone Gets 33-Month Prison Sentence
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Cellebrite Unlocks iPhones for the US Government

Source: Schneier
Cellebrite Unlocks iPhones for the US Government

Forbes reports that the Israeli company Cellebrite can probably unlock all iPhone models:

Cellebrite, a Petah Tikva, Israel-based vendor that’s become the U.S. government’s company of choice when it comes to unlocking mobile devices, is this month telling customers its engineers currently have the ability to get around the security of devices running iOS 11. That includes the iPhone X, a model that Forbes has learned was successfully raided for data by the Department for Homeland Security back in November 2017, most likely with Cellebrite technology.

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It also appears the feds have already tried out Cellebrite tech on the most recent Apple handset, the iPhone X. That’s according to a warrant unearthed by Forbes in Michigan, marking the first known government inspection of the bleeding edge smartphone in a criminal investigation. The warrant detailed a probe into Abdulmajid Saidi, a suspect in an arms trafficking case, whose iPhone X was taken from him as he was about to leave America for Beirut, Lebanon, on November 20. The device was sent to a Cellebrite specialist at the DHS Homeland Security Investigations Grand Rapids labs and the data extracted on December 5.

This story is based on some excellent reporting, but leaves a lot of questions unanswered. We don’t know exactly what was extracted from any of the phones. Was it metadata or data, and what kind of metadata or data was it.

The story I hear is that Cellebrite hires ex-Apple engineers and moves them to countries where Apple can’t prosecute them under the DMCA or its equivalents. There’s also a credible rumor that Cellebrite’s mechanisms only defeat the mechanism that limits the number of password attempts. It does not allow engineers to move the encrypted data off the phone and run an offline password cracker. If this is true, then strong passwords are still secure.

EDITED TO ADD (3/1): Another article, with more information. It looks like there’s an arms race going on between Apple and Cellebrite. At least, if Cellebrite is telling the truth — which they may or may not be.

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Phone-Cracking Firm Found a Way to Unlock Any iPhone Model

Source: The Hacking News
Remember the infamous encryption fight between Apple and the FBI for unlocking an iPhone belonging to a terrorist behind the San Bernardino mass shooting that took place two years ago?

After Apple refused to help the feds access data on the locked iPhone, the FBI eventually paid over a million dollar to a third-party company for unlocking the shooter’s iPhone 5c.

Now, it appears that the


Phone-Cracking Firm Found a Way to Unlock Any iPhone Model
Phone-Cracking Firm Found a Way to Unlock Any iPhone Model
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Quantum Dev kit is now available on Linux and Mac OS

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