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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Gemalto hack may have given NSA and GCHQ power to remotely install spyware on any phone   —  The NSA's SIM heist could have given it the power to plant spyware on any phone  —  Last week, The Intercept published shocking new documents detailing a campaign by US and UK spies to hack …
Feb 25, 2015, 12:45 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
As Gemalto downplays breach by NSA and GCHQ, experts say six day investigation was likely insufficient   —  World's Largest SIM Card Maker Has No Clue Whether It Was Hacked by the NSA  —  Last week, new documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed one of the NSA and GCHQ's most daring operations …
Feb 25, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Firmware is vulnerable because vendors rarely sign or authenticate the software   —  Why Firmware Is So Vulnerable to Hacking, and What Can Be Done About It  —  When Kaspersky Lab revealed last week that it had uncovered a sophisticated piece of malware designed to plant malicious code inside …
Feb 25, 2015, 6:15 AMIn context
Gemalto:
Gemalto confirms probable hack by NSA and GCHQ, but says there was no massive theft of SIM encryption keys, only a breach of its office network   —  Gemalto presents the findings of its investigations into the alleged hacking of SIM card encryption keys by Britain's Government Communications Headquarters …
Feb 25, 2015, 4:00 AMIn context
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Debate between Yahoo chief ISO and NSA director over backdoors illustrates growing disconnect between Washington and Silicon Valley   —  Yahoo Executive Confronts NSA Director Over ‘Backdoors’  —  In one of the most public confrontations of a top U.S. intelligence official by Silicon Valley in recent years …
Feb 24, 2015, 12:05 AMIn context
Gemalto World leader in Digital Security:
Despite NSA hacking claims, Gemalto says initial conclusions indicate SIM products are secure   —  Update on the SIM card encryption keys matter  —  Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO) pursues its investigations following the article mentioning that in 2010 and 2011 …
Feb 23, 2015, 11:05 AMIn context
Angie Han / /Film:
Oliver Stone to direct an Edward Snowden biopic, set for a Christmas 2015 release   —  Oliver Stone's ‘Snowden’ Sets Christmas Release; Adds Timothy Olyphant and More  —  Every year, the studios release approximately 8 million prestige dramas between November and December …
Feb 22, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context
Bloomberg Business:
JPMorgan strengthens cybersecurity after last year's data theft by staffing up with ex-military experts   —  JPMorgan Hires Military-Grade Cyberwarriors to Fend Off Data Thieves—and Foreign Powers  —  The bank is building a new facility near the NSA's headquarters to attract new talent
Feb 21, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
World's largest SIM card maker Gemalto to investigate claims NSA and GCHQ hacked their networks to steal SIM encryption codes   —  Chip Maker to Investigate Claims of Hacking by N.S.A. and British Spy Agencies  —  LONDON — Gemalto, a digital security company based in the Netherlands …
Feb 20, 2015, 9:40 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
The NSA's Undetectable Hard Drive Hack Was First Demonstrated a Year Ago   —  News broke earlier this week about the NSA's “most sophisticated” malware yet: An undetectable backdoor that can filter information to and from a hard drive, using the underlying framework of the drive itself.
Feb 19, 2015, 9:35 AMIn context

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