Operation Soft Cell: threat actors are stealing years of call records from hacked telecommunication providers

Security researchers from Cybereason have uncovered a massive espionage campaign involving the theft of call records from hacked cell network providers to conduct targeted surveillance on individuals of interest. The hackers have systematically broken in to more than 10 cell networks around the world to date over the past seven…

SensorID: fingerprinting smartphones using data gathered from the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors

A new fingerprinting technique, developed by a team of University of Cambridge, allows websites to uniquely identify a phone, based on data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer sensors. Usually web browser provides a range of information to the website, including the name and version of software, screen size, fonts…

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

This TED Talk by Glenn Greenwald is really inspiring. Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source…
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