COVID-19 Mass Surveillance, New Coronavirus Cyber-Attacks, Encryption Backdoors

In episode 113 for March 23rd 2020: Israel passes an emergency law to use mobile data to track people infected with COVID-19, the latest coronavirus cyber-attacks to be aware of, and how ...

Emergency Surveillance During COVID-19 Crisis

Israel is using emergency surveillance powers to track people who may have COVID-19, joining China and Iran in using mass surveillance in this way. I believe pressure will increase to leverage existing ...

Equifax Hacked by China, Israeli Voter Registry Exposed, How the CIA Owned Encryption

In episode 108 for February 17th 2020: The US charges four Chinese military hackers in the Equifax data breach, how Israel’s entire voter registry was exposed, and details on the encryption provider ...
Israeli Elector App Accidently Exposes Personal Data of 6.5 Million Voters

Israeli Elector App Accidently Exposes Personal Data of 6.5 Million Voters

The personal data of almost 6.5 million Israeli voters was leaked online after Likud, the country’s governing party, uploaded the information to the highly vulnerable Elector application. Prior to the elections, all ...

From E-Commerce to Enterprise Employee: How I Overcame my Fears and Doubts

By Efrat Silberhaft One year ago, I was working as the sole designer in a small e-commerce startup. When the company shut down, I had to start looking for a new job ...
WhatsApp flaw lets spies install surveillance software with a simple call, even unanswered

WhatsApp flaw lets spies install surveillance software with a simple call, even unanswered

A serious flaw in instant messaging service WhatsApp lets attackers remotely install surveillance software and spy on selected, high-profile targets, the company’s security team confirmed today. The attack was discovered earlier this ...

Israel Cyber-Attack Bombing, New Google Privacy Settings, Traditional Mail Blackmail Scam

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for May 13th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Israel bombs a building in retaliation for a cyber-attack, Google adds more ...
Iran says Stuxnet is back, claims Israel tried to hack Iranian infrastructure

Iran says Stuxnet is back, claims Israel tried to hack Iranian infrastructure

Is Stuxnet back? Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi alleges that Israel attempted a cyberattack on Iran’s telecommunications infrastructure through a new version of Stuxnet, so Iran will take the matter to ...

Israeli Security Attacks AMD by Publishing Zero-Day Exploits

Last week, the Israeli security company CTS Labs published a series of exploits against AMD chips. The publication came with the flashy website, detailed whitepaper, cool vulnerability names -- RYZENFALL, MASTERKEY, FALLOUT, ...

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 ...