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Don’t have a canary: Why Silent Circle dropped its warrant warning page

News reports that Silent Circle, the commercial encrypted voice-over-IP service company that manufactures the security-focused Blackphone, had removed its "warrant canary" webpage have apparently created some confusion. Things only got fuzzier since the company counsel stated that the page’s removal was a “business decision” and not the result of a warrant b
Publish At:2016-07-07 00:40 | Read:5321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab blackphone Silent Circle warr

Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk

Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices could be the mobile world’s equivalent to Heartbleed. Almost all Android devices contain the security and implementation issues in question; unpatched devices are at risk to straightforward attacks against specific users that put their privacy, data an
Publish At:2015-07-28 09:05 | Read:3749 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Hacks Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Android Android

Memory Corruption Bug Patched in Blackphone Silent Text App

Blackphone and Silent Circle have patched a serious vulnerability in Silent Text, the messaging application bundled with the smartphone that’s marketed as secure and surveillance resistant.Mark Dowd, a prominent security researcher and founder of Azimuth Security, on Tuesday disclosed details of the vulnerability, which he said could allow an attacker
Publish At:2015-01-29 20:06 | Read:4380 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Azimuth Security Blackphone

Blackphone Gets Bug Bounty Program Off Ground

During DEF CON in August, Twitter became the preferred medium for submitting bugs found in secure smartphone Blackphone, including one high-profile claim on the social network that the phone had been rooted.That wasn’t the final straw that led to today’s announcement of a bug bounty, rather it was the first.Related PostsJQuery Website Redirecting
Publish At:2014-09-24 03:00 | Read:3001 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Blackphone bug bounty bug bo

ITsecurity Daily Briefing: 08/18/2014

ITsecurity Daily Briefing: 08/18/2014 The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday August 18, 2014.NewsPapers/ReportsWebThingsEventsM&AAlertsNewsHillary Clinton’s phone ‘hacked by German intelligence’“Hillary Clinton’s phone was hacked during her t
Publish At:2014-08-19 04:10 | Read:12290 | Comments:0 | Tags:News account takeover Bitcoin Blackphone Browlock BSOD Clint