Why you don’t need to worry about the recent Italian iPhone hacker attack

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) on Thursday published an article about spyware from RCS Labs, an Italian company that targeted iPhones and Android phones in Italy and Kazakhstan. When installed, the spyware would monitor the user’s messages and contacts. However, the exploits used by RCS Labs have been fixed by Apple—some as far back as…

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Don’t panic! Intel says Hertzbleed CPU vulnerability unlikely to affect most users

Technology security researchers are sort of like the virus scientists in every zombie movie: their work, while certainly important in a theoretical sense, seems indefinably nefarious when you get around to actually explaining it. “We poke at computers to find new ways to attack them” smacks of hubris in a “things man was not meant…

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