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World’s most ‘NSA-proof’ phone vulnerable to simple SMS hack – National Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – A smartphone marketed as the most anti-surveillance, NSA-proof personal device – the BlackPhone – has been found vulnerable to a simple SMS attack that allows the hacker to steal contacts, decrypt …

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World’s most ‘NSA-proof’ phone vulnerable to simple SMS hack

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 Powered by Max Banner Ads A smartphone marketed as the most anti-surveillance, NSA-proof personal device – the BlackPhone – has been found vulnerable to a simple SMS attack that allows the hacker to steal contacts, decrypt messages, and even take full control of the device. The super-secure smartphone comes loaded with applications ensuring encrypted communication, text messaging, video conferencing, and secure online storage. The bug came in a prepackaged Silent Text secure text messaging application that comes along with the BlackPhone. It is also available for download for other devices in Google Play.A “serious memory corruption vulnerability” discovered by Mark Dowd of the Australia-based Azimuth Security, has already been fixed after the analyst privately disclosed the glitch to developers. Before the application was patched, an attacker would need nothing more than the phone number of the target device. By sending a specifically designed payload to the victim through the Silent Text application, the attacker could inject malicious code that would inherit the privileges of the secure app – thus gaining the ability to decrypt text messages, gather location information, read the phone’s contacts, and write to the external storage. “Successful exploitation can yield remote code execution with the privileges of the […]

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Infosec A-Team to Launch NSA-Proof Invisible Messenger for WhistleblowersNational Cyber Security

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Infosec A-Team to Launch NSA-Proof Invisible Messenger for Whistleblowers

If a whistleblower discloses an activity to the public, then there should be a trust-based mechanism that ensure the protection of truth-tellers on an international level by hiding their identities. In an effort to provide this kind of service and security, Security experts grouped together to create a stealthy Internet Messenger (IM) and file transfer client, which is especially designed

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