Security Alert: iOS Bug Paves The Way for Hackers

Posted by & filed under AmanTech, Spy Watch.

An extraordinary report co-authored by Bahrain Watch member Bill Marczak and his colleague at Citizen Lab, John Scott-Railton, has revealed a rare zero-day security vulnerability in the iPhone that can be exploited to remotely jailbreak an iPhone and install complex spyware, turning the phone into digital spy in your pocket.   The vulnerability was discovered when Ahmed Mansoor,… Read more »

How The Government of Bahrain Acquired Hacking Team’s Spyware

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The Bahraini government acquired Hacking Team’s spyware known as Remote Control System (RCS) in 2014   Following the cyber attack against the Italian spyware company Hacking Team, Wikileaks published a searchable database of over a million emails which were leaked from the company’s servers. More than 1300 emails mention Bahrain. They reveal how, in 2014,… Read more »

Updates and announcements – new projects, new members, new events

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Below is some of what has been keeping us busy The Bahrain Watch team has been quietly busy over the past few months setting up new collaborations, making some internal changes, playing with new ideas and tactics in striving to make sure it can continue making an impact with it’s limited resources. To help us… Read more »