A week in security (March 28 – April 3)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Here’s what data the FBI can get from WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, Telegram, and more

A disclosed FBI training document reveals what information the FBI can potentially retrieve about your usage of an end to end encrypted instant messaging app.

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Latest iPhone exploit, FORCEDENTRY, used to launch Pegasus attack against Bahraini activists

Citizen Lab found that FORCEDENTRY is being used to deploy the NSO spyware Pegasus to keep an eye on Bahraini activists.

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Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors

Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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