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DuckDuckGo Browser Allows Microsoft Trackers, Stolen Verizon Employee Database, Attacking Powered Off iPhones

The DuckDuckGo mobile browser allows Microsoft trackers due to an agreement in their syndicated search content contract, a database of contact details for hundreds of Verizon employees was compromised after an employee was socially engineered to give the attacker remote access to their corporate computer, and details about new research that shows that even when an iPhone running iOS 15 is turned off, its really not off and certain wireless features allow the phone to be located and possibly attacked.

** Links mentioned on the show **

DuckDuckGo caught giving Microsoft permission for trackers despite strong privacy reputation
https://9to5mac.com/2022/05/25/duckduckgo-privacy-microsoft-permission-tracking/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/duckduckgo-browser-allows-microsoft-trackers-due-to-search-agreement/

Hacker steals Verizon employee database after tricking worker into granting remote access
https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/hacker-steals-verizon-employee-database-after-tricking-worker-into-granting-remote-access/

The Research is in, Your Phone can be Attacked When it’s “Off.”
https://slnt.com/blogs/news/the-research-is-in-your-phone-can-be-attacked-when-its-off
https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5q4vj/malware-can-be-loaded-even-onto-phones-that-are-turned-off-researchers-show

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The Shared Security Show authored by Tom Eston. Read the original post at: https://sharedsecurity.net/2022/06/06/duckduckgo-browser-allows-microsoft-trackers-stolen-verizon-employee-database-attacking-powered-off-iphones/

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