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Israel-Iran Shadow War on Verge of Exploding Into the Open

Israel-Iran Shadow War on Verge of Exploding Into the Open

  Israel informed the Americans that it was behind Khodayee’s killing, the New York Times reported, quoting an anonymous intelligence official who had been briefed on Israel’s communication with the Americans. The intelligence official said the Israelis told the Americans that Col. Khodayee was the deputy commander of the Quds Force’s covert Unit 804, where...

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Was the Assassination in Iran a Mossad Operation to Sabotage the Iranian Nuclear Deal?

Was the Assassination in Iran a Mossad Operation to Sabotage the Iranian Nuclear Deal?

  If these assassinations were intended to substantially set back progress in Iran’s nuclear program, they proved largely counter-productive. After each assassination, Tehran’s nuclear program appears to have accelerated and has now reached the point where it will have accumulated enough enriched uranium to manufacture one or two nuclear bombs within as little as two...

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Former IDF Commander: Artificial Intelligence Key to Thwarting Attacks

Former IDF Commander: Artificial Intelligence Key to Thwarting Attacks

ID In the wake of attacks on Israel civilians by Palestinians unhappy with 60 years of occupation, an Israeli cyberwarrior says AI is the solution. Nadav Zafrir, the former commander of the elite IDF 8200 intelligence unit and currently the founder and managing partner of the cyber company Team8, says Israel’s best response to recent ...

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Zero-Click Spying: Second Israeli Firm Exploited iPhone Flaw 

Zero-Click Spying: Second Israeli Firm Exploited iPhone Flaw 

The two rival businesses gained the same ability last year to remotely break into iPhones, according to the five sources, meaning that both firms could compromise Apple phones without an owner needing to open a malicious link. That two firms employed the same sophisticated hacking technique – known as a “zero-click” – shows that phones...

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How to Protect Yourself From NSO Spyware

The U.S. government has advice for journalists and activists: Watch out for spyware. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center doesn’t mention NSO, the Israeli company whose Pegasus spyware has been implicated in policies of surveillance and repression around the world. But the warning described Pegasus’ powers exactly. Companies and individuals have been selling commercial surveillance...