Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years
By BBC News | Jan 18, 2019
Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years.
Feds Can't Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules
By Thomas Brewster | Jan 14, 2019
A California judge has ruled that American cops can't force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger.
The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach
By Troy Hunt | Jan 17, 2019
Many people will land on this page after learning that their email address has appeared in a data breach I've called "Collection #1".
Be safe on the internet
An open source checklist of resources designed to improve your online privacy and security. Check things off to keep track as you go.
AT&T says it'll stop selling your location data, amid calls for a federal investigation
By Hamza Shaban and Brian Fung | Jan 10, 2019
AT&T said Thursday it will stop selling its customers' location data to third-party service providers after a report this week said the information was winding up in the wrong hands.
Mathematicians Seal Back Door to Breaking RSA Encryption
By Kevin Hartnett | Dec 17, 2018
Digital security depends on the difficulty of factoring large numbers. A new proof shows why one method for breaking digital encryption won't work.
I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone
By Joseph Cox | Jan 8, 2019
T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers' location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country.
Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted
By David E. Sanger | Jan 4, 2019
WASHINGTON - Marriott International said on Friday that the biggest hacking of personal information in history was not quite as big as first feared, but for the first time conceded that its Starwood hotel unit did not encrypt the passport numbers for roughly five million guests.
The State Of Software Security In 2019
By Chris Palmer | Jan 6, 2019
My goal in this post is to skim my observations on the state of software design and development over the past year, and to try to find a meaningful way forward for myself for 2019.
Cyberattack Disrupts Printing of Major Newspapers
By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth | Dec 30, 2018
The Los Angeles Times, whose printing operations were disrupted, said the cyberattack had come from outside the United States.