A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments
By Mark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman, Ronen Bergman and Nicole Perlroth | Mar 21, 2019
Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools - sometimes for darker purposes.
Facebook admits it stored 'hundreds of millions' of account passwords in plaintext
By Zack Whittaker | Mar 21, 2019
Flip the "days since last Facebook security incident" back to zero.
Aluminum Giant Norsk Hydro Targeted by 'Extensive Cyber-Attack'
By David Meyer | Mar 19, 2019
Cyber-attacks against industrial systems are an increasing concern, and the Norwegian aluminum giant Norsk Hydro on Tuesday provided a new and worrying example of the phenomenon.
A Simple Way to Generate Strong Passwords
By Vincent Delft | Mar 16, 2019
More and more persons are using a password storage system. Thanks to those systems, we can put complex passwords in our different applications. So, the next need is to create such complex password.
When Facebook goes down, Don't Blame Hackers.
By Brian Barrett | Mar 13, 2019
It happened again. Facebook went down in pockets around the world for several hours Wednesday, as did Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp.
A world of hurt after GoDaddy, Apple, and Google misissue >1 million certificates
By Dan Goodin | Mar 12, 2019
Certificates with 63-bit serial numbers touch off mass revocation blitz.
Why The Citrix Breach Matters -- And What To Do Next
By Kate O'Flaherty | Mar 10, 2019
Over the weekend, it has emerged that Citrix has been hit by hackers in attacks that potentially exposed large amounts of customer data.
DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System
By Kim Zetter | Mar 14, 2019
The system will be fully open source and designed with newly developed secure hardware to make the system not only impervious to certain kinds of hacking, but also allow voters to verify that their votes were recorded accurately.
This Tech Makes D.I.Y. Key Duplication Easy. Maybe Too Easy.
By Brian X. Chen | Mar 6, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO - A yellow booth with a screen caught my attention on a recent grocery trip. A blue ring on the contraption glowed, luring me toward it.
Here are the data brokers quietly buying and selling your personal information
By Steven Melendez and Alex Pasternack | Mar 2, 2019
You've probably never heard of many of the data firms registered under a new law, but they've heard a lot about you. A list, and tips for opting out.