Saturday, November 18, 2017

The NSA Confirms It: Russia Hacked French Election ‘Infrastructure’

Two days before France’s recent presidential election, hackers leaked nine gigabytes of emails from candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign onto the web. Since...

Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them

You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all...

Hacker Lexicon: What Is an Attack Surface?

Amid so many recent high-profile hacks and data breaches, security experts are fond of pointing out that there’s no such thing as...

Tony Stark Has Jarvis. And Now IBM Has Havyn

Last October, 11-year-old Evan Spisak wandered down to his father’s basement workshop to help out on a weekend project, a time-honored tradition...

Trump’s Cybersecurity Chief Could Be a ‘Voice of Reason’

Last month, the Atlantic Council think tank held a dinner to send off Tom Bossert, one of its fellows. President-elect Donald Trump...

Want to Keep Hackers Out of Gadgets? Try International Law

Imagine this scenario: You’re on vacation in the beautiful Austrian Alps, heading out for breakfast, but your room’s door won’t open. The...

Meitu, a Viral Anime Makeover App, Has Major Privacy Red Flags

Meitu Meitu is a popular app that transforms your selfie into an adorable anime...

If Trump Wants a ‘Hacking Defense’ Strategy, He Should Just Use...

In his first press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States is too vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, and...

Devious Ransomware Frees You if You Infect Two Other People

Ransomware — a particularly nasty malware that holds your data hostage until you pay up — just got more pernicious with a version...

Binge-Watch the Year’s Best Hacker TV and Films This Weekend

At the end of a long, hacker-plagued year, try to enjoy America's cybersecurity crises from the comfort of your couch instead. The post Binge-Watch...