Saturday, April 29, 2017

Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System

For eight months, the hacker group known as Shadow Brokers has trickled out an intermittent drip of highly classified NSA data. Now,...

Suing to See the Feds’ Encrypted Messages? Good Luck

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the EPA for staffers' Signal messages. It may hit the encrypted limits of federal transparency. The post Suing...

Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy...

In his Uber exit interview, top car hacker Charlie Miller warns of the dangers of insecure autonomous vehicles. The post Securing Driverless Cars From...

Russian Hackers Have Used the Same Backdoor for Two Decades

About a year ago, the two-decade-old trail of a group of Russian hackers led Thomas Rid to a house in the quiet...

Marco Rubio Says Hack Attempts From Russia Targeted Him, Too

Hillary Clinton may not have been the only Trump opponent who came into the sights of Russian hackers during the 2016 election....

How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Found Himself Fighting ISIS in Syria

On a desert-cold, moonlit night just over two years ago, Amir Taaki stepped off the Iraqi sand into a rubber dinghy floating...

WikiLeaks Shows How the CIA Can Hack a Mac’s Hidden Code

If the CIA wants inside your Mac, it may not matter that you so carefully avoided those infected email attachments or maliciously...

Good News: Android’s Huge Security Problem Is Getting Less Huge

First, the good news: Half of all Android devices have gotten fairly recent security updates, patching the hackable flaws that leave users...

The FBI Began Investigating Trump’s Potential Russia Ties Last Summer

Since the day he was elected, President Trump’s administration has been dogged by suspicions that his campaign staff colluded with the Russian...

How the CIA’s Hacking Hoard Makes Everyone Less Secure

When WikiLeaks yesterday released a trove of documents purporting to show how the CIA hacks everything from smartphones to PCs to smart...