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The Biggest Security Threats to the US Are the Hardest to Define

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It’s been two years since the heads of the top US intelligence agencies last came to Congress for an update on global threats; they skipped 2020 amid tensions with former president Donald Trump. In the Biden administration, though, the public hearing was back on Wednesday. Their message: With sprawling crises like the Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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The FBI Takes a Drastic Step to Fight China’s Hacking Spree

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“If the Microsoft Exchange servers they interacted with were fully patched and they actually deleted any and all web shells on the backdoor servers, it should be quite effective,” says Steven Adair, founder of security firm Volexity, which first identified the Hafnium attack. “Assuming these Microsoft Exchange servers were just backdoor with web shells, they […]

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The Most Important Question to Ask Security Vendors Before Hiring Them

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Your customer’s digital experience should never be compromised when under a DDoS attack. When discussing security solutions with Chief Security Officers (CSOs), one of the most frequent concerns is the false positives rate. A false positive is a mislabeled security alert indicating a threat in the absence of one. Regardless of the benefits security solutions […]

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100M More IoT Devices Are Exposed—and They Won’t Be the Last

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Over the last few years, researchers have found a shocking number of  vulnerabilities in seemingly basic code that underpins how devices communicate with the internet. Now a new set of nine such vulnerabilities are exposing an estimated 100 million devices worldwide, including an array of internet-of-things products and IT management servers. The larger question researchers […]

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How to Log In to Your Devices Without Passwords

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At the moment, the best way to log in to macOS without having to type out a password is to buy a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro with a Touch ID sensor above the keyboard. It’s present on all Apple laptops now, though it’s not yet an option on desktop Macs, and it’s not […]

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Oh Look, LinkedIn Also Had 500M Users’ Data Scraped

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A week into the revelation that Facebook leaked the data of 500 million users—including phone numbers and other potentially sensitive info—and the company still hasn’t given a full account of what happened. But we’ve managed to figure out both that the root of the problem was Facebook’s “contact import” feature, and that Facebook had plenty […]

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Oh Look, LinkedIn Also Has a 500M User Data Leak

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A week into the revelation that Facebook leaked the data of 500 million users—including phone numbers and other potentially sensitive info—and the company still hasn’t given a full account of what happened. But we’ve managed to figure out both that the root of the problem was Facebook’s “contact import” feature, and that Facebook had plenty […]

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Facebook Had Years to Fix Flaw That Leaked 500M Users’ Data

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The profile names, email addresses, and phone numbers of over 500 million Facebook users have been circulating publicly online for nearly a week. It took days for Facebook to finally acknowledge the root cause, an issue the company says it fixed in 2019. But now researchers are saying Facebook knew about similar vulnerabilities for years […]

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Extremist Charged With Plot to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers

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In the days after the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, one man struck an alarming note on the MyMilitia.com message board. “I’m not a dumbass suicide bomber,” he posted under the handle Dionysus. But he would “happily die a young man knowing that I didn’t allow the evils in this world to continue unjustly […]

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Twitch Will Act on ‘Serious’ Offenses That Happen Off-Stream

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Twitch is finally coming to terms with its responsibility as a king-making microcelebrity machine, not just a service or a platform. Today, the Amazon-owned company announced a formal and public policy for investigating streamers’ serious indiscretions in real life, or on services like Discord or Twitter. Last June, dozens of women came forward with allegations […]