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9 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
How an Obscure Company Took Down Big Chunks of the Internet
You may not have heard of Fastly, but you felt its impact when sites went offline around the world Tuesday morning.
7 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
How to Protect Your Files From Ransomware
It's a growing threat for individual users and businesses alike—but there are ways to protect yourself.
8 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Microsoft’s Vote Tracking Software Clears a Major Hurdle
Hart InterCivic will be the first private vendor to partner with the company on using its open-source ElectionGuard system.
7 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Ransomware Hits a Food Supply Giant—and Underscores a Dire Threat
Hackers targeting JBS USA have disrupted meat processing facilities around the world, just one month after the Colonial Pipeline attack caused fuel distribution havoc.
5 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The SolarWinds Hackers Aren't 'Back.' They Never Went Away
A new phishing campaign from Russian spies targeted USAID among others. But it's less an escalation than a regression to the mean.
8 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Supply Chain Attack?
From NotPetya to SolarWinds, it’s a problem that’s not going away any time soon.
7 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Apple's M1 Chip Has a Fascinating Flaw
The covert channel bug demonstrates a fundamental fact of CPUs: even new ones have vulnerabilities.
7 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
The Bizarro Streaming Site That Hackers Built From Scratch
BravoMovies isn't real. But it puts in a remarkable amount of effort trying to trick you into believing that it is.
9 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Blurry Satellite Images of Palestine and Israel Make Rebuilding Harder
Digital researchers and aid groups say free mapping tools like Google Earth are too imprecise.
5 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Goodbye Internet Explorer—and Good Riddance
Microsoft will finally put the venerated, vulnerability-ridden browser out to pasture, but it's still got a year to cause some trouble.
8 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
How to Avoid Those Infuriating Cookie Pop-Ups
Cookie consent notices are everywhere, and opting out of tracking is a pain. It doesn’t have to be this way.
9 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
How to Avoid App Store Scams
Apple’s and Google’s approval guidelines are notoriously lax—and they won’t keep out apps that are after your money and data. Here’s how to sniff them out.
4 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Ransomware's Dangerous New Trick Is Double-Encrypting Your Data
Even when you pay to get a decryption key, you may find your files are still locked up by another strain of malware.
7 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware
An attack has crippled the company's operations—and cut off a large portion of the East Coast's fuel supply—in an ominous development for critical infrastructure.
8 minutes | May 31, 2021
DarkSide Ransomware Hit Colonial Pipeline—and Created an Unholy Mess
As the White House gets involved in the response, the group behind the malware is scrambling.
8 minutes | May 28, 2021
How a Former Netflix Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme
The company’s ex-vice president of IT faces 20 years in prison for creating a pay-to-play environment with technology vendors.
7 minutes | May 27, 2021
Instead of a hard cutoff, the messaging app will gradually degrade and eventually cease to function if you don’t accept the changes.
7 minutes | May 26, 2021
What's Google FLoC? And How Does It Affect Your Privacy?
There's a battle raging over how advertisers can target us on the web—or whether they should be able to target us at all.
13 minutes | May 25, 2021
I’m Not a Robot! So Why Won’t Captchas Believe Me?
If clicking crosswalks makes your blood boil, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are some tips that make solving those challenges way less frustrating.
6 minutes | May 24, 2021
Twitter's Tip Jar Privacy Fiasco Was Entirely Avoidable
Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.
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