security
WikiLeaks Just Dumped a Ton of Alleged CIA Hacking Documents

Here we go again, gumshoes. WikiLeaks (read: Julian Assange) says it acquired a massive cache of CIA documents related to the agency’s cyberwar efforts. The information therein, WikiLeaks claims, reveals covert CIA hacking tools that can take over iPhones, Android phones, TVs, and pretty much any type of computer. It’s scary stuff—if you believe what WikiLeaks is saying is true. Read More >>

cybersecurity
The UK Has A New Cyber Security HQ

The government's new National Cyber Security Centre officially opens today in Victoria, London - with the ribbon being cut by renowned cybersecurity expert, the Queen. Read More >>

politics
Trump Decides the Cyber Will Be Fixed Another Day

President Trump was scheduled to sign an executive order on cybersecurity yesterday, following a “listening session” with cybersecurity experts. That signing was abruptly cancelled, with no reason given. Read More >>

security
Is President Trump Still Using His Favourite Unsecured Phone?

Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on “the world’s most secure” telephone system, joking, “The words just explode in the air.” According to that same report, however, the US President is also using what might be the world’s least secure system: the ancient, unsecured Android phone he had before taking office. Read More >>

security
FBI’s New Anti-Hacking Campaign Asks Teens To Be Cyber Heroes, Not Cyber Zeroes

This week, the FBI teamed up with Europol to launch a public prevention campaign designed to “raise awareness of the risk of young adults getting involved in cybercrime.” In service of that mission, the law enforcement agencies representing some of the world’s most powerful nations somehow came up this: Read More >>

hacking
Not Even the Humble Chicken Bucket Is Safe From Hackers

If you’re a fried chicken enthusiast living, your Chicken Stamps may be in peril. Read More >>

security
CIA Report Concludes That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Following President Obama’s order for a full report on “cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election,” multiple sources are telling multiple publications that Russia used hacking as a tool to benefit the election of Donald Trump and harm his opponent, Hillary Clinton. A flurry of information has led to accusations of partisanship harming national security. Read More >>

privacy
The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers

At midnight, the US.government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the US federal code of criminal procedure died on the Senate floor. Read More >>

cybersecurity
Bletchley Park Could Open as a Free Cybersecurity College in 2018

Middle-aged people in suits who keep moaning about how kids are always on their computers instead of hanging around on street corners, yet also want youngsters to spend even more time online because of the UK’s digital skills gap, have finally shown that they’re willing to actually do something. Read More >>

security
Hedgehog-Based Authentication Is the Only Way to Be Truly Secure

Come up with a password, they’ll crack it. Program a key card, they’ll hack it. Tie your identity to a DNA sequence and Russian black hats will break into your bedroom while you’re sleeping and steal all your blood. In the end, there’s only one truly unbreakable security measure: Atelerix albiventris, the humble hedgehog. Read More >>

internet
Everything We Know About the Cyber Attack That Crippled Parts of the Internet

Friday’s DDoS attack on Dyn’s domain name servers was unprecedented. The attack utilised a botnet made up of “internet of things” (IoT) devices (think: smart TV’s, DVRs, and internet-connected cameras) to take down a major piece of internet infrastructure. The result? For most of Friday, people across the United States and some parts of Europe were unable to access sites like Amazon, Twitter, CNN, PayPal, Spotify and more. Here’s what we know so far. Read More >>

crime
Microsoft Warns That ‘Tech Support’ Scams are Going Mainstream

In the digital age, every criminal out there is looking for an easy way to separate you from your hard earned cash. One such method involves the so-called 'tech support' scam, and, thanks to the result of a global survey, Microsoft is warning that the practice is going mainstream. Read More >>

design
Smell of Data Grenade Warns Your Nose About Virtual Danger

A pair of clued-up so-and-sos who definitely read tech sites, probably don’t use Yahoo Mail and say they’re concerned about how nobody really cares about their personal data when free public Wi-Fi is available, have revealed an odd new creation they reckon will make us double down on matters of online privacy. Read More >>

security
The Quickest Way to Find Out if You’ve Been Hacked

It’s easy to become desensitised to the never-ending procession of data hacks in news headlines, but once someone starts stealing your identity or taking control of your social media accounts, you’ll probably give it your full attention. If you ever want to find out if one of your accounts has been compromised, there are some simple-to-use tools that can help. Read More >>

crime
Israeli Teens Arrested In Connection With ‘Majority’ of Recent DDoS Attacks

Two Israeli eighteen-year-olds have been arrested in connection with an FBI investigation into vDOS, a cyberattack service that has been credited with perpetrating “a majority” of the DDoS attacks over the last few years. Read More >>