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Researchers find some phones secretly sending data to China<p>Jul 26, 2017 4:18 PM EDT SciTech<p>By Alfred Ng / CNET<p>Cheap phones are coming at the price of …

Mobile Technology

Hackers shut down stalkerware companies that spy for spouses and parents, delete and dump their files

Two hackers supplied Motherboard with 130,000 account details hacked from Retina-X and FlexiSpy, who market covert surveillance tools to jealous …

Ransomware Decryptor Tools: Updated Decryptors List for February 2017

According to various reports, Ransomware attacks hiked to 167% in 2016 and it’s even expected to increase this year. In the last quarter of 2016, it …

Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in Data and Communications

Talking about security of communication and privacy is never enough, especially when political instabilities are driving leaders towards decisions …

Police hack PGP server with 3.6 million messages from organized crime BlackBerrys

Custom PGP BlackBerry smartphones allegedly used by criminal gangs for secure messaging have suffered a setback.<p>Dutch police say they've managed to …

The six biggest cyber threats GCHQ's security centre wants us to be worried about

Artificial intelligence, robots and nuclear war were recently listed as some of the biggest threats to Earth's safety, but there is one that's more …

Encryption explained: how apps and sites keep your private data safe (and why that's important)

With an escalation in hackings over the past decade, breaches in our private data are ubiquitous meaning now, more than ever, encryption is key. Home …

Encrypted Email Service Once Used by Edward Snowden Relaunches

In 2013, Ladar Levison, founder of the encrypted email service Lavabit, took the defiant step of shutting down the company’s service rather than …

Privacy

Top 5 Free Encryption Messaging Apps To Keep Your Conversations Secure

This year saw an increase in the level of security for some major messaging services, including Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.<p>With the incoming …

Portable Shelves Keep You Organized on the Go

Boxing Week's Featured product<p>Add RISE shelving system to virtually any luggage. Get instant organization when you need to live out of your bag.<p>The …

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Dropbox

As the 12 Days of 2FA continue, we wrap up the week with a guide to enabling two-factor authentication on Dropbox. Dropbox supports 2FA over SMS or …

Apps

Tesla May Be On To Something By Emphasizing The Safety Of Its Cars

One of the features Tesla has been trying to drive home with consumers is safety. Any time there is ever a violent crash where it seems the driver …

The new Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

SolarCity, the company Tesla officially acquired on Monday, is powering nearly the entire island of Ta’u in American Samoa with solar power.<p>SolarCity …

Tesla Model X Tows A Model X

Tesla Model X Tows A Model X<p>The Tesla Model X is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds, provided that it’s optioned properly.<p>To tow 5,000 pounds, the Model …

Tesla won't charge a Supercharger idle fee if stalls are empty

Reddit Email Comments<p>Shortly after Tesla announced its new plan to curb Supercharger abuse by implementing a $.40 per minute “idle fee” for owners …

This week’s top stories: Elon Musk meets w/ Trump & joins advisory forum, Tesla SuperChargers introduce idle fee, USA installs record amount of solar & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Elon Musk meets w/ Donald Trump at the President-elect’s tech summit after joining his Strategic and Policy Forum, Tesla SuperChargers introduce an idle fee, USA installs a record amount of solar power, and much more.<p>We kick things off with details from within Elon …

Tesla

Tesla unveils its 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans

Last night, Tesla updated the Supercharger network map on its website to show its expansion plans for next year. With only a few weeks left in 2016, the company had fallen behind on its 2016 expansion plans for its network of DC fast-charging stations and the current Supercharger maps, which should …

Tesla is working on a fix for jerks parking at Superchargers

What's a Tesla owner to do when they roll up to a Supercharger station and every terminal is occupied by a fully-charged car? That's a question CEO Elon Musk needs to find an answer to. He recently acknowledged the issue on Twitter and said that the company "will take action," as spotted by …

Tesla Model X AWD Versus Icy Ditch

<b>Published on</b> December 14th, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>December 14th, 2016 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>How well does the Tesla Model X perform in icy conditions? How …

Tesla Model X

Tesla’s hacked Battery Management System exposes the real usable capacity of its battery packs

Like most automakers, Tesla measures the battery capacity of their electric vehicles by the total energy potential of the pack rather than the total <i>usable</i> capacity. For example, the original Nissan LEAF’s 24 kWh battery had a usable capacity of about 21.3 kWh.<p>What is particular to Tesla is that the …

Tesla Model S P100Ds will power Electric GT’s next gen all-electric racing championship

When Electric GT, an all-Tesla and all-electric racing championship, announced that it will only use the Tesla Model S P85+, we were surprised. Since the release of the P85+, Telsa has released 3 models that are more powerful and which would make more sense for an entertaining racing …

MI6 boss brands the IP Act a vital weapon in the battle against the 'existential threat' of the web

In a rare public speech, the chief of MI6 has said new surveillance laws, regarded by critics as highly intrusive, have provided British intelligence …

Enigma machine sells for a record $463,500

One of the rarest surviving Enigma cipher machines has sold at auction for a record price of US$463,500. An artifact of one of the most exciting …

Alan Turing

Your data is not safe. Here's how to lock it down

If you haven't already heard, you should probably download encrypted messaging app Signal.<p>At least, that's experts' advice for people after the U.S. election.<p>Between high-profile security failures and the Russian hacks before the election, we should know by now to secure our personal data.<p>But some …

Information Systems

New Cybersecurity Report Highlights Some Surprising Trends

Among the findings: The health care sector, not the financial vertical, is now being hit the hardest by hackers.<p>Several interesting, and, in some cases, surprising, trends about cybersecurity recently came to light with the publishing of the current Cybersecurity 500. The quarterly report contains …

Cybersecurity

Review: the Blackphone 2 is 'private by design' but how does it handle?

Mobile security and privacy are important - hacks and surveillance are on the rise. But with the two main phone makers, Apple and Samsung, on the …

Lookout Personal

Lookout Personal<p>Lookout Personal protects your devices, your personal information, and your life.<p>Mobile security and identity theft protection all in …

6 Ways to Deploy Encryption Across Your Organization Fast

Don't leave the front door wide open for intruders. Deploy encryption as soon as possible.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …