Security

How to Reclaim Your Digital Privacy From Online Tracking

<i>In our new series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline.</i> …

Privacy

This is what the hours after being deported look like

Less than 48 hours ago, Luz María was removed from the US after 25 years. She’s now in Tijuana, the bustling border city that has become the land of the deported<p>Luz María Hernández gazes blankly across the shaded courtyard, clutching a cellphone in one hand and a sodden handkerchief in the other. …

Immigration

You can log out, but you can’t hide

A new study from Ghostery, an ad-tracking tool, shows that an overwhelming majority (79%) of websites globally are tracking visitors' data — with 10% …

Privacy

New Dark Web database with 1.4 billion leaked clear text passwords is a treasure trove for hackers

Researchers said this new database makes nefarious actors find passwords faster and easier "than ever before".<p>Security researchers have discovered a …

Dark Web

This $5 Billion Hack-Proof App Isn't for Sale at Any Price

Even half-naked on Tinder, where he just popped up, Pavel Durov loves to play hard to get.<p>“Not looking for anything serious or not serious here,” the …

Encryption

How to Check Your HP Laptop for the Synaptic Keylogger and Remove It

Last week BleepingComputer covered how some HP laptops have a keylogger, or really a debug trace, in a certain version of the the Synaptic keyboard …

Laptops

People losing it over this 'creepy' Netflix tweet really don't understand the internet

Yesterday Netflix freaked out some subsets of internet culture with a relatively harmless tweet some are now calling ‘creepy.’ The tweet read:<p>‘A Christmas Prince,” starring… doesn’t matter, you’ve never heard of them, is a Netflix original about an undercover reporter that… again, doesn’t matter. …

Bad Science

EFF to Court: LinkedIn is wrong about accessing publicly available information online

EFF is fighting another attempt by a giant corporation to take advantage of our poorly drafted federal computer crime statute for commercial advantage—without any regard for the impact on the rest of us. This time the culprit is LinkedIn. The social networking giant wants violations of its …

Privacy

White House claims Trump's immigration plans could have prevented NYC attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Monday that an attempted terrorist attack in New York bolsters the need for his preferred immigration policies, which the White House says would have prevented the suspect from entering the country.<p>The White House offered no evidence about where the …

U.S. Politics

Trump links New York bomb attack to immigration debate

President Trump cited the suspect in the New York subway bombing on Monday as an argument for his crackdown on legal as well as illegal immigration, after the administration said the man entered the country in 2011 on a family immigrant visa.<p>“Today’s attempted mass murder attack in New York City — …

Politics

What Would You Pay to Keep Your Digital Footprint 100% Private?

Last year, the rather ironic rumor that Mark Zuckerberg covers his laptop camera and mic made the rounds. As Antonio Garcia Martinez points out in <i>Chaos Monkeys</i>, a provocative new book on the Facebook founder, “it’s not the rats who first abandon a sinking ship. It’s the crew members who know how to …

Privacy

Russian hacker claims he hacked the DNC during the 2016 election 'under the orders' of the FSB

His testimony marks the first time a hacker has claimed responsibility for the DNC hack under the alleged orders of the Russian state intelligence …

Russia

Youporn Hacked Data Among Dark Web Database Sparking 'Cyber Crime Epidemic'

A database of 1.4 billion user passwords has been discovered on the dark web, paving the way for what security experts expect to be a “cyber crime …

Nope, this isn’t the HTTPS-validated Stripe website you think it is | Ars Technica

How extended validation certificates can be used to scam, not help, end users.<p>For a decade, some security professionals have held out extended …

Information Security

Ransomware's bitcoin problem: How price surge means a headache for crooks

Ransomware authors are profiting from the rise of the cryptocurrency -- but it's also bringing some unexpected problems for them and other dark web …

Cryptocurrency

Uber's Massive Scraping Program Collected Data About Competitors Around The World

For years, Uber systemically scraped data from competing ride-hailing companies all over the world, harvesting information about their technology, …

Cybersecurity

Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase, Bitfinex down

(Reuters) - Digital currency exchange Coinbase's website showed "service unavailable" early on Tuesday, flashing a message that said it was down for maintenance.<p>Bitfinex, another cryptocurrency exchange, tweeted on Tuesday saying it was under heavy distributed denial of service (DDoS) and its …

Cryptocurrency

Why bother cracking PCs? Spot o' malware on PLCs... Done. Industrial control network pwned

Security researchers have demonstrated a new technique for hacking air-gapped industrial control system networks, and hope their work will encourage …

Cybersecurity

Macron’s Pick of Encrypted Messaging App Isn’t What You’d Think

French President Emmanuel Macron uses the same encrypted iPhone messaging app once favored by the so-called Islamic State.<p>Telegram Messenger, the …

Encryption

Tech alone can’t save your business from cyberattacks

<i>Chris Young, CEO of McAfee just spoke at TNW New York. We’re sharing his views on the importance of company culture in cyber security.</i><p>For a growing number of CEOs, security is now a top concern — but most aren’t doing enough to protect their companies from harm.<p>Data breaches jumped 29 percent in …

Cybersecurity

Improving your technique with these tennis tips

×<p>Can't get enough tennis?<p>We'll send latest news and info straight into your inbox<p>A valid email address is required.<p>SIGN UP<p>Don't show again.<p>By …

Privacy

President Trump Blames the New York Explosion Terror Attack on a 'Lax' Immigration System

President Donald Trump said Monday’s attack on New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal was the result of a “lax” immigration system that “allows …

Immigration

Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case

A legal document obtained by The Associated Press says that Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance …

Business

Netflix accused of spying on users after 'creepy' tweet

Referencing A Christmas Prince, a film Netflix produced and is extensively promoting, the company claimed 53 users had watched it every day for the …

UK News

Insurance Commissions Approve Data Security Model Law

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has approved its draft of the Insurance Data Security Model Law (Model Law) via a meeting …

Cybersecurity

MINDEF to open computer systems to hackers so that vulnerabilities can be found and fixed

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) is opening up its Internet-facing systems to hackers in a first-of-its-kind attempt to identify and fix …

Cybersecurity

Russian-speaking hackers stole about $10 million from US, Russian banks: Report

A top cybersecurity firm says it has identified a previously unknown group of Russian-speaking hackers who have allegedly stolen at least $10 million …

Cybersecurity

ISPs can do what they want as long as they disclose it, under new FCC/FTC agreement

• The FCC and FTC have drafted a set of rules for ISPs to follow after the net neutrality repeal on Thursday<br>• The agreement is said to ensure ISPs “live up to the promises they make to consumers”<br>• Under the new rules, ISPs would be able to employ throttling, paid prioritization and website blocking, so …

Internet

MoneyTaker: Russian-speaking hackers target bankers and lawyers in the U.S. and UK. - Russia Beyond

MoneyTaker has primarily targeted financial telecommunication systems, including SWIFT. In addition to financial institutions, the group has attacked law firms and financial software vendors. At least 20 companies were attacked by MoneyTaker, including 16 attacks in the U.S., three attacks in …

South Carolina

Newly discovered Russian hacking group steals $10M+ from banks

A newly discovered Russian hacking group is said to have stolen at least $10 million from banks in the United States, United Kingdom and Russia …