How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone’s Encryption

New research has dug into the openings that iOS and Android security provide for anyone with…

WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years

A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place…

Post-Riot, the Capitol Hill IT Staff Faces a Security Mess

Wednesday's insurrection could have exposed congressional data and devices in ways that have yet to be…

Ransomware Is Headed Down a Dire Path

2020 was a great year for ransomware gangs. For hospitals, schools, municipal governments, and everyone else,…

The Worst Hacks of 2020, a Surreal Pandemic Year

From ransomware schemes to supply chain attacks, this year melded classic hacks with extraordinary circumstances.

A ‘Bulletproof’ Criminal VPN Was Taken Down in a Global Sting

Plus: Dozens of reporters get hit by an iMessage exploit, continued fallout from the SolarWinds hack,…

How to Understand the Russia Hack Fallout

Not all SolarWinds victims are created equal.

Russia’s Hacking Frenzy Is a Reckoning

Despite years of warning, the US still has no good answer for the sort of “supply…

No One Knows How Deep Russia’s Hacking Rampage Goes

A supply chain attack against IT company SolarWinds has exposed as many as 18,000 companies to…

Apple’s App ‘Privacy Labels’ Are Here—and They’re a Big Step Forward

It remains unclear how effective the warnings will be, but the attempt alone is a promising…