Yahoo just announced that it was the victim of a devastating state-sponsored hack that resulted in the personal data of half a billion users being breached. If you’re a Yahoo user, your account may have been comprised.
It turns out the Yahoo hack was much bigger than we expected.
It’s easy to become desensitized 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…
Google launched its new messaging app, Allo, today. It features artificially intelligent software that reads your conversations and serves up a short list of personalized features. And you know what? I don’t like this idea.
It might finally be time to abandon cash altogether as a new type of ATM card skimmer that uses a technique called “periscope skimming” has officially been found installed in ATMs in the United States, and from the outside there’s no way to tell that a machine has been compromised.
There might be no honor among thieves, but there’s certainly plenty of pride, as a disgruntled malware developer recently proved by reaching out to an IBM security advisor over a “completely out of date” blog post.
In the past, Donald Trump has been intentionally vague about his plan to “beat ISIS,” simply saying it will be done “very, very quickly.” On Tuesday, however, the Republican nominee finally revealed his secret weapon in the War on Terror: the word “cyber,” which, according to Trump, “is becoming so big today.”
Spotify is resetting the passwords of some of its users after major data breaches lead to loads of login credentials being dumped online. Don’t worry, Spotify hasn’t been hacked. But if you’re using the same password on every service, it’s probably a good idea to reset them.
The FBI has evidence that foreign hackers have accessed the state election databases in two states. According to Yahoo News, the FBI sent out a “flash alert” to election offices and officials across the country, asking them to take better security precautions.
Hillary Clinton has yet to offer a definitive policy stance on strong end-to-end encryption, the mathematical algorithms that protect our data, instant messages, and web browsing. Instead of calling for a ban on government mandated encryption backdoors, something computer security experts have universally urged, she’s…
NBC News has a new article about Donald Trump’s doctor of 35 years, Dr. Harold Bornstein—the guy who claimed that Trump, if elected, would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” The dude looks like a character from a bad 70s porno flick, but Deadspin’s Tim Burke spotted something weirder: Dr.…
A kind of batshit insane and unprecedented thing has just happened in the world of ethical hacking.
It was going to happen soon enough: WhatsApp will now start sharing user data with the company that owns it, Facebook.
Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones has been hacked. Images seen by Gizmodo include multiple nude photographs of Jones, and photos that appear to show the star engaging in sexual acts. The leak also includes scans of her passport, as well as of her California driver’s license.
There’s a lot of misinformation about security online. The truth is that by taking a few simple steps you can make yourself much safer. Here are the basic, super easy ways to do it: