Thousands of websites including ones run by the US and UK governments secretly hijacked browsers to mine cryptocurrency thanks to a compromised plugin, the Register reported on Sunday.
The Verge's Ashley Carman talks with security experts to figure out if covering your computer's built-in camera actually does anything.
Observers noticed that Strava's global workout heatmap apparently revealed the location of secret military bases around the world and the exercise habits of individual troops on those bases.
Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities.
Prejudice is often coded into software, including tools used by the government.
The Alphabet subsidiary’s location-hungry tentacles are quietly lurking behind some of the most innovative features of its Android mobile operating system.
The stakes are high for this multibillion-dollar sector: a cyberattack combined with a physical one could, in theory, lead to the release of radiation or the theft of fissile material.
How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months — and then leaked out.
Facebook has long said that it doesn’t use location data to make friend suggestions, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t thought about using it.
You probably have a #CATS and a women-only channel, and you've probably said something privately that you wouldn't want shared with your boss. But that's not really up to you.
The retina scans and fingerprints of many of India's citizens are for sale on WhatsApp for less than $10.
Security researchers are calling the flaws Meltdown and Spectre, and between the two, they affect almost every computer, tablet, phone and cloud computing service.
What's one good way to bring down a botnet? Send that traffic to a sinkhole.
Computer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside nearly all of the world’s computers.
The hack was apparently only used to spread ransomware.
The document is from the Cold War. But the material it teaches is still being used today by Vladimir Putin's clandestine cadres.
One previously unreported order — a sweeping presidential finding to combat global cyberthreats — prompted US spy agencies to plan a half-dozen specific operations to counter the Russian threat. But one year after those instructions were given, the Trump White House remains divided over whether to act, intelligence officials said.
She's not an ideological combatant like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. She's much more like you or me.
President Trump signed the ban into law last week as part of a broad defense policy bill.
A recent study found that around one in five emails you open are tracked.
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