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Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

Internet connectivity and cellular service in Belarus have been down since Sunday evening, after sporadic outages early that morning and throughout the day. The connectivity blackout, which also includes landline...
Voting Machine Makers Are Finally Playing Nice With Hackers

Voting Machine Makers Are Finally Playing Nice With Hackers

For well over a decade, the relationship between voting machine companies and security researchers has been fraught. The manufacturers have long resisted allowing unfettered access for bug hunters, even as...
iOS 14’s Best Privacy Feature? Catching Data-Grabbing Apps

iOS 14’s Best Privacy Feature? Catching Data-Grabbing Apps

With every iOS update, users gain more controls over what data that app developers can collect about them. The new iOS 14 is no different, except for one thing—it...
Russia Tested a Space Weapon Last Week

Russia Tested a Space Weapon Last Week

This week, WIRED broke the news of a Russian military intelligence hacking campaign that dates all the way back to December 2018. The targets included government organizations and energy...
Who Pulled Off the Twitter Hack?

Who Pulled Off the Twitter Hack?

On Wednesday, an unprecedented Twitter hack saw the accounts of Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, and more fall into the hands of...
15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

After China imposed a restrictive national security law on Hong Kong, tech companies find themselves at a crossroads. Giants like Google and Facebook stopped responding to requests for user...
GitHub Takes Aim at Open Source Software Vulnerabilities

GitHub Takes Aim at Open Source Software Vulnerabilities

Open source software has the potential to be very secure. Unlike proprietary code that can only be accessed directly by its own developers, anyone can vet open source projects...
Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

The novel coronavirus has impacted the global economy, daily life, and human health around the world, changing how people work and interact everyday. But in addition to the pressing threat...
A Critical Internet Safeguard Is Running Out of Time

A Critical Internet Safeguard Is Running Out of Time

Keeping the internet safe may sometimes feel like a game of Whac-A-Mole, reacting to attacks as they arise, then moving on to the next. In reality, though, it's an ongoing...
The Internet Avoided a Minor Disaster Last Week

The Internet Avoided a Minor Disaster Last Week

The impact of pulling those certificates would be swift and severe. Once browsers like Chrome and Firefox found them missing, they would flash warnings to any visitors that the sites...

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