Trump issues executive orders that will ban transactions with TikTok, WeChat parent companies

Both apps have been characterized as national security threats.

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State Department offers up to $10 million in rewards to ID hackers who interfere in election

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

The offer comes as part of a program typically used to nab terrorism suspects.

DEF CON’s Aerospace Village looks to satellite hacking to improve security in space

by Shannon Vavra • 1 day ago

The aerospace hacking village at DEF CON is going to look pretty different this year.

The long-lasting consequences of Coalfire's Iowa pentest fiasco

by Jeff Stone • 2 days ago

The incident made national headlines last year, but the effects are still lingering.

Here's the NSA's advice for reducing the exposure of cellphone location data

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Although cell phone users can take steps to limit the risk their mobile devices are exposing location data, the NSA is warning now there is no way to eliminate the risk.

Twitter prepares to pay up to $250 million for using security data for advertising

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

The company also said its most recent breach could affect advertisers' opinion.

DOD, FBI, DHS release info on malware used in Chinese government-led hacking campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

The release is the first time the government has called out malware thought to be Chinese in origin.

Lawmakers call for FTC investigation of data brokers enabled by online ad industry

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

“[T]here is no effective way to control these tools absent intervention by regulators and Congress,” the lawmakers said of data brokers.

Republican momentum builds for bills requiring encryption circumvention

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

With a "lawful access" companion bill introduced in the House now, Republican legislators are putting the pedal to the metal on proposals that would require tech firms to give law enforcement access to encrypted services.

For North Korea, phishing with fake job-recruitment emails never gets old

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

This time, the spies were trying to get access to European defense firms, McAfee says.

EU sanctions Russian intelligence, Chinese nationals and a North Korean front company for alleged hacks

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

It's the first restrictive measure out of the EU in connection with cyber activities.

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