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- The Kaseya Ransomware Nightmare Is Almost Overon July 22, 2021 at 8:28 pm
A decryption tool has emerged, meaning any victims whose systems remain locked up can soon breathe easy.
- Kaseya gets master decryptor to help customers still suffering from REvil attackon July 22, 2021 at 8:12 pm
REvil ransomware struck as many as 1,500 networks, but a master key is now available.
- AT&T nightmare: Woman had to wait 3+ months for broadband at new homeon July 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm
AT&T, the only ISP available, kept canceling installs until she contacted news media.
- Saudi Aramco confirms data leak after $50 million cyber ransom demandon July 22, 2021 at 4:56 pm
World’s largest oil producer says some company files were compromised.
- Ars AI headline experiment finale—we came, we saw, we used a lot of compute timeon July 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Turns out it's really hard to make a machine-learning model to evaluate headlines.
- An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Securityon July 22, 2021 at 1:17 pm
Amnesty International sheds alarming light on an NSO Group surveillance tool—and the gaps in Apple’s and Google's defenses.
- Home and office routers come under attack by China state hackers, France warnson July 21, 2021 at 9:57 pm
Compromised routers give the hackers anonymity in ongoing large-scale attacks.
- Venmo Gets More Private—but It's Still Not Fully Safeon July 21, 2021 at 3:47 pm
Eliminating the global feed is a good step. But until the platform offers privacy by default, it remains a liability for many of its users.
- Lyft ditches Google Maps for Here, partners with Argo AIon July 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm
Argo and Ford will deploy driverless cars on Lyft's network in Miami and Austin.
- Two-for-Tuesday vulnerabilities send Windows and Linux users scramblingon July 20, 2021 at 9:17 pm
Both OSes have flaws that allow attackers with a toehold to elevate access.
- Our AI headline experiment continues: Did we break the machine?on July 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm
In part three of four, we look at what's gone right, and what's gone... less than right.
- Apple under pressure over iPhone security after NSO spyware claimson July 20, 2021 at 1:59 pm
Apple urged to work with rivals after alleged surveillance of journalists, activists.
- Dish switching network to AT&T after calling T-Mobile anticompetitiveon July 19, 2021 at 10:12 pm
10-year deal will make AT&T the primary network provider for Dish MVNO business.
- “Clickless” exploits from Israeli firm hacked activists’ fully updated iPhoneson July 19, 2021 at 8:44 pm
NSO Group says its spyware targets only criminals and terrorists. Critics disagree.
- How China’s Hacking Entered a Reckless New Phaseon July 19, 2021 at 7:43 pm
The country’s hackers have gotten far more aggressive since 2015, when the Ministry of State Security largely took over the country’s cyberespionage.
- US warns China over state-sponsored hacking, citing mass attacks on Exchangeon July 19, 2021 at 7:02 pm
US: Chinese state-backed hackers perpetrated "massive cyber espionage operation."
- Hackers got past Windows Hello by tricking a webcamon July 18, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Researchers used infrared photos and third-party hardware to best facial-recognition tech.
- Biden Puts a $10M Bounty on Foreign Hackerson July 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Plus: REvil goes dark, spyware runs amok, and more of the week's top security news.
- Biden’s Cybersecurity Team Gets Crowded at the Topon July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am
It’s a lot of talent, but the US now has five overlapping roles jockeying for limited budgets, authorities, and bureaucratic victories.
- Facebook catches Iranian spies catfishing US military targetson July 17, 2021 at 10:45 am
Hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure their victims.
- Hackers Got Past Windows Hello by Tricking a Webcamon July 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm
The security researchers used infrared photos and third-party hardware to best Microsoft’s facial-recognition tech.
- Disable the Windows print spooler to prevent hacks, Microsoft tells customerson July 16, 2021 at 8:38 pm
The third serious Windows print flaw in 5 weeks prompts new Microsoft warning.
- The SolarWinds Hackers Used an iOS Flaw to Compromise iPhoneson July 15, 2021 at 8:10 pm
Security researchers say the group exploited a zero-day in Apple’s operating system to target European government officials over LinkedIn.
- For years, a backdoor in popular KiwiSDR product gave root to project developeron July 15, 2021 at 7:22 pm
Users are rattled after learning their devices and networks were exposed.
- Facebook Catches Iranian Spies Catfishing US Military Targetson July 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm
The hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure their victims.
- TSMC signals global chip crunch may be easingon July 15, 2021 at 4:50 pm
Semiconductor group says carmakers can expect upturn in supplies over coming weeks.
- Feeding the machine: We give an AI some headlines and see what it doeson July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm
In part two of our series, we attempt to learn the ways of the machine.
- Amazon bought Facebook’s satellite team to help build Starlink competitoron July 14, 2021 at 9:09 pm
Amazon's Project Kuiper got some new employees as Facebook ended satellite project.
- iOS zero-day let SolarWinds hackers compromise fully updated iPhoneson July 14, 2021 at 8:04 pm
Flaw was exploited when government officials clicked on links in LinkedIn messages.
- WhatsApp Has a Secure Fix for One of Its Biggest Drawbackson July 14, 2021 at 7:06 pm
Starting with a beta that launches today, you’ll no longer have to route all your messages through your smartphone.