Screenshot: Microsoft via David NieldWindows Hello is the name Microsoft gives you password-free access to your computer: It can include facial recognition via a webcam, fingerprint scanning via a sensor, and the use of a short PIN code.
Five years ago today, WhatsApp completed our roll out of end-to-end encryption, which provides people all over the world with the ability to communicate privately and securely.
Now the content-delivery network Akamai has reported on a new method: a botnet that uses the Bitcoin blockchain ledger.To be fair, not absolutely everyone who uses a blockchain holds a copy of the entire ledger.
This year's edition contains significantly expanded information about hardware like M1, new details about the secure enclave, and an accounting of a host of software features.Strafach wants to know more about how M1 chips securely handle booting other operating systems, always a question for jailbreakers when Apple releases new processors.
As long as WebRTC is enabled (and it is by default in most browsers), websites can view your actual IP address even when you use a VPN.Mullvad offers apps for every major platform (the Android app is in beta), as well as routers.
Mimoun, the founder of the digital security nonprofit Horizontal, asked the participants to list messaging platforms that they'd heard of or used, and they quickly rattled off Facebook Messenger , WhatsApp , Signal , and Telegram .
Once an attacker has the network privileges to manipulate this authentication scheme, they can generate legitimate tokens to access any of the organization's Microsoft 365 and Azure accounts, no passwords or multifactor authentication required.
As the director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Krebs oversaw the country's election preparedness , grappling not only with potential foreign hacking threats but a firehose of disinformation from President Donald Trump and his associates.
Now, after a federal career that many credited with helping to secure the 2020 presidential election from foreign interference, Krebs is venturing into the other massive cybersecurity story of the last year: the Russian hacker intrusion into SolarWinds , a Texas-based company whose software was hijacked and used to penetrate the networks of at least half a dozen federal agencies.
That fiction was on grand display Wednesday when a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers were voting to confirm the presidential election results.It was photographed by Saul Loeb and depicts three rioters in repose.
In an advisory today, the National Security Agency said that Russian state-sponsored groups have been actively attacking a vulnerability in multiple enterprise remote-work platforms developed by VMware.
Today the group known as Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security is announcing a task force specifically dedicated to helping "content delivery networks" and other cloud services adopt the filters and cryptographic checks needed to harden BGP.
There are times when you will want to hand your unlocked phone to the people around you—showing photos to friends, for instance, or giving it to your kids to play on—and you may want to consider putting some extra locks on the apps you want to be more secure.
But one security researcher has shown how vulnerabilities in the Tesla Model X's keyless entry system allow a different sort of update: A hacker could rewrite the firmware of a key fob via Bluetooth connection, lift an unlock code from the fob, and use it to steal a Model X in just a matter of minutes.
For example, AMD says that its Security Processor will work alongside Pluton to act as the hardware root of trust for the silicon chips in a system and their firmware, while Pluton can provide the root of trust for Windows.
"We are seeing historic levels of cooperation among federal agencies and state and local election officials to secure this election and to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic," says Mark Lindeman, acting codirector of Verified Voting, a nonpartisan nonprofit that promotes election system integrity.
Earlier this week, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers told De Volkskrant that he had recently accessed Donald Trump's Twitter account simply by guessing the password: maga2020!A few days later, he says, he saw that Trump's Twitter account had added two-factor authentication, freezing him out.
When an app first asks for permission to track location, the option to enable this all the time (even when the app isn't running) isn't available: You need to visit the app's specific page in Android Settings to do this.
The October issue of WIRED took a close , in-depth look at the state of election security.
Open source is a technology development and distribution methodology, where the codebase and all development—from setting a roadmap to building new features, fixing bugs, and writing documentation—is done in public.
You can disable this feature on the iPhone in Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Tape to Wake (it only appears on the home-button-less iPhones like the X and newer), and Android phones at Settings > Display > Lock Screen Display > Double-Tap to Check Phone .
Every Saturday we round up the security and privacy stories that we didn’t break or report on in depth but think you should know about.How the NSA Keeps Phones Safe From TrackingThis week, the National Security Agency shared a three-page primer on how to limit your location data exposure.
There are still plenty of details outstanding about how they might have pulled it off, but court documents show how a trail of bitcoin and IP addresses led investigators to the alleged hackers .A Garmin ransomware hack disrupted more than just workouts during a days-long outage; security researchers see it as part of a troubling trend of "big game hunting" among ransomware groups .
The units F-Secure analyzed posed as Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switches—trusted devices that connect computers on an internal network to route data between them.In their analysis, the F-Secure researchers found subtle cosmetic differences between the counterfeit devices and a genuine Cisco 2960-X Series switch used for reference.