Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

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Spread the loveTweet Law enforcement’s use of the surveillance devices known as stingrays, fake cell towers that can intercept communications and track phones, remains as murky as it is controversial,…


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Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks To Sow Disinformation

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Spread the loveTweet Over the past year, the Kremlin’s strategy of weaponizing leaks to meddle with democracies around the world has become increasingly clear, first in the US and more…


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Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet

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Spread the loveTweet After a hacked US election covered in Russian fingerprints, it’s easy to assume that Friday’s megaleak of emails from France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron was the Kremlin’s work,…


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US Sanctions Didn’t Stop Russia’s Election Hacking—Or Even Slow It Down

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Spread the loveTweet Ten days after US intelligence agencies pinned the breach of the Democratic National Committee last October on the Russian government, Vice President Joe Biden promised government would…


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Watch Hackers Sabotage an Industrial Robot Arm

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Spread the loveTweet When the cybersecurity industry warns of digital threats to the “internet of things,” the targets that come to mind are ill-conceived, insecure consumer products like hackable lightbulbs…


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Watch Hackers Sabotage an Industrial Robot Arm

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Spread the loveTweet When the cybersecurity industry warns of digital threats to the “internet of things,” the targets that come to mind are ill-conceived, insecure consumer products like hackable lightbulbs…


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An Obscure App Flaw Creates Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

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Spread the loveTweet For hackers, scanning for an open “port”—a responsive, potentially vulnerable internet connection on a potential victim’s machine—has long been one of the most basic ways to gain…


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Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

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Spread the loveTweet For years, automakers and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle’s doors, and…


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The US Charging Julian Assange Could Put Press Freedom on Trial

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Spread the loveTweet Julian Assange has made himself a difficult figure to love. The organization he created, WikiLeaks, has spilled secrets that infuriate the right and, more recently, the left…


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A New Way to Securely Send Information to WIRED

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Spread the loveTweet In an age of pervasive internet surveillance, traditional tools like email and phone calls are no longer enough to safely link reporters and their contacts. The most…


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