The Weakest Link

11.26.18

‘This Is a War’: Prisons Want Cell Phone Jammers to Stop Inmates from Communicating With the Outside World

Prisons want jamming technology to stop criminal activity, but critics warn there would be dire consequences if jamming was allowed to propagate.

11.19.18

The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia

The Kremlin has been focused on undermining trust in American democracy and elections, but Donald Trump and the Republicans have done it better than Russia ever could.

11.16.18

Targeted Advertising Is Ruining the Internet and Breaking the World

Surveillance capitalism and targeted advertising have become the norm on the internet, and it's hurting all of us.

11.16.18

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.

11.16.18

With $20 of Gear from Amazon, Nearly Anyone Can Make This IMSI-Catcher in 30 Minutes

Surveillance takes on different character when it trickles down to more ordinary, everyday users. The significance and threat from IMSI-catchers is multiplied when a lot more people can deploy one using cheap tech from Amazon and free code from Github.

11.16.18

Real Hackers Tell Us Why They Love the Movie 'Hackers'

We asked a bunch of hackers why they love the over-the-top, cult 90s movie 'Hackers.'

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11.16.18

The Internet Needs More Friction

Tech companies’ obsession with moving data across the internet as fast as possible has made it less safe.

11.16.18

Patching Is Failing as a Security Paradigm

Many of the most damaging hacks in recent history were only possible because someone failed to update software.

11.15.18

'I’m Possibly Alive Because It Exists:' Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker

An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.

11.15.18

How I Lost and Regained Control of My Microchip Implant

I learned the hard way that information security is a double-edged sword.

11.15.18

Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

When criminal hackers keep breaking into big company networks to grab consumer data, the reason comes down to dollars and nonsense.

11.15.18

The Hack Millions of People Are Installing Themselves

Security conscious users keep their operating system and other software up to date, but a huge risk is often overlooked: the underground trade of malicious browser extensions that people install themselves.

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