How Google Meet Weathered the Work-From-Home Explosion


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In the early months of Covid-19, Google’s video conferencing platform grew exponentially. Keeping the lights on was no easy task.

The NSA’s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You


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Plus: A Canon ransomware hack, a nasty Twitter bug, and more of the week’s top security news.

Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers


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By apparently compromising moderator accounts, the attackers were able to post MAGA materials all over at least 70 popular subreddits.

Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition in Stores for Nearly a Decade


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A SubStack email mess, a Nintendo leak, and more of the week’s top security news.

The Garmin Hack Was a Warning


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As ransomware groups turn their attention to bigger game, expect more high-profile targets to fall.

How the Alleged Twitter Hackers Got Caught


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Bitcoin payments and IP addresses led investigators to two of the alleged perpetrators in just over two weeks.

Russia Tested a Space Weapon Last Week


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Twitter hack details, a botnet vigilante, and more of the week’s top security news.

Gorilla Glass Victus Will Be a Lot Harder to Scratch


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The new smartphone glass is the first significant improvement in scratch prevention from Corning’s team in seven years.

Chinese Hackers Charged in Decade-Long Crime and Spying Spree


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From defense contractors to videogame companies, the indictment details an astonishing array of victims.

Who Pulled Off the Twitter Hack?


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Plus: WhatsApp’s court case, a VPN exposed, and more of the week’s top security news.

The Twitter Hack Could Have Been Much Worse—and Maybe Was


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The meltdown appears to be part of a bitcoin scam and not something more nefarious, but security experts are troubled that it happened at all.

A Twitter Hacking Spree Hits Elon Musk, Obama, Apple, and More


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An unprecedented “security incident” has rocked Twitter—and scammers are making off with huge amounts of bitcoin.

A Twitter Hacking Spree Hits Elon Musk, Obama, Apple, and More


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An unprecedented “security incident” has rocked Twitter—and scammers are making off with huge amounts of bitcoin.

A New Map Shows the Inescapable Creep of Surveillance


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The Atlas of Surveillance shows which tech law enforcement agencies across the country have acquired. It’s a sobering look at the present-day panopticon.

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web


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Plus: Facebook’s Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week’s top security news.

Sneaky Mac Malware Is Posing as Flash Downloads


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Plus: OnlyFans pirates, a nasty Netgear bug, and more of the week’s top security news.

Former eBay Execs Allegedly Made Life Hell for Critics


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Surveillance. Harassment. A live cockroach delivery. US attorneys have charged six former eBay workers in association with an outrageous cyberstalking campaign.

Zoom Shut Down US-Based Activists at China’s Request


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Hackers for hire, a particularly ignominious phishing campaign, and more of the week’s top security news.

How to Get the Most Out of Signal and Encrypted Chat


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The best end-to-end encrypted messaging app has a host of security features. Here are the ones you should care about.

The Pentagon’s Hand-Me-Downs Helped Militarize Police. Here’s How


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Over several decades, the 1033 program has shipped over $7.4 billion of Defense Department property to more than 8,000 law enforcement agencies.