computer security

Improvising a Laptop Recorder and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

Improvising a Laptop Recorder and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

Davey Alba, a Times newcomer who reports on disinformation, has a taste for Ice Breakers and a trick for saving audio from her computer.
Every Part of the Supply Chain Can Be Attacked

Every Part of the Supply Chain Can Be Attacked

When it comes to 5G technology, we have to build a trustworthy system out of untrustworthy parts.
How to Make the Most of Apple’s New Privacy Tools in iOS 13

How to Make the Most of Apple’s New Privacy Tools in iOS 13

We tested the new suite of privacy tools in Apple’s latest mobile software, from minimizing location sharing to silencing robocalls.

Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

Digital identity startup Passbase has closed a $3.6 million seed round, led by Cowboy Ventures and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and other European investors. The 2018 founded
Russian Man Pleads Guilty in ‘Massive’ Hacking Scheme

Russian Man Pleads Guilty in ‘Massive’ Hacking Scheme

Andrei Tyurin is the first person to be convicted in the case, in which prosecutors said cyberattacks targeted a dozen American companies, including JPMorgan Chase.
Russian Man Pleads Guilty in ‘Massive’ Hacking Scheme

Russian Man Pleads Guilty in ‘Massive’ Hacking Scheme

Andrei Tyurin is the first person to be convicted in the case, in which prosecutors said cyberattacks targeted a dozen American companies, including JPMorgan Chase.

Thinkful confirms data breach days after Chegg’s $80M acquisition

Thinkful, an online education site for developers, has confirmed a data breach, just days after it confirmed it would be acquired. “We recently discovered that an unauthorized party may have gained
Ecuador Investigates Data Breach of Up to 20 Million People

Ecuador Investigates Data Breach of Up to 20 Million People

The trove of personal details was found on an unsecured server in Florida, though it was unclear whether anyone had gained access to the information.
I Work for N.S.A. We Cannot Afford to Lose the Digital Revolution.

I Work for N.S.A. We Cannot Afford to Lose the Digital Revolution.

Technology is about to upend our entire national security infrastructure.
The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

When you oversee a web browser used by a billion people, you eat a lot of cereal for dinner.
The Week in Tech: YouTube Fined $170 Million Over Child Privacy Violations

The Week in Tech: YouTube Fined $170 Million Over Child Privacy Violations

A settlement is about 1.7 percent of the parent company Alphabet’s profit in its most recent quarter.

Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of this issue
The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

When you oversee a web browser used by a billion people, you eat a lot of cereal for dinner.
The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

When you oversee a web browser used by a billion people, you eat a lot of cereal for dinner.
Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

As the 2020 race heats up, here’s how Matthew Rosenberg, a politics reporter, is preparing for an onslaught of intentional falsehoods.

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security

Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including
Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

Tracing Disinformation With Custom Tools, Burner Phones and Encrypted Apps

As the 2020 race heats up, here’s how Matthew Rosenberg, a politics reporter, is preparing for an onslaught of intentional falsehoods.

What you missed in cybersecurity this week

There’s not a week that goes by where cybersecurity doesn’t dominates the headlines. This week was no different. Struggling to keep up? We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from

Hackers to stress-test Facebook Portal at hacking contest

Hackers will soon be able to stress-test the Facebook Portal at the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, following the introduction of the social media giant’s debut hardware device last year. Pwn2Own is

Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B

Cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius has raised $20 million in its second round of funding this year. Venture capital firm OpenView led the Series B, joining existing investors in bringing