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Breaking The Weakest Link Of The Strongest Chain

Around July last year, more than a 100 Israeli servicemen were hit by a cunning threat actor.The attack compromised their devices and exfiltrated data...

Ransomware: How A Security Inconvenience Became The Industry's Most-Feared Vulnerability

There are all sorts of ways to curb ransomware, so why has it spread so successfully? The word "ransomware" conjures up images of dark cloaks...

Report: Egypt Censors Encrypted Signal App

Developer Open Whisper Systems says the country is censoring its messaging and voice calling program. Egypt has reportedly censored encrypted chat service Signal. App developer Open...

Facebook charged with misleading EU over $22 billion WhatsApp takeover

samazgorreader comments 13 Share this story Facebook has been accused of misleading the European Commission over its $22 billion takeover of WhatsApp...

App developers not ready for iOS transport security requirements

A month before Apple is expected to enforce stricter security requirements for app communications in iOS, enterprise developers don’t seem ready to embrace them,...

A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online

Enlarge / Unfortunately, it's easier to stick a lock on the Brooklyn Bridge than it is to secure your data. We can at least...

Poison .JPG spreading ransomware through Facebook Messenger

Cick-to-self-p0wn attack sneaks Locky ransomware past Zuck's security model Checkpoint has found an image obfuscation trick it thinks may be behind a recent massive phishing...

Security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire explains “data contraception”

reader comments 12 Share this story For the eighth episode of Ars Technica Live, we're joined by security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire. Ars...

Hello |FNAME|, this is the Obama-bot Drupal chat module speaking

White House open-sources presidential Facebook Messenger chatbot The White House has open-sourced the bot that president Obama uses to automatically respond to messages sent on...

ACLU Calls on Tech Companies to Stand Up for Customers' Privacy...

The ACLU, calling for transparency, released a gag order and subpoena served to Open Whisper Systems, maker of encryption technology used by Google and...

Signal Developer Fights Feds' Gag Order

Open Whisper Systems's first subpoena included a broad gag order, but it fought the order with the help of the ACLU. Secure chat app Signal...

Encrypted 'Secret Conversations' Roll Out on Facebook Messenger

Secret chats feature end-to-end encryption and a self-destruct option. The rollout of Facebook Messenger "secret conversations" is reportedly complete, providing end-to-end encryption and some Snapchat-like...