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US bans electronics larger than smartphones in cabins on certain flights

The U.S.Department of Homeland Security has ordered that passengers on flights departing for the U.S from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa...

TSA explains why it won’t allow electronics on some USA-bound flights

Enlarge / A commercial airliner flies over the Kuwait City on January 11, 2017, after taking off from Kuwait's International Airport. (credit: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty...

US government to ban most electronics from some US-bound flights

Homeland Security isn't saying what the reason for the impending ban is, but that a change to the rules have been considered for several...

Some HTTPS inspection tools might weaken security

Companies that use security products to inspect HTTPS traffic might inadvertently make their users’ encrypted connections less secure and expose them to man-in-the-middle attacks,...

Warning: Your networking tools are weakening your web security

As more of the internet adopts HTTPS everywhere to secure communications, enterprises rely on inspection tools to examine encrypted traffic to make sure it...

Trump Budget Adds $61 Million for FBI Cybercrime-Fighting Efforts

The President's 2018 budget blueprint includes a focus on cybersecurity with $1.5 billion for Homeland Security and $50 billion for Defense.

Why are creepy SS7 cellphone spying flaws still unfixed after years,...

And why won't the NSA open up about Section 702 spying? Two of the most technically literate US politicians want to know why America's...

Official: America auto-scanned visitors’ social media profiles. Also: It didn’t work...

DHS report shows the limits of bonkers budget-busting plan The US Department of Homeland Security used software to scan social media accounts of people...

State Officials Tell DHS to Leave Election Security to Them

A National Association of Secretaries of States resolution says the U.S.Department of Homeland Security has failed to clarify the meaning of its designation of...

States Oppose Designating Election Systems as Critical Infrastructure

The National Association of Secretaries of States adopted a resolution to oppose the designation of election systems as "critical infrastructure” by the U.S.Department of...

US Homeland Security is so secure even its own staff can’t...

Nothing like a post-holiday IT cockup US Department of Homeland Security staff returning to work on Tuesday after the Presidents' Day holiday have apparently...

‘Hey, Homeland Security. Don’t you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at...

Civil liberty groups, security experts, law profs, lawmakers slam looming US policy Over 50 human rights and civil liberties groups, nearly 100 law professors...