Measuring the Security of IoT Devices

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:41 AM

In August, CyberITL completed a large-scale survey of software security practices in the IoT environment, by looking at the compiled software. This dataset contains products such as home routers, enterprise equipment, smart cameras, security devices, and more.

On Fox, Trump Is Not At The Center Of The Ukraine Story

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:31 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is being haunted by the ghosts of 2016.

How YouTube Radicalized Brazil

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:57 PM

NITERĂ“I, Brazil — When Matheus Dominguez was 16, YouTube recommended a video that changed his life. He was in a band in NiterĂ³i, a beach-ringed city in Brazil, and practiced guitar by watching tutorials online.

The Moderate Middle Is A Myth

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:57 PM

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Independent voters will decide the election. Or better yet: Moderate voters will decide the election. Or, wait for it … If Democrats can move to the middle, they will win in 2020.

Looking back at the Snowden revelations

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:57 PM

Edward Snowden recently released his memoirs. In some parts of the Internet, this has rekindled an ancient debate: namely, was it all worth it? Did Snowden’s leaks make us better off, or did Snowden just embarass us and set back U.S.

Magecart Group Targets Routers Behind Public Wi-Fi Networks

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:57 PM

Magecart Group 5 has been spotted testing and preparing code to be injected onto commercial routers – potentially opening up guests connecting to Wi-Fi networks to payment data theft.

Communication with locked-in patients in question after misconduct finding

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:56 PM

Germany’s main research-funding organization, DFG, has determined that a high-profile neuroscientist committed scientific misconduct in his DFG-funded work.

Thriving ‘disinformation-as-a-service’ market could make smearing corporate rivals easy

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 1:11 PM

While disinformation campaigns are often associated with governments, new research indicates there is a robust, easy-to-navigate market for anyone looking to buy their own propaganda arms.

NSA on the Future of National Cybersecurity

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:16 AM

Glenn Gerstell, the General Counsel of the NSA, wrote a long and interesting op-ed for the New York Times where he outlined a long list of cyber risks facing the US. The first is that the unprecedented scale and pace of technological change will outstrip our ability to effectively adapt to it.

Uber overhauls its app in ambitious bid to become ‘the operating system for your everyday life’

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Uber is merging its ride-hailing and food delivery apps, adding a raft of new safety features, boosting alternate modes of travel like bikes, scooters, and public transportation, and getting involved in “virtual restaurants,” in addition to dozens of other product announcements that amount to a…

Documents reveal how Russia taps phone companies for surveillance

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:02 PM

In cities across Russia, large boxes in locked rooms are directly connected to the networks of some of the country’s largest phone and internet companies.

Researchers Think They Know How Many Phones Are Vulnerable to 'SIMjacker' Attacks

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Although the percentage of SIM cards that are vulnerable to the attack is relatively low when compared to the total in circulation, the research provides new information around a novel attack being used in the wild. SRLabs tested 800 different SIM cards, the write-up says.

Facebook and YouTube will keep letting politicians say what they want if it’s “newsworthy”

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:12 AM

The major social media platforms are finally taking steps to formalize what has long been an unwritten and much-criticized policy: Politicians have to try really, really hard to have their content policed on the platforms, even if they break their rules.

Facebook confirms its “standards” don’t apply to politicians

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Facebook this week finally put into writing what users—especially politically powerful users—have known for years: its community “standards” do not, in fact, apply across the whole community.

Teenage Girls Are Leading The Climate Movement — And Getting Attacked For It

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:43 AM

A new movement of teenage climate activists — most of whom are girls — are getting dragged, doxed, hacked, and harassed online. On the morning of August 25, 11-year-old Lilly Platt tweeted a video clip of a Brazilian Amazon tribe speaking out against deforestation.