Category Archives: Security

Anne Neuberger, a Top White House Cyber Official, Is Staying Surprisingly Optimistic

When Anne Neuberger stepped into the newly created role of deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology on the White House’s National Security Council at the start of the Biden administration, she was already one of the government’s most experienced cyber veterans.Neuberger spent a decade at the National Security Agency, serving as its…
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Signal Finally Rolls Out Usernames, So You Can Keep Your Phone Number Private

For nearly a decade, cybersecurity professionals and privacy advocates have recommended the end-to-end encrypted communications app Signal as the gold standard for truly private digital communications. Using it, however, has paradoxically required exposing one particular piece of private information to everyone you text or call: a phone number. Now, that's finally changing.Today, Signal launched the…
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The Notorious Lockbit Ransomware Gang Has Been Disrupted by Law Enforcement

For the last four years, the LockBit ransomware group has been on an unrelenting rampage, hacking into thousands of businesses, schools, medical facilities, and governments around the world—and making millions in the process. A children’s hospital, Boeing, the UK’s Royal Mail, and sandwich chain Subway have all been recent victims.But LockBit’s hacking campaign has come…
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The Danger Lurking Just Below Ukraine’s Surface

Oleksandr Kryvtsov had enough.The owner of an agricultural company in Hrakove, near Kharkiv, Kryvtsov found his land littered with land mines. That region of Ukraine, occupied by Russian forces for nearly eight months, had been pockmarked with explosive ordinances. The threat meant that farmers like Kryvtsov had to let their fields lay fallow. Even though…
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