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FBI Director Christopher Wray continues pushing for encryption back doors

The encryption war is quiet now, but the murky back-and-forth between…

Cellebrite, the Feds’ favorite iPhone hacking tool, is selling on ebay for $100 – and it’s leaking data

hen eBay merchant Mr. Balaj was looking through a pile of hi-fi junk at an auction in the U.K…

FBI: End-to-end encryption like Apple’s ‘infects’ law enforcement

Nearly three years after the Federal Bureau of Investigation abandoned an effort to force Apple Inc…

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others denounce Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ anti-encryption law

Apple, Google and Microsoft have denounced the Australian government’s decision to pass an anti-encryption law that…

Backdoors: Australia passes laws allowing spies and police to snoop on encrypted communications

Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications…

Apple to Australia: This is no time to weaken encryption; access only for ‘good guys’ is a false premise

Apple has filed its formal opposition to a new bill currently being proposed by the Australian government…

Apple urges Australian government not to destroy encryption with ‘backdoors’

Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government…

Apple, other tech giants denounce proposed Australian law seeking encryption ‘backdoor’

Four global tech giants – Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon – will oppose an Australian law…

More proof that iPhone backdoors are a stupid idea: Massive cache of law enforcement personnel data leaks

A data breach at a federally funded active shooter training center has exposed the personal data of thousands of US law enforcement officials…

Apple highlights user privacy as Facebook exec steps down

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes every opportunity to highlight his company’s commitment to privacy…

Bipartisan ‘Secure Data Act’ would make it illegal for U.S. government to demand backdoors

A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

Social Engineering: Beware of ‘tech support’ scams

It begins with a simple phone call. A scratchy voice, often sounding distant and foreign…

Law enforcement uses ‘GrayKey’ box to unlock iPhones

In 2017, a company by the name of ‘Grayshift’ created a device called ‘GrayKey’ that successfully unlocked iPhones…

Bill Gates thinks Apple should unlock iPhones at the government’s request

In an interview with Axios, Bill Gates warned Apple and other tech giants that they risk the kind of nightmarish government…

FBI Director Wray calls inability to access electronic devices an ‘urgent public safety issue’

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is increasingly unable to access data from some electronic devices…

711 million email accounts susceptible to largest-ever spambot; can bypass spam filters; Windows only, Macintosh unaffected

A huge spambot ensnaring 711 million email accounts has been uncovered…

Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Windows users intend to switch to a Mac within next 6 months

Nearly all (98% or more) current Mac owners intend to stay with Macs as their next computer…

Microsoft held back free fix that could’ve contained the devastating WannaCry Windows PC epidemic

Microsoft held back from distributing a free repair for old versions of its software that could have slowed last week’s devastating ransomware attack…

The Microsoft Tax: How to avoid the WannaCry virus if you’re slumming it with Windows on your Mac

The worm/virus combination could hit a Mac user with a Boot Camp partition or Windows virtual machines…

Microsoft faulted over massive ransomware cyberattack

There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack…

North Korea thought to be behind worldwide cyber attack on Windows PCs

A hacking group linked to North Korea is thought to be behind the cyber attack…

Tim Cook’s refusal to create iPhone backdoor for FBI vindicated by ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack on Windows PCs

The proliferation of the WannaCry ransomware last week unequivocally justifies Apple’s steadfast refusal to help the FBI…

The Microsoft Tax: Rapidly replicating Windows PC worm spreads as experts try to limit damage; Macintosh unaffected

Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they’re victims…

The Microsoft Tax: Leaked NSA malware hijacks Windows PCs worldwide; Macintosh unaffected

In mid-April, an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA…

Russian hackers exploit Microsoft Windows to spy on the West

The bug the hackers used exists in all modern versions of the Windows operating system…

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