Saudi Arabia ‘hacked Amazon boss’s phone’, says investigator

An investigator for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos says that Saudi Arabia hacked Mr Bezos’s phone and accessed his data. Gavin de Becker was hired by Mr Bezos to find out how his private messages had been leaked to the National … Read More

Hackers could take over some wireless defibrillators, FDA says

The world’s largest medical device company has acknowledged that many of its implanted cardiac defibrillators use an unencrypted wireless protocol that could allow an attacker to change the settings of the lifesaving devices. The vulnerability affects more than 20 defribillator … Read More

Chinese researchers crack “Unhackable” quantum encryption and reveal method

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum communications systems, and quantum encryption, are supposed to be unhackable, but they aren’t. According to experts, and the pioneering companies looking to commercialise the technology, the greatest promise of quantum communications, such as the … Read More

RSA Conference 2019: BleedingBit Flaws Continue to Plague Firms

BleedingBit’s impact continues to spread across various devices, researchers at RSA Conference 2019 said. UPDATE SAN FRANCISCO – Mobile key platform UniKey has patched vulnerabilities related to the infamous BleedingBit attack in its platform. BleedingBit is an issue in Bluetooth … Read More

RSA Conference 2019: The Sky’s the Limit For Satellite Hacks

Satellites are spotted with vulnerabilities and design flaws – and hackers are taking note, researchers report at the RSA Conference. SAN FRANCISCO – The satellites orbiting the world are rife with vulnerabilities – and as more satellites go up, and … Read More

THE WORST HACKS OF 2018

After years of targeted hacks, epic heists, and run of the mill data breaches you might think that institutions would be getting wise to the importance of strong cybersecurity. But it seems 2018 was not the year. Here’s WIRED’s look back at the … Read More

The 21 scariest data breaches of 2018

Data breaches in 2018 compromised the personal information of millions of people around the world. Some of the biggest victims in 2018 include T-Mobile, Quora, Google, and Orbitz. Facebook dealt with a slew of major breaches and incidents that affected … Read More

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

“personal data has become the most prized commodity of the digital age, traded on a vast scale by some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.” Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify … Read More

The Future of Cybersecurity Is the Quantum Random Number Generator

In 1882, a banker in Sacramento, Calif., named Frank Miller developed an absolutely unbreakable encryption method. Nearly 140 years later, cryptographers have yet to come up with something better. Miller had learned about cryptography while serving as a military investigator during the U.S. … Read More

Tomorrow’s Quantum Computers Are Already Threatening Today’s Data

Large-scale quantum computing could be just five years away. It may seem like the plot of a new Terminator movie, but quantum computers from the future are threatening government data today. But before you accuse me of wearing my tinfoil hat … Read More