Home and office routers come under attack by China state hackers, France warns

reader comments 21 with 17 posters participating Share this story China state hackers are compromising large numbers of home and office routers for use in a vast and ongoing attack against organizations in France, authorities from that county said. The hacking group—known in security circles as APT31, Zirconium, Panda, and other names—has historically conducted espionage […]

Lyft ditches Google Maps for Here, partners with Argo AI

Enlarge / Lyft will switch its map provider from Google to Here. reader comments 9 with 7 posters participating Share this story The ride-hailing company Lyft is changing up its maps, which until now have been powered by Google. Lyft will now use Here instead. Lyft says the switch will mean a better search database […]

Two-for-Tuesday vulnerabilities send Windows and Linux users scrambling

reader comments 21 with 18 posters participating Share this story The world woke up on Tuesday to two new vulnerabilities—one in Windows and the other in Linux—that allow hackers with a toehold in a vulnerable system to bypass OS security restrictions and access sensitive resources. As operating systems and applications become harder to hack, successful […]

Our AI headline experiment continues: Did we break the machine?

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 28 with 22 posters participating, including story author Share this story Is Our Machine Learning? View more stories We’re in phase three of our machine-learning project now—that is, we’ve gotten past denial and anger, and we’re now sliding into bargaining and depression. I’ve been tasked with using Ars […]

Apple under pressure over iPhone security after NSO spyware claims

NurPhoto | Getty Images reader comments 38 with 31 posters participating Share this story Apple has come under pressure to collaborate with its Silicon Valley rivals to fend off the common threat of surveillance technology after a report alleged that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used to target journalists and human rights activists. Amnesty International, […]

Dish switching network to AT&T after calling T-Mobile anticompetitive

Dish Network reader comments 11 with 11 posters participating Share this story Dish Network has agreed to pay AT&T at least $5 billion over 10 years for network access amid a feud between Dish and T-Mobile. Dish is in the early stages of building a 5G network and in the meantime is serving customers as […]

“Clickless” exploits from Israeli firm hacked activists’ fully updated iPhones

Getty Images reader comments 10 with 10 posters participating Share this story Smartphones belonging to more than three dozen journalists, human rights activists, and business executives have been infected with powerful spyware that an Israeli firm sells, purportedly to catch terrorists and criminals, The Washington Post and other publications reported. The handsets were infected with […]

US warns China over state-sponsored hacking, citing mass attacks on Exchange

Getty Images | cbarnesphotography reader comments 38 with 28 posters participating Share this story The US government blamed the Chinese government on Monday for attacks on thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers. China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) “has fostered an ecosystem of criminal contract hackers who carry out both state-sponsored activities and cybercrime for their […]

Hackers got past Windows Hello by tricking a webcam

Clearly the quickest way to bypass Microsoft facial recognition, no? reader comments 13 with 12 posters participating Share this story Biometric authentication is a key piece of the tech industry’s plans to make the world password-less. But a new method for duping Microsoft’s Windows Hello facial-recognition system shows that a little hardware fiddling can trick […]

Facebook catches Iranian spies catfishing US military targets

Getty Images reader comments 5 with 4 posters participating Share this story If you’re a member of the US military who’s gotten friendly Facebook messages from private-sector recruiters for months on end, suggesting a lucrative future in the aerospace or defense contractor industry, Facebook may have some bad news. On Thursday, the social media giant […]