Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Lily Hay Newman

Apple Says It's Time to Digitize Your ID, Ready or Not

Digital driver’s licenses have had a slow start in the US so far, but iOS 15 Wallet will give the nascent technology a serious push.If you've ever scanned a digital boarding pass directly from your phone at airport security,...

The FBI's Anom Stunt Rattles the Encryption Debate

The agency spent years running a secure phone network for criminals. So much for “going dark.” Last fall, dozens of boxes stacked with tuna cans left Ecuador on a ship destined for Belgium. Upon arrival, the shipment was picked up...

How to Turn Off Amazon Sidewalk

The company is enlisting your Echo and Ring devices into an internet-sharing mesh network starting Monday. It’s not too late to opt out.Today Amazon is turning on Sidewalk, a way to extend internet service between Amazon devices like Echo...

The FBI’s Director Compares Ransomware Threat to 9/11

Plus, a Supreme Court decision on a controversial anti-hacking law, a WhatsApp walk-back, and more of the week’s top security news.Ransomware was on everyone's mind again this week as the world's largest meat processing company, JBS SA, faced an...

Microsoft’s Vote Tracking Software Clears a Major Hurdle

Hart InterCivic will be the first private vendor to partner with the company on using its open-source ElectionGuard system.In the ever-urgent quest to ensure United States elections are safe and secure, Microsoft’s ElectionGuard software has been a tantalizing development....

Ransomware Hits a Food Supply Giant—and Underscores Dire Risk

Hackers targeting JBS USA have disrupted meat processing facilities around the world, just one month after the Colonial Pipeline attack caused fuel distribution havoc.The disruptive power of ransomware was already on full display last month, thanks to the Colonial...

US Soldiers Exposed Nuclear Secrets on Digital Flash Ccards

Plus: A major hack in Japan, Citizen app run amok, and more of the week’s top security news.As nations around the world continue to seek access to encrypted communications, the Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp sued the Indian government this...

The SolarWinds Hackers Aren't 'Back.' They Never Went Away

A new phishing campaign from Russian spies targeted USAID among others. But it's less an escalation than a regression to the mean.The Russian hackers who breached SolarWinds IT management software to compromise a slew of United States government agencies...

As Chips Shrink, Rowhammer Attacks Get Harder to Stop

A full fix for the “Half-Double” technique will require rethinking how memory semiconductors are designed.In 2015, Researchers at Google made a troubling discovery: The data theft technique known as “Rowhammer,” previously thought of as a theoretical concern, could be...

Goodbye Internet Explorer—and Good Riddance

Microsoft will finally put the venerated, vulnerability-ridden browser out to pasture, but it's still got a year to cause some trouble.This week Microsoft finally took a step that's been years in the making: the company said it will retire...

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