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Russia starts testing its own internal internet

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Russia has begun testing a national internet system that would function as an alternative to the broader web, according to local news reports. Exactly...

No, Spotify, you shouldn’t have sent mysterious USB drives to journalists

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Last week, Spotify sent a number of USB drives to reporters with a note: “Play me.” It’s not uncommon for reporters to receive USB drives...

Plenty of Fish app was leaking users’ hidden names and postal...

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Dating app Plenty of Fish has pushed out a fix for its app after a security researcher found it was leaking information that users...

Mastercard acquires security assessment startup, RiskRecon

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Mastercard announced today that it is acquiring RiskRecon, a Salt Lake City startup that uses publicly available data to build security assessments of organizations....

F5 acquires Shape Security for $1B

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F5 got an expensive holiday present today, snagging startup Shape Security for approximately $1 billion. What the networking company gets with a shiny red ribbon...

Over 1,500 Ring passwords have been found on the dark web

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A security researcher has found on the dark web 1,562 unique email addresses and passwords associated with Ring doorbell passwords. The list of passwords was...

‘Plundervolt’ attack breaches chip security with a shock to the system

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Today’s devices have been secured against innumerable software attacks, but a new exploit called Plundervolt uses distinctly physical means to compromise a chip’s security....

RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises $3M in seed funding

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Raysecur says at least ten times a day someone sends a suspicious package containing powder, liquid, or some other kind of hazard. The Boston, Mass.-based...

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign

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Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign...

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over...

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The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their...