'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June

'Shadow Brokers' threaten to release more hacking tools in June An exploit that the "WannaCry" malware used to encrypt computers worldwide first appeared in a leak from "The Shadow Brokers," a group that claims to have stolen a number of tools from the NSA. Now the Shadow Brokers are back with a new blog post […]

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step aft… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft patches […]

F-Secure Acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac Security App 'Little Flocker'

F-Secure Acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac Security App 'Little Flocker' Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired Little Flocker, the behavioral analysis-based monitoring app for Macs, developed by iPhone forensics expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, who joined Apple last month. The Helsinki-based firm announced the news in a press release posted to its site, where it […]

Apple says it's already patched 'many' Wikileaks iOS exploits

Apple says it's already patched 'many' Wikileaks iOS exploits Less than 24 hours ago, Wikileaks published a large cache of documents detailing top secret CIA operations conducted by its Center for Cyber Intelligence. Included in the 8,761 documents and files, referred to was Vault 7, are references to zero-day… Source: Engadget Link: Apple says it's […]

Is This the CIA's Most Shocking Hacker Tool Yet??

Is This the CIA's Most Shocking Hacker Tool Yet?? Even though the news is only a few hours old, some are already starting to wonder if the big WikiLeaks release of CIA hacking documents revealed anything “technically surprising.” Well, how about this: CIA hackers are obscenely well-versed in Japanese one-line ACSCII art. Read more… Source: […]

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi Your home wi-Fi network might be a glorious model of high-speed, rock-solid internet connectivity, but is it safe? Even after you’ve got all of your various computers and devices hooked up, you still need to make sure the network’s secured against unwelcome visitors, and here’s exactly how […]

President Trump Reportedly Still Using His Favorite Unsecured Cellphone [Updated]

President Trump Reportedly Still Using His Favorite Unsecured Cellphone [Updated] Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on “the world’s most secure” telephone system, joking, “The words just explode in the air.” According to that same report, however, the President is also using what […]

Trump Staffers Are Reportedly Using Private Email Accounts

Trump Staffers Are Reportedly Using Private Email Accounts Remember how Donald Trump hammered on Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State? During the election, Trump went as far as wanting to put “Crooked Hillary” behind bars, because having staffers use emails not monitored by the government could […]

Snowden's preferred email provider, Lavabit, has been resurrected

Snowden's preferred email provider, Lavabit, has been resurrected Lavabit, the encrypted email provider Edward Snowden favored, has risen from the ashes with more security features than before. If you'll recall, company chief Ladar Levison shut it down in 2013 instead of complying with the government's demand to ha… Source: Engadget Link: Snowden's preferred email provider, […]

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president

Obama's legacy: The most tech-savvy president When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, 2009, the federal government was in the digital dark ages. Even as late as 2011, he was complaining that the White House was 30 years behind. Among other things, Obama was the first presid… Source: Engadget Link: Obama's […]

Monitor Your Home From Anywhere With Yi's Security Camera, Just $30 Today

Monitor Your Home From Anywhere With Yi's Security Camera, Just Today Yi, manufacturer of your favorite affordable action cam, also makes a home IP security camera, and Prime members can pick it up for just $30 today, albeit with a backorder. If you want it faster, or aren’t a Prime member, it’s also available for […]

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open source his autonomous-car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat… Source: Engadget […]

The Navy's $4 billion stealth destroyer has malfunctioned again

The Navy's billion stealth destroyer has malfunctioned again The US Navy hasn't exactly been having the best of luck with its pricey new ship. Only weeks after it was officially commissioned the USS Zumwalt, the Navy's new $4.4 billion destroyer has already been put out of action. Source: Engadget Link: The Navy's billion stealth destroyer […]

Teen arrested for sharing exploit that almost brought down 911

Teen arrested for sharing exploit that almost brought down 911 An Arizona teen is discovering why you should think very carefully about sharing exploits online: you don't know what people will do with them… or in some cases, that you're sharing the right exploits. Phoenix police have arrested 18-year-old Meet… Source: Engadget Link: Teen arrested […]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Increased encryption will help keep porn browsing private

Increased encryption will help keep porn browsing private Thanks to boosts in visibility when it comes to search and web browsers, you've probably noticed more websites (like Engadget) switching to HTTPS, which uses encryption to secure the connection between browser and server. Despite benefits to privacy… Source: Engadget Link: Increased encryption will help keep porn […]

The FBI served Google with a secret subpoena

The FBI served Google with a secret subpoena Tucked into Google's latest bi-annual transparency report, the search behemoth quietly revealed that it received a secret subpoena from the FBI sometime during the first half of 2015. While the subpoena itself wasn't necessarily out of the ordinary,… Source: Engadget Link: The FBI served Google with a […]

'Secure' apps in Google's Play Store are a crapshoot

'Secure' apps in Google's Play Store are a crapshoot Infosec Apple fanboys are not known for their empathy — either for those who can't afford their holy high fetish of phone security (iPhone) or for those who simply can't stomach the ecosystem's mounting hypocrisies. But there's one thing on their s… Source: Engadget Link: 'Secure' […]

Yahoo email breach could put Verizon deal in jeopardy

Yahoo email breach could put Verizon deal in jeopardy After Verizon announced a $4.83 billion deal to acquire former internet giant Yahoo, troubles the former company faced quickly came to light. Now the wireless carrier says that Yahoo's 2014 email breach that affected 500 million users could give it "… Source: Engadget Link: Yahoo email […]