Web pages are increasingly powerful—asking for notifications, webcam access, or location—but this great power comes with great vulnerabilities.
If a site offers HTTPS, DuckDuckGo’s Smarter Encryption will take you there.
Despite automated systems and zero tolerance policies, it’s easy to find photos of the former representative weeks after they were published without her consent.
Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance.
After years of centralizing internet control, Iran pulled the plug on connectivity for nearly all of its citizens.
Apps like FitBit and Apple Health collect some of the most sensitive data you have. Here’s how to control what they can see, and what they can do with it.
A border privacy win, a suspect Army app, and more of the week’s top security news.
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From the 2017 French election to the Olympics to NotPetya, the same group’s fingerprints have appeared again and again.
The dozens of flaws across 29 Android smartphone makers show just how insecure the devices can be, even brand-new.
The repercussions over custody and extradition of Aleksei Burkov has set off a geopolitical maelstrom.
Nearly four years after Brave proposed paying users to surf the web, that vision is finally coming to the iPhone.
Speculative execution attacks still haunt Intel, long after researchers told the company what to fix.
Researchers have identified 11 new vulnerabilities in 5G—with time running out to fix them.
Apple Mail encryption, Ring doorbell Wi-Fi, and more of the week’s top security news.
Computational biologist Laura Boykin says scientists are “asleep at the wheel”; activist Malkia Devich-Cyril says citizens also need to pressure technology companies to change.
At WIRED25 the internet infrastructure chief talks about doing the hard calculus of pulling support from controversial sites—and why that’ll happen again.
At WIRED25, the NSA’s Anne Neuberger talked election security, low orbit satellites, and weaponized autonomous drones.
The cofounder of the messaging service and the current chair of the Signal Foundation talks about the proliferation of end-to-end encryption in personal communications.
The issue was reportedly caused by a maintenance update made to “messaging platforms of multiple carriers in the US.”