In its 5-4 decision that police need a search warrant to obtain a target’s location data, the Supreme Court says in Carpenter vs. United States that carrying a phone is “indispensable to participation in modern society.”
The punishment for allowing a breach is usually a light slap on the wrist, if anything. And in the case of credit-reporting agencies, the standard punishment can even turn into profit. It's time to hold companies accountable for breaches.
Channel those feelings you have about getting hacked in 2017. To better secure your digital life in 2018, make a resolution to follow these seven steps, garnered from how-tos we’ve published this year.
We drill through 2017's cybersecurity news, from election hacks to rampant ransomware attacks, massive data breaches to decried surveillance overreaches, IoT manipulation to cryptocurrency mania causation.
Boundaries between the physical and digital worlds are rapidly evaporating, especially with augmented reality. This raises a host of privacy and security threats, some of them familiar, others brand-new.
With nothing more than a boarding pass bar code, someone could steal your airline miles, access your personal data, stalk you, and even cancel or register your flight to himself, a security researcher demonstrates.
Responding to a court order, Yahoo reportedly made custom software to scan billions of emails for terrorist ties. Beyond constitutionality, the legality of compulsory tool development remains an open question.