How an Amazon Echo could testify in an Arkansas murder trial

How an Amazon Echo could testify in an Arkansas murder trial By Ravi Somaiya This segment originally aired Feb. 1, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. A trial is about to begin over the mysterious death of a former police officer whose body was found…

1 million Britons don’t want Donald Trump to meet the Queen

1 million Britons don’t want Donald Trump to meet the Queen By David Gilbert The U.K. government says it will notbe cancelling a planned state visit by U.S. president Donald Trump later this year, despite more than 1.1 million people signing a petitiondemanding that any…

A normal person’s guide to encrypting your messages

A normal person’s guide to encrypting your messages By Noah Kulwin The cybersecurity community is abuzz about a new Guardian reportthat claims a there’s a backdoor into the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp that “allows snooping on encrypted messages.” Other researchers and experts (who don’t work…

Access to Public Information

Access to Public Information By Dr. Neal Krawetz I am a huge fan of the Internet Archive (archive.org). They have a fundamental belief that information should be retained. Unfortunately, other organizations seem to be intentionally blocking access. About Time When I first spoke with the…

Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand…

Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand… By BrianKrebs A decade ago, if a desktop computer got infected with malware the chief symptom probably was an intrusive browser toolbar of some kind. Five years ago you were more likely to get whacked by a banking trojan…

You Better Watch Out

You Better Watch Out By Dr. Neal Krawetz As we enter the holiday season, I’m seeing more and more Internet-enabled devices available to consumers. The Internet of Things (IoT) is based on the concept of making everything network enabled. However, this always make me question…

Researchers Find Fresh Fodder for IoT Attack Cannons

Researchers Find Fresh Fodder for IoT Attack Cannons By BrianKrebs New research published this week could provide plenty of fresh fodder for Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly-secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in powerful online attacks. Researchers in Austria have unearthed a…