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2019-09-20

We All Could Pay a Price for the Latest Slap at Huawei An international cybersecurity group has evicted the Chinese telecom company to comply with US sanctions. That could allow malware to spread more eas...
02:24, 2019-09-20

Technician Checks Out Picture of Scantily Clad Woman While He Was Supposed to Be Cleaning Air Ducts Inside Edition rented a house in Montclair, New Jersey, for an entire month, tricking it out with more than a dozen hidden cameras and then calling i...
23:24, 2019-09-19

On Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Channels Are Watching You New research shows that over 2,000 streaming apps track information about your devices—even when you tell them not to....
23:56, 2019-09-18

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Ambition and action', key to UNGA, South Sudan, Cameroon peace process updates A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Guterres previews next week's summit agenda; UN and Red Cross appeal to eliminate urban warfare; South Sudan's on...
22:52, 2019-09-18

Did This Electrician Pretend to Replace Perfectly Fine Breakers to Make Extra Money? Inside Edition rented a house in Montclair, New Jersey, for an entire month, tricking it out with cameras and then calling the fix-it guys to see wha...
21:20, 2019-09-18

South Sudan’s peace process ‘precarious, but progress in being made’, Security Council hears One year on from the signing of a Revitalized Agreement to ease conflict in South Sudan, the country’s political leaders “have met some, but certainl...
20:00, 2019-09-18

UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end to use of explosive weapons in cities With some 50 million people in urban areas suffering from the impact of armed conflict, war in cities “cannot be back-page news”, the UN Secretary-Ge...
17:20, 2019-09-18

Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker's Buck By exploiting the WS-Discovery protocol, a new breed of DDoS attack can get a huge rate of return....
15:04, 2019-09-18

Will These Plumbers Fix an Easy Leak or Try to Sell an Expensive Water Heater? Watch What Happens Inside Edition rented a house in Montclair, New Jersey, for an entire month, tricking it out with cameras and then calling the fix-it guys to see wha...
22:08, 2019-09-17

Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks All Afghans have the right to live “free from fear, intimidation and violence”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement...
21:48, 2019-09-17

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her sixties who lived alone. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn't see anything. But her Fitbit did....
13:12, 2019-09-17

The Air Force Will Let Hackers Try to Hijack an Orbiting Satellite At the Defcon hacking conference next year, the Air Force will bring a satellite for fun and glory....
13:12, 2019-09-17

After 6 Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself In a new memoir and interview, the world’s most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love fo...
22:08, 2019-09-16

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase th...
18:36, 2019-09-16

After Six Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself In a new memoir and interview, the world’s most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love fo...
13:32, 2019-09-16

Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for “maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against a hu...
22:36, 2019-09-15

What Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs? How do you make blockchain and other transactions truly private? With mathematical models known as zero-knowledge proofs....
13:44, 2019-09-14

UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace Just as the greatest global challenges cannot be solved by a single country, peace cannot be pursued in isolation, outgoing UN General Assembly Presi...
23:00, 2019-09-13

National Security Is in Trump's Hands With the departure of John Bolton from the White House this week, even the former national security advisor’s biggest critics are worried....
20:32, 2019-09-13

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres ...
22:32, 2019-09-12

Annexing Jordan Valley would end ‘illusion’ of a meaningful two-State solution: UN rights expert Israel’s intention to annex the Jordan Valley is illegal and threatens chances for a meaningful two-State solution with the Palestinians, a UN indepe...
20:56, 2019-09-12

‘Reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious sites, says Guterres, launching new plan to ‘counter hate and violence’ Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance o...
19:28, 2019-09-12

New Clues Show How Russia’s Grid Hackers Aimed for Physical Destruction A fresh look at the 2016 blackout in Ukraine suggests that the cyberattack behind it was intended to cause far more damage....
18:28, 2019-09-12

281 Alleged Email Scammers Arrested in Massive Global Sweep The most sweeping takedown yet of so-called BEC scammers involved arrests in nearly a dozen countries....
01:16, 2019-09-11

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, t...
00:16, 2019-09-11

‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by “direct talks” between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)...
21:41, 2019-09-10

More funds needed to counter ‘persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems’ in Ethiopia Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more internat...
21:41, 2019-09-10

Don't Get Screwed Out of Your Equifax Settlement Money If you signed up for $125 payout in the Equifax settlement, you just hit another hurdle. But this isn't over....
23:40, 2019-09-09

Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for people and planet, General Assembly told Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an “important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of n...
23:32, 2019-09-09

How Safari and iMessage Have Made iPhones Less Secure Security researchers say iOS's security woes stem in part from Apple putting too much trust in its own software's code....
21:48, 2019-09-09

Political solutions ‘prerequisite to sustainable peace’, Lacroix tells Security Council While peacekeeping is an “essential tool” for preventing conflict and reducing the risk of relapse, “political solutions are a prerequisite to sustai...
19:40, 2019-09-09

UN chief welcomes prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Sunday, yesterday’s exchange of prisoners and detainees between Russia and Ukraine....
18:52, 2019-09-09

Red Flag Laws Are Red Herrings of Gun Control Opinion: There’s little data on the effectiveness of mental health reporting laws, and we’re being distracted from measures we know will save lives....
15:16, 2019-09-09

UN chief welcomes prisoner exchange between the Russia and Ukraine United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Sunday, yesterday’s exchange of prisoners and detainees between Russia and Ukraine....
22:32, 2019-09-08

UNICEF backpacks used as a haunting symbol to call for greater protection of children living conflict As children in many parts of the world return to school, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a haunting installation on Sunday that ...
21:12, 2019-09-08

The Windows 10 Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now Whether you're new to Windows 10 or have been using it for years, take a minute to lock down your privacy....
13:56, 2019-09-07

Supermicro Bug Could Let 'Virtual USBs' Take Over Corporate Servers A newly disclosed vulnerability in Supermicro hardware brings the threat of malicious USBs to corporate servers....
01:12, 2019-09-07

Apple Finally Breaks Its Silence on iOS Hacking Campaign In its first public statement since Google revealed a sophisticated attack against iOS devices, Apple defended its security measures....
22:00, 2019-09-06

Growing a future free of terrorism: UN News special report from Cameroon When terrorists attacked and ransacked 30-year old Mamma Hamidou’s village in the Far North region of Cameroon four years ago, she faced an impossibl...
20:16, 2019-09-06

Sexual exploitation and abuse: latest UN quarterly update In the second quarter of 2019, the United Nations received 38 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) involving UN personnel, including ci...
23:48, 2019-09-05

Cold War Analogies are Warping Tech Policy Opinion: Politicians and pundits' fixation with flawed Cold War metaphors have produced overly combative policies on emerging tech....
16:28, 2019-09-05

Google Wants to Help Tech Companies Know Less About You By releasing its homegrown differential privacy tool, Google will make it easier for any company to boost its privacy bona fides....
12:12, 2019-09-05

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Fear rampant in Burundi, WHO on nutrition, Hurricane Dorian latest, Cyberbullying poll, Bachelet, one year on A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: UN rights experts warn ‘climate of fear’ rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three...
23:24, 2019-09-04

New technologies, artificial intelligence aid fight against global terrorism Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in...
21:48, 2019-09-04

Libyans continue ‘spilling their blood on the battlefield’ as fight for Tripoli rages on It is five months to the day since the forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive to seize control of Tripoli, halting “an ...
21:48, 2019-09-04

New technologies, artificial intelligence aids fight against global terrorism Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in...
18:52, 2019-09-04

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’ says UN mission chief, as Guterres calls for inclusive negotiations In the wake of a surge in violence across Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a...
16:28, 2019-09-04

Why 'Zero Day' Android Hacking Now Costs More Than iOS Attacks Brokers of so-called zero day exploits are paying out more for Android than iOS—which would have been unthinkable until recently....
23:44, 2019-09-03

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end ...
23:04, 2019-09-03

Supermicro Bug Could Let "Virtual USBs" Take Over Corporate Servers A newly disclosed vulnerability in Supermicro hardware brings the threat of malicious USBs to corporate servers....
12:56, 2019-09-03

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, and the sacrifice of blue helmets On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of th...
21:40, 2019-09-02

DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a ‘historic moment’ for democracy in the country On the third and final day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres declared that the country is experiencin...
21:40, 2019-09-02

Hospitals among seven health centres attacked in Syria’s north-east  Seven health centres in Syria’s north-west have been reportedly attacked in recent days and two of them have been destroyed, the World Health Organiz...
21:40, 2019-09-02

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens, and the sacrifice of blue helmets On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of th...
19:44, 2019-09-01

Millions in Idlib ‘counting on your support to make the violence stop’, UN relief chief tells Security Council Despite an agreement signed nearly a year ago on a halt to further escalation in Syria’s war-battered Idlib, “the bombing and fighting go on in plain...
23:12, 2019-08-29

Everything We Know About the Capital One Hacking Case So Far A new indictment against alleged Capital One hacker Paige Thompson includes a few fresh details about the case....
22:08, 2019-08-29

‘Ground Zero’: Report from the former Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan Every year on August 29, at the initiative of Kazakhstan, the UN and its Member States mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, t...
20:56, 2019-08-29

What the Jetflicks and iStreamItAll Takedowns Mean for Piracy In a sweeping indictment, the feds came down hard on two unauthorized streaming services that allegedly crossed a very important line....
14:04, 2019-08-29

Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force a ‘central pillar’ of global disarmament push, says UN chief The legacy of nuclear testing is “nothing but destruction,” and in a world of rising tensions, “our collective security depends” on bringing a global...
07:44, 2019-08-29

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Guterres talks technology for Africa’s development, ‘extinction crisis’ prompts stronger wildlife protection, Greta Thunberg reaches New York, funding shortfalls in Iraq, a positive step for Indigenous women A recap of Wednesday’s stories: Secretary-General António Guterres says ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger’ for Africa’s development; Swedish c...
23:40, 2019-08-28

With ISIL down but not out, continued vigilance is key, UN Security Council told Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations t...
01:28, 2019-08-28

ISIL down but not out, vigilance remains important, UN Security Council told Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations t...
00:56, 2019-08-28

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: UN envoy on Middle East peace process, child labour in Nepal, latest deadly Mediterranean shipwreck, DRC's Goma 21-days free of Ebola transmission, UN chief urges ban on nuclear testing A recap of Tuesday's stories: UN envoy says tangible steps 'can, and must be taken' to reverse the 'negative trajectory' of the Palestinian-Israeli c...
00:16, 2019-08-28

Hackers Could Steal a Tesla Model S by Cloning Its Key Fob—Again The same researchers who figured out how to clone a Tesla Model S key fob have done it again, cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the prob...
23:12, 2019-08-27

‘Complete political deadlock’ over Middle East peace risks more violence, regional escalation, warns UN envoy Tangible steps “can, and must, be taken” to urgently reverse the “negative trajectory” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and revive the peace proce...
19:52, 2019-08-27

OpenAI Said Its Code Was Risky. Two Grads Re-Created It Anyway The artificial intelligence lab cofounded by Elon Musk said its software could too easily be adapted to crank out fake news....
01:48, 2019-08-27

Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of ...
22:44, 2019-08-26

A History of Plans to Nuke Hurricanes (and Other Stuff Too) If you think dropping a nuclear bomb into the eye of a hurricane is a bad idea, wait'll you see what they had in mind for the polar ice caps....
18:04, 2019-08-26

OpenAI Said Its Code Was Risky. Two Grads Recreated It Anyway The artificial intelligence lab cofounded by Elon Musk said its software could too easily be adapted to crank out fake news....
16:12, 2019-08-26

Alleged 'Snake Oil' Crypto Firm Sues Over Boos at Black Hat The paper being presented suggested that the two researchers had a method to quickly find large semiprime numbers and essentially break RSA-2048 and ...
17:00, 2019-08-24

Friday’s Daily Brief: Education in Africa, Sudan flash-floods, WHO on Ebola, spike in South Sudan violence, Rwanda, Uganda move to normalize relations A recap of Friday’s stories: Education under fire in Central and Western Africa; Sudan flash-floods wreak havoc; Ebola outbreak spreads, albeit with ...
21:44, 2019-08-23

The Consumer Bureau's Reckless Plan for Debt Collection Opinion: A CFPB proposal would create a quandary for consumers. Click and risk a computer virus, or don't click and miss a debt payment....
16:16, 2019-08-23

What Is Cyberwar? The Complete WIRED Guide The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilia...
13:04, 2019-08-23

The Fight Against Robocalls Gets Powerful New Allies All the state attorneys general, along with 12 major companies, promise to finally make serious moves against robocalls....
01:12, 2019-08-23

Myanmar military committed ‘routine, systematic’ sexual violence against ethnic minorities, UN experts find Myanmar’s military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorize and punish ethnic minorities, according to a new report released on ...
00:16, 2019-08-23

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: International Day honours victims of religious-based violence, UN experts on Kashmir, environmental disasters in Asia-Pacific, animal protections, and UN chief on Burkina Faso Thursday’s Daily Brief: New international day honouring victims of religious-based violence; Kashmir shutdown must be reversed; Relentless sequence o...
22:56, 2019-08-22

Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library Opinion: Millions of folks filling out the 2020 Census on public library computers also are putting themselves at risk....
17:12, 2019-08-22

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Yemen aid programmes closing, Guterres Idlib concern, Somalia insecurity, honouring terror victims Today’s stories: aid money promised for Yemen fails to materialize, prospects of new Idlib conflict put millions at risk, new Sudanese transitional g...
00:52, 2019-08-22

Lack of funds forces UN to close down life-saving aid programmes in Yemen The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it is being forced to close down several humanitarian programmes in Yemen because money pledged by Mem...
21:40, 2019-08-21

Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council Despite “encouraging” developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warne...
20:12, 2019-08-21

Firefox and Chrome Fight Back Against Kazakhstan's Spying The Central Asian country’s government has repeatedly threatened to monitor its citizens’ internet activities. Google and Mozilla aren’t having it....
14:28, 2019-08-21

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format i...
01:16, 2019-08-21

Urgent need for ‘restraint and genuine dialogue’ in Middle East to avoid major confrontation Briefing the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General, Maria Luiza Viotti, said on Tuesday ...
23:40, 2019-08-20

A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas A coordinated strike against 23 local governments is called the largest such hack from a single source....
18:32, 2019-08-20

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displ...
18:08, 2019-08-20

Finally, a Lightning YubiKey to Kill Password Clutter on Your iPhone First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now....
16:48, 2019-08-20

The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now....
14:48, 2019-08-20

China Attacks Hong Kong Protesters With Fake Social Posts Twitter and Facebook say they’ve taken down misinformation campaigns from China that cast pro-democracy activists as ISIS members and cockroaches....
03:00, 2019-08-20

Terrorism survivor in Cameroon takes road to recovery: UN News special report “If I ever come face-to-face with a Boko Haram fighter and if I have strength and a knife in my hand, I will cut his throat and spill his blood! Beca...
03:00, 2019-08-20

Guterres pledges UN support to Sudan after military and civilian opposition reach deal on transitional government UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday congratulated the people of Sudan after the military council and civilian opposition alliance agree...
22:52, 2019-08-19

You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn’t) Apple reintroduced a previously fixed bug in iOS 12.4, which has led to a jailbreak revival....
22:04, 2019-08-19

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michel...
21:48, 2019-08-19

Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following...
18:36, 2019-08-19

Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert...
18:36, 2019-08-19

A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong The stories might sound unbelievable, but they’re all real—and a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to get clever at the DMV....
13:08, 2019-08-18

Facebook's Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon's The Capital One hacker, a Bluetooth vulnerability, and more of the week's top security news....
15:12, 2019-08-17

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Indian and Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue dir...
00:20, 2019-08-17

Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Fr...
18:36, 2019-08-16

How Facebook Catches Bugs in Its 100 Million Lines of Code For the last four years, Facebook has quietly used a homegrown tool called Zoncolan to find bugs in its massive codebase....
23:20, 2019-08-15

Kostya and Me: How Sam Patten Got Ensnared in Mueller’s Probe A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation....
00:32, 2019-08-15

‘Palpable reduction’ in violence following Eid truce says Libya Mission, as UN investigates deadly bombing which left 3 staff dead A UN call for a humanitarian truce over this week’s Eid al-Adha religious holiday led to a “palpable reduction” of violence around the embattled capi...
18:32, 2019-08-14

How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell Security researcher Joseph Tartaro thought NULL would make a fun license plate. He's never been more wrong....
03:20, 2019-08-14

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s...
22:24, 2019-08-13

Amidst new challenges, Geneva Conventions mark 70 years of ‘limiting brutality’ during war In commemorating the 70th anniversary of the landmark Geneva Conventions, the president of the United Nations Security Council hailed the “significan...
22:24, 2019-08-13

Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons A security researcher has demonstrated how to force everyday commercial speakers to emit harmful sounds....
00:48, 2019-08-12

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session, honours their ‘ultimate sacrifice’ Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left thr...
01:32, 2019-08-11

Three UN workers among the dead following Libya car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left thr...
00:56, 2019-08-11

A Remote-Start App Exposed Thousands of Cars to Hackers The bugs could have let an industrious hacker locate cars, unlock them, and start them up from anywhere with an internet connection....
22:52, 2019-08-10

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls Researchers have discovered a flaw in the GSM standard used by AT&T and T-Mobile that would allow hackers to listen in....
22:52, 2019-08-10

MyCar Remote-Start App Left Thousands of Cars Open to Hackers When hacker Jmaxxz gave his girlfriend a MyCar remote starter, he got a lot more than he'd bargained for....
21:04, 2019-08-10

Election Systems Are Even More Vulnerable Than We Thought Black Hat and Defcon are underway in Vegas, WhatsApp flaws allow hackers to alter messages, and more of this week’s top security news....
15:44, 2019-08-10

Big Tech Needs to Use Hazardous Materials Warnings Opinion: Tech users don’t have time to read novel-length terms of service. Give them a danger icon that tells them their personal risk....
15:44, 2019-08-10

Hackers Take on Darpa's $10 Million Voting Machine At this year's Defcon hacking conference, Darpa brought the beginnings of what it hopes will be impervious hardware....
03:48, 2019-08-10

Teen Hacker Finds Bugs in School Software That Exposed Millions of Records Some kids play in a band after school. Bill Demirkapi hacked two education software giants....
02:16, 2019-08-10

This Tesla Mod Turns a Model S Into a Mobile 'Surveillance Station' The Surveillance Detection Scout can track license plates and faces near your Tesla—with all the privacy concerns that implies....
02:16, 2019-08-10

A Teen Hacker Found Bugs in School Software That Affects Millions Some kids play in a band after school. Bill Demirkapi hacked two education software giants....
00:40, 2019-08-10

Inside the Hidden World of Elevator Phone Phreaking Eavesdropping, reprogramming, talking to strangers: Welcome to the harmless and not-so-harmless fun of hacking elevator call boxes....
21:44, 2019-08-09

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders ready for talks with UN chief on improved relations Leaders of the Greek and Turkish parts of the divided island of Cyprus have agreed to meet with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in order ...
19:44, 2019-08-09

Trump’s Intel Vacancies Put Americans in Danger Sue Gordon's departure is the latest sign that US national security might be stretching its leaders too thin—and risks putting the wrong people into ...
19:36, 2019-08-09

UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after two-month break, as Houthis ‘guarantee’ delivery Life-saving food aid distribution is set to resume to 850,000 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, following guarantees by Houthi opposition forces ...
17:40, 2019-08-09

How Safecrackers Can Unlock an ATM in Minutes—Without Leaving a Trace At Defcon this week, security researcher Mike Davis will show how he can pick the lock of an ATM safe in no time, thanks to its electric leaks....
13:40, 2019-08-09

Apple Gives Hackers a Special iPhone—And a Bigger Bug Bounty The company’s sometimes rocky relationship with security researchers just got a whole lot smoother....
02:08, 2019-08-09

How a 10-Year-Old Desk Phone Bug Came Back From the Dead Avaya patched a problem hackers could exploit in phones. But the bad code never went away....
23:52, 2019-08-08

Guterres appeals for ‘maximum restraint’ over Jammu and Kashmir, as tensions rise The UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for ‘maximum restraint’ over the territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, which has been disput...
23:28, 2019-08-08

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’ A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official...
23:28, 2019-08-08

Thursday's Daily Brief: Climate crisis and food risks, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, calls for calm in Kashmir Thursday’s top stories: food security risk from climate crisis, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, UN chief urges “maximum restraint” in ...
23:28, 2019-08-08

Hidden Algorithm Flaws Expose Websites to DoS Attacks Why throw a bunch of junk traffic at a service, when all it takes to stall it out is just a few bytes?...
21:36, 2019-08-08

Bigotry makes politicians ‘complicit in the violence that follows’ : UN independent experts Responding to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on Saturday, a group of independent UN experts has called out the “increased use of divisive langu...
00:32, 2019-08-08

13-Year-Old Encryption Bugs Still Haunt Apps and IoT RSA encryption has been around for decades. Unfortunately, so have bad implementations that leave it less secure....
23:12, 2019-08-07

How AT&T Insiders Were Bribed to 'Unlock' Millions of Phones One cybersecurity threat that’s proven difficult for wireless carriers to combat? Their own employees....
23:12, 2019-08-07

UN Afghan Mission ‘outraged’ by deadly Taliban attack in Kabul, as hardline group threatens election violence The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed outrage at a Taliban attack in Kabul, that killed “scores” of civilians on Wednesday. In a Tweet,...
17:52, 2019-08-07

The Weird, Dark History of 8chan and Its Founder Fredrick Brennan Fredrick Brennan is appalled by the notorious chat site’s links to right-wing extremism and mass shootings. Inside his tortured journey through the w...
02:20, 2019-08-07

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokespe...
23:32, 2019-08-06

A Model Hospital Where the Devices Get Hacked—on Purpose At this year's Defcon Medical Device Village, hackers will attack real medical devices at a pretend hospital....
19:32, 2019-08-06

‘Cataclysmic events’ in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, began ‘global push’ against nuclear weapons says Guterres, honouring victims Paying homage to those who perished as the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as well as the many others whose lives were devastated in the years ...
19:16, 2019-08-06

Monday’s Daily Brief: Independent experts on Myanmar, Guterres denounces US mass shootings, Libyan airport violence, UN Spokesperson on Kashmir Our main stories today: Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military; UN chief renounces shootings in the United States; ‘Repeated indi...
15:00, 2019-08-06

Monday’s Daily Brief: Independent UN experts on Myanmar, UN chief renounces attacks in US, Libyan airport violence, UN spokesperson on Kashmir, and FAO and Italy on development Our main stories today: Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military; UN chief renounces shootings in the United States; ‘Repeated indi...
23:36, 2019-08-05

Cloudflare Ditches 8chan. What Happens Now? In an interview with WIRED, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince explains his decision to stop protecting 8chan—and where the notorious forum goes from here...
06:32, 2019-08-05

The Wrong Way to Talk About the El Paso Shooter's Manifesto The more oxygen these manifestos get, the wider their messages spread. And no one understands that better than the people posting them....
01:24, 2019-08-05

FROM THE FIELD: What do you want to be when you grow up? One day I will... One person in every 70 is caught up in a humanitarian crisis right now, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian A...
16:52, 2019-08-04

5G Is Here—and Still Vulnerable to Stingray Surveillance 5G was supposed to offer new protections against so-called stingray surveillance devices. New research shows it's anything but....
15:08, 2019-08-03

Apple Contractors Will Stop Listening to Your Siri Recordings—For Now Facial recognition hits minors, Facebook takes down Saudi accounts, and more security news this week....
15:08, 2019-08-03

Cops Are Offering Ring Doorbell Cameras in Exchange for Info Amazon-owned Ring has cozied up to law enforcement, and critics say it's using police departments to help market its surveillance cameras....
02:40, 2019-08-03

UN chief laments ending of Cold War-era disarmament treaty Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his “deep regret” on Friday that the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty betweein th...
01:32, 2019-08-03

'Opt Out' Is Useless. Let People Opt In It's not so crazy to want Big Tech to ask for your data—and conversations with AI assistants—before they take it....
00:04, 2019-08-03

Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy It is “vitally important” that the Security Council “come together” on the current plight of children affected by armed conflict across the globe”, V...
23:32, 2019-08-02

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, cli...
20:36, 2019-08-02

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and s...
20:12, 2019-08-02

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Climate emergency, call to support breastfeeding, rising political heat and new investigation board for Syria Today, our main stories include: UN chief’s warning on climate and global politics; UNICEF’s call to bolster breastfeeding and new Board of Inquiry i...
22:16, 2019-08-01

You'll Get Your Equifax Money. It Just Might Take a While Despite the FTC pushing people away from an Equifax cash payout, there's a good chance you'll get all $125. Eventually....
03:16, 2019-08-01

Russia Is Going to Up Its Game for the 2020 Elections "You don't need to change votes to cause chaos," Senator Mark Warner tells WIRED in an exclusive interview....
19:28, 2019-07-31

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo...
17:36, 2019-07-31

John Ratcliffe Is a Dangerous Pick for Director of National Intelligence The director of national intelligence's main job is to speak truth to power. Trump's nominee, John Ratcliffe, seems destined to do the opposite....
00:20, 2019-07-31

‘Answer the call of Afghans’ to reduce impact of conflict, UN urges all parties amid increase in civilian airstrike deaths The conflict in Afghanistan continues to be devastating for civilians, with the latest United Nations update released on Tuesday showing that the num...
20:36, 2019-07-30

A Hacker Stole Data From 100 Million Capital One Customers In a criminal complaint, the FBI detailed how a hacker allegedly stole data from 100 million people—and how she got caught....
05:04, 2019-07-30

Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a ‘worrying symptom’ of land invasion In the wake of the murder of indigenous leader Emrya Wajãpi in Brazil, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called on th...
23:32, 2019-07-29

With Libyans now ‘fighting the wars of others’ inside their own country, UN envoy urges Security Council action to end violence Fighting in Libya “shows no signs of abating”, the head of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL), told the Security Council on Monday, painting...
22:44, 2019-07-29

Monday’s Daily Brief: Nigeria massacre, Libya shelling condemned; recycled plastic used to build classrooms in Côte d’Ivoire Our main stories today: senior UN officials condemn the ‘terrible massacre’ in Nigeria that left some 65 dead, and the shelling of a hospital in Liby...
21:56, 2019-07-29

How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong It occupies a spot next to 'Black Mirror' and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China’s social credit project is far more complicated than a si...
21:48, 2019-07-29

A VxWorks Operating System Bug Exposes 200 Million Critical Devices VxWorks is designed as a secure, "real-time" operating system for continuously functioning devices, like medical equipment, elevator controllers, or ...
17:36, 2019-07-29

Trump's Cyber Czar Is Back—and He Wants to Make Hackers Suffer Former White House top cybersecurity official Tom Bossert reveals his new startup, Trinity. Its focus: "active threat inference."...
13:12, 2019-07-29

Voices of Afghan women ‘must be heard at the table in the peace process and beyond’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council Afghan women have “paid a high price” during their country’s nearly four of conflict, the United Nations deputy chief told the Security Council on Fr...
22:48, 2019-07-26

How to Get Your Equifax Settlement Money A settlement with the FTC means Equifax will pay victims of its breach $125 or more. Make sure they pay up....
20:56, 2019-07-26

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, d...
17:36, 2019-07-26

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Somalia bombing condemned, as UN expert calls for more international help; Africa faces locust swarms; new leaders for UN atomic watchdog and top economic body Our main stories today: senior UN officials condemn attacks on Somalia capital, and call for continued international support; the International Atomi...
21:12, 2019-07-25

UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s deadly terror attacks in Somalia, that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu...
19:44, 2019-07-25

Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' for Internet Abuse Alex Stamos' Stanford-based project will try to persuade tech firms to offer academics access to massive troves of user data....
11:20, 2019-07-25

Robert Mueller's Work Is Done. Now It's Congress's Turn In nearly six hours of testimony Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller stuck to the facts....
05:40, 2019-07-25

New York's Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward All but four states in the US now have a revenge porn law on the books. But advocates say precious few get it right....
23:40, 2019-07-24

Watch Robert Mueller's Testimony Live Right Here Robert Mueller will testify before Congress Wednesday in two separate hearings. You can watch it right here, but first make sure to manage your expec...
16:44, 2019-07-24

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Situation critical for Libya migrants, ‘dangerous paralysis’ in Israel-Palestine conflict, ‘shocking escalation’ in Syria, record heatwaves Our main stories today: UN officials warn of desperate situation for migrants and refugees in Libya; the UN peacebuilding chief calls for ‘tangible s...
16:28, 2019-07-24

Before Mueller’s Testimony, Dems Demand More Election Security Senate Democrats want to remind everyone that US elections are still at risk, and Congress could do more to protect them....
03:40, 2019-07-24

Monday’s Daily Brief: Situation ‘critical’ for Libya migrants, ‘dangerous paralysis’ in Israel-Palestine conflict, ‘shocking escalation’ in Syria, record heatwaves Our main stories today: UN officials warn of desperate situation for migrants and refugees in Libya; the UN peacebuilding chief calls for ‘tangible s...
23:00, 2019-07-23

How to Watch Robert Mueller's Testimony—and What to Expect Robert Mueller will testify before Congress Wednesday in two separate hearings. You can watch it right here, but first make sure to manage your expec...
22:44, 2019-07-23

‘Tangible steps’ needed to alleviate crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, keep two-State solution alive: DiCarlo The “dangerous paralysis” that prevails in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is fuelling extremism and exacerbating tensions, leading to a “loss of ho...
20:52, 2019-07-23

The Marines’ New Drone-Killer Aces Its First Test in Iran Last week’s US strike of an Iranian drone is the first reported successful use of the Marines’ new energy weapon....
02:32, 2019-07-23

The Marines’ New Drone-Killer Aces Its First Test Last week’s US strike of an Iranian drone is the first reported successful use of the Marines’ new energy weapon....
01:28, 2019-07-23

$700 Million Equifax Fine Is Still Too Little, Too Late For failing to safeguard Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and more, Equifax will pay up—but not enough, experts say....
23:04, 2019-07-22

UN peacekeeping in Mali boosted with addition of 250 UK troops The United Kingdom is to send a contingent of 250 troops to Mali next year, to support the UN’s peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSMA....
19:28, 2019-07-22

‘Deep sadness’ at passing of UN nuclear watchdog agency chief, Yukiya Amano The head of the UN body that oversees nuclear activities across the world has died aged 72, it was announced on Monday. In a statement, the Internati...
18:00, 2019-07-22

Robert Mueller's Testimony: What Congress Needs to Know Here’s what members of Congress should know before they question the former special counsel....
15:08, 2019-07-22

On TikTok, Teens Meme Life360, the Safety App Ruining Their Summer Parents can use Life360 to track their teen’s location in real time. The company can use that data to sell car insurance....
11:40, 2019-07-22

Hackers Made an App That Kills to Prove a Point Medtronic and the FDA left an insulin pump with a potentially deadly vulnerability on the market—until researchers who found the flaw showed how bad ...
11:40, 2019-07-22

Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge...
19:28, 2019-07-21

Adware Is the Malware You Should Actually Be Worried About For all the attention on sophisticated nation-state attacks, the malware that’s most likely to hit your phone is much more mundane....
13:08, 2019-07-21

‘Firmly united’ Security Council can bolster Colombia’s efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’...
00:24, 2019-07-20

Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure ‘path towards durable peace’: UN chief As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transitio...
23:08, 2019-07-18

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Mandela Day, war waning in Yemen? Deadly monsoon rains, zero hunger hopes fade, fifth anniversary of MH17 crash In today’s Daily Brief: World celebrates Nelson Mandela; Security Council hears end of Yemen war may be in sight; South Asia children turned ‘upside ...
23:08, 2019-07-18

Carnage must stop in northwest Syria demands Lowcock, as attacks intensify After 80 days of intensifying attacks, many on health facilities, “the carnage must stop” in northwest Syria, said the UN relief chief on Thursday, n...
23:08, 2019-07-18

Europe’s Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning The dramatic EU Galileo outage underscores the threat of satellite timing and navigation system failures....
20:44, 2019-07-18

Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimistic hope that war is ‘nearing the end’ With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that desp...
19:16, 2019-07-18

Has Legacybox Mishandled Families' Precious Mementos? Some Legacybox customers told Inside Edition their precious memories that they wanted to preserve were lost or came back destroyed....
12:04, 2019-07-18

How Many Germs Can a Sick Person Spread by Blowing Out Birthday Candles? Blowing out candles on your birthday cake is a great American tradition, but is it really a good idea?...
12:04, 2019-07-18

Could Your Showerhead Be Making You Sick? What Inside Edition Found To find out what might be lurking in your showerhead, Inside Edition decided to do some testing, taking 22 swabs from 11 different showerheads....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Are Wag! Walkers Always Trustworthy? Family Says Dog Was Kicked by Walker Some Wag! customers say their home surveillance cameras have caught bad behavior from some walkers....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Investigation Shows Televangelists Living Lavish Lifestyles Televangelists like Jesse Duplantis and Kenneth Copeland get around in fancy cars and live inside lavish mansions....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Will Your Dog Defend You If You're Attacked on a Walk? Inside Edition wanted to see how some dogs would respond if an assailant confronts their master. ...
12:04, 2019-07-18

Did Delphi Killer Know Teens Abby and Libby? Today on Inside Edition Former FBI Special Agent John Douglas is offering new insight into the murders of two Delphi, Indiana, teens. ...
12:04, 2019-07-18

What Creepy-Crawly Creatures Are Lurking in Your Home? Armed with a vacuum and microscope, Lisa Guerrero goes looking for creatures that may be living in even the cleanest of homes....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Could You Be Living Near a High-Risk Sex Offender? Inside Edition's Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero tracked down a high-risk sex offender wanted by police....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Convicted Sex Offender Says He's Too 'Busy' to Register New Address When Found by Inside Edition Inside Edition's Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero decided to track Matthew Lee Aiken down....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Why Are These Cops Being Taunted? Inside Edition's Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero finds out if police officers are being provoked while doing their jobs....
12:04, 2019-07-18

The Never-Before-Heard Secret Recording Between Harvey Weinstein and The New York Times: Exclusive The 2017 recording obtained by Inside Edition captures Harvey Weinstein defending himself: "I'm not a saint, but I'm not the sinner you think I am."...
12:04, 2019-07-18

Secret Recording Captures Harvey Weinstein Defending Himself Before New York Times Published Allegations A secret recording offers a look inside Harvey Weinstein's war room as the Hollywood titan attempts to convince New York Times reporters the allegati...
12:04, 2019-07-18

Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook The idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of scrutiny....
21:44, 2019-07-17

Why Microsoft’s BlueKeep Bug Hasn’t Wreaked Havoc—Yet Microsoft's critical vulnerability remains unpatched in hundreds of thousands of computers, and may already be exploited in secret....
19:48, 2019-07-17

Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growing, Security Council told The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current s...
21:16, 2019-07-16

Hackers Made an App That Kills to Prove a Point About Medtronic Insulin Pumps Medtronic and the FDA left an insulin pump with a potentially deadly vulnerability on the market—until researchers who found the flaw showed how bad ...
20:20, 2019-07-16

Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation team The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Inve...
00:36, 2019-07-16

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts All those services you signed up for but forgot about? They're a security risk. Here's how to get rid of them....
13:40, 2019-07-14

UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia. ...
19:08, 2019-07-13

Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambi...
23:48, 2019-07-12

UN’s Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals, medical workers Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General....
17:08, 2019-07-12

On TikTok, Teens Meme the Safety App Ruining Their Summer Parents can use Life360 to track their teen’s location in real time. The company can use that data to sell car insurance....
13:28, 2019-07-12

Magecart Hacker Group Hits 17,000 Domains—and Counting Magecart hackers are casting the widest possible net to find vulnerable ecommerce sites—but their method could lead to even bigger problems....
12:12, 2019-07-11

The Window to Rein In Facial Recognition Is Closing As Congress continues to punt on facial recognition, advocacy groups have redoubled their efforts....
01:48, 2019-07-11

Peace operations benefit from improved cooperation between the UN and troop-providing countries, says peacekeeping chief Cooperation between the UN Secretariat; Security Council; and countries contributing troops and police to peacekeeping operations; is “a crucial fact...
00:20, 2019-07-11

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Guterres in Kenya, Prisoners sick in Iran, #GlobalGoals, Myanmar, Ukraine updates, and new space partnership This Wednesday’s UN top stories are: latest global terror warnings; political prisoners denied health access in Iran; high-level discussions on Susta...
23:48, 2019-07-10

Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the ...
23:24, 2019-07-09

Zoom Will Fix the Flaw That Let Hackers Hijack Webcams While it at first dismissed the vulnerability, Zoom says it will release a patch Tuesday night....
22:16, 2019-07-09

A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam All it takes is one wrong click, and the popular video conferencing software will put you in a meeting with a stranger....
17:24, 2019-07-09

Monday’s Daily Brief: global homicide figures, neo-Nazi recruitment, Kashmir, and migrants’ plight in USA This Monday, we cover: a record high number of civilian casualties in Kashmir this year; a new UN study showing that more people die due to homicide ...
20:56, 2019-07-08

Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the vill...
01:20, 2019-07-08

How to Protect Our Kids' Data and Privacy Opinion: Kids today have an online presence starting at birth, which raises a host of legal and ethical concerns. We desperately need a new data prot...
15:36, 2019-07-07

What Is Credential Dumping? Modern network intrusions thrive on a counterintuitive trick: stealing passwords from computers that hackers have already compromised....
13:12, 2019-07-07

China Distributes Spyware at Its Border and Beyond Plus, Cyber Command warns about Outlook bugs, Virginia criminalizes deepfake porn, and more top security news from this week....
16:04, 2019-07-06

Friday’s Daily Brief: Sudan power-sharing deal welcomed, hope for Venezuela talks, Rohingya camps flooded, Libya airstrikes update Friday’s main news stories include: Guterres welcomes Sudan power-sharing deal; six children are among 53 confirmed dead after Libya detention centre...
22:48, 2019-07-05

The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far Ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, escalating tensions with Iran—the first six months of 2019 have been anything but boring....
14:12, 2019-07-05

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Libya ‘war crime’ attack, Sudan, Myanmar rights violations continue, ‘xenophobia’ in Assam, South Sudan update In the news this Wednesday: “Outraged” Guterres demands independent inquiry into fatal Libya migrant centre airstrike; Violence and broken promises i...
21:36, 2019-07-03

Libya detention centre attack could amount to a war crime, say top UN officials A missile attack on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees “deserves more than condemnation”, UN agencies said on ...
17:00, 2019-07-03

The Simple Way Apple and Google Let Domestic Abusers Stalk Victims To prove a point about common location-sharing apps, I asked my wife to use them to spy on me....
17:16, 2019-07-02

I Opted Out of Facial Recognition at the Airport—It Wasn't Easy Opinion: We've been assured that facial recognition technology is secure, reliable, and accurate. That's far from certain....
16:04, 2019-07-02

Ransomware Hits Georgia Courts As Municipal Attacks Spread Almost every month in 2019 so far has seen reports of a local government falling prey to ransomware, but this series of attacks belies an even broade...
02:08, 2019-07-02

Monday’s Daily Brief: US-DPRK relationship reset, ‘Horrific’ Kabul bombing, Anti-conscription plan in Syria, Climate change heat stress, Security Council in Iraq This Monday, we cover: Guterres welcomes possible US-DPRK diplomatic upgrade; Taliban attack hits schools; UN-Syria action plan on child soldiers; Cl...
00:40, 2019-07-02

UN Children’s Fund chief condemns 'horrific' Kabul bomb attack Scores of children were among the casualties following a bomb attack on a Government building in the Afghan capital of Kabul today, that hit nearby s...
22:20, 2019-07-01

New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an 'important day' for child protection, says UN envoy The top UN official charged with representing the interests of children caught up in armed conflict, has signed a landmark new agreement on child pro...
19:28, 2019-07-01

UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and North Korea As the clicking of cameras and flash of lightbulbs captured on Sunday the first sitting United States President to set foot inside North Korea, Secre...
17:40, 2019-07-01

Myspace Employees Used to Spy on Users Robert Mueller will testify, malware wrecks IoT, and more of the week's top security news....
15:08, 2019-06-29

The Infrastructure Mess Causing Countless Internet Outages You may not have heard of the Border Gateway Protocol, but you definitely know when it goes wrong....
19:08, 2019-06-28

Ebola fight ongoing amid evidence of ‘several massacres’ in DR Congo’s Ituri province The vital work of tracing people infected with deadly Ebola virus disease in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is progressing, despit...
18:08, 2019-06-28

‘Words must never be met with violence’ urges UN, following Taliban threat to journalists   Following last week’s public threats by Taliban militants to deliberately target media outlets in Afghanistan, the United Nations mission chief in th...
19:20, 2019-06-27

How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel's Own Features Against It A pair of recent findings show how hackers can compromise Excel users without any fancy exploits....
09:20, 2019-06-27

Hackers Are Poking at a MacOS Gatekeeper Flaw Apple Left Unfixed The clock's ticking to fix a Gatekeeper bug that would let hackers slip malware onto your computer undetected....
23:20, 2019-06-26

Peace in the Gulf ‘at a critical juncture’ says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal The Iran nuclear deal must “continue to work for all”, despite moves by both the United States and Iran which have destabilized the “hard-won” 2015 a...
21:00, 2019-06-26

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments. Your Data Is at Risk Opinion: Venmo makes sending and receiving money a social affair. But those emoji-laden payment descriptions leave you exposed to cyberattacks....
15:20, 2019-06-26

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN “Integrated Office” in Haiti, designed to support the country’s government in str...
23:32, 2019-06-25

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calli...
00:36, 2019-06-25

‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and...
23:12, 2019-06-24

FROM THE FIELD: Children in warzones denied right to education  Millions of children around the world are being denied a “safe place to learn”, due to ongoing conflicts according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF....
17:44, 2019-06-24

Statelessness for terrorists’ families, never an acceptable option, urges UN rights chief Thousands of suspected foreign ISIL terrorist fighters and their families who are being held in detention in Syria and Iraq, must be treated fairly b...
17:16, 2019-06-24

The Internet Has Made Dupes—and Cynics—of Us All The typical response to the onslaught of falsehood is to say, lol, nothing matters. But when so many of us are reaching this point, it really does ma...
12:52, 2019-06-24

He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back How a hacker shamed and humiliated high school girls in a small New Hampshire town, and how they helped take him down....
12:52, 2019-06-24

Assassinations in Ethiopia amidst regional ‘coup’ attempt, condemned by UN chief The assassination of the chief of staff of the Ethiopian army and killing of a regional governor in what the Government has described as a regional c...
21:56, 2019-06-23

Over 80 per cent of schools in anglophone Cameroon shut down, as conflict worsens More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and livi...
23:04, 2019-06-21

Cop Gets $585K After Colleagues Snooped on Her DMV Data A jury this week found that Minneapolis police officers abused their license database access. Dozens of other lawsuits have made similar claims....
21:52, 2019-06-21

Crackdown on Christians in Ethiopia spurs UN expert to press Government 'to live up to its international commitments' Cracking down on Catholic Church activities, arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of Orthodox and Christian congregation members in Eritrea, prompted a ...
20:12, 2019-06-21

Syria: ‘Deplorable’ violence in Idlib against civilians, humanitarian workers must ‘stop immediately’, says senior UN envoy  Acts of violence against civilians, humanitarian workers and civilian infrastructure in Idlib are “deplorable”, the United Nations Regional Humanitar...
17:36, 2019-06-21

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic’s population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that...
01:56, 2019-06-21

Iranian Hackers Launch a New US-Targeted Campaign as Tensions Mount Three cybersecurity firms have identified phishing attacks stemming from Iran—that may lay the groundwork for something more destructive....
00:24, 2019-06-21

UN Security Council calls for protection of persons with disabilities in conflict zones The Security Council on Thursday adopted its first-ever resolution calling on UN Member States and warring parties to protect persons with disabiliti...
23:00, 2019-06-20

The Global Hawk Drone Iran Shot Down Was a $220M Surveillance Monster The Global Hawk can fly at an altitude of 55,000 feet, and stay aloft for 30 hours straight....
21:00, 2019-06-20

Persistent threat of war, unilateral actions, continue to erode prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold...
19:12, 2019-06-20

Under Trump, Cybersecurity Has Waned Opinion: Congress has abdicated its role in preventing and punishing cyberattacks. The Cyber Solarium Commission is our best defense....
15:32, 2019-06-20

‘Now is the time to act’ for victims of violence in Sudan, ICC Prosecutor urges Security Council The UN Security Council must “seize this moment” presented by the current turmoil in Sudan, to provide justice at long last for the victims of violen...
20:56, 2019-06-19

Ripple effect of sexual violence in conflict threatens ‘collective security’, stains ‘our common humanity’, says UN chief  Sexual violence in conflict is a “threat to our collective security” and a “stain on our common humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General António G...
18:08, 2019-06-19

Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Datasets Private Google's Private Join and Compute will let companies compare notes without divulging sensitive information....
15:32, 2019-06-19

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Killing hate speech, DR Congo, antimicrobial resistance, peacekeeping, #ActNow for our planet This Tuesday, top stories include: the UN’s war on hate speech; a surge in ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; the ‘invisible pa...
22:36, 2019-06-18

How Not To Prevent a Cyberwar With Russia Former cybersecurity officials warn against a path of aggression that could inflame cyberwar rather than deter it....
17:48, 2019-06-18

300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this mont...
17:24, 2019-06-18

A Plan to Stop Breaches With Dead Simple Database Encryption Database giant MongoDB has a new encryption scheme that should help slow the scourge of breaches....
16:16, 2019-06-18

US to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do The US is quietly ramping up its plutonium experiments even as Washington raises concerns about Russian testing....
13:40, 2019-06-18

Monday’s News Brief: World population, Desertification Day, ocean protection, Nigeria, Yemen and Gaza To start this week, we cover: food aid diversions in Yemen; 9.7 billion of people on earth by 2050; Law of the Sea Convention; World Day to Combat De...
23:56, 2019-06-17

Tricky Scam Plants Phishing Links in Your Google Calendar Scammers are taking advantage of default calendar settings to try to trick users into clicking malicious links....
13:52, 2019-06-17

Security News This Week: Telegram Says China Is Behind DDoS Voting machine security gets a boost, Have I Been Pwned is for sale, and more of the week's top security news....
15:28, 2019-06-15

Ahead of 2020 elections, situation in Burundi shows encouraging signs but remains fragile A UN Security Council meeting on the security and political situation in Burundi was held on Friday, as the country continues to grapple with a four-...
00:44, 2019-06-15

Cellebrite Now Says It Can Unlock Any iPhone for Cops In a strangely public product announcement, the phone-cracking firm revealed a powerful new device....
00:28, 2019-06-15

The Highly Dangerous 'Triton' Hackers Have Probed the US Grid The same hackers behind a potentially lethal 2017 oil refinery cyberattack are now sniffing at US electrical utility targets....
13:24, 2019-06-14

UN cooperation with League of Arab States ‘pivotal’, UN chief tells Security Council Global problems require global solutions that rely on “essential” partnerships, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security C...
23:40, 2019-06-13

Google's Push to Close a Major Encrypted Web Loophole By building security into top-level domains, Google makes it harder for HTTPS to fall short....
16:52, 2019-06-13

Mali in a ‘critical phase’ of peace process, says head of UN Mission Addressing the Security Council at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the head of the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, said that amid ongoing viol...
23:52, 2019-06-12

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour This Wednesday’s top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on ...
22:04, 2019-06-12

Conflict prevention, mediation: among ‘most important tools’ to reduce human suffering, Guterres tells Security Council  Conflict prevention and mediation are two of “the most important tools at our disposal to reduce human suffering” United Nations Secretary-General An...
20:24, 2019-06-12

Google Says It Won't Kill Ad Blockers. Ad Blockers Disagree Upcoming changes to Chrome has left ad blockers up in arms. But Google insists it won't stifle the extensions....
19:28, 2019-06-12

Jigsaw Bought a Russian Twitter Troll Campaign as an Experiment In a controversial move, the Alphabet-owned tech firm played both sides of an online argument in Russia with the aim of testing disinformation-for-hi...
17:56, 2019-06-12

Cloudflare’s Five-Year Project to Protect Nonprofits Online Cloudflare's Project Galileo has helped vulnerable organizations fend off DDoS and other attacks for the last five years....
15:08, 2019-06-12

The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget Opinion: The inability to forget doesn’t only impact personal privacy—it could also lead to real problems for our global security....
14:24, 2019-06-12

Sudan: ‘The violence must stop’, says UNICEF chief, ‘gravely concerned’ over death of 19 children since military backlash At least 19 children have reportedly been killed in Sudan and another 49 injured since a military backlash against protesters began earlier this mont...
21:56, 2019-06-11

UN Security Council offers Yemen Special Envoy ‘their full support’ Security Council members issued a statement on Monday offering “their full support” to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, after he had...
18:20, 2019-06-11

Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos When hackers compromised a Customs and Border Protection subcontractor, they walked away with photos of travelers and license plates....
00:52, 2019-06-11

How to Stop Robocalls—or At Least Slow Them Down Let's be honest, you can't kill robocalls completely. But you can block more of them than you might think....
13:12, 2019-06-09

FROM THE FIELD: Murals help heal wounds of bloody conflict in Guatemala “The villagers knew that the military kidnapped [indigenous] people and brought them here and tortured them. While alive, they were forced to dig the...
19:40, 2019-06-08

Cryptocurrency Company Hacks Itself Before Hackers Can Hack It Microsoft deletes its facial recognition database, hackers hit health care, and more of the week's top security news....
15:12, 2019-06-08

How a Google Cloud Catch-22 Broke the Internet A Google Cloud outage that knocked huge portions of the internet offline also blocked access to the tools Google needed to fix it....
20:56, 2019-06-07

Russia and Iran Plan to Fundamentally Isolate the Internet Opinion: Russia and Iran’s decisions to build isolated, domestic internets represent a new form of internet fragmentation—one that is far more physic...
14:12, 2019-06-06

A Push to Protect Campaigns from Hackers Hits an FEC Roadblock The FEC may prevent an anti-phishing firm providing its services to campaigns for free or cheap....
22:24, 2019-06-05

Apple's 'Find My' Feature Uses Some Clever Cryptography Apple says an elaborate rotating key scheme will soon let you track down your stolen laptop, but not let anyone track you. Not even Apple....
22:08, 2019-06-05

‘Regional security and integration’ in Central Africa under threat, Security Council warned Recurrent and often deadly clashes between pastoralists and farmers in several countries in Central Africa continue to cause “serious concern”, threa...
00:24, 2019-06-05

'Sign In With Apple' Protects You in Ways Google and Facebook Don't Apple's new single-sign-on scheme has benefits that its competitors seem unlikely to match....
21:08, 2019-06-04

Another MacOS Bug Lets Hackers Invisibly Click Security Prompts Yet again, a bug in Apple's safeguards against "synthetic clicks" allows hackers to slip past Mojave's security restrictions on apps....
11:44, 2019-06-04

Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to ‘stay the course’ in negotiations Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompti...
11:20, 2019-06-04

Much @Stake: The Band of Hackers That Defined an Era Today's cybersecurity superstars share a common thread—one that leads back to early hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow....
13:28, 2019-06-02

Apple Just Patched a Modem Bug That's Been in Macs Since 1999 A researcher found the 20-year-old flaw by drawing on tricks from a childhood spent tinkering with his parents’ Mac Performa....
12:08, 2019-06-02

Security News This Week: A Teen Waltzed Into Mar-a-Lago Google's ad-blocking backlash, a privacy lawsuit against Apple, and more of the week's top security news....
15:08, 2019-06-01

The Shenanigans Behind a Stealthy Apple Keychain Attack An 18-year-old security researcher made headlines earlier this year with KeySteal, a macOS hack. Now he's showing the world how it worked....
11:16, 2019-06-01

World Food Programme accesses Yemeni frontline district for first time since conflict began Amid the world’s largest humanitarian crisis still unfolding in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has gained access to the rebel-held northern...
17:00, 2019-05-31

Microsoft's BlueKeep Bug Isn't Getting Patched Fast Enough At this rate, it will take years to fix a critical vulnerability that remains in over 900,000 Windows machines. A worm will arrive much sooner....
14:08, 2019-05-31

Syria: Thousands of children ‘hemmed in’ by ‘brutal and gratuitous’ spike in violence A marked escalation in fighting has put tens of thousands of children in northwest Syria at “imminent risk of injury, death and displacement”, the Un...
22:04, 2019-05-30

Google Is Finally Making Chrome Extensions More Secure Third-party developers don't always build extensions with security best practices in mind. Now Google is taking steps to better protect user data....
21:16, 2019-05-30

Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence on Russia Investigation Robert Mueller outlined the conclusions of his report and made clear, in his own obtuse way, that the next steps belong to Congress....
20:48, 2019-05-29

Watch Robert Mueller’s Statement on the Russia Investigation Special counsel Robert Mueller is making his first public remarks since the release of his report in April....
17:36, 2019-05-29

Facebook Removes a Fresh Batch of Iran-Linked Fake Accounts Outside researchers tipped Facebook off that a social media network was pushing Iranian interests, posing as journalists, and even impersonating poli...
22:52, 2019-05-28

In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks ag...
22:52, 2019-05-28

DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint – UN health agency Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on ...
20:28, 2019-05-28

To Fight Deepfakes, Researchers Built a Smarter Camera One way to tell if an image has been faked? Bake the tamper-proofing into the camera itself....
13:44, 2019-05-28

Yemen update: UNICEF chief condemns attack in Taiz that claims lives of seven children Nowhere is safe in Yemen, the head of the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said, after an attack in the city of Taiz claimed the lives of 12 civilians, incl...
16:36, 2019-05-27

All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It Google knows more about you than you might think. Here's how to keep it from knowing your location, web browsing, and more....
13:16, 2019-05-27

From violence to dialogue: as land conflicts intensify, UN boosts efforts to resolve disputes through mediation The town of Kitchanga, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), hosts the highest concentration of internally displaced ...
15:16, 2019-05-26

4 Best Password Managers of 2019 (Paid, Family, and Free) We've picked our favorite password managers for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, and web browsers....
15:12, 2019-05-26

How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter to Protect Yourself You don't have to get your hands dirty to do the most important spring cleaning of the year....
13:44, 2019-05-25

He died so I could live: UN peacekeeper pays tribute to fallen colleague But for the selfless bravery of the UN ‘blue helmet’ who dragged him to safety during a firefight against Congolese militiamen, it is unlikely that C...
05:00, 2019-05-25

885 Million First American Financial Records Exposed Online Real estate giant First American left Social Security numbers, tax documents, and more publicly available....
01:08, 2019-05-25

The Julian Assange Espionage Act Charges Target Press Freedom By invoking the Espionage Act against Julian Assange, the Justice Department will effectively put national security journalism on trial....
01:00, 2019-05-24

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, marking Fistula Day, updates on CAR and Syria  Thursday’s main stories include: Better safeguards to protect civilians in conflict; UN ramps up coordination to beat Ebola in DR Congo; Obstetric fi...
23:32, 2019-05-23

‘Great cause of concern’ UN chief tells Security Council on 'bleak' state of civilian protection Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council added the protection of civilians to its agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres told the chamber o...
21:04, 2019-05-23

Somalia’s population, international partners must be energized to sustain country’s ‘upward trajectory,’ says senior UN official Despite Somalia’s persistent security threats, recurrent political crises, capacity constraints and the difficulties in navigating political obstacle...
03:40, 2019-05-23

Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point Facial recognition technology has proliferated unchecked in the US so far. Congress finally seems ready to do something about it....
23:24, 2019-05-22

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Women boost work profits, saving biodiversity, UK loses Chagos Islands vote, Gaza funding, malaria-free in Argentina, Algeria Today's top stories include: boosting profits at work by hiring more women leaders; saving biodiversity to beat climate change; General Assembly cond...
23:08, 2019-05-22

Palestine refugees’ relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in mid-June The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a “truly existential crisis” ov...
21:04, 2019-05-22

Iraq needs support to ‘leave violent past behind’, says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year Iraq’s democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more inte...
01:44, 2019-05-22

Google Has Stored Some Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005 On the heels of embarrassing disclosures from Facebook and Twitter, Google reveals its own password bugs—one of which lasted 14 years....
23:52, 2019-05-21

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’, and more Tuesday’s stories include: Libya facing “permanent division”, regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists’ children ‘secr...
22:24, 2019-05-21

Political Parties Still Have Cybersecurity Hygiene Problems Three years after the DNC hack, a new report finds that political parties around the world have ongoing security flaws that leave them vulnerable to ...
01:40, 2019-05-21

Monday’s Daily Brief: WFP mulls ‘last resort’ Yemen aid suspension, top peacekeeping awardee announced, abuzz over Bee Day, Ebola threat ‘very high’ This Monday, headline stories include: WFP mulls “last resort” aid suspension in Yemen; highest UN peacekeeping award to be given on Friday; busy pol...
22:16, 2019-05-20

Hunger in Yemen: WFP considers aid suspension in face of repeated interference by some Houthi leaders The UN emergency food relief agency said on Monday that without full access and “freedom to decide” who receives lifesaving aid, in Houthi rebel-cont...
21:12, 2019-05-20

Sacrifice of fallen Blue Helmet to be honoured with UN’s highest peacekeeping award In recognition of his “brave and selfless” action under fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  ̶  saving the life of a fellow ‘blue helmet’ ...
18:44, 2019-05-20

Cambodia: Giving back to UN peacekeeping It’s an overcast morning, in South Sudan’s capital Juba, and growling thunder announces the start of some light rain. Standing in the drizzle in his ...
17:04, 2019-05-20

Bluetooth's Complexity Has Become a Security Risk Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy are incredibly convenient—but increasingly at the center of a lot of security lapses....
13:28, 2019-05-19

Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew str...
05:24, 2019-05-19

Friday’s Daily Brief: Syria, Yemen airstrikes, Anti-torture panel, Gay rights, Climate change, #Vesak Day On Friday, we cover: Fighting in Syria’s Idlib province; UN condemnation of airstrikes in Yemen; UK’s forced-return policy; LGBTI rights; the UN chie...
21:48, 2019-05-17

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of figh...
19:40, 2019-05-17

The False Promise of “Lawful Access” to Private Data Opinion: As online extremism migrates to real-world violence, some suggest letting law enforcement intercept encrypted messages. But that’s a dangero...
23:44, 2019-05-16

‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to rea...
23:32, 2019-05-16

Goznym Takedown Shows the Anatomy of a Modern Cybercriminal Supply Chain Charges against 10 men across Eastern Europe associated with the Goznym malware crew reveal global law enforcement's reach—and its limits....
18:16, 2019-05-16

Sudan: UN chief calls for ‘positive momentum’ as civilian rule talks stall between military and opposition The UN Secretary-General has commended the progress made so far between Sudan’s military leaders and opposition forces towards agreeing a timetable f...
15:52, 2019-05-16

The FCC's Plan to Stop Robocalls Sounds Awfully Familiar FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed a set of rules to combat robocalls. Don't get your hopes up quite yet....
00:12, 2019-05-16

Google Recalls Titan Security Key Over a Bluetooth Flaw Google will replace any Titan BLE branded security key, after disclosing that a nearby attacker could use it to compromise your accounts....
20:32, 2019-05-15

Microsoft’s First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign A very bad vulnerability in Windows XP could have serious ramifications, even with a patch....
19:00, 2019-05-15

Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets from Millions of PCs Two different groups of researchers have identified another worrying hack that takes advantage of speculative execution....
19:20, 2019-05-14

‘Hateful attacks’ pushing Sri Lanka backwards, UN advisers warn, urging an end to ‘discriminatory practices’ that feed intolerance Growing instances of religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two United Nations Special Advisers to call fo...
18:52, 2019-05-14

How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call All it took to compromise a smartphone was a single phone call over WhatsApp. The user didn't even have to pick up the phone....
18:36, 2019-05-14

How Tech Helped the NSC Change the US Way of War The National Security Council has gained enormous influence over the last few decades—thanks in no small part to better tech....
00:12, 2019-05-14

A Cisco Router Bug Has Massive Global Implications Researchers have discovered a way to break one of Cisco's most critical security features, which puts countless networks at potential risk....
20:36, 2019-05-13

UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church Senior UN officials voiced their outrage at a deadly attack on a Catholic church in the north of Burkina Faso on Sunday, during which six people were...
00:40, 2019-05-13

UN chief praises New Zealand premier’s ‘admirable’ response to Christchurch attacks. Speaking to media in the New Zealand capital Auckland on Sunday, alongside New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, UN Secretary-General António Gut...
16:08, 2019-05-12

DOJ Says Chinese Hackers Attacked Anthem, but Not Why For years, China was rumored to be behind the massive data breach, but now the Justice Department is noticeably silent on the hackers' motives and af...
20:12, 2019-05-10

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change...
23:52, 2019-05-09

‘Abhorrent’ ambulance attack in Libyan capital imperils life-saving work, warns UN An attack on an ambulance in Tripoli on Wednesday that has critically injured the head of emergency services in Libya’s war-torn capital, along with ...
18:20, 2019-05-09

Feds Dismantled the Dark Web Drug Trade—but It's Already Rebuilding After recent high-profile dark web drug market takedowns, new vendors are already filling the void....
13:20, 2019-05-09

Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs In Xinjiang, northwest China, the government is cracking down on the minority Muslim Uyghur population, keeping them under constant surveillance and ...
13:20, 2019-05-09

Sahel crisis reaching unprecedented levels, warn top UN humanitarian officials Repeated and increasingly sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel and food shortages linked to last year’s severe drought, have reached unprecedente...
20:56, 2019-05-08

Hackers Stole $40 Million From Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges got hit, as thieves nabbed $40 million of bitcoin—along with user two-factor codes and API tokens....
20:16, 2019-05-08

Artificial Intelligence May Not 'Hallucinate' After All What makes an algorithm mistake a helicopter for a gun? Researchers think the answer has to do more with man than machine....
16:52, 2019-05-08

Google I/O 2019: Google Loosens Its Grip on Hoarding Your Data Google has a new feature that lets you delete your web and app activity after three months. Here's how to use it....
00:20, 2019-05-08

Better training ‘a necessary and strategic investment’ in peacekeeping that saves lives: Guterres Better training for peacekeepers being deployed to increasingly hostile environments is a “necessary and strategic” investment which can also save li...
19:24, 2019-05-07

Escalation in Syria fighting cause for ‘great concern’ says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured UN chief António Guterres has said that he’s following “with great concern” intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more ci...
18:20, 2019-05-07

The Law Being Used to Prosecute Julian Assange Is Broken Opinion: Julian Assange is being prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a minimally defined statute that can have maximally destructive c...
15:04, 2019-05-07

The Strange Journey of an NSA Zero-Day Vulnerability—Into Multiple Enemies' Hands How a "secret" hackable bug found by the NSA was used over by Chinese, North Korean, and Russian hackers to wreak havoc....
08:40, 2019-05-07

Cameroon: Clear ‘window of opportunity’ to solve crises rooted in violence - Bachelet The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed Cameroon’s willingness to cooperate over finding workable solutions to “major human rights and humanitar...
00:20, 2019-05-07

What Israel's Strike on Hamas Hackers Means For Cyberwar On Sunday, Israeli forces bombed a building that allegedly housed an active Hamas hacking group—a potential first for cyberwar....
23:20, 2019-05-06

Deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border escalates dangerously: UN chief condemns in strongest terms The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with “deep concern” the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and u...
20:16, 2019-05-05

What Is Application Shielding? Security firms are increasingly touting application shielding as an important layer of defense. But it may be better suited to DRM....
13:20, 2019-05-05

Putin Will Put Russia Behind an Internet Curtain Hacking big companies, building a better voting machine, and more security news this week....
15:16, 2019-05-04

FROM THE FIELD: Faces and Voices of Conflict “The militia forbade me to cry otherwise they would behead me” - the sombre words of a ten-year-old girl caught up in the years’ long conflict in the...
05:00, 2019-05-04

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congol; outrage after the ex...
22:04, 2019-05-03

A Mysterious Hacker Group Is On a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree A group of likely Chinese hackers has poisoned the software of seven companies in just the last three years....
13:24, 2019-05-03

Hacktivists Are on the Rise—but Less Effective Than Ever Groups like Anonymous are still trying to make waves in Sudan and elsewhere, but the old tools don't work as well as they used to....
17:48, 2019-05-02

The Air Force Will Embed Airmen at Carnegie Mellon University Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson expounds on surveillance, drones, and the cutting edge of plane-painting....
00:08, 2019-05-02

Gains by Abyei interim force can help advance resolution of border issues between Sudan and South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief says The United Nations security force for Abyei remains essential to stability in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, the UN peacekeeping c...
01:12, 2019-05-01

Trump’s World Still Faces 16 Known Criminal Probes Mueller is done and Rosenstein is on his way out the door, but federal and state authorities around the country are still investigating the president...
23:44, 2019-04-30

Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing ‘funding gap’ UN health agency warns Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...
23:04, 2019-04-30

Security Experts Unite Over the Right to Repair Securepairs.org is pushing back against a tech industry that wants independent repair legislation to be scary....
16:00, 2019-04-30

‘Continuing absence’ of political solution to Israel-Palestine conflict ‘undermines and compounds’ UN efforts to end wholesale crisis The UN is “continuing to address the humanitarian, economic and political crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” but efforts are continually u...
20:08, 2019-04-29

Hatred ‘a threat to everyone’, urges Guterres calling on united effort to end xenophobia, ‘loathsome rhetoric’ A “disturbing groundswell” of hate-based violence and intolerance aimed at religious devotees across all faiths, must be countered soon before it’s t...
19:20, 2019-04-29

Monday’s Daily Brief: drug-resistant diseases, Venezuelan refugees, fighting in Tripoli, and hate speech Top stories this Monday includes: 10 million people could die every year due to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; 300,000 Venezuelan childre...
18:48, 2019-04-29

Bringing justice to the people: how the UN is helping communities to deal with disputes and crimes in remote and dangerous areas Justice can be hard to come by in countries hit by conflict. To ensure that communities can settle disputes, and see criminals lawfully punished, UN ...
16:40, 2019-04-29

The SIM Swap Fix That the US Isn't Using While foreign phone carriers are sharing data to stop SIM swap fraud, US carriers are dragging feet....
13:04, 2019-04-26

GoDaddy Takes Down 15,000 Spammy 'Snake Oil' Subdomains You know those ads hawking bogus brain pills? Security researchers just helped take out a bunch of the spammers behind them....
15:12, 2019-04-25

‘If You Want to Kill Someone, We Are the Right Guys’ In a small Minnesota town, an IT technician found his way to the darkest corner of the web. Then he made a deadly plan....
12:16, 2019-04-25

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria ...
20:24, 2019-04-23

Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there's evidence blocking it does more harm than good....
20:16, 2019-04-23

Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on inter...
19:04, 2019-04-23

A 'Blockchain Bandit' Is Guessing Private Keys and Scoring Millions The larger lesson of an ongoing Ethereum crime spree: Be careful with who's generating your cryptocurrency keys....
13:04, 2019-04-23

Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a 'Useful Idiot' The Mueller report exposes the extent to which not just Russia but Donald Trump's own associates grifted the president....
17:20, 2019-04-22

UN, world leaders, condemn Sri Lanka terrorist attacks targeting churches, hotels, which leave more than 200 dead More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as Christians gathered for ser...
16:24, 2019-04-21

Hackers Can Tell What Netflix 'Bandersnatch' Choices You Make Researchers have shown that even though Netflix encrypts its traffic, hackers can figure out your interactive movie choices....
13:20, 2019-04-21

Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’ An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, ...
02:16, 2019-04-21

Mueller Report Fallout Pressures Democrats to Impeach Trump Congressional Democrats have punted on the question of impeaching Donald Trump. The Mueller report makes that calculus much harder....
20:00, 2019-04-19

A Mystery Agent Is Doxing Iran's Hackers and Dumping Their Code Iranian intelligence seems to be getting its own taste of a Shadow Brokers-style leak of secrets....
21:20, 2019-04-18

The Mueller Report Is Much Worse For Trump Than Barr Let On The Mueller report clearly shows that Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, regardless of what the attorney general says....
21:20, 2019-04-18

Service and Sacrifice: Ugandan “Blue Helmets” support UN efforts to bring peace to Somalia A contingent of 530 Ugandan “Blue Helmets” (63 women, 467 men) is playing a crucial role in the United Nations’ efforts to help bring peace and stabi...
18:00, 2019-04-18